Mobile phones have become a very important part of our lives these days. These nifty little gadgets keep us connected with our friends and family at all times and also help us at work as an excellent tool for communication. Not to forget, we also find in them a great source of information and entertainment for ourselves.
With a new smart phone in the market every 6 months or so, most of us find ourselves buying new smart phones for ourselves quite often. That is when we are left thinking what to do with our old mobile phone. Some of us may decide to give it away, sell it off and even recycle it however we are here to share with you today some of the most out of the box uses for your old (or new) mobile phone.
- Breath Analyser
This one is for all iPhone users, if you have ever wondered whether there was a way to confirm if you are drunk enough not to sit behind the steering wheel, you can now use your iPhone as a breath analyser. Yes, that’s right! As crazy as it sounds, it is now possible.
All that you need is an iPhone and an attachment called the iBreath. When attached with your iPhone, iBreath becomes the perfect tool to analyze whether you should be driving or not after those long night parties.
- Bulletproof Vest
Now, this one is outrageous to some extent however the truth. Your mobile phone can sometimes even act as your very own bulletproof vest and save your life. Take the case of one R. J. Richard, whose life was saved by his mobile phone that was clipped to his overalls at the time when he was on his ride-on lawnmower and happened to be hit by a 0.45 calibre bullet.
The bullet happened to hit his mobile phone and left him unscratched saving his life. So, don’t ever forget to carry your mobile phone on you the next time you rush out.
- Medical Handbook
We all know that our mobile phones have become exceptional sources of information for us whenever we need to find something. While for most of us, our mobile phoneis a perfect way to get our favourite news, videos, movies, places of interest etc, for a teenage boy in Congo, it turned out to be a life saver.
David Nott, a surgeon from Britain, was successfully able to amputate the arm of this teenage boy only using the instructions he had received via text message on his mobile phone. Had it not been for his phone, a young man could have lost his life that day.
It is always a good idea to keep your mobile phone loaded with a medical dictionary or maybe a survival guide if you are into travelling to all the different parts of the world.
- Prison Currency
We don’t want you to plan this, however if ever you were to end up in a prison, you would find that the hottest commodities there are no longer the usual contraband items such as cigarettes etc. Inmates these days want to stay connected with the rest of the world as much as you and I would want to.
So, mobile phones are big rage within the prisons as well. That shouldn’t come as a surprise though since they are the best tool one can have to communicate with everyone else not in prison with you.