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旧iPhone最巧妙的10种用途

Reuters 2014年09月26日

当然,你可以把你的旧iPhone卖了、送人了或者当废品处理了,但这里我们有10个更好的处置办法。

    鉴于新款iPhone 6在上市后的最初几天内,就被订购了大约1,000万部,许许多多的旧iPhone注定要被扔进垃圾堆。当然,你可以出售、捐赠或回收你的旧iPhone,但还可以有更好的处置办法。

    一个富有创意的例子发生在美国的密苏里科技大学(Missouri University of Science and Technology),这里有一堂生物课正在把旧iPhone改装成显微镜来使用。利用价值不到10美元的零部件,便可将这些旧手机安装在一片透镜上,把观察对象放大到原始大小的175倍。

    网站GottaBeMobile.com的编辑乔什•史密斯说,即便是屏幕破裂的旧手机也可以被赋予新的用途:“事实上,唯一限制你的只有自己的想象力。”

    以下是旧iPhones的10种巧妙又廉价的用途。

    时钟

    把旧手机安设在一个接口坞或支架上,并且使用一款时钟应用程序。借助于《标准时间》(Standard Time)这款应用程序(3.99美元),你就会拥有一款与众不同的时钟。使用这款应用程序后,你的时钟就会变成一部不间断的延时视频,画面显示建筑工人不断地把几段木材摆成表示实际时间的形状。加州奥克兰的一位营销主管、现年47岁的肖恩•罗伯茨说:“这很有吸引力。”

    你还可以灵活设置闹钟,并且在你睡觉时让手机播放舒缓的白噪音。此外,如果把它放在离床足够近的地方,它还可以被用作睡眠追踪器,当然这要利用像SleepBot(免费)这样的一款应用程序。

    在汽车内播放音乐

    带上你的音乐库一起上路吧。部分汽车配备了用于iPhone的对接口,而且还有仪表屏,所以你可以以免提方式浏览音乐选择。或者,你也可以用汽车里的点烟器来给手机提供电力。

    遥控器

    电视机、扬声器及其他设备现在都有相应的应用程序,让用户能够把iPhone变成时尚遥控器。加州纳帕的卡姆•莱曼现年42岁,他在收到iPhone 5之后,便把自己的iPhone 4改成遥控器,来控制他的家用音响系统。莱曼可以在家里的各个角落控制音响系统的音频水平,并且使用不同的音乐服务。

    监控系统

    应用程序可以把一部可接入WiFi的旧iPhone变成一个监控摄像头兼动作检测器。作为一款免费应用程序,Presence提供你想要监视地区的实时监控视频。此外,你还可以把它设置成检测到动作的同时开始录制视频剪辑。

    只要购置一款价格大约为100美元的机械观测支架,你就可以让这个监控摄像头转动360度,而不需要一直保持固定视域。

    With about 10 million new iPhone 6s ordered in the initial days on the market, a whole lot of old iPhones are destined for the scrap heap. Sure, you could sell, donate or recycle your old Apple iPhone, but you probably will not. And there are better things to do with it.

    One creative example: At the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a biology class is making old iPhones into microscopes. Using less than $10 worth of supplies, the old phones are mounted onto a lens and can magnify an object to 175 times its size.

    Even an old phone with a cracked screen can be repurposed, says Josh Smith, editor of GottaBeMobile.com. “You’re only really limited by your imagination,” Smith says.

    Here are 10 smart – and cheap – uses for old iPhones.

    Clock

    Set your old phone on a dock or a stand and use a clock app. With Standard Time ($3.99), you will have a timepiece unlike any other. With this app, your clock is a non-stop time lapse video of construction workers switching out pieces of lumber to shape the actual time. “It’s mesmerizing,” says Shawn Roberts, 47, an Oakland, California, marketing executive.

    You can also set up flexible alarms and get the phone to play soothing white noise as you go to sleep. Set it close enough to the bed, and it can be a sleep tracker, too, with an app like SleepBot (free).

    Music for your car

    Take your music library on the road. Some cars come equipped with docking ports for iPhones and have dashboard screens so you can navigate your musical options hands-free. Or you can just use the cigarette lighter for power.

    Remote Control

    Televisions, speakers and other devices now have apps that allow users to make their iPhones into sleek remotes. Carm Lyman, 42, of Napa, California, converted his iPhone 4 into a remote for his household sound system after his iPhone 5 arrived. Lyman can control the audio levels and activate speakers in various parts of his home as well as access different music services.

    Surveillance System

    Apps can convert an old iPhone that has access to WiFi into a surveillance camera and motion detector. Presence, which is a free app, provides a live stream from the area you want to monitor. You can set it up to record video clips when it detects motion, too.

    If you buy a robotic viewing stand for about $100, you can move the camera 360 degrees rather than stick with a stationary view.

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