Author: Chris Heider

Amazon Echo Dot for Whole-House Audio

One of my favorite Christmas presents this year was the Amazon Echo Dot because it totally supercharged my home audio system! I’ve used Bluetooth and Chromecast Audio to play music from my Spotify app,...

New Year’s Maintenance Chores

How do you start your new year? If you’re a homeowner, there are several things you need to do annually to keep a happy home. In this video, I show five maintenance chores inside...

Mackie Powered Speaker Monitors

This is a review and unboxing of the Mackie CR Series CR3 – 3″ Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors. With 50 watts of power, these speakers pack a punch on a desk. Includes cables for...

BYBLight Headlamp Review & Giveaway

Are you tired of fumbling in the dark? Or sometimes you just don’t have enough hands when you need to hold a light and do something with your hands. Like you need to turn...

Pallet Christmas Trees

In this video, I show you how to make two Christmas Trees out of a single pallet. The big one is freestanding and can be placed anywhere in your yard; the second one, from...

Insteon Holiday Lighting

This video shows how I set up my Insteon Holiday Lights in my house. With Insteon, you can easily automate multiple devices to go on and off at the same time, and according to...

Insteon Hub

Insteon Hub

The Insteon Hub is a smartphone interface to control Insteon devices, create schedules, scenes and alerts. If you’re just getting started with Insteon, do yourself a favor and get a starter kit that includes...

Micro On-Off Module

Insteon Micro On-Off Module

The Insteon Micro On-Off Module allows you to turn any wall switch into an Insteon remote controllable switch. It works just like the Micro Dimmer Module but is appropriate for non-dimmable situations. Add remote control...

Insteon Micro Dimmer Module

Insteon Micro Dimmer Module

The Insteon Micro Dimmer Module allows you to turn any wall switch into an Insteon remote controllable dimmer. Alternatively, you can wire it directly to lighting circuits (like I do) to eliminate the need for...