The ROAM-e is a flying selfie camera that integrates facial recognition technology to follow you around and, supposedly, capture plenty of perfect selfies — no stick required. While the technology sounds interesting, the concept is laughable, especially when a $349 device is marketed as a glorified selfie stick.
It’s easy to hate selfie sticks; they’re the seedy underbelly of the camera-equipped smartphones we carry around. But it’s really hard to hate on the brilliantly-engineered Stikbox that hides a telescoping 71cm long selfie stick on the back of your mobile device.
The global crusade against the selfie stick continues, this time with the world’s largest gadget company banning the swinging sabres of narcissism at its annual developer conference.