Selfie Stick – Best Top 10

What's the point of a Selfie Stick

t’s simple, a selfie stick is a nifty little gadget that was purposely designed to go with your Smartphone.

They allow you to take group shots, or selfies from an angle or distance that your arms just cant reach.

You no longer have to ask a passer by to take a photo for you. As a result this comes in real handy when you’re traveling abroad and wan to be able to capture those special moments.

Perhaps you’re standing in front of a famous landmark, now you can capture the whole image plus yourself in the photo.

Below I have listed my top 10 selfie sticks

How to choose your Selfie Stick

The Conveniency

The convenience of it’s size when folded and extended, I find is one of the best deciding factors. Furthermore most selfie sticks will fold down to a small size of 22cm to 38cm (9 – 15 inches) in length when not in use.

Also when fully extended they can reach a size anywhere from 63cm – 101cm (25 – 40 inches). Seems like there are some Selfie sticks that extend further, however this tends to cause less stability when the smartphone is attached on the end. You also want to check what type of control you would have over it as in how easy would it be to use.

Size

Comfort

When considering the size of the stick you are looking to buy, you can’t just look at the length it adjusts to. You need to consider the size of the phone holder as well. If you choose a stick that has a very narrow or very wide holder you may find your phone does not fit comfortably in it.

Having a holder that does not grip your phone properly could definitely lead to you damaging your phone when it falls out the holder, especially if you are taking pics at odd angles. The length of the stick itself is also of great importance though. If you are looking to get a lot into your pictures, or take that panoramic view, then you need a stick that can extend enough to accommodate your needs.

The length to which it retracts is just as important. You need a stick that is easy to travel with. It must retract enough to fit into your bag or pocket easily.

Check for a headphone jack

Another option is some selfie sticks comes fitted with a wire that’s near the mount. You simply plug the wire into your headphone jack of the smartphone.

When ready you can remotely trigger the shutter button on the smartphone camera.

These are the two different types of remote functions you get on a selfie stick. The old sticks had no remote function so you had to set a timer to take the photo’s. This is now a thing of the past.

The pull-away wire clamp

The metal wire grip is great for easy set up because it is very simple.

The downside with this grip tho is that it tends to be slightly loose which could cause you to loose your grip and your phone.

Check to see how heavy your selfie stick will be. Does it come with a rubber handle? How is it powered?

When choosing your selfie stick it’s also important to check the mount size. Some mounts are limited in size so will only be able to hold the smaller sized smartphones.

Check for Bluetooth

This is an awesome feature to have on your selfie stick, probably why they are the most popular.

The handle of the selfie stick comes fitted with a shutter button. The shutter button connects with your smartphone over Bluetooth wireless. When you click the shutter button it remotely sets off the shutter on your smartphone.

This eliminates any issues you would have trying to match up your ports on your smartphone to the selfie stick.

Mount Size

You want to be able to fit your phone in the mount comfortably. It should be a good snug fit, this is to prevent your  phone from falling out which would ultimately damage your phone.

So you need to check how narrow or how wide the mount is to make sure your smartphone fits right.

Currently there are two common styles in the market place

Extending Plastic Grip

This is a far more secure grip as it clamps down on your phone using it’s clamping mechanism which holds your phone securely in position.

Charging your Selfie Stick

When your selfie stick is connected to you phone via the Bluetooth function you will need to charge your stick fairly often as the charge will only last about an hour. Charging your selfie stick is done through a USB cable which will either connect to your phone or another device. I suggest taking your cable along for just in case.

If you chose the the cable selfie stick you will definitely get longer use out of it, however it takes a bit longer to set up. Also with the cable option there’s no pairing of the devices involved, it’s a simple plug and play function.

On that note I have comprised a list of the top 10 best selfie sticks for you to choose from. Choosing anyone of these  and you’ll be 100% totally satisfied.

