If you are a selfie-taking person, you are going to love this. Introducing the selfie stick, a stick being sold at tourist attractions around the world that takes your selfies to new levels by keeping your arm out of the shot and widening your backdrop.
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All you have to do is place your camera on the stick, hold it up, and snap away. The sticks range from $5 to $50, reports the Associated Press. The cheaper versions will only hold your camera so you’ll need to use a timer to take the shot; the more expensive ones connect to your phone so that you can simply tap a button on the stick to take your photo.
Even if you’re not a selfie-taker, folks are reporting relief over not having to bug passersby to take photos. But naysayers feel the stick is beyond narcisstic, dubbing it a narcissi-stick.
Since the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston is now selling them, we checked in with Four Seasons here in Boston. No selfie sticks there. Have you spotted any selfie sticks around Boston? If so, tell us where.
And check out the places around the globe where selfie sticks have been spotted this year. Would you like a selfie stick?