Sak and I are now back from our vacation to Japan. It was a marvelous, marvelous three weeks, and I have some serious post-vacation depression as a result. Luckily we have a new buddy to lift our spirits - a pre-teen cat named Konbu - but that is a story for another post.
Throughout the trip I noticed something interesting - many tourists had these telescoping monopods in which to place their cell phones. A "selfie stick", if you will.
Though I personally will be sticking with my gorilla pod since I like the wide scenery it allows me to capture, a selfie stick is a great way to get a nice picture of both faces and location! They seem pretty popular in Japan at least!