5 Hacks to Bring Your Tablet Back to Life

5 Hacks to Bring Your Tablet Back to Life

Just got a new tablet from the holidays? Wondering if you should send your old one to the farm? Well have no worries, here are 5 cool hacks to make use of an old tablet that you don’t use anymore.

 

A Second Desktop Monitor

There are so many situations in which two things are better: Two plates of nachos, two houses, two dogs and now: two monitors.

With just a simple app, you’ll be able to extend your workspace in no time.

iPad – Duet Display: https://www.duetdisplay.com/

 

A Budget Voice Control Hub

Want the modern convenience of yelling your thoughts out to a virtual assistant but can’t justify the price tag on the HomePod or Google Home?

Well aside from the 360-degree speaker and the improved microphone, your smartphone or tablet can pretty much do the same thing. With the same voice commands and service tie in, an old tablet can be used to simulate virtual assistant response.

 

A Dedicated Multimedia Control Panel

In the age of Chromecast, Roku and Apple TV, we are now moving away from traditional cable TV on to on-demand content. The unused tablet can be a replacement remote control which allows for quick and easy way to control your Netflix, Spotify or Pandora steaming. The screen is much larger than your smartphone and the flat screen as well as the light weight makes it easy to store and use.

An unused tablet is always perfect for those comfy nights with the whole family snuggled on the couch.

 

A Budget Baby Monitor

With just WIFI, camera, and a microphone, anybody can repurpose their unused tablets to be a fairly decent budget baby monitor. It may not be a complete replacement for a baby monitor but for those tight on budget, the unused tablet can also do the job fine.

Dormi – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sleekbit.dormi

 

Home Automation on the Cheap

If your home is filled to the brim with smart appliances such as the Nest thermostat, Philips Hue bulbs or even a Griffin Connected Toaster, you’re probably already using your smartphone to control some if not all of your devices.

So why not install all those connected apps on to your tablet, plug it in and mount it on your wall? Now instead of a coaster, you have a smart hub to control your house.

 

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