Gadgets for the Guru: Be safe on Halloween edition
It’s Halloween tomorrow! And you know what that means…goblins, ghouls, ghosts…OH MY!
The AZTB crew put together a list of gadgets that can help keep you and your kids safe during All Hallows’ Eve. And we added in a few silly tech gadgets to make the night even more fun!
ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector
Project a scary movie on your garage door while your passing out candy this Halloween! The compact ZTE projector from AT&T is the coolest gadget to watch photo slideshows, scary movies or to play video games. The Android-powered, portable projector that features a 5” touchscreen and a 4G LTE(2) connection is the coolest tech gadget for an impromptu showing. Prices start from $399.99.
Have you seen those viral Internet videos of people masquerading their drones to resemble a flying ghost or other spooky creature? I have…and I’m glad it was just a video. YIKES! But now you can partake in this Halloween prank by getting your own drone. The GHOST drone comes in three versions and works with iOS, Android and WiFi. GHOST is the world’s easiest drone to fly and is perfect for beginners. Be careful who you scare though! Available for purchase starting at $599.00.
Say hello to the UE Roll, Ultimate Ear’s latest member of the UE speaker family and UE’s most adventure-seeking and super mobile speaker yet. Enjoy your favorite tunes while trick-or-treating with this powerful pint-sized (12 ounces) wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays 360-degree sound. Attach it to just about anything with its marine-grade bungee cord. It’s shockproof and IPX7 waterproof, so you can dunk, drop or toss it anywhere; #hakunamatata. It even has waterproof connectors, so if the weather door isn’t closed all the way, the product is still safe and won’t be damaged by water. In the box you’ll get the typical accessories like a USB charger and a pool floatie (okay maybe not so typical). Purchase the most affordable UE speaker option for $99.00.
XY Find It
Accidentally misplaced your candy bag? This compact beacon attaches easily to keys, laptops, smartphones and more, and is the perfect solution for forgetful kids who navigate around the neighborhood on Halloween night. It works through an accompanying mobile app that can send lost notifications, locate items, and gives a location history. Available for purchase ranging from $24.95-$149.95 for a 1, 3, 6 or 10-pack option.
Don’t drink and drive! BACtrack Vio is a keychain breathalyzer that uses Bluetooth technology to sync wirelessly to your smartphone. So, when you decide to go out on Halloween to dance the night away, you can use BACtrack Vio before leaving the club. The slick device is about the size of a USB drive and syncs to a free app on your phone for easy testing. The ZeroLine feature even tells you when your BAC will return to 0.000, so you know when you’ll be safe to get back behind the wheel. Available for purchase $49.99
The LuMee case is a front-lit smartphone case that provides extra lighting for the avid selfie taker. Snap awesome selfies while walking around the neighborhood and show off your creative costume! This case is best used when in low light conditions and even has a dimming capability for bright to low lighting. LED lights placed strategically around the front of the case illuminate your face and act like a ring light. And don’t worry about the battery dying – the LuMee case is rechargeable and comes with its own charging cable. The LuMee case fits Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and S6 and the iPhone 5s, 6s and 6s Plus. Available for purchase for $49.95.
Find My Kids – Footprints: With Footprints, you can track your kids and share locations with family and friends, anytime, privately. It all happens automatically, whether your phone is in your hand or in your pocket.Footprints tracks and shares locations automatically – in real-time, all the time. And it does it privately. It’s really different from other apps that simply show the current location or require some kind of manual operation to share locations. You can also set up Geofences, like your kids’ school, and be notified when these fences are crossed. You can even activate movement sensors that will notify you each time your loved ones are on the move. Free download, subscriptions range from $1.99 to $5.99, learn more here.
Family Tracker: Family Tracker allows you to track your wife, husband, children and fiancée. You can now find out where they are, at anytime, as long as they have their phones with them. Family Tracker is available for other platforms as well, so you can track (and be tracked by) other devices as well. Family Tracker runs in the background at all times, continuously updating the GPS location of the device. Even if the iPhone is rebooted, Family Tracker will automatically resume tracking and updating its position! In addition, for devices running iOS7, you can remotely trigger an instant GPS update so you can pinpoint their location at any time, either via another Family Tracker application, or via the website. This app also helped to locate a missing child, read more here. Purchase here for $3.99.
Be safe this Halloween! Be ghoul, don’t be all, unghoul!