Halloween is becoming an increasingly popular holiday to celebrate in the UK, even if the fervour for it is not as strong here as it is in the US. It’s not just a fun occasion for kids, but is also something that adults are embracing, with fancy dress parties and get-togethers that recognise the spookier side of life. Here are just a few cool and creepy gadgets to consider buying, as you prepare for Halloween this year.
Skull Candy Grind Wireless headphones
There’s nothing spookier or more appropriate for the Halloween season than a skeleton, so if you are on the lookout for some new headphones, then picking this pair is a good idea. The company’s logo, which is of course a skull, is emblazoned proudly on the support strap. These wireless Bluetooth headphones are also impressively versatile, with a built-in microphone allowing them to double up as a hands-free calling headset when you have them synchronised with your smartphone. Many different colours are available, allowing you to pick the one you deem to be the spookiest. You can pop them on and listen to The Monster Mash in peace.
Gourmet Gadgetry Candy Floss Maker
Candy floss is not necessarily the spookiest of substances in its natural state. But if you invest in your own candy floss maker to use at home, you can up the ante by adding a few splashes of red food colouring. You can then whip up some soft, chewy brains to feed to little zombies when the big day arrives. This machine from Gourmet Gadgetry is surprisingly affordable and also makes for a fun activity to experience with the kids.
Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents Magazine
This isn’t a gadget in its own right, but an app that you can download for iPhone and iPad. It’s a great way to turn your mobile or tablet of choice into a spooky, kid-friendly activity centre. You may not want to let your kids loose with sharp knives on an actual pumpkin, but with this fun and intuitive app, they can carve away at a digital representation of one, experimenting with imaginative designs, then share it with friends and family via email or social media.
If you want a serious gadget-lover’s option to keep you entertained this Halloween, then it is a great idea to invest in the brand new PlayStation VR headset from Sony. All you need is a PlayStation 4 to plug it into and you can start enjoying some of the most immersive and undoubtedly spooky virtual reality experiences currently available. Be aware that the upfront cost for this gadget is steep and it is worth investing in the bundle which comes with the Move controllers and camera. However, if you do invest in a PlayStation VR, then you will be able to enter the living nightmare that is Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. This on-rails shooter is a literal rollercoaster through an interactive haunted house, filled with creepy images and activities. Be prepared to have a hard time going to sleep after this.