Updated: Friday, 30 Oct 2009, 12:08 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 30 Oct 2009, 11:24 AM MDT
(CNN) - Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be tough. But, for two guys in the Tampa area, there was an "app" for that.
"I actually have an application on my phone that allows me to see my computer," said John Savio, creator of his creative costume.
Savio and Reko Rivera use their iPhones to talk to friends, post on Facebook and check the weather. But these two technically-inclined 20-somethings really love the handheld gadgets - so much so they wanted to become them. Just in time for Halloween, the "guyphone" was born. John Matthews helped with the design.
"It's beautiful, but it's just a prototype," said Rivera.
To make it happen, the guys hooked up their specially-modified iPhones to 42-inch flat screens. They use car batteries to power the monitors.
The fully-functional get-ups cost about $1,000 a piece, but they hope to get that money back and then some by winning costume contests around the Bay area.
They can listed to music off of iTunes, take a call and check all their favorite apps. The "guyphones" do have some bugs to get worked out and they are not easy to put on. But everyone wants to know how they built them. The guys aren't telling.
Ironically, Savio used to work at the Apple store, but he got laid off. Maybe now they will want him back.
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