Top 10 things to do with Alexa 2018

This is my top 10 things to do with Alexa in 2018. A look back on the coolest things we managed to get her to do this year.

If you’re new to my channel this is a handy list, if you’ve been following me for a while then maybe you missed a couple of these. Either way, enjoy ny countdown of the top 10 things to do with Alexa this year!

1. Control Non smart devices with Alexa: https://youtu.be/DJIhEyMQ0TI
2. Youtube audio Alexa skill: https://youtu.be/QXq7UEOr-yk
3. Google home Alexa skill: https://youtu.be/2KzbJyTQTZE
4. Kodi Alexa skill: https://youtu.be/_KSlz_lT1k4
5. Control RF lights with Alexa: https://youtu.be/MfGdEcXL7RQ
6. Alexa Home Alarm: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=e3Ziq3KLpBk
7. Control any robo Vacuum with Alexa: https://youtu.be/SgnxobBXJTI
8. Control your PC with Alexa: https://youtu.be/OYO6LQHF_jE
9. Use routines to implement custom phrases with Alexa: https://youtu.be/yaxIaPPRXt8
10. Open and close blinds with Alexa: https://youtu.be/Z66CwQ6Qpj8

Links:

UK Links:
Curtain blind motor:
Buy a 25mm diameter motor here: http://amzn.to/2eSdtvm
Buy a 20mm diameter motor here: http://amzn.to/2gPFynB

Broadlink:
Buy an RM pro here: https://goo.gl/lu7OOR

Amazon:
Buy an Echo dot here: https://goo.gl/9C2fG1
Buy a full blown Echo speaker here: https://goo.gl/hXMxuf
Buy an Android set top box here (for people who don’t own an Android device): http://amzn.to/2rhOciS
US links:
Curtain blind motor:
Buy a 38mm diameter motor here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HT6E31E
Buy a 20mm diameter motor here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074SFJZQ1

Broadlink:
RM pro: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21

Amazon:
Echo dot: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21
Full size echo: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21

Universal links:

35mm diameter motor:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Smart-Home-AC-Tubular-Motor-Electric-Curtains-Curtains-Intelligent-Remote-Control-Automatic-Lifting/32477208853.html

28mm diameter motor:
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Smart-Home-Automatic-DC24V-Tubular-Electric-Curtains-Motor-RF433-Roller-shutters-Intelligent-Remote-Control-Lifting/1848374_32800656825.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.2995e5c0VOz7GY

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert) as I will earn commission at no extra cost to you 🙂

Get Alexa to hoover your house without paying for a Roomba

This is a review and unboxing of the Eufy Robovac 11 which is a perfect cheap alternative to Roomba, and because it is Infrared it can be controlled using Alexa by following the below guide created by yours truly:
http://www.paulhibbert.co.uk/2017/11/24/a-complete-guide-to-connecting-the-broadlink-rm-pro-and-broadlink-blackbean-to-alexa/

Links:
Eufy Robovac: http://amzn.to/2zhRIwt
Echo dot: http://amzn.to/2jEhTYS
Broadlink RM pro: http://amzn.to/2hJPa47
Broadlink blackbean: http://amzn.to/2ivZJ89

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert) as I will earn commission at no extra cost to you 🙂

 

Music:
Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100208
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

What happens when your girlfriend never says no to anything?

This is an MTV cribs style grand tour of the ultimate man cave known simply as “the music room”.

When we bought this house Neesha said: “You have the master bedroom, you can do whatever you like with it.”

This is the best low budget man cave a boy could wish for.

