In order to reduce the need for selfie sticks and painfully outstretched arms to attain the perfect self-snapshot, there's the Smilfie Pod. With facial recognition technology, the device is able to detect smiles and uses that as the indicator to automatically take a picture.
This smile-activated camera created by the HACKist creative lab has users sync the camera component of the Smilfie Pod with the accompanying iOS or Android app. Being able to detect when everyone is perfectly photo-ready, this is a clever way to ensure that flawless photos are taken every time—no more sleepy eyes and no more faces out of focus. Showcased at this year's SXSW 2015, this high-tech camera shows that button-pressing for photography is becoming obsolete.