DENVER (TheStreet) -- The Wi-Fi feature on your Android phone can do much more than just speed up your Internet connections or set up a hotspot for your friends.How about turning your phone into a mobile baby monitor? A TV remote? Or using your computer keyboard to type on your phone?
Pros:Simple and cheap mobile baby camera. Cons:Loss of phone while baby sleeps. + BabyCam Monitor, $2.99.
Pros:Get files off a computer from miles away. Cons:Computer must be on; speed depends on Wi-Fi. + Splashtop Remote Desktop, $4.95.
Pros:Fast way to wirelessly transfer a bunch of files phone to PC or other mobile device. Cons:Must be near a computer and on same network. + WiFi Explorer Pro , 99 cents.
Pros:A second remote, easier to type and most apps have extra features. Cons:Not guaranteed. Works only with certain TVs, set-top boxes and devices on same home network. + LG networked TVs (or try this one). + Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players . + Panasonic Viera . + Google TV . + Dish Network . + DirecTV . + Time Warner Cable . + Comcast Xfinity TV . + Verizon FiOS . + TiVo . + Roku: Just released an iPhone app but doesn't have one yet for Android. There are third-party Roku remotes you can try.