Monday, December 8, 2014

Low-Tech Hacks for High-Tech Gadgets (29 pics)

Use inexpensive ear plugs to replace a busted earbud.
Keep your charger from breaking so easily with a spring from a pen.
Take selfies using your earbuds!
It’s witchcraft, but it works as long as they’re the kind of earbuds that have a volume +/- button on the cord.
1. Aim the camera with the earbuds plugged in to the phone.
2. Press the volume + button. It’ll minimize selfie-arm (that horrid condition) and make you feel kind of like a middle school photographer, which is always a plus.

Turns out anything can become a smartphone stand, like a cassette case.
Or a gift card.
(Gift cards also make easy earbud holders.)
Back to stands: You can use a wallet.
A hairclip.
Or a toilet paper holder.
Make a tablet stand for 50 cents from a scrap of wood.
Or use Legos.
Suspend your tablet over your bed with coat hangers.
Everyone’s heard of the toilet-paper-roll-iPhonpeaker, but adding Solo cups can really amplify the sound.
Make a solar charger out of an Altoids tin.
Create a charging station so all your gadgets don’t get tangled.
Cut out a cheap and easy charging holder from cardboard.
Or make a pretty one from an old lotion bottle.
Make a TARDIS charging station.
If you don’t need your GPS anymore*, use the stand to hold your sunglasses.
Use a binder clip to make a car stand for your phone.
Make a quick jogging band for your music out of a sock.
Meet your new best friend, Sugru.
Sugru can also cushion a sharp MacBook Air edge.
Use a binder clip to keep your earbuds neat at your desk.
Or, if you have a MacBook, stick them to the screen.
Make an iPad cover out of a composition notebook.
If you happen to have both a busted earbud and a stethoscope, today is your lucky day.
And if the stress of your plugged-in, modern life gets to be too much, crack open a cold one and call it a day.

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