New iPhone Case, The CaseCam, Helps You Get Your Arm Out Of Selfies

July 30, 2014  |  

One of the worse things about selfies–other than they tap into everyone’s narcissism–is the photos almost always have your camera-holding arm pictured as well. Well, someone has come up with a way to get rid of the “I-am-taking-my-own-picture” look. It is an unofficial new iPhone case called CaseCam. It actually works as a mini tripod so you don’t have to hold the phone while taking photos.

It has a little mirror that holds your phone up that serves as the tripod. The camera is then basically taking a photo of the mirror, which is pointed at you, reports The Huffington Post.

And it comes with a free app that has a built-in timer so the camera takes the picture itself. And, if a friend also has the app, it allows you to connect your two phones via WiFi and view yourself on the second phone. “That way you can control the camera remotely and make sure you’re looking fabulous,” reports HuffPo.

The one drawback: you have to find a surface of the right height to use the case properly. But still a cool idea and now the makers of  CaseCam have launched a Kickstarter page. They want to raise $25,000 before August 21 to make the CaseCam for iPhone 5 and 5S. The proposed price: $40 for a CaseCam.

The CaseCam might turn into something big. Who doesn’t take a selfie these days? Even President Obama has been caught doing so. “Millions are shared each and every day across all the major social media platforms. Indeed, according to data from Samsung, selfies make up almost one-third of all photos taken by people aged 18-24, with Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat bearing the brunt of that load,” reports AllTwitter.

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