Depending on who you talk to, selfie sticks are as popular as ever or on their way out. The Quin Media Group has its feet firmly planted in the latter idea with its Selfie Feet.
Contary to its name, Selfie Feet is actually an elastic band with a magnetic button that wraps around a person’s foot. A similar button is then attached to the back of a smartphone and like that, the two can connect. The result does away with the need for selfie sticks or a person’s own hand, instead relying on the foot to get the best possible angles for the best possible selfies. A standalone remote control is used to snap the shutter to make the process truly hands-free. A Selfie Feet package goes for about $24 and includes the Selfie Feet, a Remote Shutter, one magnet and one CR 2016 battery. The package is slated to ship in February 2016 should its Kickstart campaign raise a single dollar by December 25th, 2016.
While Selfie Feet is undoubtedly clever, it’s almost farcical in what it does. Despite its novelty, this isn’t what will dethrone the selfie stick or even a person’s own hand, as it takes much more time to the Selfie Feet up versus the other two. The Podo is a far better alternative in this regard.