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

Content

  • Equip­ment:
  • Appear­ance:
  • Dimen­sions:
  • Con­trol:
  • Appli­ca­tion:
  • Con­clu­sions:

Equipment:

  • — 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:

Appearance:

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:

Dimensions:

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:

Control:

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.

Application:

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!

Conclusions:

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 …