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Friday, September 15 2017 08:36

Halloween Review: WindowFX Plus Holiday Video Decorating Kit

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A few days ago, the girls and I were over at The Home Depot - picking up our first round of fall flowers, and scoping out the new assortment of Halloween decor that THD has to offer. They've upped their game this year, and I could do some serious damage if set loose in there. Truth be told, Home Depot can be a dangerously-tempting place, and I'm still paying off our last project loan from when we gutted the bathrooms here at Rock Father HQ and rebuilt them from the bare studs. When it comes to the "Big Two" on the holiday front - Halloween & Christmas - I'm all over the decor, so it was a nice coincidence when The Home Depot sent us their new WindowFX Plus Projector for review.

Updated for 2017, this Holiday Video Decorating Kit allows families a quick and easy way to decorate an area often left out - their windows (funny enough - I also bought our windows from The Home Depot). I tend to do a lot of exterior lighting, but between the frames it's usually dark. With the WindowFX Plus, it's easy to add some cool flair for the entire neighborhood to enjoy.

THD WindowsFX Projector

Simply place the included 4x6' screen across any window (horizontal or vertical) and attach using the included double-sided tape (use caution depending on the surface). Then place the projector 3-8' from the screen to get the action started. While I used the 6" flexible tripod for the purpose of our trial run, I plan to use one of my standard tripods as we move into the Halloween season - just for some better placement options based on the room.

WindowFX Plus Projector Review

Pre-loaded with 14 scenes for year-round use, simply cycle through to pick which ones you want, and you're set. There's also a USB port and HDMI input for streaming from other devices or updating the on-board selection with additional video decorations available for download. One thing I really like is that you can connect the projector to external speakers (it does have a small speaker built-in) via a standard jack, or using Bluetooth connectivity. 

Our neighbors got an early preview of a dance party with Frankenstein's Monster!

Halloween lighting decor is easier and spookier than ever with the new WindowsFX Plus Projector exclusively from The Home Depot. Order yours today from HomeDepot.com, or pick one up at your local Home Depot store. While Home Depot has some of the same categories as other retailers, they don't have the same products - and that's a big reason why it's always worth checking out for seasonal decor. Now, should I go back for that 12-foot inflatable Pumpkin King...

Flower Shopping at Home Depot

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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