October 21, 2016

MacBook Selfie Stick May Be Craziest Product Yet

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If you’ve walked through Times Square or any other crowded place over the last year or so, you’ve probably run into quite a few selfie sticks. If you’re somehow unfamiliar with the selfie stick, it’s a relatively new product idea that consists of a pole that can hold a smartphone at the end. This allows you to take photos of yourself or a group and actually get a full picture, rather than a tightly-cropped, arms-length selfie.

Now picture this: you’re walking through Times Square. But instead of running into normal selfie sticks with smartphones on the end, you’re running into selfie sticks with big old laptops at the end. This might sound like a crazy scene, but it has actually already happened.

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The MacBook Selfie Stick is exactly what it sounds like — a selfie stick that doesn’t attach to your smartphone, but your laptop instead. It’s not a real product available for sale — at least not yet.

The MacBook Selfie Stick is the brainchild of John YuyiTom Galle and Moises of Art404. The trio created an actual prototype of a long pole that you can mount a Macbook onto. Then they had people try out the product while walking through Times Square. And they took lots of photos of the experience.

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The performance art, and subsequent online virality of the fake product, was the real purpose of this project. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that an actual laptop selfie stick could never be a thing. There’s already a tablet selfie stick, after all.

macbook selfie stick craziest product

But in a world where technology trends seem to be getting smaller and more mobile, not larger and clunkier, it seems that the traditional smartphone selfie sticks are likely to remain on top, at least for now. Especially since very few people tend to go out regularly without a smartphone or at least a phone with a camera, a selfie stick for laptops doesn’t seem like it would have a large group of potential customers.

But regardless of the viability of an actual MacBook selfie stick product, the project has brought a lot of attention to its creators. It’s a great example of how and outside-the-box or even “crazy” sounding idea can offer actual business benefits.

macbook selfie stick craziest product

Images: MacBook Selfie Stick

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Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found on her personal blog Wattlebird, and exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

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5 Reactions

  1. Martin Lindeskog

    I better get one for my MacBook (black limited edition)! 😉

  2. Aira Bongco

    I have to admit that this is one of weirdest things I found. I know that a selfie stick is okay. But a Macbook selfie stick would just be too heavy. Why not stick your iPhone instead?

  3. I thought the idea of a selfie stick for a phone or camera was ridiculous, but this really takes it to another level. Wow!

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