They’re one of the most popular accessories of the year, and the most hated. I’m talking about the Selfie Stick. Of course you don’t have one, you are far too classy for that. You probably sneer when people walk by with these silly things. But secretly… you probably want one.
If you’re not aware, the Selfie Stick is a pole that your phone mounts on. There are three variations: the basic stick is just a pole, nothing much there. There’s also one with a wired trigger that connects to your phone’s headphone jack, and a wireless one that connects via Bluetooth. They work with iOS or Android phones, although there’s a little tweak required to the Android phone to make it work. The point is to let the user hold his or her phone far enough away from the face to take a clear picture.
Yes, they are obnoxious. Yes, they’re incredibly empowering to those narcissistic 20-somethings who need to obsessively document their lives. They’re also a tiny bit dangerous if people are spending too much time looking at what’s on their phone and not enough time looking at what’s right in front of them. But folks, let me tell you they sell. And they sell well.
So don’t think worse of me — remember I’m not just a blogger, I also handle the marketing for SolidSignal.com — because I’ve decided we should carry these little monstrosities. Instead, think of it this way: If you ever wanted one for any reason, perhaps to help you record a recital or shoot a nice steady video, or just because secretly you’re as addicted to them as the kids are… you don’t have to risk being seen in public buying one.
Here’s my promise to you: Buy a selfie stick from SolidSignal.com and none of your friends or neighbors will ever know. It will ship to you in a plain, discreet package and no one ever has to guess that you’re a selfie fanatic. It will just be between you and us, and we’re not telling. It will be our little secret.
Folks, over 1 million selfies are taken every day. Someone’s doing it… and that someone needs a selfie stick. Is it you?