The Selfie by Urban Outfitters #Review
Selfies are so popular these days that in November 2013, the Oxford English Dictionary named “selfie” as the word of the year. You see them everywhere, especially on social media sites like Facebook. It seems that no one has their picture taken anymore, they just take it themselves. That’s why a tool that makes it easier to take a selfie on your iPhone should be a hot product this holiday season.
The Selfie by Urban Outfitters is a simple device that plugs into the headphone jack of your Apple iOS (version 5 or higher) device. It’s basically a shutter release button, with a long cord that allows you to reach out your device as far as your arm can reach. When you’re ready to take the shot, simply press the button.
So what’s the point of The Selfie anyway? It’s not all that hard to snap a photo by hitting the volume + button… True, but often times our fingers don’t perfectly line up with the + button, and it’s really difficult to find the shutter release on the touchscreen, if it’s facing the other direction. Yes, I know the iPhone and iPad have front facing cameras. Those camera’s have less than half the resolution of the main rear-facing camera, so front-facing cameras are not the camera’s of choice in this situation. If you’re going to take a selfie and share it with the world, it better be a damn good selfie. Nobody wants to see a cock-eyed grainy photo of you not quite looking into the camera lens… trust me! It should be a quality photo, and The Selfie can help with that.
This is what makes The Selfie by Urban Outfitters so useful. Whether you take a lot of selfies or not, the point is, is your selfie can be taken so much easier with The Selfie. Hold your iPhone or iPad however you want – by the side, the top, the bottom, or the corner. It doesn’t matter with The Selfie. Plus, you can say goodbye to the inferior front-facing camera, and take quality selfies using the higher resolution rear-facing camera.
The Selfie by Urban Outfitters is simple, has virtually no setup, and makes taking those duck face, sexy, or innocent looking selfies a breeze. Best of all, at $20 bucks this is a “priced right” gift option!