Hottest 2014 Holiday Gift: The Selfie Stick

Time magazine named the selfie stick one of "The Best Inventions of 2014."
2:52 | 12/19/14

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the year of the selfie. So no surprise that one of the hottest gift this is holiday season is the selfie stick. We have been trying it out all morning. And linsey Davis has the details. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Narcissistic? Maybe. Nifty? Definitely. It's advertised as taking the perfect selfie or self-we. The group shot you don't have to ask someone else to take. And to help out an increasingly self-absorbed culture. And the song, the flattering filters, and for some, there's plastic surgery all for the sake of the selfie. My darn chin just bugs the living daylights out of me. We are a narcissistic society. We are obsessed with ourselves and documenting our lives. Reporter: Let's face it, 2014 was the year of the selfie. But 2015 is all about the self-we. The novelty industry now making it even easier to take picture was yourself and your loved ones with one of the hottest gift this is holiday season, a selfie stick. You can get your friends and family in the photo. We have had a lot of people buy them for stocking stuffers. Just for secret santas. Reporter: In just the last month, the company, selfie on a stick, saw sales increase a whopping 3,000%. Time magazine heralding it as one of the best inventions of 2014. Now we have our entire lives on our cell phones. Do you want to hand your cell phone to a stranger? Reporter: Do you love it? Love it. It's essential for us. Reporter: The gadget lets you snap away from far away. You can get the background, all of times square. All you do is clip the camera to the end of the stick, set the timer or use the remote, and voila. You can use it for video. Here we are in what has got to be the selfie stick capital of the world. Times square. Three, two, one. For those who are ready for their closeup, but just don't want it so close up. Some describe it as a better vantage point than the human arm allows. Which makes sense. This little apparatus extends to three feet in just seconds to give you depth and distance. Which you want in a selfie. Up high, right? Always up high. That's key to not get the up the nostril shot. Is there a lighting kit? That's what we need. I was going to take a group shot, but the battery just died. That's just too bad. Darn it, no more selfies. For today. Next up in the "Gma" heat

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