Just because you’re not Kim Kardashian and no one asked you to pose for nude for the cover of Paper Magazine doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have just as many happy memories of your bare backside as a celebutante. Capture all your booty’s magic with The Belfie Stick. No, seriously…
We all dread that moment in later life when you suddenly realize you didn’t take enough butt photos and it’s too late. That is a thing people experience, right? Just when you thought you’d seen it all in terms of self-absorbed social media “influencers,” the Belfie Stick makes amateur booty self-portraits a viable pastime worthy of accessories. While it’s easy to pass off the Belfie Stick as the Chia Pet of the social media generation, it’s more than just an awesome gag gift. Invented by the selfie experts at ON.com, a photo-based social networking site, the creators got inspired after noticing the rapidly-growing selfie trend.
“Our users are our biggest indicator of selfie trends being that it’s the type of photo they post most often,” ON.com’s chief technology officer Kevin Deegan said about the American-based company’s patented tech accessory. “We’ve noticed a huge spike in users taking butt selfies in recent months so the natural next step was for us to develop a device to assist our users in taking one.” We think he means ass-ist, right?
The creators at ON.com surveyed over 10,000 selfie enthusiasts before launching the Belfie Stick. Their findings showed that many iPhone self-portrait enthusiasts wanted to have more self-made bum shots but found them harder to take than regular selfies. They’d welcome a device that let them disguise self-made belfies as quasi-paparazzi shots. Who doesn’t like to seem a little less self-involved without sacrificing being totally self-involved, right? Self-taught bum photographers never have to take an embarrassing over-the-shoulder butt shot in the mirror again.
The Belfie Stick’s signature look and feel isn’t exactly a novelty. It’s more like the sophomore version of the more freshman selfie stick so far as social media self-portraiture accessories are concerned. The look is even similar — it’s reminiscent of a robotic metal arm that have might popped out of Inspector Gadget’s mysterious detective coat, if the 80s cartoon icon had been more into butt shots and less into solving crimes. Users can bend and adjust the titanium steel stick until they find their most flattering belfie angle. The Belfie Stick works with Android, Windows, and Apple devices, and there’s a Bluetooth button at the tip of the stick that users can sync to their smartphones. Everybody say, “Cut the cheese!”
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