Halloween Gadgets

October 31, 2008 1:30:28 PM PDT
Halloween is not just about costumes and trick or treating any more. Many people spend lots of time and money decorating their houses, so creative inventors have come up with lots of Halloween gadgets. Steve Greenberg, author of Gadget Nation: A Journey Through The Eccentric World of Invention has found a few items that will appeal to those of us who think Halloween is the best holiday of all.iChime Doorbell--very cool doorbell that has 6+ scary rings and even lets you create your own scary chime http://www.ichime.com $90

Remote Controlled Tarantula www.hammacher.com $25

LED T-Shirts, Goodie bags and socks www.litewear.com at Walmart $3.50-$14

Trick or Treat Computer Protection VIPRE http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/rd/?id=081010EB-WLSTV Under $20 (special holiday price)

Spider Wall Clings http://www.improvementscatalog.com/product/halloween-creature-wall-clings.do $20

Pre-carved pumpkins and also stencils so you can carve your own pumpkin www.masterpiecepumpkins.com

Pumpkin lighting options http://www.pumpkinmasters.com

Kid safe way of decorating pumpkin (no knife needed) Sort of like Brightlites when we were kids--use a mallet to pound light sticks into pumpkin http://www.pumpkinmasters.com

Projector to put images of ghosts on your house www.hammacher.com $150

Skull Fountain www.hammacher.com $70

Witch on broom--motion activated, you make sound--she says something scary http://www.improvementscatalog.com/product/flying-witch-halloween-decoration.do $50

Infant Political costume/sleeper http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_244970_political_party_infant_outfits_reviews $22

For more information, check out Steve's book Gadget Nation: A Journey Through The Eccentric World of Invention or visit his website at www.gadgetnation.net