A month or so ago, Louie and I got new Smart Phones. We had enough reward points to upgrade early, so we each got a new Samsung Galaxy S4. I bought a couple phone covers that I switch often. I use a purple one like this one on weekdays, and the ‘quilty’ one below, I use mostly on the weekends. I don’t want to scratch the design off it, and it is not as ‘rubbery’ as the purple one, so I wouldn’t want it to ‘slide’ off anything and hit the floor.
The other day at work, I was only able to listen to our local radio station, (I work in a big metal building, which means poor reception). That radio station is OK most days, except for when they are airing a Cardinals game. I’m not a fan of any sport, so please understand….I’m not bashing any team. I just don’t want to listen to a live broadcast of a ball game. I got to thinking…which can be a dangerous thing, sometimes!!! I started thinking about my old Blackberry phone that was just sitting around…..lonely. My blackberry was a nice phone, and I had a hard time thinking that it was just going to be thrown out sometime in the future, like all my previous smart phones. I started wondering if I could use it to play music, if I used a wi-fi signal. A lot of people at work use their smart phones with an auxiliary cord, and plug them into a radio that has an auxiliary jack. My radio at work does not have the jack. I have two other radios here that I could take to work, but they don’t have an auxiliary jacks either! Well, I thought before I got too excited, I should check to see if my old Blackberry would work this way. I came home, and dug out the BB and put it on the charger. As soon as it was charged, I enabled the wi-fi again, and downloaded the Slacker Radio app for Blackberry. I had music!!!!
Last night, I was shopping online to find a radio to buy to take to work that had an auxiliary jack. I found one, and will probably be buying it this weekend at the store. I also need to buy a cable, BUT this morning, I enabled the bluetooth and paired my BB phone with my Bose wireless speaker. I am enjoying listening to Air1 radio. I don’t want to take my wireless speaker to work, as the speaker if pretty large. Also, the parts I work with are oily, and I wear rubber gloves. A much less expensive radio will work just fine.
UPDATE: I didn’t buy the boom box. I bought a Bose Mini wireless speaker. (My enabler talked me into it!) NOT AT ALL what I was going to buy, but I can use either my old (or new) phone with tunein, or my ipod with bluetooth. Since it is much smaller, it should work good. I bought a protective cover for it, and a case to put it in. I also bought a small case to put both my phone and ipod in (not shown). These will NOT be left out at work when I go home for the day, but rather transported back and forth to work, or HIDDEN from second shift.
I know most or all of you already knew you could do this, but I am just so thrilled about this! I knew I could do this with my Nook HD+, but didn’t want to take that to work either. I have a Nook Color that I take to work to read my books on breaks, but I don’t think that would work as well either. I am just so happy my old phone won’t be sitting in a drawer anymore, and it is not hooked up to cellular service, so it’s free with just a wi-fi signal, which I can get at work. I just had to disable the settings on the phone for cellular service so the phone would not be searching for a cellular signal constantly and draining the battery. I can use it to surf the internet too! It’s basically like a mini computer!
Who knew? Not me!
Have a great weekend!!!