This selfie stick microphone will make reporters look dumb(er)

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The selfie stick is both hugely popular and much maligned. Disney has banned them from its theme parks, for instance. But a (seemingly ill-fated) Indiegogo campaign is trying to turn them into must-have tool for reporters. The $149 Solocam melds a handheld microphone with a selfie stick to create a one-person reporting rig. It looks utterly ridiculous. However, its Israeli creator, Benny Goldstein, claims the HD mic combined with Bluetooth and an app makes it “a studio in the palm of your hand!” So far, it doesn’t seem that many people agree with him. The project has raised just over $9,000 of its…

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