Repurpose old gear.

For the record, I love Pandora One.  I can make my own stations, listen to Pandora created stations and it introduces me to new artists daily.

In the studio, I often plug in my phone to the stereo’s mp3 connection and go.  The downsides are I cannot do Instagram BTS shots, my battery gets depleted and it is a drag if a call comes in.  My solution, my first generation  8GB iPhone.

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Note the “No Service” display next to the WiFi display.  My current phone gets freed up and the early iPhone lasts all day on a charge since there is no cellular activity.  

Got an old phone? You can eBay it or make a music server. Enjoy.