1. Yoozon Selfie Stick and Tripod

This is an all in one selfie stick that can transform into a tripod. It’s as simple as unfolding the bottom of the stick which literally takes just 3 seconds and the tripod is set up.

Probably the best Bluetooth selfie stick come tripod on the market.

This design is light weight and compact with a built in 65mAh lithium battery to give you a longer charge. The Bluetooth operates through a micro USB and has a range of up to 10 meters. This mount head is adjustable to 360 degrees. The shaft of this selfie stick can extend to a length of 67 cm (26.6 inches).

Overview
  • 4.5 Rating
  • Bluetooth
  • Built in Tripod feature
  • 360 degree adjustable shaft
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Price $21.99

 

2. Eocean 46-inch Selfie Stick

This is a nice BIIIG stick, extending to a length of 116 cm (46 inches). This stick allows you to adjust to 12 different heights. The Eocean also has the option of becoming a Tripod in just a matter of seconds. When functioning from this feature the Eocean has a selfie mode function. The total weight of this compact selfie stick is only 160 grams (5.64 ounces).

The tripod feature allows for incredible stability when taking photo’s. Made from aluminium with a non slip handle which is made with a soft comfortable rubber. The mount also comes with two rubber pads that are placed at both ends of your smartphone giving it that extra grip. An added rubber is placed on the ball head.

This selfie stick comes with a replaceable battery Bluetooth wireless remote control. Easy quick connection. The mount is adjustable to fit various size smartphones. The mount can also allow you to take pictures vertically simply by just turning the head as it can rotate 360 degrees. The selfie stick tripod is compatible with most video cameras, digital cameras and GoPros

Overview

 

  • 4.5 Rating
  • Bluetooth wireless remote
  • Extra length shaft
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • 360 Degree mount
  • Compaitable for most smartphones
  • Non Slip handle
  • Price $22.99

 

 

3. BlitzWolf Bluetooth Selfie Stick

This is another great all in one selfie stick with Tripod feature and built in Bluetooth remote. Made from an aluminum allow which allows this to be lightweight and therefore convenient for travel. It too comes with a built in rechargeable lithium battery which allows up to 50 000 photos on 1 charge.

Each charge take approximately 45 minutes and will last up to 24 hours. It comes fitted with a non slip grip which prevents the legs of the tripod from slipping.

The Tripod is adjustable to 225 degrees whilst the mount can rotate a full 360 degrees.The mount is fitted with an adjustable knob which when tightened locks your smartphone securely into the mount. The shaft extend to a length of 68cm (26.77 inches) and only weighs 147 grams (5.2 ounces).

The mount will fit devices 9cm- 15cm (3.6 – 6 inches) wide and is compatible with most IOS and Android devices.

Overview
  • 4.0 Rating
  • Bluetooth
  • Built in Tripod feature
  • Rechargable lithium battery
  • Non slip handle
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Mount fitted adjustable knob
  • Price $21.99
4. The Anker Bluetooth Selfie Stick

The Anker Bluetooth selfie stick comes with Bluetooth controls. Has an adjustable mount that fits most smartphones and extends to a great length of 74cm (29 inches). What’s nice about this selfie stick is that it comes at an affordable price and offers a great grip.

It also comes with a great battery life of 20 hours. The only downside, is that this selfie stick is slightly heavier than most and could start feeling quite heavy after holding over a long period of time.

Overview
  • 4.5 Rating
  • Bluetooth
  • Adjustable mount
  • Affordable
  • Great grip
  • 20 hours Battery life
  • Price $15.99
5. Fugetek FT-568 Professional Wireless Selfie Stick

This is another great top notch selfie stick, it comes with a screw tight mount that is adjustable to 10.5cm (4.2 inches). It has a second spring mount where it gives you an option of attaching a mirror.

Using the mirror allows you to take profile pics without having to look at the phone. The Fugitek comes with a non slip rubber handle which prevents slippage and drops.