LINKS

The music featured in this video is from my album which you can listen to on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Eyv2sZFuwJfGyMKFssQ3s

If you’re interested in the lightsaber painting you can buy one here: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F162789412481

If you’re interested in any of the other paintings just drop a comment on this video and I’ll get in touch 🙂

By buying through any of the below links you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert) as I will earn commission at no extra cost to you:
Model Batman Cowl: http://amzn.to/2BxfljG

Fender Blues Junior amp: http://amzn.to/2BAbTEP

My PC:
Intel Core i7 4770K: http://amzn.to/2j2oTeE
SSD HDD: http://amzn.to/2zDJJas
RAM: http://amzn.to/2kaTJoW
Geforce 1080 Graphics card: http://amzn.to/2zDJOLi
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Sound card: http://amzn.to/2BxWjJW
Presonus E5 Flat Response speakers: http://amzn.to/2BxicJe
AURALEX MOPAD Speakers pads: http://amzn.to/2BvWu8q
Presonus Temblor: http://amzn.to/2Bvqgu6
BenQ monitors: http://amzn.to/2ngNDVd

Why you probably don’t need an Nvidia shield.

Why you probably don’t need an Nvidia shield.
This is a review of the Matricom Gbox Q3 Android set top box, an Nvidia Shield alternative Android box that works well as a NES, SNES, Megadrive and N64 emulator using Matsu player, a game PC game streamer using Moonlight, and also makes for an awesome Kodi box.I have also succesfully used this box for home automation tasks using the RM plugin thanks to it having the full Play store and Android 7.1 preloaded.

Links:

Use the following code to get $20 off!… PaulH-Q3
Amazon (US): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077H372W3/
International: https://matricom.net/gbox-q3-android-tv/

By buying through the above link you will help support my channel as I will get a cut of the money at no extra cost to you.

Alexa and Google home on one device

This is a ‘how to’ tutorial to show you how to use an Android watch to get the best of both Google home and Alexa as a seamless experience. By using Alexa listens you can control Alexa, and by using Google you can control pretty much any audio including Google play music and Youtube!

By using Yatse you can even control Kodi using your watch!

UK Links:
You’ll need an Android watch running either Android wear 1.0 or Android wear 2.0 like one of the following:
Huawei Watch 2: http://amzn.to/2yjyoyW
Moto360: http://amzn.to/2wUBSEq

Hate watches?
Buy an RM pro here: https://goo.gl/lu7OOR
Buy an Echo dot here: https://goo.gl/9C2fG1

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert) as I will earn commission at no extra cost to you 🙂
Now for a sob story…

I’m hoping to start making some money by doing what I love, which is this! If my video has helped you and you’re feeling super generous then you can donate here: http://paypal.me/PaulHibbert, otherwise I guess it’ll be back to the call centres for me.

Much love,

-P

Alexa on a watch!

This is a how to tutorial to show you how to put Alexa on your watch!

UK Links:
You’ll need an Android watch running either Android wear 1.0 or Android wear 2.0 like one of the following:
Huawei Watch 2: http://amzn.to/2yjyoyW
Moto360: http://amzn.to/2wUBSEq

Hate watches?
Buy an RM pro here: https://goo.gl/lu7OOR
Buy an Echo dot here: https://goo.gl/9C2fG1

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert) as I will earn commission at no extra cost to you 🙂
Now for a sob story…

I’m hoping to start making some money by doing what I love, which is this! If my video has helped you and you’re feeling super generous then you can donate here: http://paypal.me/PaulHibbert, otherwise I guess it’ll be back to the call centres for me.

Much love,

-P

£100 Ring video doorbell and stick up camera alternative – Reolink Argus

This is a review, setup guide & side by side comparison for the 1080P Reolink Argus stick up Camera. I have compared it to my Ring video doorbell and although there are advantages to each I honestly think the Reolink Argus wins in almost every category and it is a big financial saving in both initial outlay and yearly subscription cost. See below for a price comparison.

