After being deemed Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2013, we thought the term ‘selfie’ had reached its peak – but we couldn’t have been more wrong!
This week we have seen two new products that are set to take selfies to the next level. Both products aim to remove the problem of ‘shaky hand syndrome’ and help to take the perfect selfie shot.
Selfie brush – “The brush that has everyone talking”
The Selfie brush plans on bringing together technology and beauty for all those with an iPhone 5 or 5s (notably not the new iPhone 6 or 6s). The selfie brush also comes with a tutorial to help users take the perfect selfie. Top Tips include using natural light and not a flash, prepping your hair, ditching the ‘duck face’ and finding the right filter.
Selfie Sombrero: - The world’s first selfie hat
Following on from the Selfie brush, the next product to come into the limelight this week is the selfie hat. The selfie hat is a collaboration between first year London College of Fashion student Christian Cowan-Sanluis and technology brand Acer.
The hat can spin 360° allowing the wearer to capture a photo at any angle. The tablet is also installed with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to allow for instant uploads of selfies to social networking sites.
The hat currently costs £599 and is available by appointment only. The product has been bought by Lady Gaga and has also had interest from other celebrities.
Whilst we can see how these products can help users to take selfies easier, we think the craze has gone slightly OTT where people are beginning to capture their memories through camera lenses instead of through their eyes first!
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