What to do with an old iPod touch?
December 31, 2012 8:12 AM Subscribe
I have an iPod Touch 4G 8GB. Since I've moved from iTunes / MP3's towards subscription-based services, I've been using it less and less. What are some projects to make it useful again?
posted by ista to Technology (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have in my possession: TV w/ HDMI input, 2.1 speaker system w/ audio input jack, Windows desktop w/ wifi + HDMI output, iPad 2G, Android phone, subscription to Amazon Prime, subscription to Rhapsody (soon to be Spotify if they can't get their act together and develop a real iPad app... ahem.)
I'm not interested in "turn it into an eReader/game player/portable wikipedia!"-- I already have all that capability without hauling another gadget around. I have a couple ideas and questions below, but I'm open to any other creative suggestions.
1. First thought is a media device a la Apple TV, using an Apple-to-HDMI cable. Can this be done? Will the image quality suffer vs. running an HDMI cable from my desktop? Will it support Amazon Prime streaming? What about YouTube?
2. Music hub for the speakers. Are there any apps or hacks that would allow me to stream or control the music from iPad/desktop/phone wirelessly, keeping the Touch plugged into the speakers?
3. Last thought is an alarm clock. Are there any really great paid clock apps out there?
Thanks in advance.