The Fugitek also comes with a Bluetooth wireless remote and is compatible most IOS and Android smartphones. Has a 1 hour charge and is equipped with a flip lock that prevents you from taking shaky photos. This beauty extends to about  125cm (49 inches) and only weighs 283 grams (10 ounces)

Overview
  • 4.5 Rating
  • Bluetooth
  • Screw tight mount
  • Adjustable mount
  • Spring mount
  • Compatible with most IOS and Android smartphones
  • Rubber non slip grip
  • Flip lock
  • Price $18.99
6. Mpow Selfie Stick with Bluetooth

f you are an enthusiastic selfie taker then this is the selfie stick for you. This is a simple and very cheap selfie stick. This selfie stick is designed to give you all the flexibility you need allowing you to take photo’s no matter where you are.

This stick will extend to a length of 80cm (31.5 inches) making it extremely compact when folded, so it’ll be easy to travel with. The mount is adjustable to 270 degrees which means you can take pics from any angle. This too comes with a Bluetooth wireless remote function and offers a fantastic battery life.

Overview
  • 4.5 Rating
  • Bluetooth
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • 270 degree adjustable mount
  • Excellent battery life
  • Price $9.99
7. GoRad Selfie Stick

This is a selfie stick that has been designed and built especially for those who of you who love being around water. This waterproof selfie stick not only works with GoPro camera’s but with waterproof smartphones too.

This stick extends to a formidable length of 101cm (40 inches) and is made from anodized aluminum making it extremely lightweight. The Gorad comes with a stabilization feature on the mount which consists of strong twist and locking system that gives extra stability.

This selfie stick also has the ability to convert into a tripod. This does have a downside tho, its been reported that the screws do come loose in the mount which could cause your camera or phone to fall out.

Overview
  • 4.3 Rating
  • Waterproof
  • Compatible with most smartphones
  • Extremly lightweight
  • Stabilizing feature
  • Price $29.85
8. CamKix Selfie Stick

Another extremely lightweight and compact selfie stick for the selfie enthusiast.

This comes with a mount that can rotate 180 degrees giving you better angles for that perfect shot. It will hold a phone of up to 8cm (3.25 inches) This selfie stick can extend to a length of 101 cm (40inches).

The Bluetooth wireless remote feature offers both Apple and Android with free camera 360″app from Google Play Store.

Overview
  • 4.0 Rating
  • Bluetooth
  • 180 Degree adjustable mount
  • Compatible with most smartphones
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Price $10.99
9. Spigen S520 Selfie Stick

The Spigen S520 comes with Bluetooth wireless remote. This selfie stick is designed to be lightweight and extremely durable. The shaft extends to a length of 80cm (31.5 inches)

.It is compatible with most Android and IOS smartphones. Most certainly built for comfort as it is fitted with a non slip handle. The mount can adjust to 270 degrees allowing shots to be taken from any position.

Will fit any phone that 8-10cm (3-4 inches) wide. Comes at a very affordable price.

Overview
  • 4.0 Rating
  • Bluetooth
  • lightweight
  • compatible with most Android and IOS
  • Affordable
  • Adjustable mount 270 degrees
  • Non Slip handle
  • Price $10.99
10. Kungfuren Seiko

Here’s as selfie stick that will give you up to 50 hours of battery life. It only weighs 150 grams (5.3 ounces) making it perfect for travel.

This will hold phones that are anything from 5.5 – 8cm (2.2 -3.3 inches) wide.

The Kungfuren comes with an adjustable mount that can adjust to 270 degrees.

Also offers great length when the shaft is extended reaching a length of 80cm (31.8 inches). Comes fitted with Bluetooth wireless remote and come at a very low price.

Overview
  • 4.0 Rating
  • Bluetooth
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Affordable
  • 50 hours battery life
  • 270 Degree adjustable mount
  • Price $7.99

Final Say

That’s the list of my top 10, should you have any questions or would like to post a comment on any product you would like to see here please feel free to do so. It will be great to hear from you. Let me know how I can help you further.

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