That trend in the smartphone industry changes very quickly and we upgrade to a new device after a certain time of usage of our existing smartphone. Well, when we upgrade to a new device we keep our old Smartphones and Tablets at our home, and in that way, we are creating e-waste which is very harmful to our mother earth. Directly or indirectly TechnoBugg is also promoting e-waste as we promote smartphones along with tablets and other electronic gadgets on regular basis and it is part of our job as well. At this point of time, I thought to encourage our readers to encourage to use old Smartphones and Tablets to avoid e-waste. In this article of Akhil Explains series, I will suggest some tricks and tips to use your old smartphones and tablets for effective purposes, and in that way, you can able to avoid e-wastage to keep our earth safe for the next generation as well. So without making any further delay let’s get into the article to check out the usage of old Smartphone and Tablet.
Use your old smartphone or tablet as a dedicated webcam
Suppose you are not using your old smartphone which is kept in the shelf of your home and you want to make a setup for your online meetings to carry out the official things in the current scenario of the world. Then you can use your old smartphone or tablet as a dedicated webcam. As the same can able to provide you a better experience than a webcam. For example, if you are having an old smartphone which is having dual camera setup on the back then you can use that particular camera setup as a dedicated webcam with better visuals as a webcam. Having said that, to set up a dedicated webcam via your smartphone you may require some additional goodies like a tripod and the same can be purchased at a very affordable price tag.
The camera sensors of old smartphones or tablets will not stop working and that means you can use the same for different purposes like a security camera for your home or office as well. You can able to download applications for the monitoring need from Google Play Store or App Store and the same can be paired with your device. Then you can keep your Phone or Tablet somewhere in your home or office to monitor everything by sitting at a different location. That means you can able to use your old smartphone or tablet similar to a CCTV camera and this comes in handy if you have a pet at your home and you want to monitor the activities of your companion.
Alternative to action camera
The demand for action cameras is very high at this time, people love to make a vlog while traveling or make videos of hobbies to put on YouTube to generate revenue. Action camera like GoPro is very costly and if you have an old smartphone with you then you can use the same as an alternative and it will give you Long battery life as well.
Having said that, GoPro is very costly and the same will give you hardly 40 minutes of battery backup on a single charge while your old smartphone can able to provide more battery than an action camera. I accept that it will not look cool or fancy but why you are going to spend money when you have a camera that works properly with you, especially if you have a new YouTube channel. Moreover, this way you can also avoid e-wastage as well.
Powerful smart remote
The old smartphones can also use like a smart remote as well, generally, the devices of Xiaomi and Redmi come with an IR blaster sensor and the same can be used to turn on and off your appliances such as air conditioner or television among others. Suppose if your phone does not support IR blaster then you can download an application by heading over the link and make the same to use the device like a smart remote to turn off/on your appliances.
Make wireless mouse or keyboard
You can also convert your old smartphones or tablets into a wireless mouse or keyboard and the same will enable you to make a unique experience. With this setup, you can also navigate or type on your Smart TV comfortably as well. You can convert your Phone or Tablet into a unique mouse/keyboard by downloading third-party applications.
Your home will have multiple smartphones or tablets as your family members will definitely use them and the same require a Wi-Fi network to experience the internet. So you can able to use your old smartphone or tablet for this purpose instead of purchasing a separate router. Simply recharge your number and put the SIM card into your old phone and place it somewhere in your home and plug to a power socket and enjoy the internet on different devices as you have created a hotspot or router for the Wi-Fi connectivity.
Donate or recycle
If you still believe that your old phone cant able to do any of the above mentioned things then you can donate your old electronic gadgets to various NGOs and other institutions and they will use the same for other purposes. For example, your old smartphone or tablet can help a little kid to educate via online courses. If you don’t believe that the device is capable for the same as well then give it to recycle and avoid e-wastage to protect our mother earth.
I believe that this particular article will help you to use your old smartphone or tablet and if you find it useful then don’t forget to share the same with your near and dear ones as well.
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