Mounts for the Wyze Cam Pan

Wyze Labs announced their first pan and tilt camera in late May.  The Wyze Cam Pan is a great camera offered at a bargain price that rivals many cameras selling for much more.  Being a pan and tilt, this camera covers a lot more territory than traditional security cameras so the mounting requirements are a little different in that you want to eliminate anything that will block the 360 degree view. You cannot use mounts for  the traditional Wyze Cam.  The Wyze Cam Pan is a different concept.  This camera is larger and as already stated, it’s spinning.  A unique … Read more

How to Mount a Google Home Mini Around the Home or Office

A Google Home Mini is designed to sit atop a flat surface such as a table or shelf.  However, sometimes, that might not be where you want your device to be located.  Let’s look at some ideas on how to place a Google Home Mini in some unconventional places around your home or office. Google has one main competitor for this device and that’s the Amazon Echo Dot.  Many of the products we have found for the Google Home Mini are ironically made by the same companies that make mounts for the Echo Dot.  Turns out the size and design … Read more

Choosing the Best Place to Put a Google WiFi Puck

Google WiFi can be a life changing WiFi experience. The question is where to best place each unit. Sure, you could just place them on a bunch of tables, but that might not be the best location. This is a mesh system.  A mesh system consists of a series of devices that work together as one.  We’ll call each device a puck which seems to be a term used all over the internet for a Google WiFi device.  Think if a group of pucks kind of like the Borg Collective from Star Trek in that they work together to appear … Read more

How to Fix the Dreaded Charging Slowly Warning on Android

Owners of the most current Android phones may come across the Charging Slowly Warning after plugging in their phone.  It’s frustrating because when that warning splashes across your phone, it’s not merely charging at normal speed, it’s charging at sloth-like speed.  So slow that it might not charge at all.  Today, we discuss what causes this condition and how to fix it. So when you encounter a charging slowly warning similar to what is shown in the photo that accompanies this article, it means something isn’t working right.  First, try to do what the charging slowly warning message suggests.  Remove … Read more

Mounting a Blink XT Security Camera Outdoors

The Blink XT is a uniquely powered and unusually shaped security camera.  Many home security camera manufacturers introduce a successful indoor version of their camera only to miss the outdoor opportunity.  Blink introduced their outdoor version soon after realizing success with their indoor model.  The Blink XT Outdoor/Indoor Home Security Camera System is intended for outdoor or indoor use. Today, we’re going to discuss how to mount a Blink XT security camera outdoors.  The Blink XT comes with a mounting bracket that requires a screw to fasten it to a flat surface.  So we’ll talk about how to best position … Read more

How to Use a Smartphone as a Dash Cam

Those purchasing a dedicated dash cam for their car should consider using their smartphone instead.  The hardware quality and app capability combined with the raw computing power of most smartphones make it a good choice.  So, let’s look at how (and why) to use your smartphone as a dash cam in the car. Why Use Your Smartphone as a Dash Cam? The camera quality on your smartphone is many times better than that found on a dedicated dash cam.  Looking at the recently introduced top of the line Garmin Dash Cam 65W, it sports a 2.1 megapixel camera with 1080p … Read more