Uses for old iPod Touches

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  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    After trying to consolidate my devices so my pockets wouldn't feel heavy, I have my iPod Touch that is not going to be used. I might sell it, as well as a dock (that was £80, $112) but for now, I'm going to keep it. But, I also want to use it at home for when my phone battery dies. What should I do with it? Suggestions are needed so please reply.
     
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  3. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly, I don't have a car :(
     
  4. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

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    I have one old Touch that we use predominantly as a Remote for iTunes and AppleTV. Another, even older, model is in my car so I can listen to podcasts while driving.
     
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  6. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Don't have them either, but is it possible I could turn it into a streamer for my TV?
     
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    I keep my old iPod touch on charge for when I have to restore the new iPod touch when it starts getting wonky. Also, it's handy to take on flights so my wife can play Bejeweled.
     
  8. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I used an old ipod in the bathroom for a long time, was always worried to take my nice Iphone in there due to steam possibly giving it water damage.

    now I just have a bluetooth radio that i use in there now and connect it from another room.
     
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    I have one mounted to the wall next to the front door constantly showing the weather app.
     
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    My 64GB 4G is my main music player in my truck running iOS 4.2 for max space and speed since I don't use any apps. The battery can be a bit wonky as far as it's gauge, but I charge it about once a week or so.

    But I also have an 8GB 2G (MB) that I put Whited00r 7 on and use in an iHome to stream Pandora in the kitchen/living room. Works great for that purpose, and has access to older iOS 3 apps and games for the kids. :cool:
     
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  12. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Don't like paperweights aha, already hav a collection of em!
     
  13. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    You answered your own question:

    But, I also want to use it at home for when my phone battery dies.

    The Touch can double as a phone with the right texting app. We use it that way quite often - so long as WiFi is available.
     
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    I use my 2nd gen to stream music from YouTube. Given the right cheap earbuds and music, it still knocks my socks off.
     
  16. frank.deale macrumors regular

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    Its a great alarm clock and the timer and stopwatch functions are used heavily in this house.
     
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    Mine looks pretty in my drawer, next to all my other outdated technology.
     
  18. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    I use my touch to exclusively play .flac audio for on the go/in car use. I didn't want to clog up my phone with the large audio files. I also like the iPod Touch 5 slenderness, a nice change from the iPhone 5 at times.
     

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