I made a purchase that I thought would be helpful, two outlets that, when plugged in, will allow you to control them from an app and Wi-Fi.
I had read the recommendations and reviews. Although it looked somewhat complicated to install, it worked well, once done. I have had them for almost a week and they are still not working.
My eyes are really very good. I do not wear lenses to correct for reading. The instructions for this device came on a folded piece of paper about 2 inches by 3 and folded like an accordion to be a 2 X 3 inch read. The print is so minuscule that I had to scan it in order to be able to blow it up and figure it out. Once blown up, it was pretty much unintelligible.
The instructions are from China and the English is decidedly not well done. They are written in such a way that I had to keep experimenting with them. They ask, for example, for a password. You need to set up an account, which I did, but I then ran into password issues. I then realized the password had to be only a certain amount of characters and I had gone beyond. I never figured out whether it was the password I created or some other thing that looked like an example in the accordion foldout.
To make a long story short, I have not succeeded in getting these two outlets up and running.
I went online and googled and there is nothing about any issues.
Finally, this weekend, I e-mailed the company I purchased them from, TechRabbit, to see if they can help me. Although they are not open on weekends, they did send me a message and I fully expect to hear from them this week.
I did take a chance on TechRabbit and saw a Denon, wireless sports’ headset. I have consistently been unhappy with my music situation, either the earbuds fall out (they never seem to fit) or the sound quality is less than great. This headset stays in my ears, is easy to use, and I can use it for both phone and music. That was a surprise. The sound quality is also decent.
So, it wasn’t a totally wash out on Technology this past week.