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UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker

With the Black Friday sales on, I decided to look for a suitable Bluetooth speaker to pair with my Amazon Echo Dot. I was looking for a device which had good sound quality when streaming music, not too large or too expensive. The speaker that really struck out was the UE Boom 2, as it was available at £84.95 from Argos and Amazon; I did consider the UE Megaboom which is the bigger model but this was sold out. Continue reading UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Yonomi – control of Logitech Harmony with Amazon Alexa

With the purchase of the Amazon Echo Dot and the Logitech Harmony hub, the next thing I needed to sort out was how to connect them together so that Alexa could communicate with the Harmony hub and turn on or off certain of my entertainment devices (as well as adjust light levels if desired, e.g. when watching a movie). Unfortunately the Skills to enable Alexa to do this is not available in the UK from Logitech Harmony (although available in the US). But there is a Skill called Yonomi available which is able to do exactly that. Here is how I have managed to get it to work with Alexa. Continue reading Yonomi – control of Logitech Harmony with Amazon Alexa