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.

Remote Control

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.