by Joe Doherty

Ghoulish Gadgets: Cool Halloween Tech

Oct 18, 2010
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Some would say that Halloween is not a techie-type holiday. To those people I, and the creative (read: demented) makers of these gadgets, say "Boo!"

Thumbin’ a drive

I have to admit, I was not prepared for this. But seriously, this “thumb drive” is an obvious choice for Halloween and a pun to boot. You can get cheaper 8gb drives (this one costs $40)…but would you dare?!

Available at: Brando

When being a fairy isn’t lame


Yes, you can make yourself or a loved one a pair of wings fairly easily with some wire and a sheet. Where’s the fun in that?! Check out these extraordinary robot LED wings. For a mere thousand dollars, you can be the coolest angel/demon/fairy/umm…bird at the party.

Available at: Artifice Clothing

Skeleton drives


These are very popular glow-in-the-dark cute 8gb skeleton flash drives. These are the same people that bring you those very cool Mimobot drives. You may be able to find them on eBay or go to daily to see if they are back in stock.

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You can be a Jedi yet…


Until a real lightsaber is invented, this one will have to do. And it is excellent. You can choose your blade color (blue, red) and the blade is removable (presumably when you go to the dark side of the force). Complete with from-the-movie sound effects that work with motion-sensors, animated light blade raising and lowering and accurate casing design. Move over, Yoda.

Available at: Think Geek

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It’s an iPad Halloween


No Halloween tech list would be complete without an iPad/iPod/iPhone app. Especially one that helps you design and bake delicious cookies! This Cookie Doodle app helps you create Halloween-themed cookies. Fun for the whole geek family…for less than a buck.

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Available at: iTunes Store

Make your PS3 scream


No, not talking about overclocking your PlayStation. This is a cover for your PS3 that looks like an evil face coming straight out of the machine to get you. And at $11, it’s not painful for you to get.

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Your iPhone is the devil!


At least that’s what my grandmother says…from beyond the grave! HOO HOO HA HA HAAAA! But I digress. Looking to dress up your iPhone for Halloween? Then check out this $15 demon silicon skin for your iPhone. Comes in a variety of colors that also glow in the dark. All of them are evil. EVIL!!!

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Available at: Ideal Case

A skull hub. Need I say more?


I think sometimes you just need to get a resin skull and put four usb hubs inside. Yes, yes you do. And for $25, you can have one of your own, to hug and cradle.

Available at: Think Geek