Xshot – $30 stick?

So my new followee on Twitter @nansen tweeted about the Xshot. I love gadgets and cool names, so I just had to look up what the heck the Xshot is. My conclusion? A $30 stick.

I don’t get it. I love taking pictures, but I carry enough gizmos and am not sure why I need to have an extensible pole in my pocket (you know what I mean). Can’t we as humans ask another person for help? The CNN video on the site shows the traveller trying it out, but each time there are lots of people around. Be social! Just have someone take a photo for you! I get the skydiving shot, as you can’t really ask someone for help there, but come on. Shouldn’t you be focussed on more important issues? 10 seconds in free fall is a long time.

The other problem I have is how does it work with my iPhone? I can’t mount it and I can’t get it on a timer. My vote: ask a stranger for help, you may make a friend!

Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think

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