What is an invisible selfie stick and how does the magic work?

Invisible selfie stick
(Image credit: Insta360)

If you've tried using one of the best 360 cameras  you'll know that the problem with getting into this new genre of videography is getting out of it. If you hold the camera you're always going to be in the shot, right? The alternative is to put the camera down on a tripod while you go and hide behind a pillar all the side of the building.

None of that is true any longer, and it's all thanks to the invisible selfie stick. In what seems nothing short of magic, it's now possible to use a 360° camera such as the Insta360 One X2, Insta360 ONE RS Twin Edition and the Kandao QooCam 8K (and, indeed, any 360º cameras by these brands) – for vlogging and general filming without your viewers seeing any clumsy selfie sticks or outstretched arms.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 


As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.


He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.