It would seem that selfie sticks are no longer as popular as they used to be, but for good photos with the maximum capture of the landscape or people, they are still used. A selfie stick will definitely come in handy when traveling, or on vacation with friends, when you want to capture the moment, and so that everyone gets into the frame. Today I will tell you about an inexpensive selfie stick with a Bluetooth remote control, which I myself have been using for a long time.
- Packaging and equipment
- bluetooth remote
- Folded length: 180mm
- Length in maximum unfolded position: 700 mm
- Maximum smartphone width for fixing: 90mm
- Weight: 115 g.
- Material: plastic, metal
Packaging and equipment
The device arrives in a regular postal thick envelope, in which there is a box with the device itself. In addition to the device, there was only an instruction in the box, but we won’t need it, because everything is intuitive. By the way, it was very nice that the selfie stick, or rather the remote control, was already equipped with a battery, so the device could be used immediately.
I have been using a selfie stick for a long time, so I have not kept the instructions, but, as I indicated above, I will not need it.
The device is made of fairly durable plastic and pleasant to the touch. When folded, the selfie stick is only 18 centimeters long, making it easy to take with you in almost any bag, or even fit in a large pocket. Speaking of the fact that the device is made of good plastic — unfortunately, I dropped the device several times, but the fall did not bring any scratches or serious damage. The device is comfortable to hold and lay out. The folding part is metal.
You can start from the bottom of the device. There is a recess with a special thread, thanks to which you can place a selfie stick, for example, on a tripod, or screw other equipment. For example, it is very convenient to add (and it is better to order right away) a small tripod. Thus, the selfie stick will turn into a great desktop tripod for your smartphone.
Also at the moment there are more advanced models, where tripods are already built into the handle of the device and it is very easy to transform.
On the body of the device is a small remote control with Bluetooth, which I thought was built into the device. But the remote control can be pulled out, and you can control the selfie stick from different distances.
The holder itself, on which you will place the smartphone, is adjustable. When adjusting, you can hear characteristic clicks. After each such click, the holder will be fixed. Well, those latches that actually hold the smartphone move apart very easily. Also on the inside of the latches there is a special soft material so as not to scratch the smartphone.
The spring on the holder is quite tight, and you need to try to place the smartphone in the latches. But it’s even good, thanks to such a tight spring, the smartphone will not slip and stagger, you don’t have to worry that it will fall.
My phone is quite heavy and wide, but this did not affect the selfie stick, and the smartphone was firmly and securely in the latches. I would like to note only that if you push the selfie stick to the maximum, then it can sag a little. But this is not scary, because. under the weight of even a heavy smartphone, it does not break or crack, so this is a minor minus.
Speaking of cons, the device has a rather large angle of rotation around its axis at maximum extension. But if the device is folded, then such rotation can be avoided with a simple position lock.
As for the remote itself, as I wrote above, the battery was already inside. The remote control is quite simply removed from a special niche and resembles more an ordinary button than a remote control. If you want to use the device as a tripod (subject to ordering an updated model, or by attaching a tripod), then such a button will help you out a lot. Well, if you use a selfie stick for its intended purpose, then you don’t have to worry, the button is in a niche quite reliably, it doesn’t stagger or fall out. Inside the button there is a small chip and a niche for installing a CR 1632 battery.
Connecting the remote control to your smartphone is quite simple. It is necessary to hold the button for a few seconds, a blue LED will appear on the remote control, which means that the button is on. Turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone, find the remote control and connect. The device is highlighted as SelfieCom. That’s all. Now you can use the selfie stick. Turning off the selfie stick is also simple — hold down the button for a few seconds.
Buy upgraded version
I am completely satisfied with such a selfie stick, only now I want to add a tripod to it, or completely update the device. The selfie stick is a great help during picnics and travel, walks, and during meetings with friends. It doesn’t take up much space and is quite light. Well, using it, as you can see for yourself, is very simple.
Well, that’s all for today. I hope my short review was useful and interesting for you. Well, if you want to find more interesting reviews and articles, then you should look at my blog on the site, there are a lot of interesting things. Happy shopping!