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28 Low-Tech Hacks For Your High-Tech Gadgets

It doesn’t have to take your life savings or a soldering iron to make using all those fancy electronics so much better.

Low Tech Hacks

1. Use inexpensive ear plugs to replace a busted earbud.

Low Tech Hacks

2. Keep your charger from breaking so easily with a spring from a pen.

Low Tech Hacks

THIS IS THE ACTUAL BANE OF MY EXISTENCE. I HAVE LOST TOO MANY GOOD CHARGERS THIS WAY.

3. Take selfies using your earbuds!

Low Tech Hacks

It’s witchcraft, but it works as long as they’re the kind of earbuds that have a volume +/- button on the cord.

1. Aim the camera with the earbuds plugged in to the phone.

2. Press the volume + button. It’ll minimize selfie-arm (that horrid condition) and make you feel kind of like a middle school photographer, which is always a plus.

4. Turns out anything can become a smartphone stand, like a cassette case.

Low Tech Hacks

You know, because you have so many of them lying around.

5. Or a gift card.

Low Tech Hacks

Either one you’ve already used or one you’ll never use. (Heyyy, Chico’s.) Here’s how to do it.

6. (Gift cards also make easy earbud holders.)

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Directions here.

7. Back to stands: You can use a wallet.

Low Tech Hacks

8. A hairclip.

Low Tech Hacks

9. Or a toilet paper holder.

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This is mad necessary.

10. Make a tablet stand for 50 cents from a scrap of wood.

Low Tech Hacks

Get the tutorial here.

11. Or use Legos.

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12. Suspend your tablet over your bed with coat hangers.

Low Tech Hacks

Bunk bed semi-necessary.

13. Everyone’s heard of the toilet-paper-roll-iPhone-speaker, but adding Solo cups can really amplify the sound.

Low Tech Hacks

Plus it looks so effing sweet.

14. Make a solar charger out of an Altoids tin.

Low Tech Hacks

Directions here.

15. Create a charging station so all your gadgets don’t get tangled.

Low Tech Hacks

Here is how.

16. Cut out a cheap and easy charging holder from cardboard.

Low Tech Hacks

Your precious baby shouldn’t have to lie on the floor. Directions here.

17. Or make a pretty one from an old lotion bottle.

Low Tech Hacks

Here is how.

18. Make a TARDIS charging station.

Low Tech Hacks

Directions here.

19. If you don’t need your GPS anymore*, use the stand to hold your sunglasses.

Low Tech Hacks

*Either because your smartphone has rendered it redundant, or because you’re just so geographically savvy you don’t need directions from a tinny Australian dude.

20. Use a binder clip to make a car stand for your phone.

Use a binder clip to make a car stand for your phone.

Here is how.

21. Make a quick jogging band for your music out of a sock.

Make a quick jogging band for your music out of a sock.

Directions here.

22. Meet your new best friend, Sugru.

Meet your new best friend, Sugru.

It’s like tech Silly Putty for grownups and it can help you customize cheap earbuds to fit your ears.

23. Sugru can also cushion a sharp MacBook Air edge.

Sugru can also cushion a sharp MacBook Air edge.

This probably qualifies as a pressing first world problem but life is short; keep your wrists comfy.

24. Use a binder clip to keep your earbuds neat at your desk.

Use a binder clip to keep your earbuds neat at your desk.

25. Or, if you have a MacBook, stick them to the screen.

Or, if you have a MacBook, stick them to the screen.

EVEN MORE WITCHCRAFT.

26. Make an iPad cover out of a composition notebook.

Make an iPad cover out of a composition notebook.

You’ll trick all the Luddites.

27. If you happen to have both a busted earbud and a stethoscope, today is your lucky day.

If you happen to have both a busted earbud and a stethoscope, today is your lucky day.

According to Reddit, it’ll do just the trick.

28. And if the stress of your plugged-in, modern life gets to be too much, crack open a cold one and call it a day.

And if the stress of your plugged-in, modern life gets to be too much, crack open a cold one and call it a day.

Thanks, Apple!

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