Is This the Most Advanced (and Ridiculous) Selfie Stick Ever? (VIDEO)

Yeah, we know: Selfie sticks don’t get a lot of love from serious photographers. But this fully automatic unit deserves a look, if only for a good laugh.

As you can see in the video below, it features a telescopic boom that automatically extends at the push of a button, as well as hidden, flip-out LED light panels for illuminating your bewildered subjects. And if that’s not enough, the unit includes two fans that slide out from inside the handle to provide a nice, wind-blown look to portraits.

Now before you say, “this is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” consider this: We could only find this technological wonder for sale on one (non-English) website, and the price in U.S. dollars is $885. Free shipping is not included.

Anyhow, check out this video; the music is really good.

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Ha ha, but you're forgetting that there are a lot of people who use selfies as part of their business on social media to drive people to their sites, remind them of upcoming concerts, and to show themselves doing positive social good.

Flip it around and it would also be a great daytime fill light when shooting video with your cellphone.

Other uses, for politicians to shoot themselves with constituents, autograph hounds with their prey, and for those good parents (unlike the rest of us) who want nice photos of themselves with their kids.

So we may think it's idiotic, but there are a lot of people who will use this gizmo as part of their work and for that it looks like a pretty good piece of kit.