We have already seen 12 cool ways of using your old Android smartphone, now we will see six ways of using your old Android tablet. This will be very useful if you have purchased a new tab and you don't want to simply dump the old one.
With the features such as processing word documents, browsing the web, and offline GPS navigation, your old Android tablet might be more useful than what you actually think it could be.
Use it for DSLR Tethering
If you are a DSLR photographer, you might have seen videos where the professionals have their camera connected to a laptop to view the previews of their shots in real time. The same can be done with your Android tablet by downloading the DSLR Dashboard app available on Play Store and an OTG cable.
Use it as a Second Monitor
Of course, most tablets are smaller than 10 inches, so using them as a second monitor might not make sense to you. But, you can do it if the tab has a great screen estate. If you do not need a lot of extra space, your tab can be the second monitor.
Download the Splashtop Extended Display HD app that connects the tab to your computer using Wi-Fi to make it the second display. For a personal use, this will cost $5.
As a Security Camera
You can take advantage of the camera in your old smartphone by using it as a Wi-Fi security camera to protect your home. There are apps such as IP Webcam is available on the Play Store for free and it can turn your tab into a camera that will stream to any device on the network with a web browser or media player.
For Cooking Instructions
If you like to try out new recipes regularly, you can use your old Android tablet to pull up a recipe whenever you are planning to experiment. Use Evernote to clip a recipe and mount the tab on a traditional cookbook holder for comfortable viewing.
Smart Home Automation
Imagine your tab being able to dim the lights, turn the appliances on and off, adjust the thermostat, lock and unlock the doors or open and close the window shades. This smart automation is possible and it is possible with sensors and controls.
For Streaming to the Television
Android tablets are great to watch movies and TV shows with 8 to 10 inch displays. You can stream to a physical television using your Android tablet. If the tab is HDMI capable, you can connect it directly to your TV.
You can also use Google Chromecast to stream over Wi-Fi. It is more convenient as it involves no cables or adapters. You can install XBMC for Android and expand your access to media of any kind.