With new technological devices released almost on a daily basis, your new Android tablet can become obsolete before you’ve even gotten any productive use out of it. But instead of tossing it into the drawer with your old cell phone and other electronic gadgets, recycle it into something you can use long into the future. Keep reading to find five new uses for your old Android tablet.
As long as your Android has a workable battery and screen, you can turn it into a webcam security system. Simply download a security app like Salient Eye (easily found on Google Play) or At Home Video Streamer, set it up as per the directions and place it where you want to observe. It can even be rigged to turn on as it senses movement.
Digital Camera Photo Frame
Don’t spend $30 on a digital picture frame when you can use an old Android tablet. Again you will have to visit the Google Play or other app store, search for a program similar to Photo Slides, plug the Android into a wall socket, and you have pictures you can scroll through whenever you want and display on your mantel.
Portable Reference Library
You have probably used your Android for book storage already, so why not turn it into a functional library? Visit Amazon Kindle or Google Play Books and download your choice of reference books and eBooks. Kwix, the offline version of Wikipedia, can provide you with encyclopedia-like entries without having to go online.
Radio or Wireless-only device
You can download Pandora or I Heart Radio and use your Android to play your favorite music without interfering with other open computer programs and without using valuable memory.
It is so easy to lose the remote in the folds of the couch or slots in a magazine rack. It’s not so easy to lose an Android tablet. By installing a universal remote app like Peel Smart Remote, AnyMote, or Irdroid, you can use your old Android as a universal remote for televisions and other electronic systems in the office.
There is no reason to throw your old Android tablet into a drawer when you upgrade — especially not when there are so many apps available that can help you repurpose your device into something useful and unique. For more information on how to recycle your old tech devices, give us a call. We’ll be glad to help you save money and find a new use for your old tablet.