(Santa Barbara, California) – It’s a product that is really extending the ways consumers can shoot photos and videos. We’ve all seen people with their arms awkwardly extended trying to take a photo or shoot a video and include themselves in the shot. The XShot 2.0 is a lightweight telescopic camera extender that holds a camera at a distance to capture great pictures when no one is around to help take the picture. The XShot 2.0 extends over three feet to capture the photo subjects, the background, or a group shot. It closes to just nine inches and weighs only five ounces. It is made of durable metal and high quality components. The XShot 2.0 attaches to any compact digital camera or hand-held video camera and allows photographers and videographers to be a part of the memories they capture.
“The XShot 2.0 continues to put smiles on people’s faces every time it is used,” says Michael Daoud, co-founder of XShot, LLC. “We receive compliments all the time on how much fun it is to use the XShot for photos and video.” Simply connect any compact digital camera to the XShot 2.0 adapter using the built-in thumb screw and adjust to the desired angle (up to 180 degrees). Engage the self-timer on the camera, extend the XShot 2.0, aim the lens toward you or the group, and smile. The XShot has become popular with independent travelers, honeymooners, outdoor lovers, families, and digital scrapbook fans. With the rise of videos on the internet, the XShot is also being used more and more for making videos and video documentaries that can be shared on YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook.
The XShot was created by XShot LLC to provide everyday photographers with a great way to get themselves in the picture and capturing the background. Camera users no longer have to try and stretch their arms as far as possible to try and get a picture. With the XShot extended at 37 inches it looks like someone else took the picture. When the XShot is collapsed, it fits easily in a pocket or purse. The XShot sells for $29.95 and is available online at www.xshotpix.com