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Sonos Move Portable Battery Powered Bluetooth WiFi Speaker Dimensions and Features

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Sonos has just released their new portable speaker Sonos Move which is now shipping and available for purchase on Amazon. Sonos Move Dimensions 9.44" Height
6.29" Width
4.96" Depth The Sonos Move speaker features can be seen below.


Two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speaker drivers and acoustic architecture. Responsive audio chime lets you know Sonos Move has heard you and is working on a response. Far-field microphone array uses smart voice capture and noise cancellation. One downward-firing tweeter creates a crisp, clear high-frequency response that disperses evenly for an ultra wide soundscape.

How to Hardwire Amazon FireTV with a Network Cat5 Cat6 Ethernet Connection

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The most reliable solution to feed internet to your Amazon FireTV is to hard wire it to your home network via an ethernet cable. The Amazon FireTV can be hardwired to your router and home network system by using the Amazon Ethernet for Amazon FireTV
Most home owners installing the FireTV use the built in wireless adapter but with more and more wireless WiFi devices in peoples homes this can create reliability issues when streaming content. 
The FireTV adapter is installed directly to the FireTV via the micro USB connection from the adapter and the original FireTV micro USB power is connected into the adapter. The ethernet cable is also connected to adapter inserting the hard wired network connection and proper power to the FireTV.
The Amazon FireTV ethernet adapter is the best solution to hard wire your device to obtain the fastest network speeds and can be purchased directly from Amazon using the link below.





How to Control NVIDIA Shield with IR (Infrared)

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When attempting to control and integrate an NVIDIA Shield with the use of a universal control you will need the help from the Flirc USB Dongle to accomplish the task which is readily available on Amazon's Online Store
When setting up the Flirc adapter you are able to configure the USB dongle and learn the IR codes that you would like to use to control your NVIDIA Shield with the downloadable Flirc configuration software. The Flirc dongle and software together learn the IR codes from any remote and allow them to control the functions of the NVIDIA Shield which are set one at a time. Once the setup has been completed with all the IR codes learned into the Flirc adapter you finalize the configuration and the dongle is ready to be plugged into the NVIDIA Shield in an open usb port. Essentially now you have an IR receiver located off the usb port for you to use as you wish.
The Flirc USB dongle also is compatible in controlling Amazon Fire TV, Windows Media Center, XBOX 360 and Kodi…

Control4 OS 3.1 Smart Home Software Release Notes

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The Control4 smart home system update on OS3 to OS 3.1 gives enhanced sessions view, improved connection times on local networks and stability and bug fixes. See below for the full updated details and Control4 OS 3.1 Smart Home release notes.


How to Control Computer (Windows Media Center) with IR (Infrared)

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When attempting to control and integrate a computer or PC (Windows Media Center) with the use of a universal control you will need the help from the Flirc USB Dongle to accomplish the task which is readily available on Amazon's Online Store
When setting up the Flirc adapter you are able to configure the USB dongle and learn the IR codes that you would like to use to control your computer with the downloadable Flirc configuration software. The Flirc dongle and software together learn the IR codes from any remote and allow them to control the functions of the computer which are set one at a time. Once the setup has been completed with all the IR codes learned into the Flirc adapter you finalize the configuration and the dongle is ready to be plugged into the computer in an open usb port. Essentially now you have an IR receiver located off the usb port for you to use as you wish. https://flirc.tv/downloads
The Flirc USB dongle also is compatible in controlling Amazon Fire TV, Xbox…

Control4 OS3 Smart Home Software Release Notes

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The Control4 smart home system has done a major update on OS3 mainly to their user interface (UI) to now allow user customization of the home screen. Previous deployments of Control4 were locked into the navigation circle that is now accessible in the upper C4 menu icon of the user interface. See below for the full updated details and 3.0 release notes.


How to Control XBOX 360 with IR (Infrared)

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When attempting to control and integrate an XBOX 360 with the use of a universal control you will need the help from the Flirc USB Dongle to accomplish the task which is readily available on Amazon's Online Store
When setting up the Flirc adapter you are able to configure the USB dongle and learn the IR codes that you would like to use to control your XBOX 360 with the downloadable Flirc configuration software. The Flirc dongle and software together learn the IR codes from any remote and allow them to control the functions of the XBOX 360 which are set one at a time. Once the setup has been completed with all the IR codes learned into the Flirc adapter you finalize the configuration and the dongle is ready to be plugged into the XBOX 360 in an open usb port. Essentially now you have an IR receiver located off the usb port for you to use as you wish. https://flirc.tv/downloads
The Flirc USB dongle also is compatible in controlling Amazon Fire TV, Windows Media Center, Kodi softw…

How to Control Kodi Software with IR (Infrared)

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When attempting to control and integrate Kodi software with the use of a universal control you will need the help from the Flirc USB Dongle to accomplish the task which is readily available on Amazon's Online Store
When setting up the Flirc adapter you are able to configure the USB dongle and learn the IR codes that you would like to use to control your Kodi software with the downloadable Flirc configuration software. The Flirc dongle and software together learn the IR codes from any remote and allow them to control the functions of the Kodi software which are set one at a time. Once the setup has been completed with all the IR codes learned into the Flirc adapter you finalize the configuration and the dongle is ready to be plugged into the device you are running Kodi in an open usb port. Essentially now you have an IR receiver located off the usb port for you to use as you wish. https://flirc.tv/downloads
The Flirc USB dongle also is compatible in controlling Amazon Fire TV, W…

How to Control Sonos Music System with a Battery Powered Wireless WiFi Audio Keypad Remote Control

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The Sonos wireless music system has been a standard system in many homes as they have been around since 2002. Like many Sonos users the music system is solely controlled via a smartphone or tablet Apple/Android app. The Xpress Audio Keypad by iPort changes this with allowing the battery powered WiFi remote control to easily control a Sonos room or multiple rooms with the tap of a tactile button. The Xpress audio keypad is configured using the smartphone iPort app allowing the user to adjust what rooms they would like to control as well as what favorites are triggered using the favorite Star button. The keypad also allows for Play/Pause, Skip Track and Volume Up & Down. The Sonos Xpress Audio Keypad can be purchased from Amazon as seen below and is a great addition to any Sonos Wireless music system.


Control4 2.10.1 Composer Software New Features and Release Notes

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The Control4 software Composer 2.10.1 update to the smart home eco-system adds new products, make improvements upon existing features and provides stability / bug fixes. See below for the full updated details and 2.10.1 release notes.