For a brief period of time, selfie sticks were all the craze and we’re sure many of us were worried about how we’d be accidentally hit on the head and in the face by wielders of these accessories, but it seems that the trend has died down somewhat and they aren’t quite as prevalent as they once were.
Someone must have forgotten to give Xiaomi the memo because it is 2017 and the company has officially launched their own selfie stick called the Mi Selfie Stick Tripod. To Xiaomi’s credit, this isn’t just a pure selfie stick because as the name and photo above suggests, it will be more than just a selfie stick as it can also double up as a tripod for your smartphone.
It will even come with a detachable Bluetooth remote control that will let you control and trigger your smartphone’s camera from far, so no more having to run back into the frame and pose before the timer runs out, and no more weird photos of you and your arm being stretched out while holding the selfie stick, although we guess that option is still there if you want to take advantage of it.
At the moment it seems to be only available in China where Xiaomi has priced it at 89 yuan, which after conversion is roughly $12. Not too shabby, huh?
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