Selfies are wildly popular nowadays. Whenever the mood strikes us we take our smartphones out and take a selfie. Sometimes we have our best friends with us. Other times we want to show a beautiful landmark we are visiting. However, on occasion, we want to take a selfie with our pets. While cats might be interested in receive such attention, it is a known fact that dogs are notoriously hard to be convince to remain in place for long. They move, they wiggle, they try to run away, thus ruining our picture. A new smartphone accessory called Pooch Selfie tries to solve this problem.
Pooch Selfie is a new invention made to convince dogs to stay still in order to allow their owners to take nice selfies with them. The accessory is the work of San Diego resident Jason Hernandez and his company, Clever Dog Products. The design is as simple as it is efficient. It allows people to attach a ball on top of the smartphone, thus keeping the dog’s attention on the camera.
“Pooch Selfie does exactly what it is supposed to do in holding a dog’s attention,” explained Hernandez. “It doesn’t change who the dog is, so if you have a bad dog, you have a bad dog.”
The Pooch Selfie has been under development for the past year. The ball placed on top of the smartphone aims to capture the dog’s attention. If it does not do the trick from the first try, the owner can remove it, give it a few squeezes in front of the dog to catch his attention with its movements, then place it back up. “Pooch Selfie takes advantage of a dog’s natural draw and focus to a tennis ball and uses this focus to hold their gaze as you snap away that perfect portrait picture,” added Hernandez.
Shipping for the Pooch Selfie will start in December. Right now, those interested can pre-order it with a $13 pledge on Kickstarter. Would you buy it?