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

Mounts for the Zmodo EZCam Pro Home Security Camera

The Zmodo EZCam Pro 1080p Wireless Camera comes from a company that specializes in home automation systems.  They offer several home security camera models with higher end features but priced on the low end.  If you’re looking for a lower priced home security camera with some useful features, this is a good one to consider. The camera is attached to a weighted stand.  The base is made of metal and there is a hinge attached to the bottom.  This is a useful mount if planning to place it on a shelf or table.  A set of screws and anchor bolts … Read more

Mounts for the Amazon Cloud Cam

The Amazon Cloud Cam is the latest entry into an ever-expanding field of home security cameras.  It’s a good camera for the price, including a lot of high-end features and is very easy to set up and use. The camera is attached to a swivel ball that is attached to a plastic stand.  The round plastic base is sufficiently balanced so as to prevent the camera from tipping over when stood upright on a table or shelf. The included wall mounting kit can be added to the bottom of the round base.  This mounting kit comes with a set of … 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

Mounting the WyzeCam Home Security Camera

We recently got our hands on an inexpensive (and innovative) home security camera called the WyzeCam.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive home security with some high-end features, it’s a good candidate.  You can read a detailed WyzeCam Home Camera Review on HomeCamCafe. Edit:  Since publishing this article, WyzeCam has introduced their WyzeCam V2.  The mounts discussed within this article apply equally to both models as the exterior dimensions and features are basically the same. The WyzeCam is a very small camera that can be used as is in many circumstances.  The mounting stand that comes with the camera is very … Read more

Yi Home Camera Mounts for Home Security

I recently picked up an inexpensive home security camera called the Yi Home Camera.  If you’re looking for an inexpensive home security with some high-end features, it’s a good candidate.  You can read a detailed Yi Home Camera Review on HomeCamCafe. Most Yi Home Camera owners will use the camera with its included stand sitting on a desk, table or shelf.  If you’re happy with the camera sitting on one of those surfaces, you can stop reading.  The included weighted stand will work well for that purpose.  But what if you want to mount the Yi Home Camera on a wall, … Read more