Who made the Selfie stick?
According to Wikipedia, a "telescopic extender" for compact handheld cameras was patented in the United States in 1983, and a Japanese selfie stick was featured in a 1995 book of "101 Un-Useless Japanese Inventions". Canadian inventor Wayne Fromm patented his Quik Pod in 2005 and becoming commercially available in the United States the following year.
In July 2014, Jacqueline Verdier and Dominic Suszanski saw a selfie stick in action while on vacation in Hong Kong. According to an interview with The Penny Hoarder, Verdier says "“We saw a few tourists using this funny device and it was the mission for the rest of my trip to find one for myself!” she says. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t as easy as I had hoped and I went home empty-handed. My friend was in Asia for a few more months and was able to finally find one for me, and upon return to the U.S., we just knew that we had to bring Selfie Sticks to the U.S. market.”
Selfie On A Stick was the first brand of selfie stick to be sold in the US market starting in July 2014. Selfie On A Stick selfie stick models were carried by Nordstrom and other select retailers throughout 2014 and in 2015, Selfie On A Stick's Classic Selfie Stick and Bluetooth Remote Camera Shutter were featured on QVC and praised as one of the fastest product launches in QVC history! Selfie On A Stick has been featured by various media outlets including The New York Post, Good Morning America, and Bloomberg. Selfie On A Stick selfie stick models have been named a top beauty and travel accessory by People, Women's Wear Daily, HollywoodLife.com and MacWorld.
Today SelfieOnAStick.com sells three selfie stick models; SelfieOnAStick.com Wired Selfie Stick, SelfieOnAStick.com Wireless Bluetooth Selfie Stick; and the SelfieOnAStick.com Classic Selfie Stick.