The present invention provides systems and methods for transforming cell phones at end of life into new electronic devices such as clocks calculators PDAs remote controls etc. Importantly the systems and methods of the present invention salvage many of the features and electronics of the cell phone that are not associated with the placement and reception of telephone calls. The electronics of the cell phone are repackaged and/or configured to hide the telecommunications options associated with the phone leaving intact or upgrading other features of the phone such as clock calculator storage device etc. In doing so all or most of the components of the cell phone are successfully recycled over more conventional methods that scavenge the phones for precious metals and reusable components.
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