Greetings to all who looked at the light. The review will focus, as you probably already guessed, on the BlitzWolf BW-BS3 high-quality selfie stick / monopod, which has a solid and reliable design, compact dimensions and some interesting features that distinguish it from its competitors. If you are interested in details, please…
The reviewed BlitzWolf BW-BS3 selfie stick was purchased here
There are also other models to choose from, including the improved BW-BS3 Sports
- — Selfie stick/monopod BlitzWolf BW-BS3
- — Charging cable
- — Instruction
Selfie stick BlitzWolf BW-BS3 comes in a light cardboard box:
The package is minimal, inside there is only a selfie stick, a charging cable and instructions in several languages:
The BlitzWolf BW-BS3 selfie stick has a nice design and looks beautiful:
Unlike some cheap models, this one folds very quickly and conveniently and allows you to turn a selfie stick into a monopod in seconds:
When assembled, there are no protruding parts and it is almost impossible to catch and break them:
In this form, it takes up very little space and can be safely carried in your pocket, which will especially appeal to travelers or just vacationers at resorts:
It is based on the construction of impact-resistant plastic and aluminum alloy. The telescopic rod is made of aluminum alloy and is equipped with plastic inserts to avoid scratches:
To prevent scrolling around its axis, it has a coarse groove, which at the same time acts as a stiffening rib.
It is worth noting that the telescopic rod is one of the main elements and its strength can be used to judge the quality of the selfie stick as a whole. In this case, everything is just fine: the fit is tight, there are no backlashes and deflections even at the maximum length of the rod with a heavy 5.5‑inch “shovel” at the end.
In the place where the smartphone holder or camera (holder) is attached, everything is also neat and thoughtful. Additionally, there is an adjusting screw that allows you to fix the tilt of the holder up to 203 °:
The advantage is that you can either fix it rigidly, or do it, as they say, “in tightness”. The “head” itself rotates 360 °, but is fixed only in two positions (by 180 °).
By the way, this model allows you to adjust the position of the holder in all planes:
You can generally install it at an angle, but the angle is fixed there with a spring-loaded stop every 45 °:
The holder leg is reinforced here and can withstand small transverse loads (personally verified):
It is made of durable and at the same time elastic plastic, and is reinforced from the inside with stiffeners:
To avoid scratches on the delicate body of the smartphone, the holder’s lips are rubberized:
In addition, this solution contributes to a more reliable fixation of the smartphone, because it practically does not slip on rubber.
The jaws are spring-loaded and allow the installation of a smartphone or other device with a width of 55mm to 85mm, i.е. gadgets up to 6 inches:
As a handle, a design of three expanding beams is used, acting as supports in monopod mode:
As you know, the most stable design with three pillars, something better has not yet been invented:
For better stability, the legs have rubberized pads, and in the thickest part there are magnets that prevent their arbitrary opening in selfie stick mode:
In selfie stick mode, the length can vary from 16.5cm to 60cm:
It is clear that the minimum length here is equal to the length of the handle. In the maximum unfolded form, the length corresponds to:
The weight of the selfie stick is about 149g, so it should not burden the owner:
Management here is also very simple and is no different from analogues of other companies. It is carried out using a Bluetooth remote control, which is attached to the front of the handle:
The main advantage of this model over others is a removable remote control that allows you to remotely take photos and videos:
For example, in the Xiaomi Selfie Stick Tripod model, the remote control is non-removable, which drastically reduces the variety of uses for the selfie stick, although it is a complete analogue of the subject. This feature is especially useful for photographers, because there is no need to buy this remote control for a camera or camcorder separately.
There is also a similar selfie stick from Huawei Honor, where the remote control is also built-in
The remote itself is tiny. It has a convenient button that is clearly pressed, a two-color indicator and a built-in 65mah battery:
To charge the built-in battery there is a microUSB socket:
You can use your own microUSB cable or the bundled one:
When charging, the indicator lights red:
I would like to see an option with a CR lithium battery (“tablet”), but this is not critical.
By indicator color:
— blue is on — the remote control is working and connected to the gadget
— blinking blue — the remote control is not paired and is in search
— lights up red — there is a charge, at the end it just goes out
After 10 minutes of inactivity, it enters sleep mode.
Once again, the selfie stick is very handy. It has optimal dimensions and lies like a glove in the hand:
With the installation of the “blade” in the form of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro with a diagonal of 5.5 inches, there were no problems:
The only thing worth considering is the location of the buttons and, if necessary, slightly move the smartphone:
I am not a fan of being photographed, but if I am in a resort, I will definitely take a selfie stick with me. My main use is as a monopod for filming unpacking parcels or product demos:
There are no complaints here: you can set any angle of inclination, you can install almost any smartphone or camera, you can put it on uneven and slippery surfaces and not worry about the gadget, and most importantly, the control panel is separate here and you can control the shooting remotely. In general, usability is five plus!
Total I think there are no comments here — high quality, reliable, convenient and inexpensive. It makes no sense to overpay for more expensive and famous models, which sometimes have poorer functionality. Definitely recommend to buy!
See the link to the reviewed BlitzWolf BW-BS3 selfie stick at the beginning of the review.
A link to the full analogue of the subject — Xiaomi Selfie Stick Tripod is in the “Management” section. There you will also find the third version of the Huawei Honor monopod stick.
All of them are good in their own way, but Blitz is probably the best …