1. don_poky's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have almost 6 BlackBerry PlayBooks lying in my closet (dust-free). I want to make some use of it. I also have BlackBerry PlayBook keyboard with mouse touchpad. So I found this guy at reddit using his tablet for home automation. It's cool but my house isn't ready for this stuff yet.

    Want to know what you guys doing with PlayBooks. Can someone develop an app like this for home automation, a dashboard where it may help to start my day without touching the screen. Like a dashboard shows new emails, appointments, weather, reminders, news updates, etc in a screen.

    My ideas:
    Photo album hanging on wall or side table.
    Framed PlayBook with hdmi connected to TV. Connected to home-theatre via bluetooth (BlackBerry Music Gateway).

    Link - https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/65lbzb
    04-16-17 03:42 PM
  2. Zeddepher's Avatar
    Paperweight
    Wheel Chock
    Door Stop
    Boot Scrape
    Archery Target
    ...
    04-16-17 03:46 PM
  3. don_poky's Avatar
    Haha

    Well, any rooting, experiments with OS, I can volunteer.
    04-16-17 03:51 PM
  4. bob_tn's Avatar
    I use one of mine as a radio or music player in my workshop area.
    The speakers sound much better than an android tablet I also have, and if I want I connect to a set of external powered speakers.
    I use the Neutron player app and have been very happy with it. Plus it is still being updated by the developer.

    Unfortunately you'll probably get some more smarta$$ answers like above. IMO if the PlayBook still works and there is an app still available that allows you to keep using it... why not.


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    04-17-17 12:36 PM
  5. thurask's Avatar
    04-17-17 12:46 PM
  6. don_poky's Avatar
    Thanks. I might be doing that. I want Playbook to be a wall clock for my room and Multimedia player like movies, music, etc.

    Yeah love the speakers.
    04-17-17 12:48 PM
  7. forrestishmael's Avatar
    6 PBs? Really?

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    nealjane likes this.
    04-17-17 01:14 PM
  8. jmr1015's Avatar
    Live Picture frame/Slide show
    04-17-17 01:36 PM
  9. don_poky's Avatar
    If I add 4 more from my cafe (SkyPark Cafe) then I'll have more.
    04-17-17 02:41 PM
  10. don_poky's Avatar
    Ya. In my list.

    Thanks.
    04-17-17 02:41 PM
  11. forrestishmael's Avatar
    Why do you have so many? Lol

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    04-17-17 05:11 PM
  12. ominaxe's Avatar
    Portfolio is the only thing mine's used for now.
    04-17-17 05:21 PM
  13. don_poky's Avatar
    Thought every family member would love one.
    04-18-17 01:52 AM
  14. howarmat's Avatar
    Default answer....Paperweight or doorstop
    04-18-17 02:27 AM
  15. Bertie Bear's Avatar
    Ignore the not so smart arse replies & refer instead to the "Anyone still actively using their Playbook?" thread.
    04-18-17 01:24 PM
  16. forrestishmael's Avatar
    Thought every family member would love one.
    Lol but they didn't?

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    04-18-17 04:08 PM
  17. Imperial Technical's Avatar
    I now have three as their 5MP camera and auto sync cloud access through "SME" makes for a very affordable device to document the building of our controller assemblies. It does what I need it to do.

    Mark
    don_poky likes this.
    04-18-17 05:13 PM
  18. sebstarr's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have almost 6 BlackBerry PlayBooks lying in my closet (dust-free). I want to make some use of it. I also have BlackBerry PlayBook keyboard with mouse touchpad. So I found this guy at reddit using his tablet for home automation. It's cool but my house isn't ready for this stuff yet.

    Want to know what you guys doing with PlayBooks. Can someone develop an app like this for home automation, a dashboard where it may help to start my day without touching the screen. Like a dashboard shows new emails, appointments, weather, reminders, news updates, etc in a screen.

    My ideas:
    Photo album hanging on wall or side table.
    Framed PlayBook with hdmi connected to TV. Connected to home-theatre via bluetooth (BlackBerry Music Gateway).

    Link - https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/65lbzb
    I have kobo, eReader app and sideloaded kindle, moon reader and flip board on it and use it as my eReader for all my books. Works great!

    It is also my travel media device. Load it up with books and movies and music and link it to hotel tvs via micro hdmi cable.

    I use my PlayBook more than my Samsung tab.

    If it bricks I don't care. I'm rough with it and it still keeps on working.
    04-18-17 06:15 PM
  19. mcstravi's Avatar
    I still have 2 of them. They are great for movies on the plane or in the car. Also good as an eReader.

    Posted via CB10
    04-18-17 07:26 PM
  20. don_poky's Avatar
    Well... not for long.
    04-18-17 11:49 PM

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