Love them or hate them, selfie sticks are apparently here to stay. But at least with Hey Stick, a prototype selfie stick currently on Indiegogo, self-portrait aficionados will be able to easily conceal their weapon of choice when not in use. That’s because the Hey Stick measures just 6.3 inches long and is less than one inch in diameter, so it can be neatly stowed away in a purse or even a pocket.
Despite its diminutive size, Hey Stick is compatible with phones with screen sizes up to 5.5 inches and extends out to a maximum length of 25 inches. It is made entirely out of CNC-machined aluminum alloy (advertised as being very similar to the metal used in the iPhone) and boasts a color that closely resembles Apple’s “rose gold.”
If nothing else, the Hey Stick is a remarkably elegant device. Nothing interrupts its sleek, cylindrical exterior. Even the phone mounting bracket is contained within the 0.74-inch diameter of the body, without visible grip arms or hinges, which are often seen with other selfie sticks. A detachable Bluetooth remote lets users snap photos from a longer distance.
Additionally, the bottom of the Hey Stick is threaded so it can be attached to a bespoke table-top tripod for easy FaceTime sessions or for recording YouTube videos.
With fifteen days left in its Indiegogo campaign, Hey Stick has already raised $13,000 — easily passing its $10,000 goal. Early adopters can get the Hey Stick with a pledge of $19, while higher pledge levels come with multiple Hey Sticks. As with all crowdfunded projects, backers should proceed with caution, but it would appear that Hey Stick is well on its way to becoming a real product.