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Selfie stick

A selfie stick is a monopod used to take photographs or record video by positioning a digital camera, typically a smartphone, beyond the normal range of the arm. The metal sticks are typically extensible, with a handle on one end and an adjustable clamp on the other end to hold the device in place. Most selfie sticks are plugged into the camera via the device’s jack plug, but may be connected using Bluetooth controls. The connection between the camera and the selfie stick lets the user decide when to take the picture or start recording a video from a remote distance, beyond the arm’s reach, by clicking a button located on the handle. In contrast to a monopod for stabilising a camera on the ground, a selfie stick's arm is thickest and strongest at the opposite end from the camera in order to provide better grip and balance when held aloft. Safety concerns and the inconvenience the product causes to others have resulted in them being banned at many venues, including all Disney Parks, both Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood.

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