Last minute gifts for Mother’s Day by Julie Loffredi Fox CT
May 9th, 2015

Mother's Day is Sunday! Find out some last minute gift idea to pamper the most important woman in your life.

Julie Loffredi, the Gift Guru, joined Fox CT morning Extra to show off her great selection of gifts for mom, that will help you if you've been putting off your shopping…

Thank you Julie for including the XShot selfie poles in your list and help get mom back in the picture and allow her to have fun doing it! No family member or friend will ever be left out of the picture again because they were the one taking it, thanks to her new pink or gold selfie stick.


See more on FOX CT

"GIFT FOR THE NEW MOM: XShot Selfie Stick with phone and remote holder, enabling bluetooth wireless trigger for photo taking ($30)"

Happy Mother's Day!

Skateboarding‬ and ‪Parkour rad tricks and skills from William Spencer
May 4th, 2015

Check out some awesome tricks and skills from William Spencer. A great Skateboarding‬ and Parkour‬ mix and inspiration. Good luck in Los Angeles William, we'll stay tuned for your next adventures.


Some extremely creative tricks from William Spencer!!

Posted by Extreme on Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Hanging over Yosemite Lower Falls : XShot April 2015 Picture of the Month
April 30th, 2015

Rad cliff hanging selfie 320 ft from the ground over Yosemite Lower Falls by Trevlee.

Awesome shot Trevor!

See more of his adventures on Instagram:

Photo: Trevlee

Please continue to share your pictures with us : we love it and you may be selected like this one and win prizes. You can email them at , or upload them directly on Facebook or instagram with #xshot .

3 Badass Hobbies You Can Take Up Today
April 3rd, 2015

In a 2007 interview in the New York Times, Dr. S. Ausim Azizi, a neurologist at Temple University, explained that participation in hobbies activates the "feel good" area of the brain that makes humans happy. When people participate in activities they enjoy, the brain's pleasure center (nucleus accumbens) stimulates reward mechanisms by releasing dopamine; this is also true for when the brain is exposed to opiate drugs. Unfortunately, longtime hobbies can become boring and repetitive after years or even decades. A new hobby can rejuvenate your mind and soul, but don't limit the possibilities. A new hobby should be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. These three activities fit the bill.

Scuba Diving

Scuba divers on a large shipwreckPart of the enjoyment and thrill of scuba diving is that you must have complete faith in your gear and training while 130 feet underwater. The resulting photos and experience, however, will last a lifetime. The United States is one of the best countries on the planet for scuba diving because of its sheer number of scuba destinations. The Great Lakes, Florida Keys and even urban centers like Seattle and San Diego are hot spots for divers. Under the Liberty Ship Act of 1972, the law allowed the U.S. Marine Administration (MARAD) to deliberately sink ships no longer in use and create artificial reefs for the benefit of aquatic life; it just so happens that the ship-reefs are perfect for scuba divers to explore. Scuba diving courses can be completed in a weekend and certification costs anywhere from $200 to $400. The Professional Association of Diving Instructor (PADI) is the best place to look for reputable instruction. You'll need to bring your own boots, snorkel and mask, but most academies offer special pricing on equipment for those enrolled in their courses.


Amateur astronomer Peter Jalowiczor didn't even own a telescope when he discovered four new planets from his home office in South Yorkshire (United Kingdom) in 2010. Not only has he been credited as the co-discoverer of the planets by the University of California, but his findings were also published in the Astrophysical Journal. Jalowiczor used doppler spectroscopy, a complicated scientific process, to find his planets. But those who are simply curious as to what's out there can purchase a decent telescope for under $100. Download apps like Pocket Universe and Mobile Observatory to help you make sense of the sky's overwhelming size. The American Association of Amateur Astronomers is also a great source for journals and additional equipment that enhance your stargazing experience.


