With Halloween lurking just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what spooky costumes and decorations you will use to spread the holiday cheer (or fear, as the case may be). Although nothing may beat old standbys like jack-o’-lanterns and cobwebs, we now have many new ways to scare the pants off each other, thanks to modern technology. And since smartphones are one of the most ubiquitous technological gadgets that we have today, it should come as no surprise that there are many smartphone accessories that have been created expressly for the purpose of celebrating Halloween. Here are six spooky smartphone accessories to get you into the Halloween spirit.
1. Zelfie – World First Zombie Selfie Stick Accessory
Will social media still exist after the inevitable zombie apocalypse? We’re not sure, but in the meantime you can practice taking your selfies while under zombie attack with the Zelfie. The Zelfie is a selfie stick accessory that adds a creepy zombie hand to all your smartphone self-portraits. This realistic looking zombie hand is made of high quality latex and can easily be attached to any standard selfie stick or GoPro. It’s also much more sanitary and easier to find than an actual zombie hand. You can find the Zelfie Zombie Selfie Stick Accessory here.
2. The Cyclops Mask
It turns out that there really is an app for everything — including one for making your smartphone look like a giant roaming eye. This highly detailed cyclops mask is designed to hold a smartphone inside its eye socket. Using a free app, the smartphone will provide the mask with a realistic looking eye that moves around. The free eye animation app is available for both Apple and Android devices. Gives a whole new meaning to iPhone, doesn’t it? You can find the Cyclops Mask right here.
3. Skull Charger – iPhone Charging Cable
While there’s never really a good time to have your phone die on you, running out of juice on Halloween can be downright scary. Make sure your iPhone stays on All Hallows’ Eve long with this 46-inch Lightning-to-USB charging cable that features eight light-up red skulls. You can find the Skull Charger – iPhone Charging Cable right here.
4. Skeleton Touch Screen Smart Gloves
It can get pretty cold outside on Halloween, especially if you’re trying to use the touchscreen on your smartphone. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to keep your hands warm while still being able to send spooky texts to your friends. The Skeleton Touch Screen Smart Gloves have special conductive material interwoven into index finger, middle finger, and thumb tips that allows you to control your touchscreen devices without freezing your fingers to the bone. You can find the Skeleton Touch Screen Smart Gloves here.
5. Limited Edition Zombie Hand Smartphone Stand
Whether you’re handing out candy or egging the neighbor’s house, sometimes you need someone to hold your phone for you. And on Halloween, there’s no better way to lend your smartphone a hand than with the Zombie Hand Smartphone Stand. This realistic-looking zombie hand features a suction cup that will securely hold your smartphone both vertically and horizontally. You can find the Limited Edition Zombie Hand Smartphone Stand here.
6. 3-D Skull Dust Plug
Get your smartphone into the Halloween spirit with this 3-D Skull headphone jack plug. The plug prevents dust and other debris from getting into your device’s earphone jack, while the skull wards off evil spirits and ghosts. Made of a zinc alloy and covered with a non-toxic paint that prevents corrosion and rusting, the 3-D Skull Dust Plug fits any device that has a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can find the 3-D Skull Dust Plug here.
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