Just like that Rihanna reign, the selfie reign just won’t let up. Front-facing camera snaps are just a part of life, especially since accessory after accessory has entered the scene to make capturing the best pic easier. Or… creepier. Whether your snapping gadget of choice is the Fonhandle, an actual selfie stick, Kim KW’s secret weapon or — dare we say it — the Belfie Stick, the newest solo shot improver is literally giving you a hand when it comes to making your shots perfect. Allow us to introduce you to the Selfie Arm.
The latest entry into the selfie-taking game, the Selfie Arm, is none other than an actual arm for users to hold on to while posing away. Now you can finally recreate @muradosmann’s famous shots, single or not. The creation of Aric Snee + Justin Crowe, this tool for the selfie-obsessed is described as a “sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves.” Welp, at least the artists are in on the joke. Made of fiberglass, the arm is lightweight and portable, so photo sessions can conveniently happen anywhere, providing users with the illusion of holding someone’s hand. Cute, right? No?
While the Selfie Arm is currently just a prototype acting as a “direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenom and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation,” there are 10 artist-signed pieces available for $6,200 each if you hate feeling alone when taking those pictures and must get your real hands on a fake one. It could be just the subtle alternative needed for all the events you’ll be attending this year that have already banned the original stick.
Would you pick up a Selfie Arm for your solo photoshoots? Let us know in the comments.