Today we are talking about a tripod for the Xiaomi Mi Tripod Selfie smartphone. Compact, affordable, can turn into a selfie stick.
- Materials: aluminum, plastic
- Weight: 150 grams
- Folded length: 19cm
- Unfolded length: 51 cm
- Rotation angle: 360 degrees
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0
Why you need a smartphone tripod
If you love mobile photography, it would be nice to get a compact tripod. They are different: with a fixed height of the holder, telescopic, on a rigid stand or flexible legs. The main thing is to fix the smartphone in a static position. Thanks to this, you can take pictures at a slow shutter speed or shoot Timelapse videos.
Xiaomi went further and combined a tripod and a selfie stick in one device. In fact, this is a selfie stick with retractable legs — convenient and practical, it transforms in a couple of seconds.
You can take a selfie, vlog or live stream on Instagram, then put your smartphone on a tripod and shoot a beautiful timelapse of the sunset.
Construction and design
Xiaomi has one of the most compact tripods on the market. When folded, the length is 19 centimeters — it will fit in any backpack or bag. The weight of 150 grams is not annoying, you can always carry it with you so as not to miss a cool moment or make a spring bow.
Unfolds up to 51 centimeters using a telescopic three-section design. The length may not be enough for a large company, not everyone will fit in the frame, but this is the price for compact dimensions.
The tripod looks cool, strictly and minimalistically. Especially in black (gray is not so expressive).
The power structure is aluminum, the rest of the body is made of hypoallergenic ABS plastic. Pleasant to the touch, does not slip in the hands. The accessory is well assembled, the parts do not dangle or creak, the necessary elements turn smoothly. One gets the feeling of an expensive and high-quality thing.
The transformation from a selfie stick to a tripod is due to the handle, which is divided into three “petals”. The legs are rubberized for better grip and are fixed in the unfolded state. This adds confidence in the reliability of the design, but it is better to place the tripod on a flat surface.
The smartphone mount is tight and securely holds the smartphone. The width of the holder is adjustable from 56 to 89 mm. Large models fit in and hold well even with strong shaking. You can install the smartphone in vertical and horizontal orientation. The head rotates 360 ° — you can set the desired angle of inclination.
To prevent scratches, the mount is made of a soft rubber coating. Although I would still wear a case as an additional protection from both scratches and drops. Anything happens, you know.
The coolest thing about Xiaomi Mi Tripod Selfie is the remote control. We put a tripod with a smartphone in the right place, press the button, and the recording starts. It connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth, catches at a distance of 10 meters.
The tripod has a recess for the remote control. It is rubberized and holds it securely, it will not fall out on the go. In selfie stick mode, it’s easy to reach. To shoot with a tripod, you can pull out the button and take pictures without touching your smartphone.
Xiaomi promises 10,000 photos from a single battery charge in the remote control. You don’t need to install any apps. Fully compatible with iOS and Android, works with all standard camera apps.
Xiaomi Mi Tripod Selfie is cool. I can confidently recommend it to all lovers of mobile photography. Of the shortcomings, perhaps the maximum length in the unfolded state. But if you are looking for a tripod, and the selfie stick function is more of a bonus, then this is the best choice.
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- Quality materials and assembly;
- Compact dimensions that allow you to carry a tripod in any bag and even in your pocket;
- A convenient remote control that greatly expands the capabilities of the accessory;
- Selfie stick and tripod in one device;
- Affordable price.