Amazon Smart Display comparison – Echo Spot vs. Echo Show 5

Echo Spot ($129.99) and Echo Show 5 ($89.99) are both Amazon Alexa-enabled smart display. They are often compared with each other because of their compact designs. They are small enough to fit on a nightstand, and they double as an alarm clock when you are not using the touchscreen. Two devices offer almost the same …

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Lenovo Smart Clock review -the alarm clock with Google Assistant

Lenovo Smart Clock ($79.99) is an alarm clock with a 4-inch touchscreen and Google Assitant. Although it has a display, it’s not a smart display such as Lenovo Smart Display, Google Nest Hub, or Amazon Echo Show. It can’t play videos or show maps. It has many features for an alarm clock, but not many …

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Amazon Echo Show 5 review – Alexa-enabled smart display

Amazon Echo Show 5 is an Alexa-enabled smart display. “5” of the name is after the size of a display. It has a 5.5-inch touchscreen. A physical shutter to cover the lens of the camera is simple yet effective. It fits in many places like a shelf, desk, side table, nightstand, and more. It’s like …

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Chromecast Generations and Variations Comparison

Chromcast is a digital media streaming device developed by Google. The device allows you to play streaming audio or video contents on your home audio system or TV through apps on a mobile device and computer. At the time of writing, Google has released three generations and two variations, Chromecast Audio and Chromecast Ultra. Here …

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How to set up Philips Hue Entertainment and recommended indirect lights

There have been some third party apps that offered Philip Hue light sync feature with music, movies, and so on. But, none of them are reliable. Now, Philips added a new feature called Philips Hue Entertainment and released Hue Sync app for Windows PC and Mac. This app connects to Hue Bridget and performs the …

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Philips Hue Bluetooth Light Bulbs work without Hub or Bridge

New additions to Philips Hue bulbs have built-in Bluetooth. This allows the bulbs to be controlled by a smartphone’s app without a hub. Although there have been some ways to control Philips Hue bulbs without Hue Bridge by using Amazon Echo or Google Assistant devices, you can change limited colors. A multicolor version of Philips …

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A variety of Remote Control Organizers, Ideas and Solutions for cluttering remote controls

You may have a lot of media devices in your living room. Unlike a half-century ago, a TV is not the only device to entertain people in a house these days. There are DVD player, AV receiver, streaming player, cable box, and so on. You may have purchased a TV rack to store all these …

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What should you do when you broke or lost remote control of your TV, DVD player, Cable box, etc?

If you lose or break a remote control of your electronics such as TV, DVD player, streaming play, cable box, and so on, don’t panic. These days, you have several options to get a replacement. Here are the solutions when you broke or lost remote control. Buy the original remote from manufacturer and third-party seller …

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Amazon Echo Show 1st and 2nd Gen comparison

Size 1st: 7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5” (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm) 41.0 oz 2nd: 9.7” x 6.9” x 4.2” (246 mm x 174 mm x 107 mm)  62.2 oz Since the 2nd has a larger display, the 2nd is bigger and heavier than the 1st. However, it’s interesting that the height is actually …

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Amazon 2nd Gen Echo Plus (2018) Review – premium sound with built-in smart hub and temp sensor

The new Amazon Echo Plus (2018) ditches a tall cylindrical design which was from the very first Echo debuted in 2014. It has become squatter and shorter. Now, it looks more like the 2nd gen Echo (2017), but have fabric on the side and rounded edge on top and bottom. The price $149.99 is the …

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