UPDATE: Remember the Casio Selfie-Cam? Well Guess What - there’s an Entire Selfie Store in Shanghai
[Editor’s Note: Before we put our meat hooks into it, Senior Contributor Nayalan’s suggested title was: “Store where the combined IQ of the patrons is less than my shoe size.” That guy is so mean to fashion.]
In my recent review of the Casio EXILIM TR35, I wrote:
“For people who place their vanity above all else, there is currently nothing that can capture it as well without weighing down the handbag.”
In Shanghai, the K11 Art Shopping Center is a central hub, located deep in nether realms of frivolous fashionista fluff, and thus a likely place for “people who place their vanity above all else” to congregate. Earlier this year, in that very shopping center, Casio opened a dedicated boutique there that sells… you guessed it, Selfie Cams.
It sells everything from the standard line of Selfie Cams, special brand collaborations, and limited edition models for the extra special types who want to show off the fact that they payed even more than the already crazy retail price.
Which is, once again, $700.00 - $1,200.00.
[Editor's Note Again: They only take selfies. That's it. See, this is part of the reason why he gets so emotional.]
While the reality of what sort of people Casio is selling their TR35 to forces us to fling our geeky palms violently into our faces, the simple fact that the company is doing something straight out of the Apple playbook and (apparently) succeeding at it is, like we said in the Selfie-Cam review, simply brilliant.
After all, the more money they make from the fashionistas, the more money they have to develop never-dying, GPS-connected, apocalypse proof watches and other really cool tech (like their high-end EX-100 compact shooter).
[Last Editor’s Note: See how he always brings the harsh around to a positive? Go read his other stuff.]