My new favorite toy, the xShot

I have to say a very big THANK YOU to JustJulie for introducing me to the xShot for the first time back at BlogWorld. Sadly for me, I totally forgot about it until a few weeks back when we were at Beer & Blog and she had it with her again. Once I got my hands on it, I didn't want to give it back. So, of course I ordered one the next day. Now, I'm hooked!

The xShot is telescoping stick that attaches to the bottom of your camera. Set the timer on your camera for a few seconds, extend the xShot, press the shutter button and hold the camera out in front of yourself… CLICK. You are now part of the action rather than just being behind the camera.

I took my new xShot with me to the Twestival event the other night and took a bunch of shots with it that you can check out on flickr. The bartender even got in on the action, borrowing it to snap a shot of herself.

If you want to get your own xShot, they cost about 30 bucks and if click here to buy one, I'll make a couple bucks, too. 🙂

Here are a few shots taken with the xShot. Once you get yours, upload it to flickr and tag it with xShot.

Kri, Bob, SarahSonny, John, Sean
John, Kri
Sarah, John

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  1. Sam Hennessy on February 15, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Dude that is so cool! I'm thinking of getting one now.

    • john on February 15, 2009 at 10:10 am

      Excellent. If you do, send me a pic you take with it.

  2. Julie on February 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    It's just the coolest toy EVER! I'm glad you got one finally 🙂

  3. XShot on February 15, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Your pictures are awesome John! The group one is really cool.
    Glad you met fantastic Julie…
    Looking forward to your new pix and videos. You can also post some directly on the gallery and be chosen for Picture of the month!

    • vegasgeek on February 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks! Glad you like the post. I love the product, no doubt!

  4. Jordan on February 16, 2009 at 7:55 am

    awesome pic's. the xshot is great it really helps you out. nice post, more people need to know about it.

    • vegasgeek on February 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks Jordan. I'll bet the models on your site would each like one for Christmas. Come back and get them each one. 🙂

  5. lisa on February 18, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Hey John, the link for the xshot is not working.

  6. become a bartender on April 1, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    the link is working fine fro me – and these are for sure some excellent photos this looks like a great product !