Repurpose Old Smartphones
With just a few tweaks, you can customise your old smartphone into a functional tool for your daily needs
It’s a common scenario in many homes, that an old smartphone that is sitting unused in a drawer because a glitzy new model has replaced it. Just because it’s a couple of years old and isn’t the latest anymore, an old smartphone is still a handy minicomputer stuffed with all manners of working sensors, and a few simple steps will transform it into a functional tool that can complement your everyday life.
Dedicated VoIP Device
That old iPod touch or iPhone is a perfectly serviceable Skype, Facetime or Google Hangouts device, and installing it via flexible mount in a place with good lighting is all you need for regular video sessions with parents, distant relatives and the like.