Most modern gentlemen have the entire world at their fingertips by way of a discrete rectangle of plastic, metal and glass that sits in their pockets and is called upon in times of need. Since its invention in 1973 the humble mobile phone has played an increasingly crucial part in how we connect with the world around us. We’re never alone while we have a phone, and while a gentleman’s smartphone can be his best friend, few of us are aware of the untapped potential that lies in this discreet little oblong. It can be transformed into a huge range of things for your amusement, entertainment and yes even profit. Want to know more? Then read on, dear sir!
With just a small addition, your phone can be made to project movies onto a big screen, which (paired with supplementary speakers) can result in a fun and immersive experience for the whole family. You’ve probably already used your phone to stream video from a range of sources at speeds that would be pipedreams a decade ago, but why limit your viewing pleasure to that tiny screen? With a little patience you can construct a retro style projector box that will magnify the image and project it onto your wall or screen. If you can’t be bothered with the DIY approach Luckies of London have created cool and affordable version.
A responsible flutter every now and then is a great way to have fun and make a little extra pocket money. A gaming gentleman can transform his phone into a veritable Monte Carlo with the right apps that make everything from betting on the result of rugby games to virtual fruit machines to roulette tables easy, fun and convenient.
The health conscious gentleman may not have the time or resources to get roped into a lengthy contract at an expensive gym. Fortunately there are a plethora of cheap (or in some cases free) and fun workout apps that can help you to achieve your fitness goals whatever they may be. Whether you’d like to lose fat, build muscle, increase your flexibility or even learn yoga or a martial art, there are apps at your disposal to help you build the world’s cheapest gym in your living room, bedroom, back garden or wherever the mood to get in shape takes you.
A universal TV remote
We all know the irritation of losing a remote to the inaccessible folds of the sofa, hungry pets or mischievous children. This loss can make us behave in a most ungentlemanly way. Fortunately, there are apps that can help you to turn your smartphone into a universal TV remote using its own native infrared port (often called an IR blaster).
But that’s not all. Your phone can turn you into a hero!
If you should find yourself in a situation where a friend, loved one or just an unfortunate member of the public needs first aid, your phone can turn you into a here with the help of the aid of lifesaving apps that can help you to administer a range of different first aid solutions.