Don Lindich | Star Tribune
Columnist | Consumer electronics

Don Lindich writes about consumer electronics. Submit questions at www.soundadviceblog.com.


Sound Advice: Making correction in voice app doesn't take a lot of discussion

Q: Your recent column on voice-to-text smartphones made us want to try it for ourselves, but we don't know how to go back and correct…


Sound Advice: Laptop has no mic button but still can be set up for voice-to-text

Q: I read your recent column aboutvoice-to-texton my iPhone. I've been doing that regularly with good results. I want to usevoice-to-texton my MacBook Air, but…


Sound Advice: An easy fix for connecting internet radio to a Bluetooth speaker

Q: I have a tabletop internet radio and an OontZ Bluetooth speaker. I would like to send sound from the radio to the speaker. Is…


Sound Advice: Voice conversion programs give your texting fingers a rest

Q: Do you have any recommendations for how I can type more quickly and accurately on my iPhone? I used to have a Droid with…


Sound Advice: Several new Bluetooth speaker models are worth a listen

Q: I am looking for a new Bluetooth speaker. Is there anything new to talk about before I start shopping?A: I have come across some…


Sound Advice: A good cleaning usually can solve CD skipping problems

Q: The CD player in my new car can import music to its hard drive to create an onboard music collection. I love that feature,…


Sound Advice: Budget bookshelf speakers provide a surprisingly rich sound

Q: I have a pair of Insignia NS-B2111 bookshelf speakers that have served me well for many years. But they're finally wearing out. Can you…


Sound Advice: A new-generation stylus rejuvenates old vinyl records

Q: After a hiatus of many years, I am ready to start listening to my vinyl record collection again. I’d also like to digitize many…


Photo-scanner options: Do you want versatility or speed?

Q: Some time ago you wrote about a scanner that can scan several photographs at the same time. I need a scanner to archive many…


Sound advice: Old speakers are still fine, but adding a new amp is costly

Q: I have vintage JBL L110 speakers and need a new amplifier. It must have a phono input, and I am willing to spend up…