Chris and Kim begin this episode with announcements related to the rapidly approaching conventions. We’ll be posting our convention sales on the News page of the site right around the time this episode is released. We’ll also be sending them out to our News list subscribers, so check your inboxes. Our sales begin Thursday, July 4 and end Sunday, July 14 at end of day.
We’re holding a free open house call on Sunday, July 14, at 3:00 PM ET. Everyone is welcome to attend. We’ll be sharing the zoom call information in conjunction with our convention sales, so check back soon for that info, or check your inbox for the newsletter. This call will not be recorded. It’s guaranteed to be a very fun time had by all.
We provide you with a status update on the BrailleNote Touch Plus tutorial, and share a little more about what goes into the process of creating / updating such a beast, uh, audio product.
The summer months are really heating up now, and we’re discussing and demoing a couple accessible goodies that can help keep you cool, calm and happy during the super hot days ahead. Chris discusses his ecobee4 Smart Thermostat with Built-In Alexa, Room Sensor Included. Enter disclaimer text Not only can it help to keep you cool in the summer, but for our friends down under, it can help you to stay cozy during those encroaching winter months. There is a later model of this product, which you can find here. Enter disclaimer text
Kim has clearly been hanging around with Chris too long, because she just bought yet another smart home device, this one for helping to cool down her house. It’s a GE window air conditioner that works with Alexa and Google Home devices. The model number is: AHC10LYQ1. we can’t find this particular model online, but Kim bought it at her local Lowes store. Visit this page to see all GE wifi connected air conditioners. Kim demonstrates its use with the GE Comfort app for iOS, and Alexa, and shares about an amazing surprise she received in the air conditioner’s box! The Comfort app is also available for Android. The skill she uses to make it work with her Alexa devices is called Geneva, and you can find and enable it here.
We hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks for being a listener!