2014 is undoubtedly the year of the Selfie. From small beginnings, the selfie craze has taken over and has even been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, defining a selfie as “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media”. With selfies becoming more and more popular, it was only a matter of time before a product was made that would take selfies to the next level – and here it is, the Selfy Stick.
Gone are the days of awkward arm stretching! The Selfy Stick acts like an extension of your arm, allowing you to take better selfies with more people and a better background. You can adjust the length of the stick for the perfect composition – don’t worry about having to reach your phone to take the photo either, it comes boxed with a Bluetooth remote shutter that works with both iOS and Android.
The best part is that thanks to its adjustable grip, it fits a variety of phones from the small display of the iPhone 4 to the super huge display on the iPhone 6 Plus (just about, anyway). I was a bit worried about the mount at first, especially with my new 6 Plus. There was nothing to worry about though, the springs are very strong and keep your phone in place with no problems. I’m not sure I’d hold it over a high drop though, just in case!
Traditionally, smartphones have a better camera on the back of the phone. This means you have two options available for the Selfy Stick;
- Back facing – you can face your phones back camera towards you for a better quality picture
- Front facing – use the front camera and get a preview of the photo on-screen.
It’s whatever suits you really! Don’t worry about having to carry a long pole around with you either, it’s compact – only 22cm long when at its shortest and extends to about a metre at full length.
Celebs are getting in with the Selfy Stick craze too – James from Geordie Shore has recently been tweeting about his. Dane Bowers and Kenzie (from Blazin’ Squad) also used it on stage recently to take a brilliant selfie on stage.
You can grab them now from SelfyStick.com, starting at £14.95 for a black one or £17.95 for a coloured one (Yellow, White, Red, Purple, Pink, Green and Blue). If you’re the King or Queen of Selfies and want to up your game, this is definitely how you do it!
The Selfy Stick is the must have accessory for any selfie taking fan. It fits most phones and shrinks to a compact 22cm in length when not in use. Starting at £14.95, you'd need a good reason not to invest in time for the festive season!
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