The product was introduced in market by the Minolta Company with the camera Minolta Disc-7. However, the device was not all that successful. It was listed in the 1995 book '101 Un-Useless Japanese Inventions: the Art of Chindogu'.
The patent of Ueda run out in 2003, and that was when the modern selfie stick was invented. Unaware of Ueda's device, Canadian inventor Wayne Fromm patented his version of the selfie stick, named 'Quik Pod', in 2005. Both inventors see themselves as the real inventors of the device, as it continues to both attract and annoy the people.