Thanks to some great apps, smartphones and tablets can already do some pretty neat stuff, at least compared to what mobile phones could do a few years ago.
Only the possibility of connecting to the Internet and access to social networks doesn’t please us anymore. Because it has become a new standard to be able to use the smartphone or tablet as a remote control for any device in our homes, from PC and TV to air conditioning and kids toys.
Furthermore, the smartphone or tablet has to communicate with any device in our home, from printer to the security system installed in our homes.
Surprising or not, some mobile phones can even take photos at a better quality than a DSLR photo camera and others can render 3D content at the same level as a semi professional device.
No matter how advanced smartphones and tablets are, there are still things they can’t do. For example, you can’t create audio mixes, but a smartphone or tablet can be the “brain” of a professional device.
So let’s take a look at some cool gadgets that can make our smartphones or tablets more productive
Behringer created a audio mixer around the iPad. The Apple device is both the “brain” as well as the mixer’s power supply. The mixer is available in three versions: IX1642 with 16 channels, IX2442 with 24 channels and IX3242 when 32 channels.
Akai MPC Fly
Akai also thought to transform a iPad into a music tool. MPC Fly is the newest member of the MPC Renaissance family, which was relaunched soon.
StageScape M20D is also a audio mixer, a dock for mobile phones which can also be a equalizer and audio amplifier
For approximately 40 dollars you can purchase a iRig PRE, a device that allows you to connect any professional XLR microphone to your iPhone or iPad.
Do you like to play games on smartphones ? Well, iCade Mobile allows you to transform your iPhone into a joystick.
SmartWatch is capable to communicate with any Android device. It allows you to read text messages, emails, it gives you access to social networks, and many more.
By far, one of the most interesting accessories for smartphones is “Hidden radio & Bluetooth Speaker”.