Do you have problems taking pictures of yourself with others? Do you find your arm ending up in the shot? Do you find that you aren't in any shot, because you are always taking the picture? Do you find that you and your subject have to pose awkwardly just to get you both in the picture? (Thanks to Christine for use of her arm picture).
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you need to get an xShot. What is an Xshot?
XShot is a telescopic stainless-steel rod that adds three feet of reach to any point-and-shoot or hand-held video camera. It is super easy to use. All you need to do is screw your camera into the Xshot to get to work. No screwdriver is required! You can make the xShot 9 inches all the way up to 37 inches. Want to see how easy it works? (Thank you Julie for the pictures!)
The first picture shows you how the xShot works. The second picture shows the actual picture that was taken. Its pretty awesome, isn't it? Wouldn't it be nice to be on vacation and not have to ask a stranger to take your picture? I personally found it super easy to easy. I had no problem putting my Cybershot camera on there and taking lots of awesome pictures (unfortuntaly, my camera is broke, and I can't get any of my pictures off. I am waiting for a cable to fix this problem from Sony). My fear was that I wasn't going to be able to take steady pictures. It was actually super easy. I had absolutely no problems with it. I found the xShot super lightweight (it's only 5 oz).
When can you use this? Some perfect times would be when you are traveling, hiking, camping, vacation, the beach, parties, concerts, sports events, etc. I know that the xShot will be an item that will come with us no matter where we go!