You’ve probably noticed plastic pumpkin take root outside homes recently, meaning Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you’re staying in for the night to ignore trick-or-treaters, hosting a party, or heading out, you’ll want to deck your house out for a haunting — even if it’s just to keep unwanted visitors away.
Lame skeletons and corny witch cackles won’t do. Luckily for you, Halloween homewares have gotten a lot more high-tech in recent years. Think holographic illusions, drones, and ghosts and ghouls that seem to appear out of thin air.
Below are some of these highlight Halloween decorations with a difference. Just make sure you order soon if you want them to arrive in time for October 31.
Upgrade your Halloween home below.
DR. J Professional 2800 Brightness Video Projector 1080P Full HD Supported Mini Projector
Perfect for projecting your haunting illusions or for your Halloween movie night in, a projector is a useful thing to have in your home all year round. This mini projector from Dr. J is low cost, comes with a projector screen, has a max native resolution of 800 x 480, a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and a projection display of 32” to 170”, which are very decent specs for the price. If you want to kick your home cinema up a notch, check out our guide here.
For holographic illusions that will scare the shit out of trick-or-treaters and adults alike, AtmosFX makes the best ghostly apparitions around. These digital apparitions come in a few different styles including moving shadows, paintings with eyes that follow you, and ghouls that appear to come out of your wall. To set it up, all you need is the DVD and a DVD-player, or a computer connected to a TV, monitor, or projector.
Alright, so this costume may not be the most high-tech piece, but what better way to show your love of the internet than to dress up as a meme? We’re thinking this would look great as you Naruto run into Area 51.
DJI Spark Mini Drone
If you really want to freak people out, why not create your own ghost drone? Alton Porter’s viral video shows you how, but you’ll first need a quadrocopter. This one from DJI is remote-controlled, flies up to 31mph for 16 minutes, and has a transmission distance of 1.2 miles. It also comes with a wide-angle HD video camera, so you can film your victims as you hover over them.
You’ll find a Google Home or Amazon Alexa in most high-tech Halloween shopping guides, and for good reason. Both come with a handful of hidden Halloween feature easter eggs, which you can enable by going to their respective apps. Besides ordering your Halloween costume using voice assist, both have Halloween trivia games, which can easily be turned into drinking games, ghost stories, and can play spooky sounds throughout the night.
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