Why is Sony making selfie cameras shaped like perfume bottles?

by: Bogdan PetrovanAugust 20, 2014

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Seriously, we have no idea.

Here’s the skinny – people are obsessed with selfies in China, home of beautification modes, selfie sticks, and “groufies”. Sure, the trend is worldwide, but China (and Asia in general) is spearheading selfie-enabling technology.

Case in point, the new camera add-on that Sony is hawking in China, which looks like a tiny perfume bottle (or bottle cap). The add-on apparently connects to a compatible Sony phone through the audio jack, though we presume the devices actually communicate via Wi-Fi Direct, just like Sony’s QX10 and QX100 detachable lenses. There’s a large lens and an LED flash, and the gizmo can swivel around its axis to switch from selfie mode to normal mode.

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Sony is obviously hoping to start a new craze among young Chinese women. According to Engadget, this questionable contraption has been spotted in the hands of several models and “influencers” in China, ahead of the product’s official launch this Friday.

If Sony is successful and the perfume bottle camera becomes the next big thing, we have no doubt that a sea of clones and similar devices will soon swipe over the world. And that’s, frankly, a bit scary.

  • Technician

    This is scary

    • Luka Mlinar

      Maybe it smells good :D

  • Lilith_Black

    That’s not creepy: just down right weird.
    Doesn’t it feel stupid posing with a perfume bottle? (is it just me?)

    • frankob

      Or spraying something in your own face? :-D

      • Android Developer

        This would probably be the new feature of the next series, in case this will get to be popular.

  • Paul Robin Hidalgo

    I don’t know about you but I like to see better quality selfies

  • Karda Yürür

    Taiwanese chicks are so hot !!

    • Max

      The only interesting thing about this article

  • FranchisePlayer

    But do their perfume bottles have cameras in them?

  • bakakun028

    Something as gaudy as this willl only sell in china

    • Ivan Budiutama

      or Japan

      • bakakun028

        I doubt it. This product looks like its aimed at the consumers in developing countries, namely China, India, and SE Asian countries.

        • We,Indians are weird,but we would never go for hideous things like these,that’s chinese,japanese stuff

  • Ivan Budiutama

    ok, I know this is the question from many of us. “WHY?”

  • Gutt Grinder

    The girls in the pictures look like porn stars.. LOL