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In this next set of videos, Handyguys Brian and Paul will unbox and setup a Chromecast audio. Over the past few videos, The Handyguys went over how to setup a Google Home device.

Chromecast Audio

The Chromecast audio is a little device that you can fit easily in the palm of your hand. The device costs around $30-$35 depending on where you buy it. The device is used to cast audio from the Google Home, a smart phone, or a tablet to something that has an audio input such as a boombox, stereo system, or power speaker. This device is easily set up by simply sticking it somewhere right on your device. However, the Chromecast audio does need power to function. You can power the device by simply connecting it to an audio input on your device with standard USB power.

Unboxing the Chromecast

The Handyguys unbox the device in this video and prepare the listener for the setup of the device over the next few videos. Within the box for the Chromecast audio there is the device and a power cord. The set up is fairly simple but will be talked about more over the next few videos.

This video is all part of a larger series about home connectivity, home audio devices, and Google products. Stay tuned over the next few videos to learn more about Chromecast audio as well as other Chromecast devices.

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Klein sent The Handyguys this pocket knife that includes key electrical tools. In this video, The Handyguys go through all the features for this Klein Tools Electrician Pocket Knife.  This knife is useful to more than just electricians. Give it a try for all of you home improvement needs.

This pocket knife has the obvious feature of a knife blade. This blade locks into place and can meet all your  knife needs. Remember to replace the blade when need be so that it stays sharp.

Other Klein Tools Electrician Pocket Knife Features

This knife also has electrical pliers for your electrical needs. The pocket knife has a feature to strip wires and a little screwdriver when you are in a pinch. The Handyguys recommend this knife as it has the very basics and is easy to carry around all the time.

Watch more Handyguys videos for helpful household hints and tools!

Klein Tools Electrician Pocket Knife

Klein Tools Electrician Pocket Knife

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Google Home Setup Part 2 – Google Home Troubleshooting

In the last video, Handyguys Brian and Paul went over the initial setup of the Google Home Device. In this video, The Handyguys will go over Google Home troubleshooting in order for the owner to have a more efficient experience. Google Home Troubleshooting After initially setting up the Google Home on your smart phone device, […]

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Google Home Setup Part 1

In the last video, The Handyguys unboxed a Google Home device and installed the application needed to control this new home audio device. In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul go through the initial Google Home Setup. In a later video, The Handyguys will go over how to troubleshoot the device in case of it […]

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Power Outage Prep: Sump Pump Backup Options [VIDEO]

In this show, The Handyguys discuss different three different sump pump backup options. Do you need a sump pump to keep your basement dry? What will you do if the power goes out during a storm? How will you keep things dry. When disaster strikes in form of a rainstorm, hurricane, or earthquake, use these […]

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Unboxing Google Home

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox a Google Home. This is the first of a series of videos about the Google Home, Chromecast, Chromecast Ultra, and Chromecast Audio. These devices are home audio devices made to connect your home. Much like the Amazon Alexa, the homeowner can talk to the Home and ask […]

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Messy Garage: How to Maximize Your Garage Space [VIDEO]

How to Maximize Your Garage space The Handyguys try to get organized this spring. Handyguy Brian can’t seem to get rid of anything. Handyguy Paul’s garage is much more organized. Watch this video to get some tips on how to maximize your garage space and get organized. Thanks to Allstate for sponsoring this show.

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Control Leviton Z Wave Switch with Amazon Echo Dot

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul show homeowners how to connect their Leviton Z Wave switch to an Amazon Echo Dot. In the previous videos, The Handyguys unboxed and setup the Leviton Z Wave switch in Handyguy Paul’s dining room and connected the switch to the SmartThings Hub. The next step would be to […]

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Leviton Z Wave Switch Set-Up (Video)

In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul set up the Leviton Z Wave switch in order to expand the home automation in their house. This set-up allows you to use any bulb for home automation rather than a specific smart bulb. The Handyguys configure this set-up in Handyguy Paul’s dining room. The Leviton Z Wave Switch […]

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SmartThings Hub Unboxing and Set-Up (Video)

In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox and setup the SmartThings Hub for home automation. In the past few episodes, the Handyguys have been going over how to coordinate home automation with the Amazon Echo Dot and the Google Home. They successfully coordinated the use of the Philips Hue Smart Bulbs with these home […]

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Amazon Echo Dot and Philips Hue Setup

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul attempt to integrate the Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa) with the Philips hue bridge and LED lightbulbs. First, the Handyguys show homeowners how to configure the Philips hue bridge. They then attempt to connect it to the home audio device. The Philips hue bridge and LED bulbs are just […]

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Google Home and Philips Hue Setup

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul attempt to connect the Google Home with Philips Hue. In the previous video, Handyguys Brian and Paul go through the process in which to set up the Philips Hue home automation. They realized that connecting the Philips Hue to the Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa) went smoothly. However, The Handyguys […]

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Home Audio Devices: Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul introduce 2 home audio devices: the Google Home an Amazon Echo Dot. Both of these devices have various functions, some of which may apply to the home owner. Over the next few videos, Handyguys Brian and Paul will compare and contract these 2 home audio devices particularly as […]

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Electric Drills: Corded or Cordless?

