Echo Auto Car Mounting Options

The new Echo Auto is a great idea.  I mean what could be better than asking Alexa to add bananas to your shopping list while driving to work?  Seems like a great product.  The Echo Auto acts as a bridge between your car’s Bluetooth and the phone. We’ve posted a few articles on other Echo devices including how to mount an Echo Dot around the home or office.  The Echo Auto is brand new.  As of July 2019, it’s available by invitation only. Echo Auto Mount in the Box The Echo Auto is a well thought out device.  The credit … Read more

Mounts for Garmin Dash Cam 46, Dash Cam 56 and Dash Cam 66W

Garmin has become a major player in the automotive dash cam space.  The new Garmin Dash Cam 46, Dash Cam 56, Dash Cam 66W line is the smallest and most feature rich to date.  You get a lot for the money plus some excellent support from a US based company. This is an upgrade to the Garmin Dash Cam 45, Dash Cam 55, Dash Cam 66W introduced back in 2017. Garmin Dash Cam 46, Dash Cam 56, Dash Cam 66W Overview First, a quick overview of the cameras. The cameras are only 1.5 inches high.  All models record and save … Read more

Blink XT2 Smart Security Camera Mounts

I can’t believe how far the Blink XT2 has come along since this brand was first introduced a few years ago.  Blink clearly listen to their customers.  Major improvements have been made to the quality of the camera, and just as importantly, the included mount. We looked at the two prior generations from Blink.  The original Blink Home Security Camera is still available and marketed as an indoor solution.  The Blink XT Security Camera has been replaced by the Blink XT2.  This model is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Using the Blink XT2 Stock Mount Blink has dramatically improved … Read more

Raspberry Pi Mounts and Cases

A Raspberry Pi is a small inexpensive computer.  There are several generations available with varying configurations, processor speeds and memory.  The Pi is a small computer board that typically gets inserted into a case or sometimes is used as a bare board. This article will look at some challenges in mounting a Raspberry Pi.  We will also suggest some options for mounting your Pi.  The current generation is the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and this article will concentrate on this form factor. Typical Challenges The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ in the photo is a typical setup.  This generation has four … Read more

Mounts for the Yi Outdoor Camera

The Yi Outdoor Camera is a well priced option for those wanting to monitor the outdoor area of the home or office.  The camera comes with a stock mount that works moderately well but has some functional limitations. This isn’t the first camera from Yi we have looked at.  Prior articles on mounts for a Yi Home Camera highlighted alternative mounts as well. There are a few key attributes on the Yi Outdoor Camera that needs to be discussed.  First is the mounting point.  A standard 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw hole can be found on the back of the … Read more

Mounting a Blink Sync Module to a Power Outlet

Optimal placement of the Blink Sync Module is key to ensuring uninterrupted video from these wireless cameras.  Ideally, the Blink settings will show five bars from the sync module to the wireless access point as well as five bars from the camera to the sync module.  If the optimal location of the device doesn’t have a table or shelf nearby, an alternate means of placement would be handy.  Hence, we’re going to discuss mounting  Blink Sync Module to a power outlet. We discussed mounts for the Blink XT2, Blink XT and Blink Indoor Security System in the past.  There are … Read more