you want to get rid of their discarded smartphone or tablet? Oh no! Show Flexible deployment options, how to help the old equipment to the second spring.
The Android hardware – whether smartphone or tablet – is often gathering dust in a drawer. To Sell the value is too low, and in a conventional way would be the lame duck no longer use. Remain patronizing Give to the neighbor’s child or the stockpile at the recycling over, do you think? False. Built into the smart everyday companions technology is good even for so many: show some smart ideas on how to breathe the versatile micro computers new life.
- 1 MP3 player, GPS, game controller
- 2 Recycling idea: what to do with an old Android smartphone or tablet?
- 3 Webcam: security and surveillance camera
- 4 Webcam: Baby cam and -Phone
- 5 Use as a second monitor
- 6 Digital Photo Frame
- 7 MP3-Player
- 8 Media-Streaming
- 9 Universal Remote Control
- 10 Wireless controller for games and PC
- 11 Navigation device for your car and bicycle
- 12 Head-Up-Display
- 13 Mini-Arcade for Retro Games
- 14 Walkies-Talkie
- 15 Graffiti-Tablet
- 16 Microphone
- 17 Bit coin-Farming
- 18 Video
MP3 player, GPS, game controller
Android devices can be extremely varied use – even if the unit is very old, the battery cover is missing or if the display is totally scratched. Examples of possible applications complacent? With a few simple steps you can transform the antiquated equipment in MP3 players, navigation devices, live security cameras and game controllers. For most options, there are Apps matching that equip the old smartphone or tablet with a new functionality. Software must be installed on the PC or tinkered on the router for the integration of other features. Let yourself be surprised and inspired .
Recycling idea: what to do with an old Android smartphone or tablet?
Webcam: security and surveillance camera
Whether you need a webcam for video conferencing or prefer to monitor the same office, apartment or house, with one or more decommissioned Android phones, an app and the appropriate router settings, you can transform the electronic waste into a veritable space surveillance system. Depending on the app extends the bandwidth of the simple transmission of image and sound (Droid Cam Ip Webcam) to the automatic inclusion of photos, sending an email, and the howl of an alarm sound (home security alarm system).
Webcam: Baby cam and -Phone
What makes the young? Yet there is peace in the nursery? In order to meet also in a roundabout way of supervision, it does not need a colorful baby monitor. With the appropriate apps and some settings made, also soothes a discarded Android phone the distressed minds.
Use as a second monitor
With apps like “i Display” or “Air Duet” Your old Android serves as a convenient screen enlargement. With little effort, can be a small part of the PC screen to outsource to the phone or tablet. Air Duet connects devices additionally via USB in order to reduce latency. So a second mini monitor is as good to chat, Skype or to use the device as a calculator on the side.
Digital Photo Frame
Less for smartphones than tablets good for use as a digital photo frame. With the app “Digital Photo Frame Slideshow” present your photos as a slideshow with nice transition effects. Missing only a framework and a stand for the tablet – and ready is the electronic picture frame for the sideboard.
Even very old smartphones are good even excellent as an MP3 player. SIM card out, and switch off WLAN site survey, fill the internal memory or the SD card with music and then enjoy the sounds via Bluetooth or cable headphones.
Movies, photos or music – via File Streaming land the media data via PC directly to the TV set or your Android phone or tablet. The ES File Explorer then used for example to play the data.
Universal Remote Control
Take the old device but as a remote control for TV, receiver, or other devices with infrared input! Have you, for example, a Samsung Galaxy S4, you can transform it with corresponding apps in no time into a universal remote control.
Wireless controller for games and PC
Whether presentations or hard game use – use your Android smartphone as a wireless controller. With the right app you control the PC mouse or keyboard via mobile phone or create some macros in order to serve specific applications. If you like to play, you can transform your Android device on the fly in a wireless game controller – added a pretty expensive.
If your car via an audio system with Bluetooth or Aux-in for the smartphone, then the dusty phone serves perfectly as a multimedia hub or as a powerful navigation device. Even without expensive software from Tom-Tom or Navigation will take the cell phone with offline maps and speed camera app safely to their destination.
Smartphones with a very bright display are good suited as head-up display. If the app is turned on, the cell phone is projected to the driver the road ahead when visibility is poor at the windshield. This works only with smartphones that have at least Android 4.0 running – so rather on current models. But they will also sometimes old …
Mini-Arcade for Retro Games
With MAME4Droid emulating old arcade classic on power constrained mobile phones. The Version 0:37 this applies to very old devices that version 0.139 is newer smartphones (and tablets) reserved. After installation, you sweeten immortal classics like “Pong” triste rainy days in the summer. Of course there are other emulators are comparatively frugal as the Game Boy and Sega systems. Should the Games be a little more demanding, but save resources, then check out the website mob.org on. The selection lists all the Games for Android versions on.
Many know yet the Dickie radios from her childhood: You press a button and speaking into the walkie-talkie, the dude with the second device receives the spoken. As with professional radios, the advantage of broadcasting equipment from the normal mobile phone network is that any number of participants can keep the conversation. The app “Zello” turns your smartphone a walkies-talkie. The application works on all networks (WLAN, 2G, 3G, or 4G) with the push-to-talk protocol.
You do not have lying around an old-featured Tablet? Why not turn it into a wireless graphics tablet Wac om ? The app “WiFi Tablet Drawing” works with Android 2.3. The minimalist “Remote Track pad” even done from Android 2.1 is serving. Fortunately, also comes the remote Monster “Mobile Mouse Pro” with this operating system version clearly.
Many built-in notebook microphones are simply bad. Therefore, even a really old smartphone to take over the job easy – with the minimalist app “Microphone” (from Android 1.5), connect computer and smartphone. Practically the whole thing is not just for chatting, but also for Google’s Voice Search or Windows Speech Recognition. The app “WO Mic” (from Android 2.3), connect via USB, WLAN or Bluetooth on. The application even has a few extras in stock.
Bit coins Doge coins or other crypt-currencies making headlines. Not least because they can be “easily” earn with enormous computing power. In principle, this is also an Android smartphone, for example, a Samsung Galaxy, possible. However, only in theory. Because in order to generate a Bit coin in one day, one needs a whopping 14.3 million operating simultaneously androids. Or, if you wanted to try it but with a single mobile phone – about 39,216 years for a Bit coin.