I honestly believe that this is the best bang for buck wireless security camera for 2017

Reolink Argus £99.99: http://amzn.to/2jQle6R
Ring video doorbell £145 (featured in the video): http://amzn.to/2wae0fq
Ring stick up cam £159: http://amzn.to/2jQmDKF

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert)

Now for a sob story…

I’m hoping to start making some money by doing what I love, which is this! If my video has helped you and you’re feeling super generous then you can donate here: http://paypal.me/PaulHibbert

Much love,

-P

Alexa Portable battery pack charger review and tutorial video

This is an attractive Alexa Portable battery pack charger review and tutorial video for an upcoming battery base currently on Indiegogo. It is currently only $29 for early backers which is considerably cheaper than current offerings on Amazon!

You can support the campaign here: Indiegogo campaign:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/introducing-alex-the-battery-for-amazon-s-echo-dot#/

Also featured in this video, my long suffering missus.

Other Links:
Cheap alternative powerpack mentioned at the end of the video: http://amzn.to/2x7cRGO
Buy an Echo dot here: https://goo.gl/9C2fG1
Buy a full blown Echo speaker here: https://goo.gl/hXMxuf
Blackbean UK: http://amzn.to/2tqX6qS
Buy an RM pro here: https://goo.gl/lu7OOR

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert)

Now for a sob story…

I’m hoping to start making some money by doing what I love, which is this! If my video has helped you and you’re feeling super generous then you can donate here: http://paypal.me/PaulHibbert

Much love,

-P

How to control curtain roller blinds with Alexa and broadlink RM Pro

How to control curtain roller blinds with Alexa and broadlink RM Pro

In this video I’ll show you how to control a curtain roller blind with Alexa and a Broadlink RM pro.

UK Links:
Curtain blind motor:
Buy a 25mm diameter motor here: http://amzn.to/2eSdtvm
Buy a 20mm diameter motor here: http://amzn.to/2gPFynB

Broadlink:
Buy an RM pro here: https://goo.gl/lu7OOR

Amazon:
Buy an Echo dot here: https://goo.gl/9C2fG1
Buy a full blown Echo speaker here: https://goo.gl/hXMxuf
Buy an Android set top box here (for people who don’t own an Android device): http://amzn.to/2rhOciS
US links:
Curtain blind motor:
Buy a 38mm diameter motor here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HT6E31E
Buy a 20mm diameter motor here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074SFJZQ1

Broadlink:
RM pro: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21

Amazon:
Echo dot: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21
Full size echo: http://amzn.com/B01GIXZDKO/?tag=paulhibbertco-21

Universal links:

35mm diameter motor:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Smart-Home-AC-Tubular-Motor-Electric-Curtains-Curtains-Intelligent-Remote-Control-Automatic-Lifting/32477208853.html

28mm diameter motor:
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Smart-Home-Automatic-DC24V-Tubular-Electric-Curtains-Motor-RF433-Roller-shutters-Intelligent-Remote-Control-Lifting/1848374_32800656825.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.2995e5c0VOz7GY

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert) as I will earn commission at no extra cost to you 🙂
Now for a sob story…

I’m hoping to start making some money by doing what I love, which is this! If my video has helped you and you’re feeling super generous then you can donate here: http://paypal.me/PaulHibbert, otherwise I guess it’ll be back to the call centres for me.

Much love,

-P

 

£60 Gopro cheap alternative – best bang for buck 4K sports action camera review 2017

This is a £60 Gopro alternative and is easily your best bang for buck 4K sports action camera of 2017. In this video I’ll be doing various tests to compare the footage to a gopro camera.

I’ve pitted it against a gopro that costs 3 times the price and it wins in practically every category. My favourite thing about this action camera is that it has a proper screen for setting up your shots and reviewing your footage. The 4K is stunning, the colours look great without any need for editing and the carry case and number of accessories alone make it well worth it’s price tag.

It comes with a waerproof case, and an open back case and more fittings and straps than I could count.

Links:
UK: http://amzn.to/2esyJUp
US: http://amzn.com/B071L8T4W1/?tag=paulhibbertco-21

By buying through any of the links above you will help support my channel (Paul Hibbert)