Updated: July 28, 2015
Selfie Stick Reviews:The term 'selfie' has exploded amongst cell phone users and everyone that follows social media. 'Selfie' is officially in the dictionary. It's defined as 'taking an image of oneself using a digital camera' - most often on a cell phone camera. Selfies are shameless self promotions of us while on vacation, relaxing in the sun, hanging out, doing just about anything. For those of us with shorter arms, 'selfies' are not that easy to take since we don't have the reach to get our arms out of the way and be in the picture. That's where a selfie stick was invented. It's a pad/stand for your phone to sit in with an extendable arm that you hold onto and take the photo. A selfie stick allows you to take pictures of yourself (or a group) from a slight distance without struggling to do so. The selfie sticks have Bluetooth remotes so you can take great photos with our iPhone while not having to strain to do so. The phenomenon has taken the world by storm and teens and older users of cell phone are using selfie sticks. Disneyland was having such a hard time controlling crowds with selfie sticks (getting in the way of others as you can imagine) that Disney banned the use of selfie sticks at their parks. The future of selfie sticks could be limited - depending on how people abuse their use of them. We are on the fence in terms of keeping or outlawing them in public spaces.
Choosing a Selfie Stick - First off, you want to get a selfie stick that is compatible with all types of cell phones. The MPOW iSnap is good with iPhones and Samsung Galaxy. You'll need built-in Bluetooth remote control and an adjustable head (270 degree is perfect). The stick should be extendable - over 30 inches is typically enough to get good self-photographs. The self portrait stick should be easy to adjust and put your phone into so you can quickly take those photos when the moment is right. Most selfie sticks cost between $10 and $20 - pretty cheap considering the convenience you get. We've tested the MPOW on several vacations and it does an excellent job of allowing our family to get quality photos without needing someone to take the photo for us. Just extend out the stick, place your phone in the holder, and click the button on the handle to get your photo. There is even a professional selfie stick from Fugetek that is extendable up to 49 inches and is compatible with digital cameras, GoPro, and mobile phones. We did read several less than positive reviews from owners of Sony phones that mention the selfie sticks are always able to fit their phones properly. Buyer beware on that. Otherwise, most selfie sticks perform as advertised and provide you with a nice opportunity to take self photographs without having to set timers and run into the picture. I do wish that anyone using selfie sticks would respect the people around them and not put the selfie stick in our faces as they prepare to snap a photo. Browse the best selling selfie sticks here.