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Sonos Roam – the missing manual

Sonos Roam is a great battery-powered portable speaker. Operating it can be confusing with the terse instructions provided by Sonos. Here's some tips and summary of all the features not provided in the missing manual! Sonos Roam Quick Links - skip to the section you...

Is a soundbar as good as a stereo receiver?

Sonos ARC Atmos surround sound immersive soundbar In a word - yes! The soundbar has come a long way from the very first Altec-Lansing model of 1998. They provided better sound than the speakers built into TV’s, but the original soundbars were passive speakers. Just a...

HomeKit hub is Apple’s HomePod Mini secret

Apple HomePod Mini smart speaker with Siri and HomeKit Hub support Apple HomeKit basics Apple’s HomeKit hub smart home system, using the Apple Home app, is one of several popular solutions for controlling and automating devices in our home. HomeKit has several key...

Out With The Old; In With The New

Spring has Sprung! Now that we have swung full speed into Spring, it’s time to plan for re-planting the smart home garden of controllers, devices, and appliances. Every Spring I take an inventory of where things stand, what needs to be fixed or changed, and what I...

Bring The Cineplex Home With Plex Media Server

Media - A Fancy Word For News, Leisure, & Entertainment The Plex Media Server is an amazing product that brings order to all your media - music, photos, and videos.  It deserves serious consideration to be included as part of your smart home system and best of...

Should You Get An Apple HomePod?

Rip Van Winkle Is the Only Person That May Not Have Noticed The big news last week is the shipment (finally) of the long-awaited Apple HomePod smart speaker.  The reviews are in and now all the early adopters are jumping in with their reviews, blog posts, and...