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

Physically Securing Echo or Google Home Devices

Physically securing Echo or Google Home devices is a good idea for areas where you need to worry about the device being taken.  Think places like a mall kiosk or perhaps an office.  It’s especially important in areas that aren’t secured at night and you need to worry about someone walking away undetected with your personal device. We’re going to borrow from our experience with other devices in terms of making it difficult to remove.  Physically securing Echo or Google Home devices makes it more difficult to remove, not impossible.  A determined thief will always find a way to take … Read more

How to Turn an Echo Dot into a Night Light

All these electronic gadgets often mean you have more things to plug in that you have power receptacles.  Sure, you could have a power strip in every room, but here’s a way to reduce the number of required receptacles.  At least a reduction of one.  We’re going to show you how to turn your Echo Dot into a night light. First, you need a mount to attach it to the wall receptacle.  Same way you would a night light. The photo that accompanies this article deploys the Matone Outlet Wall Mount Hanger Stand for Dot 2nd Generation & Other Round Voice … 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