With selfies all the rage, it’s not surprising that many manufacturers would scramble to make selfie sticks for the general public to enjoy. Professional camera crews have all sorts of similar gadgets to use during professional photography and filming sessions, but it is due to the selfie craze that these handy personal use models are for sale.
What makes the purchase of any of these challenging is the overwhelming amount of technology knowledge required to know for certain if you should buy one or the other. To help keep things simpler, you should consider which selfie sticks are compatible with the phone or phones you own and plan to use together with these fancy monopods. The manufacturers are very clear about what works with their products and what doesn’t. Once that is decided, then you can consider how much weight you want to carry, how much flexibility you want and whether or not the products seem to be sturdy and sized to accept your phone. Thinking about how much you prefer to spend will come last, but there are prices to suit every budget.
10. Bluetooth Built In Technology Monopod Selfie Stick
With a buy two, get 25 percent off sale, this well-built selfie stick is focusing on customer satisfaction and marketing a nice product. One thing that distinguishes this item from others is that its clamp is not only secure, but will open to 4.3 inches, accepting even wider phones than many other brands. The clamp is designed to be extra strong, its Bluetooth technology is completely built in, and everything is included right in the stick itself. Eighty-six percent of its owners gave it a 5 star Amazon rating, and many nice comments.
9. Mpow iSnap X Monopod Extendable Selfie Stick
With over 3,000 customer purchases, this selfie stick has been called the most popular of its kind on Amazon. It has several nice features. Including a very nice battery and Bluetooth remote shutter that is built in. The head adjusts to 273 degrees, giving it lots of flexibility in terms of photo angles. Its basic length is 7 and a half inches, but it will extend to reach just over 31 inches. You can buy a fisheye accessory if you want one. Most customers will need to check the seller site for Bluetooth compatibility based on the phone models listed.
8. CamKix Extendable Selfie Stick for Smartphones
Over 2,000 customers have purchased this selfie stick. It is a monopod construction which expands from 11 inches to 40 inches. It will work with just about any phone as long as it is less than 3.25 inches wide. Two features make it very nice: you can adjust its head in an arc of 180 degrees so the photo angle is just right, and it is light and short enough to easily carry in a purse or pack when in its shortest position. The only downside to this stick is that it doesn’t have a remote, so you need to use your phone timer if you want to get into position for photos. Most owners like its light weight, versatility and reasonable price.
7. Thrill Pro Camera Monopod Selfie Stick by The Alaska Life©
This completely waterproof monopod is designed for lots of use without worry. Its universal design makes it compatible with items not possible with other selfie stick brands, such as DSLR, GoPro and camcorders, plus any product up to 80mm. Actually designed by a native of Alaska, this comes with a free carabiner which allows you to attach it easily to your carry bag. It will also attach to a tripod. To top it all off, the company will accept it as a return if you are not satisfied with it.
6. Little Red Shepherd Selfie Stick with Wireless Bluetooth Technology
This great little nine inch monopod will extend up to three and a half feet. It will securely hold phones up to 3.2 inches in width. It connects to phones wirelessly, and uses the latest 2016 Bluetooth technology. Included are a Bluetooth charging cable, instructions and a handy carry bag.
5. iSnap Extendable Monopod Selfie Stick: Mpow
With over 3,000 Amazon reviews this stick has a Number 1 Best Seller rating. It is very easy to use, as you simply can turn it on and then pair it to Bluetooth. Its head will adjust within a 180 degree angle range. Owners like its durable construction and its remote shutter. They found the adjustable grip holder to work very well, though it took some skill to adapt the monopod when changing from phone to phone.
4. The Durable and Portable Travel Selfie Stick
Advertised as the traveling selfie stick, this product has several features that make it very nice. It needs no batteries, it works with a variety of popular phone models, it’s durable, and it has a built in remote shutter. The monopod will swivel and extend to adapt to many photography needs.
3. Everyday Selfie® Bluetooth Extendable Monopod New 2016 Stick
2. FugeTek Pro 3-in-1 Self-Portrait Premium 2016 Selfie Stick
1. Adventure Imaging Gear® Self-Portrait Monopod
With so many new selfie stick products for sale, the choices can be overwhelming. But, most offer very similar capabilities in terms of safety and technology. The key is to purchase the item that is compatible with your phone and that will be the one you want to carry. Weights and sizes vary quite a bit, so choosing the lightest yet sturdiest could be the final deciding factor. If it is heavy or awkward to use or pack, you are probably best choosing something else.