Podo lets you take selfies without looking like a fool

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Thankfully, the phenomenon of people taking photos of themselves using a selfie stick is about to come to an end.

Whilst the selfie stick might have been the cultural craze of 2014, using one is never a good look and if the truth be told, selfie stick users never look anything other than ridiculous.

The good news is that thanks to a new wireless camera called Podo, no longer will you have to witness those narcissistic types who feel it necessary to try and snap a photo of themselves from the most flattering angle possible.

The tiny brightly coloured 8MP camera is controlled by an app on your smartphone and connects to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth. The Podo is capable of taking still images, 720p videos, GIFs and time lapses.

Podo  camera

The unique thing about the Podo and the reason why it could signal the end of the selfie stick, is that can stick to almost any solid surface by using what is essentially half suction pad, half strong magnet, which the team behind Podo like to compare to gecko feet, according to the company website.

The suction pad also rotates and can be easily rinsed with water which helps to make its stickiness as good as new all set for the next time you use it.

Podo camera specs

The Podo camera comes with 4GB of internal memory, has a built in ring flash and can be recharged via USB. It’s compact size and the fact that the Podo weighs just 1.8oz means you can easily fit it into your pocket.

Despite only launching on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter on Monday, Podo has already exceeded its $50,000 target and at the time of writing has been backed to the tune of $94,000.

Podo will be available to its Kickstarter backers for $79 but is expected to retail for $99 when it is officially launched in August.

Video: How Podo Works


Source: Kickstarter

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2 Comments

  1. Seriously? You think you won’t look like a fool when you whip one of these out, lick the suction cup & try to stick it to a wall?

  2. Giles Peach on

    Self Portrait Enabling sticks are here to stay, at least certainly for the independent traveller such as myself. This Pod thing requires a flatish surface to be put on… and how do you know how your shit is composed? My stick has a little mirror.