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When I am out and about with my kids, I love to take family selfies. You know, so I can document where we were or what we were doing.  I have two issues with taking family selfies, though.  The main issue is that I am short and therefore have short arms, making it almost impossible for me to fit four people into the frame when I hold my phone out. Someone almost inevitably gets cut out of cut off – usually my little man because he’s much shorter than the rest of us.  My next issue is my husband.  He’s much taller than I am and since his arms are longer and he could actually fit all four of us into the picture, I have had him try time and time again to get a good picture of the four of us.  The thing is – he can’t. I don’t know what it is, but every single photo he takes comes out blurry. Every time.

So between those two things, it’s rare that I get a good photo of the four of us. You’re probably thinking “well, why don’t you just use a selfie stick??” and the answer is I could, but too many places have them banned now so it’s not even worth trying anymore.  And it makes me sad that we can’t get a good family photo (unless we accost someone walking by to take one of us), or at least it did until I found out about the Pi SOLO.

Pi SOLO is the world’s first immersive lifestyle camera for your smartphone! It's wide angle lens is perfect for selfies, group photos and panoramic shots.

Pi SOLO is the world’s first immersive lifestyle camera for your smartphone!  Just launched in the US. Pi SOLO ( is a camera for augmented reality combining social media and photography. Now you can fit everything in one frame without worrying about carrying around extra equipment. A super wide-angle lens also allows users to easily fit in everyone for a group selfie or capture full backgrounds without having to use a selfie stick.

Pi SOLO is the world’s first immersive lifestyle camera for your smartphone! It's wide angle lens is perfect for selfies, group photos and panoramic shots.

Pi SOLO takes video as well as still images via an app-based wide-angle camera that is lightweight, compact and wearable, making it the perfect travel companion. It also connects directly to the Facebook app for easy photo-sharing or a Facebook Live experience.

To start using the Pi SOLO, you will have to download their free app.  All the photos will be taken on your phone via the app, but you use the Pi Solo as the lens.

Pi SOLO is the world’s first immersive lifestyle camera for your smartphone! It's wide angle lens is perfect for selfies, group photos and panoramic shots.

Newly released augmented reality features allow users to hold a burning sun in their hands or even take a group photo in a snow globe. The Pi SOLO app allows users to make fun edits to images, like panoramic photos, Little Planet, or a better-than-fish-eye photo. Check out this YouTube video to see Pi SOLO in action:

As you can probably tell, we’ve been having a lot of fun with the Pi SOLO. The best part is that all the photos you take using the app save right to the camera roll on your phone.

Pi SOLO is available on Amazon for $259. For more details, visit

Pi SOLO is the world’s first immersive lifestyle camera for your smartphone! It's wide angle lens is perfect for selfies, group photos and panoramic shots.

I am super happy with the Pi SOLO.  The super wide angle feature is perfect for taking those family selfies that I want so badly.  Plus, it takes awesome group photos and gorgeous panoramas!  I am so excited to keep using it and keep getting those awesome shots!

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  40 Responses to “Pi SOLO: The Wearable Selfie Panoramic Camera”

  1. Imagine taking vacation pics using this camera! It’s going to be so much fun and amazing! I’ve never heard of this one before but I’m really interested. It’s so cool!

  2. That little thing takes such fun shots! I’d love to take one of these on my travels.

  3. How fun is this? These are some great shots during your travel. I can’t wait to see more as well.

  4. What a great way to ensure no one’s head is cut off when taking selfies. I had not heard of this before and I really need to check it out.

  5. Wow you would really get some interesting photos from this camera. Body cameras are becoming the next big thing.

  6. my preschoolers would have a field day with this!

  7. How cool! My kids would love to have this. My son makes YouTube videos so I might have to pick this up for him.

  8. I had no idea that selfie sticks were banned. But this looks like a great idea. I love the super wide angles.

  9. That fish eye effect is pretty cool. I never remember to bring a selfie stick with me so we rely on my husband’s long arms.

  10. That camera is insanely cool! My husband loves stuff like this. He would have so much fun with it!

  11. I love the idea of a wearable camera. One less thing for me to have to carry. This would really cool to take on vacation.

  12. This would be fun for us and the kids! We are planning a lot this coming year and this would be a fun way to see it!

  13. Looks like a super fun camera. I can see my daughter using this whenever we go on an adventure

  14. This looks like a lot of fun! What a great way to make sure everyone is included in the shot, not chopped off!

  15. How cool is that! It sure beats the dreaded selfie stick! I’ve never bought into those, because they could possibly drop your phone. I love this panoramic camera though!

  16. That is really cool! I love the idea of wearing a selfie-panoramic camera. How much fun that would be for events and family outings!

  17. Oh how fun! What a great gift idea. Love that it takes panoramic pictures.

  18. Sometimes I feel really old. This blew my mind. It’s so cool!! I really need to catch up on gadgets!

  19. This is so much fun! I love the idea of a wearable selfie camera.

  20. This looks like so much fun! I would love to check this out myself. My kids love taking videos of things and I think they would enjoy this too.

  21. AR games are so much fun. These two look so thrilled.

  22. My daughter is always taking selfies. She would absolutely love this! She is really into tech gadgets like this!

  23. Pi SOLO looks like so much fun. I will have to put it on the Christmas shopping list. I know my Son will love it.

  24. The super wide panoramic lens looks so cool with Pi Solo. I’ll cehck this out for epic selfies.

  25. This is pretty cool! I have never like the selfie stick, but this would be so helpful to take fun selfies!

  26. Oh my goodness does that look fun. Would be great for a hiking trip we have planned this summer.

  27. Holding the burning sun in your hand would be something my nephew would love. This is a fun stocking stuffer for a techie!

  28. This looks so fun!! Would be a great gift idea for the season!

  29. Talk about taking a fun family photo when you’re on vacation! I bet it’s going to be something that the kids will love too! I like the convenience!

  30. oh my gosh this looks great, a fun way to take different photos! I love that it can have so much of the background included.

  31. That’s pretty neat, it looks like it can give the pictures some real perspective. I stink at selfies and while I don’t often want to take them could definitely stand to up my skills.

  32. I need one of these. I miss out on preserving so many memories because I don’t have a camera.

  33. How fun this is! I love taking pictures too but wish I have a selfie stick, it would be easier to take group pictures.

  34. This sounds like a great camera to have. I’ve never seen one like this – it’d save from people’s heads being cut out of pictures too!

  35. Huh, that’s definitely an interesting piece of technology. It takes strange pictures, but they’re also really fun and memorable.

  36. This is kind of hilarious and awesome. I think my husband would get a huge kick out of this.

  37. Thanks a cool camera especially for those that like to take selfies all the time

  38. The camera is on the Christmas sale in Amazon.

  39. I agree a selfi stick is not safe anymore and this kind of stuff will make it easier for selfie photos. I haven’t heard of this before maybe I have to check this out and try it on my own.

  40. Your boys look so funny! I love it!

    Did your older one get contacts, or is he just without his glasses here? He looks great with them on or off.