It’s no secret our world is obsessed with selfies. I mean, with over 1 million selfies taken daily, and the new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus adding the 20 burst shots so you can capture the perfect selfie, you know this trend is here to stay.
But as many selfie photographers know, there are tricks to taking a great selfie. You can have your face at an angle, relax your lips while exhaling, or shoot from a higher angle. But honestly, sometimes you just need a little space between you and the lense – and helping hand to get that perfect shot.
A company called Satechi hopes to give you what you need with their Smart Selfie Extension Arm Monopod. Now I saw more than a few people walking around with something similar during my last trip to Vegas, and at first, I was wondering why people were holding up big black canes. And then I saw it. Arm Monopod.
The version from Satechi is compatible with the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as other iOS and Android smartphones, the devicehelps users who want to take group or individual images without compromising the background – whether that be on vacation during a great outdoor adventure, at home with your kids or at a party with friends.
The Bluetooth-enabled Smart Selfie Extension Arm Monopod connects to iOS and Android devices with screens up to 5.5” and positions the smartphone up to 3 feet away to create a wide angled image, allowing for more people to fit in a group photo or to capture more background imagery. The device also features the adjustable ball joint for 360-degree rotation as well as various tilting angles to create a creative photo. Users simply pair the smartphone to the monopod and use the integrated controls on the device to capture the perfect photo. In essence, the stand holds your phone, and has a shutter on the stick. Pretty simple mechanics.
The lightweight (5.6 ounces) Smart Selfie Extension Arm Monopod is only 9.6 inches long when folded, meaning it is compact and portable enough to fit in a backpack, carry-on bag or attach it via the included wrist strap to a belt loop or backpack strap.
The Smart Selfie Extension Arm securely holds smartphones in place with the adjustable spring holder. The rubber grips protect the smartphone from scratches while securely holding it in place.
The Selfie Extension Arm Monopod is available now for an introductory price of $39.99 at Amazon.
Now go forth and shoot some solid pics!