If you’re like most people, you can’t bear to part with your old technology, even after you upgrade to the newest model. If you’ve recently gotten the latest and greatest iPad, and find yourself unsure of what to do with your old one, here are some ideas:
Between apps like Calibre, the Kindle App, and ComiXology; storing a lifetime supply of books on your old iPad is just a few clicks away. An iPad makes an excellent e-reader, and you’ll never have store or lug around reading material again. And of course, it’s portable, so it can go with you wherever you are, whenever you need it, too.
Dedicated Kitchen Helper
Take advantage of your home’s wireless connectivity to access the hundreds of thousands of recipes online, and never again be frantically flipping through the pages of a book. The touch screen will come in handy here too, allowing you to scroll and zoom as needed to create culinary perfection. The iPad is a perfect kitchen companion.
Hook your old iPad up to a docking station or plug in some quality speakers, and you’ve got one of the most versatile entertainment centers in existence. You can stream music from providers such as Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, and more. Even better, your friends can log in and access their own custom playlists, making it perfect for parties and other gatherings.
A Second Monitor
If you’re looking for a simple way to get a second monitor for your desktop, look no further than your old iPad. This can come in especially handy if you find yourself needing additional screen real estate. All you need is the app called “Air Display” which will cost you about ten dollars in the App Store. Adding an extra screen to your laptop or desktop is a wonderful addition and a great way to extend the life of your old unit.
You know how the kids can be on a long trip. One way to eliminate the boredom and nagging is to keep your old iPad in your car. No matter whether you are going on vacation or just down the road, you’ll have plenty of entertainment options to keep them occupied and help pass the time. From games to movies and music to books, having an iPad in the car makes getting wherever you are going, a less stressful and more fun endeavor.
As you can see there really is no reason to get rid of that old iPad. There are plenty of great options available that will greatly extend its useful life.