I did. I was so, so cynical, guys. But someone asked me to try a selfie stick so I did. My first exposure was at a bachelorette party. Why should someone stand back and take a photo of everyone else when they can just be in it? And at the subsequent wedding that followed, we found ourselves at it again - in the Church, in the parking lot, at the reception. We were selfie sticking all over!
And... I liked it.
And I'm spoiled now. SelfieOnAstick.com is the leading selfie stick provider and has been featured with Vogue as well as the Steve Harvey Show. (Have you seen it? It's surprisingly delightful!) You'll also notice some celebs using it like Ansel Elgort, the Biebs and even a certain family of famous sisters on E! whose names I'll never mention on this blog (they're my Voldemort). They're affiliated with top brands as well -- a testimony to the quality of the product -- like Nordstrom, QVC, Madame Tussaud's, and Old Navy, among others.
I mean, as soon as I opened the box, I was selfie-ing. Look at what a nerd I am....
Or as my friend Danielle says, you need not only Selfie. It is also an excellent spy tool. But I'll leave that to devious people like her. ;)
It's really so easy to use and some models are even bluetooth enabled so you can click your pics with a little remote control. COME ON! I love gadgets and that's a fun gadget.
Can I hold out my camera and try to squeeze people into a selfie the old-fashioned way? Sure. And then I'll probably end up with a close-up of my nose.... But it's a fun activity for a group. I swear when you pull out the selfie stick, people just start jumping into your photos and then you end up laughing and posing for a whole series.
I think that it's easy to use is also what makes it so addicting. If you'll just pardon my very technical jargony terms here, 1. You just stick your phone in the clamp, which is adjustable for any size phone, 2. You plug a little cord into the headphone jack and then poof! All set. 3. There is a little button on the handle for all the selfie-taking your heart desires. It's like crack, I tell you.
At the end of the day, it's hard to cling to my cynicism when it's just so damned fun to use, so surprisingly convenient, and incredibly affordable. You can buy one straight from the company's website where it comes in a multitude of colors in a few model variations (i.e. the remote control).
Seriously. Don't judge until you've tried it -- try it and you'll be a believer.
Disclosure: I was provided with a selfie stick in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I'm a true selfie stick convert.