Evolution of the selfie stick
This picture tells a thousand words. It clearly shows the evolution of the selfie stick. Chinese factories are releasing new selfie stick models almost on a weekly basis.
The trend is clearly towards smaller more compact models that can be stored in a handbag or carried around in your pocket easily.
Working from left to right the picture above shows the oldest selfie stick model on the left and the newest on the right. (These are not quite to scale)
Initial models were all black and silver, different colour handles were soon introduced to the basic model. The next step was for the selfie stick clamp, that holds the camera, to fold in on itself. This resulted in a substantial shortening in length. People soon discovered that smaller and more compact was far more practical to carry selfie sticks around. Many people pack these in their luggage when travelling abroad so it was an obvious improvement. In our opinion the newest selfie sticks are so short you may as well not use them. The point of a selfie stick is to extend the camera away from yourself so that you can achieve interesting angles and include a bunch of friends. Perhaps some would disagree on this point but one this is for sure, the selfie stick is here to stay.