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 Phone or Tablet on a Planet Fitness Treadmill

A photo of some of what seems like 7,000 treadmills at Planet Fitness accompanies this article.  These are typical examples of a Planet Fitness treadmill.  These are some of the most boring pieces of exercise equipment in existence.  Entertainment options are required. Sure you could view one of the 20+ televisions and could listen to the audio by plugging a 3.5 mm headset into the little hole on the bottom of the display.  However, who’s walking around with a wired set of ear buds?  Better yet, is there anything on those 20+ televisions worth watching?  Perhaps, you want to watch … Read more

Mounting a Phone or Tablet on a Planet Fitness Stair Stepper

A Planet Fitness stair stepper is a grueling machine only intended for very serious workouts or punishing those that commit crimes.  After five minutes of using a Planet Fitness As we pointed out in our article on mounts for the Planet Fitness recumbent bike, there are about twenty televisions to watch but you might not want to watch these while enduring your painful workout.  Most Planet Fitness locations have great WiFi.  Perhaps you want to watch YouTube or a podcast.  Maybe listen to Pandora. A photo of a Planet Fitness stair stepper accompanies this article.  We have been to three Planet … Read more

How to Mount an Echo Dot Around the Home or Office

An Echo Dot is made to sit on a table or shelf.  Just like the one seen in the photo.  Or maybe there are other options for an Echo Dot?  Let’s take a look at some options and why you might prefer to put this elsewhere. There are a lot of places to put an Echo Dot.  Have seen some fairly creative places including a guy who replaced one of his recessed light fixtures with an Echo Dot.  That’s pretty clever as it keep it out of the way.  If you have a way to power it from the recessed … Read more