Whenever I get it out to use, my friends are amazed and very intrigued. It makes picture taking fun. It has also attracted quite a few funny looks from passersby.
I use it in two basic ways. One, we either are just totally random, set the timer, push the shutter button, extend the camera and wait. Or in the other way, I will use it more like a tripod--let my friend hold it while I set the timer and make sure everyone is inside, then press the shutter button and run to get inside the photo too.
The only complaint I have with my xshot is that sometimes the telescoping parts get stuck inside the other telescoping parts. Maybe I should try some WD-40 on it.
Anyway, just thought I'd say thank you once again to all of you who helped me to win this really cool gadget. I enjoy being able to use it. :)
Below are a few of the photos I've taken using my nifty little xshot.