Acer’s ‘selfie sombrero’ is an easy way to make your selfies to look ridiculous

It’s no secret that selfies can look absolutely ridiculous if you’re not too careful. But if taking ridiculous self-portraits is kind of your thing, then you may want to check out Acer’s new ‘selfie sombrero’, a hat that makes taking selfies incredibly easy and makes ridiculousness a guarantee.

Created by designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis, and covered in enough glitter than a ’70s glam rock concert, the hat is designed to hold Acer’s Iconia A-1 840 tablet so that you don’t have to hold it in position when you’re taking all those snaps. The fact that it’s an enormous hat also means that you can slide it around and change the angle of your selfies. Or you can use it to snap pictures of the back of your head, because who hasn’t wanted to do that?

The hat will be on show at London Fashion week starting today, and if you are mesmerised by this hat’s… presence, then you can go ahead and have a consultation to order your own. Just don’t be surprised if you find glitter all over your house.

As silly as this hat may be, this is one thing I can not forgive: it’s actively encouraging people to go out and takes photos on a tablet. It’s bad enough that people are constantly taking photos with smartphones and getting in the way, but when you do it with a tablet it’s a crime that cannot be forgiven.

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Tom Pritchard