The Oscar Selfie that Brought Down Twitter

2013 was arguably the year of the selfies with the whole world either taking quirky selfies in interesting situations or viewing them.

2014 seems no different with news of twitter crashing after talk show host Ellen DeGeneres played host to the ultimate selfie, taken at the 2014 Oscar around a plethora of Hollywood A-listers

The picture, which brought down twitter after more than two million retweets, includes famous faces Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey and Angelina Jolie among others.

One gripe that the Twitter masses had with the pic was the fact that a few actors are seen copped, with the image representing only about 86 percent of the people actually posing.

After finding out about this little cropping dilemma, Action Gear has come up with a simple solution to bring to lovers of selfies. Grab yourself a XSories product.

Ushot 2.0 is good example of an extension pole made for taking the ultimate selfies. It is extendable to up to 43cm, giving an awesome angle for a wide angle photo with any compact camera or smartphone*. The design is rugged and is built from micro cut aluminium for extra strength. The handle is rubberised and includes a handy wrist strap, so no more fears of dropping your precious smartphone.

XSories makes a great range of outdoor accessories and gear to make an adventure of any photography situation. To get your own or for more info on any of the products in the XSories brand contact Action Gear at or 011 781 1323.

*When used with a Lang Arm Smart Mount