Our favorite uses for Tablets
Tablets have made many electronic devices obsolete, but can replace so much more than your calculator and mp3 player. Below we’ve compiled our top 5 uses for tablets, and you might be surprised by some of the things you can do! So lets begin.
If you’re in college (or even just need to take a lot of notes at work), a tablet actually makes a pretty good note-taker. Tablets are handy because they’re so portable, While they don’t offer the professional standard of Microsoft word windows version, they have a wide range of note-taking functions. These range from making annotations in books and articles, highlighting features in Google Books, and various other features offered by apps such as Microsoft Word (for Android), Evernote, Drafts, and OneNote available, you can do more with your notes than you ever could on paper.
If you don’t like using the onscreen keyboard, consider buying a keyboard case. Alternatively, there are tablets like Asus Zenpad 10, which come with a keyboard.
Use it for Music & TV
Imagine the having a home cinema that fits in your backpack. You can bring it over to your friends’ house for the Game of Thrones finale, have a youtube binge, or stream some Netflix on a whim. All you need is a tablet and the right apps and accessories. This could involve using a mini HDMI lead, an MHL cable or screen casting using chromecast.
Plus, it’s great for when you have those same cravings at the airport or while you’re out with no access to a TV. There’s no need to bring dozens of DVDs for your kids on long journey, instead why not attach your tablet to the back of a car headrest for kids to watch movies and television shows. You can find lots of different mounting systems on Amazon.
Turn you Tablet into a Retro Game console
And what about gaming? Aside from the millions of games on the play store, there are emulators you can download from a google search which let you turn your tablet into a game console. Miss your old Super Nintendo? Download the emulator and some super Mario game files and you travel back in time. And if you have old Wii remote lying around, there’s also an app you can download to connect those to your tablet!
Read an article on How to convert your tablet to a Game Console here.
Use your tablet as a Cash Register
If you have a small business, you can use your tablet as a cash register. One option is the free Paypal card reader so that any payments go right into your Paypal account. I’ve also heard great things about Square.
Another cheap hack for your business could be to use an app like DSLR Dashboard and a USB OTG cable to control your DSLR camera from your tablet.
Use it as a second Monitor
Ever felt like there’s not enough room to fit everything you need on one monitor? Using a second monitor is the solution. It’s convenient, and lets you keep an eye on more windows at once, so none of those important interruptions go unanswered. But these day, portability is very important. The whole multi-monitor thing sort of ties you down. It’s not like you’re going to lug around a monitor to use as a display with your laptop. So why not use your tablet? You can hook your tablet up to your computer easily with the right app. Mashable has the simple instructions.