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

Wasserstein Blink XT Flat Surface Mount Review

Wasserstein has made a niche for itself in manufacturing and selling mounts for home security cameras. We recently had a chance to use the Wasserstein Blink XT Flat Surface Mount and found it to be one of the better mounts for this camera model. When we first encountered the Blink XT, there weren’t any custom mounts available so our initial article over a year ago listed several recommendations that were more of the universal variety. The mounts worked fine but they weren’t perfect. The problem was the unusual shape of the Blink XT and lack of standard 1/4″ – 20 … 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 can be used inside or out. 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.  The mount attaches to the back where the battery … Read more

Cool Things to Do with Echo Dot

Seems like every technology site has an article about cool things to do with Echo Dot so why not join the crowd.  After living with a bunch of these for several years, we’ve learned of some useful skills and smart home automation.  Today, we share some cool things to do with Echo dot. Entertainment Coupled with one of the mounts described in our article about mounting the Echo Dot around the home or office, turn the device into a built-in speaker.  There are a lot of skills that allow playing your favorite radio station.  We’re in New Jersey so have … Read more

Where to Put a Roku Express and How to Put it There

The Roku Express is an excellent low-priced streaming device.  It delivers a huge amount of functionality in a very small footprint.  The performance matches up with most other streaming devices.  It lacks an Ethernet port which definitely contributes to the smaller size. This is the second device we have looked at on our site.  Unlike the traditional Roku streaming box, this only weighs a bit more than an ounce and has a much smaller footprint.  It’s a cross between a streaming box and streaming stick.  It’s smaller than a streaming box and it is not a stick that inserts directly into … Read more