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Old tablet? Here are 8 ways to benefit from it

old tabletIf you have a previous generation tablet lying around, and your itching to buy the new iPad Pro or the latest Samsung Galaxy View, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to benefit from that old tablet!

Sell it!

Who doesn’t like to make some extra cash? Gadget Ninja offers a consignment service, which allows you to sell your device safely and with little hassle. No awkward meet-ups or concerns about having erased your sensitive data securely.

Universal remote control

That’s right – you can turn your tablet into a universal remote. Centralize your entertainment control options in one place for a clutter free experience. You can control multiple devices with your tablet, such as Chromecast, Apple TV, and other smart home electronics. Go to your device’s App Store to find various free and purchasable universal remote applications.

Smart Cookbook

Keeping track of all our recipes is a hassle – especially when so many of our recipes come from online sources these days! So, why not keep your old iPad in the kitchen – you”ll never have to go searching through the pantry for a recipe again? There are countless apps out there to help you both save your old recipes and find new ones!

Backup drive

If you are like most of us, it feels as though the storage drive on your computer contains your entire life, if not just an immense quantity of personal and valuable data, ranging from home finances to family photos. While having a cloud based backup on your computer is advisable, it is always a good idea to have an external drive as well to keep your files safe. There are plenty of apps out there to turn your tablet into a wireless backup server, so that a copy of your files is always safely stored.

Security camera

Security devices can be pricey; however, you can avoid these costs by turning  your tablet into a security camera. While this does require initial set-up, once you have determined the placement of your device,  your simple and cost-efficient security camera will be ready to go.

Party “photo booth”

Photo booths can create lasting memories at celebrations and parties; however, renting them for such events is expensive. Turn your tablet in to portable photo booth, or photo station at your next birthday, anniversary or wedding!

Digital photo frame

If you love to see your photos, but don’t want to spend all day flipping through them, then using your old tablet as digital photo frame is a great way to decorate a room and have access to your favorite photos. There are also countless apps dedicated to slide shows, so the only challenge will be picking which photos to share!

Portable, personal library

If you have a large library, books can take up a lot of space on your device. So, why not dedicated the space on your old tablet just to books?