We all shoot selfies but the quality is often limited by the length of our arms. To get more than three people in the shot you better have long arms. Well managed to lay my hands on a pre-production sample of a gadget called PopScope that takes those physical limitations out of the equation when shooting selfies.
PopScope is an aluminum gadget that clamps to most smartphones (up to 175 grams) that enables you to extend your reach to a full 21″ which means you can get the whole gang into that Selfie.That extension is also great for shooting over the heads of a crowd.
But there’s more than better selfies, the PopScope is not just a one trick pony. The handle of the device opens up turning it into a tripod providing a stable platform to take great pictures with your smartphone. Now that the cameras on our smartphones are getting even better than point and shoot cameras many want to take more creative pictures than just snapshots. This flexible little tripod is that stable platform. Especially valuable now that smartphones such as my iPhone 6 can take Time-Lapse photos, a tripod is a must.
My PopScope is silver but the developers plan to make it available in a bunch of bright colours and look to sell it for about $45.
They just need to raise money to finalize the design, develop packaging and enter production. They will be looking for that funding on Kickstarter starting today October 14. You can check out the company’s website for a link to the Kickstarter page when it goes live.