Selfies have become a huge part of our daily lives. Almost half of the people with a social media account take selfies at least once a day or more if you’re together with your friends. However, most of us prefer selfies taken without your face occupying half of the frame. We need to find a way to take better selfies and rid the world of this horrible condition known as; “selfie-arm. You know, that overused, traditional method of stretching out one’s hand and pivoting our camera in our direction? Ugh… please… surely there must be a better way. Let us introduce you to CaseCam, an iPhone case with a small pop-out mirror and an excellent choice for treatment of selfie-arm.
CaseCam: The Ultimate In “Selfie-Arm” Protection
CaseCam is an iPhone flip-out mirror kickstand that helps you take photographs remotely and is a current Kickstarter project targeting a total funding of $25,000, it has since reached more than half of its goal and has attracted attention from major publication and geek sites.
Huffington Post calls it a case that “Does Away with the Worst Part of Selfies“. The CaseCam eliminates that protruding half-arm of the person holding the camera from the frame. The curious case of how to exclude the selfie-arm motivated CaseCam developers Garett Ochs and Justin Cicero to spring in to action.
Garret told Geekwire.com “I remember thinking how ridiculous we looked trying to take a picture of ourselves, especially considering how many tries it took for us to get everyone in the picture without ‘the selfie arm’ getting into the frame,”. So for the next several months, Ochs, a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Washington, worked on a solution that would make taking selfies easier and provide better framing options. The result? “The world’s most compact iPhone tripod and paired with the CaseCam app, it allows users to take pictures and video remotely using other IOS devices!”
Not only does the CaseCam allows you to take self portraits and group shots together by substituting as the designated photographer, it is also accompanied by a CaseCam App with a WiFi viewfinder feature that allows you to see what your CaseCam is viewing on the screen of a second IOS device. Allowing you to properly frame the photograph you are taking. The logic behind this is to allow people to take better quality photographs of themselves in lieu of a photographer.
At this point many peopl have tried the CamCase and the reviews are pretty solid. The Kickstarter page of CamCase highlights some of the thumbs up reviews:
“I have a tripod with an iPhone attachment but never use it because it takes forever to set up and it’s a lot to carry around. CaseCam is a quick and easy solution to this problem. Now I can film my swing whenever and wherever.”
– Ryan Young, Golf Professional
“It is a versatile and innovative product that helps capture images in so many practical situations. Taking Pictures with friends has never been easier.”
– Nick Schonewald, College Student
“Whenever I travel, it’s almost impossible to take group photos without leaving someone out – usually myself. CaseCam makes it easy to take photos of my friends no matter where I go.”
– Allie, Mullen, Student/Traveler”