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While some spend endless hours planning a delectable Thanksgiving menu enjoyed around a perfect table, creating a dazzling holiday light display that would make Clark W. Griswold envious, or creating audio experiences to never miss a minute of football’s biggest bowl game, others are all about Halloween.
If you’re the type who has been thinking about how to up the scary game on your haunted house décor and what pranks will thrill and delight neighborhood kids and parents alike before they reach your front door for candy, this year increase the spook factor by using technology to make your Halloween spookier and far more fun thanks to tips from Best Buy. Best Buy’s 5 Halloween Prank How-Tos is the ultimate guide that features a range of high tech pranks that vary in difficulty and budget so even those who aren’t feeling the most tech savvy can still create a great scare.
After taking a look at the 5 ideas, I determined that the cheapest and easiest is Haunted House Preserved Head because it uses technology you already have in your home and requires minimal time but still delivers on the spook factor thanks to your digital camera and color printer. Take photos of those you know, print them out, and stuff them into glass jars that you can use to fill a cupboard or decorate your dimly lit home. So creepy!
My personal favorite is the Haunted House Skitter & Scare because this idea uses Sphero and Ollie, robots you control with your smartphone that are adorable and fun 364 days out of the year until they’re used as the perfect tools to bring inanimate objects to life in your haunted home. In our house the kids’ Sphero and Ollie stopped scaring the dog long ago but I have a feeling he’d perk up if he saw something moving that was supposed to be still!
Because it’s always fun to snap a photo of your friends at the height of their fright, the Snap-A-Fright idea uses a home security camera like Arlo to record video as your friends are spooked. Grab a still image from your video feed, post it to Facebook, and tag your friend for some real fun!
For other ideas on how to use your technology for making and creating scary Halloween pranks, visit Best Buy’s Halloween prank page or check out their Haunted Mirror and Wicked Washroom for the how-to and the list of gadgets you need to bring these ideas to life this Halloween!
I received a Best Buy gift card in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.