Wishing to fly in the air like a bird is a dream of many. Paragliding is a very exciting and adrenaline rushing hobby and sport. It consists of a foot launched kite / canopy that requires no energy other than wind, gravity, and pilot muscle power. Pure bliss over lakes, mountains and beautiful scenery. Paragliding is known to be the most basic way to fly in an open air like other birds do but in a controlled manner. Like scuba diving, you must have complete faith in your gear and training to venture in the sky. If you don't want to learn all the rules, technics and safety procedures, you can go for a tandem flight with a professional, relax and enjoy the view.

xshot paragliding photography with cade palmer in NZ

Photo Cade Palmer in New Zealand

There are a lot of paragliding schools and companies depending where you are and you can search the USHPA , the United Staes Handgliding and Paragliding Association. We also have a few of paragliders we can recommend, that we have worked with over the years and that will show you a great time. In Jackson Hole Wyoming , check out Cade Palmer and Ground Rush Air Sports  In Ketchum, ID Fly Sun Valley and Chuck Smith –  Cormac O'Brien in Santa Barbara and more.

A hobby should provide both entertainment and enrichment to your life;  scuba diving, stargazing, and paragliding are three pastimes that could achieve both.

What is your Badass hobby?

XShot underwater Chillin’ Selfie: XShot March 2015 Picture of the month by J. Mui
March 30th, 2015

Congratulations Justin Mui for your awesome shot in the pool!

Good times Underwater – Spring Break in Florida

xshot springbreak underwater Jmui

 Photo J_Mui on Instagram

 Please continue to share your pictures with us : we love it and you may be selected like this one and win prizes. You can email them at , or upload them directly on Facebook or instagram .

Epic Ostrich ride self-video in Vietnam by Chris Brinlee Jr
March 26th, 2015

A typical trip to Vietnam does not usually rhymes with an ostrich ride, but Chris rode that bird like a pro!

Check out that smile on that epic self-video shot in Mui Ne, Vietnamwith a GoPro and XShot selfie stick. Priceless!


"So this happened today.XShot GoPro#xshot #gopro"

Posted by Chris Brinlee Jr on Friday, March 20, 2015


Fox5News : XShot Selfie Stick Travel Gear Selection from 2015 International Travel Goods Show
March 19th, 2015

We were at the International Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas last week and we had the pleasure to meet Troy Petenbrink from the Travel Channel.

Thank you Troy for your great travel gear selection from the 2015 Show, and for including the XShot selfie stick! 

"For the growing number of selfie-stick-using travelers, XShot, one of the device’s original producers, premiered an updated version, which weighs about 3 ounces, comes with a Bluetooth remote and is available in 6 colors" 

Check out some very nifty travel bags and accessories. We really loved the 2S Duo suitcase and travel leash; finally something to remind us to take all the chargers we leave behind in hotel rooms…

Check out the whole selection in the video below and article on the Travel Channel Blog.


Saint Patrick’s Day XShot Selfie Photo Contest
March 15th, 2015

xshot selfie contest

Say hello to the Irish in you and post a Selfie with something green to win!

Add a touch of green to your selfie and share it with us to be touched by some Irish Luck and win:
xshot green selfie kit with remote
  • Prize: The New Green XShot SELFIE KIT with a universal phone holder and bluetooth remote
  • Enter your photo by 3/17/15
  • Share on facebook to bring more Irish luck…
  • Available worldwide, 2 entries max/ person.

Enter your picture here:

XShot February 2015 photo of the month by João Cajuda : Group selfie on Mount Atlas
February 27th, 2015

Obrigado João Cajuda for taking your XShot around the world and taking those amazing group portraits and selfie. The perfect inspiration to go explore the world, and maybe summit Mount Atlas in Morocco with you…

Photo @joaocajuda

João Cajuda is a traveller, blogger and videographer from Portugal. He travels the world and shares his adventures, travel videos and tips on his blog and can even take you travel with him if you are tempted to follow his lead in Morocco and more. Check him out at

SNL40‬ Red Carpet A-List selfies with an XShot Pro, masterfully orchestrated by Anthony Quintano
February 20th, 2015

Thank you Anthony Quintano for making this fantastic A-List selfies happen with your XShot Pro extender and GoPro camera. All shot on the red carpet by the stars themselves at 30 Rock NBC Studios. From the hysterical crowd shots to the solo selfie, you got them all. Any favorite?

Look out for all the red carpet selfies at Today Show and and Anthony's facebook gallery.

Photog @anthonyquintano

Anthony Quintano is a talented photographer and filmmaker. He produces real-time high quality video and photography for social media and other digital platforms for @NBCNews

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