|Selfie stick (in orange) and remotes (in small white box)|
We have spent more than a month talking about why this trend hasn't caught on in America. And now it has.
You want to go today to the Lotte on Rte 40 in Catonsville and buy a selfie stick and a Bluetooth remote. They're about $8 each. That's a fair price. These are $5 each in Seoul. You pair the remote with your phone. You put your phone into the selfie-stick. Suddenly, you can take awesome photos of yourself -- ones where you don't have a triple chin and ones where the photo shows the background not just two faces.
We love our selfie stick. We bought a back up. But Mrs. HowChow still asked me yesterday why I hadn't bought another set when I saw them at Lotte. (There were displays at the end of Aisle 8 and at customer service.) Seriously, this is great fun. The remote is absolutely necessary because you don't want to use your timer for every shot.
Has anyone see selfie sticks anywhere else for sale? My friend saw tourists use them in Venice, but I haven't seen them here at all.