Nikon legitimizes the selfie stick once and for all

Like 'em or loathe 'em, selfie sticks have probably done enough to ensure that they won't be a passing fad. "Proper" camera makers have pretended that they don't exist, but Nikon has broken ranks to announce the N-MP001. This particular wand of narcissus has been designed to work with the company's latest Coolpix point-and-shoots, comfortably carrying cameras weighting up to 14 ounces. Unfortunately, top level engineering and Nikon branding comes at a price, specifically $59.95, a far cry from the $7 selfie sticks you can grab on Amazon. Just remember that, no matter how luxurious the stick, the number of locations where you can safely use them gets shorter by the hour.