Old Mobile Phone: 12 Other Uses Instead of Recycling or Binning Them
Great things you can do with an old Android Mobile Phone
Often good films have a second part. Why not gadgets, which are especially around the popular Android operating system? Just Android is predestined for things that caters all our necessities that’s in the form as a phone lies in the pants pockets. Most of us would like to change our phones couple of times in an year, and eventually they give their phones to others or donate or recycle. And before we throw the Mobile Phone away, which perhaps replace with a newer device – we should possibly find other fields of application to use your Mobile Phone in an alternate way – the 2nd part of the movie.Even if the device is simply old, display is scratched or broken – or the battery cover is missing: Android Mobile Phones can still be used for many, many things – this is the fantastic thing on the Android platform. Server For Many Things If you are technically interested and have certainly been playing a lot of server services you can set up the most efficient server. The bad thing: in the 90s I had my own crate running day and night at home, which swallowed lots of electricity. Today, there are Android tools such as Server Ultimate, which may take the learning effect, but can do various server services power-saving. Supports Remote Control and over 40 protocols, such as CVS, DHCP, DLNA, DNS, Dynamic DNS, or Email. It is the 14-day trial, the Pro version is currently at 6.99 euros.
Low-Cost Alarm System
Of course, an Android Mobile Phone does not replace a professional alarm system, but you can still use it as a motion detector including alarm. Mobile Alarm System is one of the tools that also takes a picture and informs you by SMS or e-mail. The app is at 99 cents.. The alarm can be triggered when someone is moving near you and detect many activities and inform the owner about the changes occurred.
Evidence During Driving
Bogged motorists, cyclists and pedestrians… For this purpose, a large number of drivers have installed a special camera (Dashcam) in the car with which they can take traffic, so that they can have evidence in an emergency. DailyRoads Voyager not only records video, but also displays your speed based on GPS.
BubbleUPnP is a software that can certainly be sorted in the category. The 3.9 euro costs Pro version makes the Mobile Phone to UPnP servers / receivers displaying almost all data formats. Movies, music, pictures that are not only received but can also be streamed to other devices such as the PlayStation 3.
GPS Anti-Theft System For The Car
Admittedly, this solution may remind James Bond , but it is possible to permanently locate the car. For this purpose you can connect the Mobile Phone somewhere hidden in the car permanently to the power supply and with software such as Cerberus. Actually, Cerberus is a software to protect or localize the Mobile Phone – so it becomes a lowcost tracker for your car.
Use As a Surveillance Camera
Definitely a great software is the IP Webcam. Software, a few quality settings and the monitor is ready, which you can access via the web browser or the VLC Media Player. Maybe interesting for house, yard and garden. If you also set up your router for port forwarding, the camera can query from anywhere in the world.
Mobile Phone As a Receiver Or Mobile Sound System
Quite honestly, who needs a tuner today? Mobile Phone and half-way reasonable boxes. Already with some radio software – such as TuneIn – you have a world receiver that conjures up the sounds from all parts of the world in the ear.
Mobile Phone As Picture Frame
Most of us are really not great photographers and also in our environment hardly anyone uses a photo-picture frame. If you want to put something like this on your desktop, you will find a lot of picture apps or widgets in the Play Store of Google, which will show you the pictures in different versions on the display.
Mobile Phone As a Baby Monitor
Anyone looking around the Play Store will find dozens of tools to turn the old Mobile Phone into a baby monitor. The Android Mobile Phone is suitable both in terms of sound, as well as in terms of video to the baby phone, whereby fair stress must be emphasized that most Mobile Phones rather have a cam, which is unsuitable at night. Nevertheless: many parents monitor the sleep of the little ones with a Baby phone, which only plays back sound.
AirPlay Sound Receiver For Wireless Music
You have an iPhone, iPad or maybe you manage your music with iTunes? You do not necessarily have to buy an expensive AirPlay system for nearly 80 euros! An old Mobile Phone with Android, an amplifier with boxes and a cable is enough.
Hotspot for WLAN Devices
Your laptop, iPad or tablet has only WLAN and you do not want to buy an expensive, mobile hotspot? No problem! Just use your old Mobile Phone as a hotspot by activating tethering on your device.
Recipient for Google Music
Fan of Google Music? Convert the Mobile Phone to the Google Music server! Connect to the system with a jack-to-RCA cable, you can use the old Android Mobile Phone as a receiver for Google Music. Just take Music Remote on the receiver and the Android Mobile Phone / tablet, which takes over the control. You can run the server on the old Mobile Phone and on the remote control you can tell which Google Music Playlist is to be played. Advantage: Streaming, which is of course great with small memory of the old device.
Download Torrent Files
With BitTorrent or uTorrent, you can easily use the old Android Mobile Phone as a suction station for your torrents. UTorrent and Co support the automatic download via feeds, alternatively you can access via VNC from the computer to the Mobile Phone to enter the downloads there.