One of the largest downsides of living in such a tech-lead world is the amount of waste that comes along with getting rid of old devices. Thankfully, there are a few innovative ways to reuse, recycle, and repurpose your old devices. Here are a few ideas:
Turn your old laptop into a media center
While your old laptop may not be fast or new enough to accomplish your work tasks or to be used for intense gaming, there is no reason why it couldn’t be used for playing music, videos, or simply as an extra screen for your new device.
Turn your old camera into a webcam
Zoom and other types of video calling have become a part of most of our lives. If your laptop or desktop computer does not come with a camera, if for some reason it no longer works, or if you simply want to have a higher-quality video, repurposing your old DSLR will do the trick.
Turn your old cellphone into an e-reader
The new iPhone is pretty amazing, but that doesn’t mean your iPhone X is no good. Keeping it and using it as an e-reader is a great way for avid readers to reduce waste and save money.
Turn your smartphone into a security camera
BY investing in a mount or tripod, your old smartphone can be used for security purposes, as long as the camera is still functional. Once you set it up, you can then view always-on video footage from anywhere using another smartphone.
If all else fails, there is always Gumtree! With millions of potential buyers at your fingertips, you’ll be sure to find the right person to purchase your pre-loved tech devices. Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).