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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His New Theme For October!

    Chad polled our loyal Patreon members (the great folks who keep our show alive) as to what he should chose for his October them. Their verdict: Cheap Halloween gadgets!

    So Chad rushed over to his just-opened Spirit Halloween store and purchased their Alien Voice Changer. Spirit says: “Scare everyone into thinking an alien has invaded the party! Using this alien voice changer you’ll be able to talk like you’re out of this world all night long.” Chad showed us that it's small: 4.25”H X 2.75”W X 1.25”D and comes with a connected microphone. The object is to put the microphone near your mouth (on the lapel of a costume, for example) and then clip the amp/speaker unit to your belt or some part of your costume. It's made of plastic and battery powered. $9.99 at Spirit Halloween.


    And Chad's take? You won't scare people as much as annoy them and yourself with the endless screeching of the feedback. One of the 10 choices seemed to work sort of okay, but the volume is so low you also hear normal Chad's voice too. That destroys any thought of an alien voice. Be sure to watch the video and judge for yourself. Final verdict? Chad dubbed this device, 'the crappiest of all crappy gadgets!”



    As of 10/6/17 is was also available online at the Spirit Halloween website:


    Chad said there'e one on Amazon that looks similar for less than Spirit's $9.99. That unit is $7.28 here:  (Price as of 10/6/17)


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