Amazon Fire TV Stick Tips And Tricks

Check out my top 10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Fire TV Stick or Fire TV.

#1 Control FireStick With Smart Phone
#2 Access Alexa With Voice Commands
#3 Shortcut To Settings
#4 Stop Auto Playing Amazon Ads
#5 Browse The Internet
#6 Mirror iPhone to FireSticj TV Screen
#7 Add USB Adaptor To Your FireStick
#8 Add Bluetooth Devices
#9 Enable Old FireStick To Turn On TV
#10 Free Up Storage To Improve FireStick Performance

VIDEO: Fire TV Stick Tips And Tricks

JBL T450BT vs JLAB NEON Bluetooth Headphones Comparison

In this review I compare two of the most popular Bluetooth headphones, the JBL T450BT and JLAB Neon wireless headphones which both cost just under $40.00 in the US or just under £40.00 in the UK.

Both headphones have a good battery life which is 11 hrs for the JBL T450BT and 13 hrs for the JLAB NEON. Both headsets come with USB charging cables but the JLAB NEON has a more generous 30% longer (blue) cable.

Watch my full video review on my YouTube channel here.
Watch to the end of my video to see my final score on their sound quality, bass, comfort and more.

JLAB T450BT vs JLAB NEON Bluetooth headphones.. which is the best?

JBL T110BT vs JBL TUNE 205BT Wireless Earphones. Which is Best?

JBL headphones are known for their pure bass sound and in this review I  find out how good the bass and sound quality is for two of their most popular budget in-ear headphones, the JBL T110BT and JBL TUNE 205BT. These two headphones are similar in price and at the time of this review were as follows;

JBL T110BT –  £29.99 from Amazon UK

JBL TUNE 205BT –  £34.99 from Amazon UK

The ear buds for each set of headphones are significantly different in design from each other. The TUNE 205BT ear buds which are a similar design to Apple’s ear buds don’t sit fully in the ear and so are more comfortable to wear for longer periods and in my experience provide a higher quality of bass sound too.

The only downside to these ear buds is that they don’t offer much noise cancelling where as the T110BT which use the standard in-ear design sit deeper in your ear canal and hence provide a reasonably good level of passive background noise cancelling.

The downside to the T110BT ear buds is that they are less comfortable to wear for long periods and in my experience I prefer not to wear them for more than 20 mins where in contrast I can wear the TUNE 205BT earphones all evening without any comfort issues.

Watch my detailed YouTube comparison review on both sets of these headphones where I compare their sound quality, comfort, usability and value for money and give a final verdict and score out of 5 for both.

JBL T110BT vs JBL TUNE 205BT Wireless Earphones


JBL T110BT Bluetooth Wireless Earphones

The JBL T110BT Bluetooth wireless earphones produce great sound quality for the price, but whether you like more or less bass in your sound can depend on the device you are connecting them too.

I have tested the sound quality of these earphones with my iPhone, Laptop and Smart TV.  Watch my video below to see my results and where I will also show you how to connect/pair these Bluetooth headphones to your smartphone.

JBL T110BT Bluetooth Wireless Earphones – YouTube Review

Click here to buy them from Amazon now:


Philips Hue Smart Lights Review + Google Home/Alexa Echo Voice Control

Philips Hue smart lights are the latest high tech light bulbs that will give you the ultimate lighting experience in your home.  I can not underestimate just how cool these lights are. You can change their shade to any colour and brightness you like and easily control them with your smartphone or even your voice using a Google Home or Alexa Echo smart speaker.

In my video below I will show a sample of the many cool apps available to get the most out of your Philips Hue lights. Watch me trigger a  fireworks light show in my own lounge and show you the  Hue TV 360 immersive experience that you can enjoy with your games and movies!

Philips Hue Smart Lights Review

You can get started with your very own smart lights system with a Philips Hue starter kit. These lights will make an excellent birthday or Christmas present.

JBL Harman T450BT Wireless On-Ear Headphones Review

The JBL T450BT Bluetooth wireless headphones from Harman are a compact pair of on-ear USB rechargeable headphones which offer great sound quality for the price.

Volume controls are situated on the side of the headphones which can also be used to accept Bluetooth telephone calls from a connected smartphone.  A LED indicator provides you with the current status of your headphones which also helps you to identify any issues you might have in operating them.

LED Behaviour

These headphones have a  Bluetooth range of up to 5 m and work with a wide range of Bluetooth compatible devices such as an iPhone / Android smartphone, iPad, laptop and smart TV. They also fold away very compact which makes them great for travelling. 

Current retail price is around £30 GBP or $50 USD on Amazon. 

For a full review of these headphones please click on the link to my YouTube review  below:

JBL T450BT Bluetooth Wireless Headphones – YouTube Review

Troubleshooting Guide – How to Connect Your Headphones

If your headphones wont pair with your device try one of these most common  solutions:

  • Check your headphones are not already paired with another device. If they are then you will need to unpair them from that device or switch off Bluetooth on that device before you can connect them to another device.
  • Your headphones could be trying to connect to another device instead of your preferred device. For example if you are trying to connect your headphones to your laptop but they are trying to connect to your smart TV instead. In this situation you can try switching your TV or any other competing Bluetooth devices off while you connect your headphones to your preferred device such as your laptop.
  • Switch the Bluetooth option on your device to ‘On’ first, before you press the on/off button on the side of your headphones.
  • Make sure your headphones are fully charged.
  • If you’re adding your headphones as a new Bluetooth device to your PC in Windows, and you get a pop up with 3 options, make sure you select the top option as shown below:



Chromecast 2 Review 2018 – Turn Your Old TV into a Smart One

The Google Chromecast 2nd Generation streaming stick will let you cast  videos, music, games, photos and more to your TV from you smartphone, laptop, PC or tablet.  So it’s a great way to upgrade your existing TV to a smart one and if you already have a smart TV it will enhance your viewing experience on that one too by making it compatible with over 1000 cast enabled apps.

Chromecast will also let you control you TV with voice commands if you have a Google Home Mini smart speaker. It’s very affordable too from just $20 in the US or £20 in the UK.

Click here to watch my full Chromecast review.

For more information on Google Chromecast please visit the product website below: