Let’s admit something – we cannot do anything without gadgets today! Since the early 21st century, the significant development of communication technologies has forced us to depend on electronic products, right from PCs to smartphones.
Obviously, there are many drawbacks to development, and one of them is excessive spending habits. Electronic devices wear-off super-fast due to the constant evolution of tech tools, to the extent that we have to change them every couple of years.
However, what if we say that you can make use of those washed-up tools? Yes, with some spare time to kill and an unused phone, everyone can create the latest tech devices using those “junk.”
From CCTV to a second monitor, here are several tricks that you should know on how to exploit the old-school technology and gain substantial benefits from it.
A DIY Home Camera Using Smartphones
DIY camera using a smartphone
Feel unsafe every time you leave your house? Please don’t buy a new, expensive camera as you can use an old phone and transform it into one!
All you need is a smartphone or tablet, a charger, and an electric socket. Some Android-based applications enable you to record videos continuously – just like the CCTV does.
To make one, first, place your phone near the electric socket with a good view (the camera covers all sides of the room). Then, open the app and charge your phone. A DIY home camera is ready to use!
Archive Your Old Paper Photos to the Internet
Keep a backup of your old photos on the internet
Organizing photos and old videos can sometimes be tiring, not to mention, how awful the durability of the old paper and cassette is. Nonetheless, you can save all of them on your cloud today.
Many companies offer to digitize your paper-based memories into computer files, and it’s pretty handy for us – fellow lazy folks. Moreover, they can send pictures and videos to your email so that everyone can access them easily. It’s time to say goodbye to the crumpled paper pictures!
A Second Monitor Using Your Washed-Up Tab, Why Not?
Consider using a second monitor
There are many advantages of using the old tablet rather than selling it at an unfavorable price. If you know the way, the old, rusty, and laggy iPad can become an additional monitor!
Some applications (i.e., Duet Display) can mirror your PC display into another device. Once it is installed, one has to plug in the tab into the main gadget, and voila, it’s done! Now, you have two different monitors that will ease up your daily work.
See, it’s not so hard, right? With only a simple app, worn-off electronics stuff, and tons of creativity, everyone can enjoy the latest tech without draining money!