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discuss what kind of drill the typical homeowner may need. This video was part of an extended live stream and is linger than our typical videos. Electric drills have many common uses such as driving a nail and repairing a toilet paper hanger. These are useful tools that all […]

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What Size Generator Do I Need?

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul outline how to choose a generator. We recoded this as part of a live stream hence the longer length. There are many types of generators, ranging from whole house to smaller inverter generators. Knowing your needs in terms of generators can highlight which one is most cost efficient […]

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Bolt Cutters and Their Uses

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discussed why the typical homeowner would need bolt cutters. Handyguy Paul mentioned that he has had his tool for around 16 years, and that it has lasted well all these years. Handyguy Paul stated that bolt cutters are most useful for wire shelving. While a homeowner could have wire shelving cut […]

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How to Mount Tablo DVR to Wall Panel

In this video, the Handyguys review how Handyguy Paul mounted his Tablo DVR and hard drive to his simple low voltage structured cabling system using plywood mounted onto concrete foundation wall. This is a great solution for the cord cutters out there. The Tablo is a very simple over the air (OTA) DVR recording system that […]

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LED Shop Lights vs. Fluorescent Shop Lights

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul talk about the benefits of using LED Shop Lights over fluorescent lighting. While these lights may be more expensive than the fluorescent lighting, they are better quality and worth every cent. All of the products in this video are available through Amazon and the affiliate stores. LED Lights […]

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Honda vs Generac Inverter Quiet Generator

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul compare the Honda inverter generator and the Generac inverter generator. These two brands are reputable and make a great quiet generator. However, the two brands also have small differences that the Handyguys expand on. An inverter generator is a lighter weight and quiet generator. They typically have 2000 start-up watts […]

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How to Order Emerson’s Custom Ceiling Fan

  In this video, The Handyguys explore the custom ceiling fan function that Emerson provides on their website. The Handyguys take us through the process of choosing and ordering a ceiling fan from Emerson, and speak highly of the quality and service received from the manufacturer. One must go to EmersonFan.com and choose the “Design Your […]

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Generator selection thoughts by The Handyguys

Inverter Generator

In this video the Handyguys discuss generator differences and focus on  inverter generators. If you only need to power a refrigerator for a brief power outage then a portable generator may be your best bet. if you need your entire house to be powered during an outage then you will want a whole house generator. Portable generators have […]

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Choosing a Cordless Tool System with Radio

Bosch Radio

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul discuss which radio is best if you are looking to invest in a cordless tool system. Buying a cordless tool system is a big investment, so making sure that all the features are compatible with what you want is crucial. Handyguy Brian contends that the radio of a […]

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Ceiling Fan Selection

The Handyguys take a look at selecting a ceiling fan and review typical parts of any fan. It is helpful to understand all the parts to a fan before you make your purchase. There are various controllers, down rods, motors and blades to consider in addition to the light kits that you can attach. Ceiling […]

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Curb Appeal Tips Video

In this Handyguys video, Brian and Paul discuss a few tips for improving the curb appeal of your home. If you are selling your home, these tips are essential to make your home seem more inviting and appealing. Also, if you just want things to look these tips can be very helpful. Considerations for Curb Appeal The […]

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Tablo DVR Front End Devices

Tablo DVR

Front End Devices Compatible with Tablo DVR In this episode, Handyguys Brian and Paul compare 3 different front end devices that are compatible with the Tablo DVR system. Tablo DVR is compatible with laptop, phone, and TV boxes. These are great options for the cord cutters out there who use over the air (OTA) TV […]

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Deck Boards for the Do-It-You-Selfer

In this video, Handyguy Brian talks with Ray from Decks R Us about the best decks boards for do-it-yourselfers. For those people who want to install a deck by themselves, there are a multitude of deck boards that are accommodating to any DIY skill level. Groove on Groove Decking Ray suggests deck boards with a […]

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