What is Tech Takeout?

  • Tech Takeout is a smorgasbord of gadgets, gizmos, and tools.
  • Browse all devices or by topic below.

How can I checkout a Tech Takeout item?

  • You will need a valid Indian Prairie Library Card.
  • They are available at the 1st Floor Technology Center Desk.
  • Check availability for each device by using the list below.
  • Checkout length varies by device.

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Wi-Fi Hotspot (Funded by the Library Foundation)

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  • Sprint Pocket Wi-Fi can connect up to 10 devices on its network
  • Service is based on Sprint network; connection speeds will differ based on location
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Popular uses: Brings you Wi-Fi internet access at home or while travelling


 Go Pro Hero+

gopro head strap

  • A waterproof action camera that makes it easy to capture and share your world. High-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 frames per second. Includes accessory kit with head and chest strap, extra battery, and tripod.
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Popular uses: documenting your adventures. Hiking, skiing, boating, biking, skydiving...the sky's the limit!


LCD Projectorepsonlcdprojector

  • Compatible with the latest laptops and media players for displaying video, images, or computer data on a screen or other flat surface. 
  • Use with your own laptop or with our projector screen and Chromebook laptop. 
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Popular uses: business presentations; slideshows for weddings, showers, birthdays, or family reunions; creating your own drive-in movie theater in the backyard. 


AJ Portable Projection Screen

Projection Screens

Popular uses: business presentations; slideshows for weddings, showers, birthdays, or family reunions; creating your own drive-in movie theater in the backyard.


samsung chromebook

Samsung Chromebook 3

Popular uses: browsing the internet, accessing Google Docs, note-taking at meetings or conferences, doing presentations.


appletv

Apple TV (4th generation)

Popular uses: streaming movies, mirroring your iPhone or iPad to a television.


chromecast

Chromecast

  • A media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your television.
  • Use your mobile device and the television to cast your favorite TV shows, movies, music, games, and more. Chromecast works with iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, and Chromebook.
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Popular uses: streaming movies, mirroring your smart phone or device to a television.


roku3

Roku

Popular uses: binge watching Netflix, streaming movies. 


 

Intuos Draw Tablet Intuos Draw

Popular uses: Sketch and illustrate using Photoshop, Krita, Inkscape, or Sketchpad


iPad Air 2ipad air 2

Popular uses: taking photos, editing photos, reading ebooks, listening to music, watching YouTube. Almost anything you can do on a computer, you can do on an iPad. Some stuff is even better on a tablet, and it's much easier to travel with.  


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kindle paperwhite front

Kindle Paperwhite eReaders 

Popular uses: a great way to fit 7 books on a plane or in the backseat of your car. 


kindle fire hdx 7

Kindle Fire 7"

Popular uses: reading ebooks, listening to music, watching YouTube. Almost anything you can do on a computer, you can do on a tablet. Some stuff is even better on a tablet, and it's much easier to travel with.


thermalleakdetector

Home Energy Kit - Includes Kill A Watt Energy Meter and a Thermal Leak Detector

Popular uses: discover which appliances are costing you the most on your electric bill, identify drafty areas in your home that could be causing inefficient energy usage. 


vornado 660 air circulator main

Whole Room Air Circulator 

Popular uses: by providing whole room circulation, a Vornado allows you to turn the thermostat up 5°F – saving energy and money – without sacrificing comfort. Can also be used in winter to help circulate warm air.  


fitbit

Fitbit Zip

  • Wearable device that tracks steps, distance covered, and calories burned. 
  • Walk On DVD to help you get in your 10,000 steps a day. 
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Popular uses: Zip is an entry-level fitness tracker. If you've never tried wearable technology, this is a good place to start, and it's perfect for those just trying to reach a certain step goal. 


DeskCycle800

DeskCycle

Popular uses: increases energy levels at work, and burns calories while watching TV, knitting, or reading at home.


cablejumprope

Jump Rope

Popular uses: a great addition to cross training and cardio fitness routines


wolvmini

Film to Digital Converter (Wolverine 7-in-1)

Popular uses: take snapshots of 8mm/Super 8 mm film and recompile into video; converts slides and negatives into digital JPEG for 135, 127, 126 and 110.


wolverinesnap

Slides, Negatives and Photos to Digital Image Converter (Wolverine)

Popular Uses: convert photos up to 5x7, 35mm slides and negatives into digital 20 Megapixel JPEG.


Audio Cassette Tape to Digital Converter (ION Tape Express)ion

Popular Uses: turn your old cassette tapes into MP3s and listen on your computer or portable device.


VHS to DVD Converter toshibaimage

  • Converts VHS tapes to DVD-R or DVD-RW
  • Conversions happen in real-time: It will take 2 hours to transfer 2 hours of video
  • Includes RCA Audio and Video cords
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vupoint

VHS Cassette to Digital Converter (VuPoint)

Popular Uses: turn your old VHS or Beta video cassettes into an MPEG-4 video file. Use the file to watch on your computer or make a DVD.


smartview

SmartView Versa

Handheld magnifier may also connect to television


monomouse

MonoMouse Zoom

Electronic magnifier to connect to your television


readingpen

Reading Pen2

Personal reading assistant reads text you scan by word or by line


soundwizard

HiTec Sound Wizard

A personal amplifier Listening System