A number of Selfie Stick models are available in the market. However, since the Selfie sticks are mainly sold online, and not many details are available on the e-commerce websites, it becomes difficult to take a call on the model that should be purchased. Following is a brief comparison of some of the most readily available models in the market:
The model Z07-1 is one of the most basic design which sort of marked the beginning of an era of Seflie Sticks in the Indian market. This model has only a basic extendable rod which could extend up to about 90 mm and a mobile holder. Since it doesn't have any Bluetooth shutter, you need to set your phone on timer every time you want to take a picture and then extend the rod to click a Selfie.
Z07-1 + An External Bluetooth Shutter
The need for having an easy way to click was soon realized and the idea evolved into a combo of Z07-1 plus a Bluetooth Shutter. A Bluetooth shutter can be paired with your android or iPhone and then you click as many pictures as you like with the button at your fingertips. The innovation continued and it resulted in one of the most hot selling model of selfie sticks called Z07-5.
A premium design is also available in this category called - QP901.
QP 901 has excellent finish and is relatively more stylish and solid in comparison to Z07-1 + Bluetooth shutter. This can be clubbed with a mini tripod to make it a good Selfie kit.
This foldable Selfie Stick is super portable with its head permanently fit on top of the stick. The foldability of the mobile holder makes it quite short in length and easy to fit into your pocket. The wired connection makes it easy for you to plug and click unlike a Bluetooth selfie stick which requires charging regularly and pairing with your mobile every time you want to use your Selfie Stick. A Bluetooth Selfie Stick doesn't only consumes battery of your selfie stick but also of your mobile, which you definitely don't want when you are traveling. Isn't it?
It has an ergonomic grip to let you comfortably hold the Selfie stick and a switch just below your thumb to let you click as many Selfies as you like.
About Selfie Stick: Canadian inventor Wayne Fromm patented his Selfie Stick in 2005
Note: If your volume button doesn't click a picture with your mobile camera, try following
For Android Phone - Open your phone camera, go to setting - Select Volume key and set the volume key to 'take picture'
Those phones which do not allow you to set your volume button for clicking pictures, Camera 360 may work.
As the innovation is never ceasing, new designs kept coming in the market.
Yunteng 188 was the sturdiest design we came across in the market. While testing we found that it could easily support a weight of upto 2.5 kgs, i.e., even a DSLR with small lenses like 50mm and 18-55mm. This when clubbed with an external Bluetooth shutter and a mini tripod became a very versatile and durable tool. You could use it as a Selfie stick with mobile or camera or even as a tripod for mobile with remote shutter.
Then a monster was born and it was named Yunteng 1288.
The rod has a design similar to Yunteng 188, but it is equipped with a Bluetooth shutter mounted on the rod that can be detached as and when required. This proves very useful for 2 reasons :
1. You don't have to carry a shutter separately and clicking pictures is easier since it is mounted on rod and the thumb of your hand holding the rod can easily access the shutter. So no need of using the second hand to hold the shutter.
2. You can mount the Yunteng 1288 Selfie stick on a mini tripod and detach shutter from the rod to click pictures from a distance.
Like Yunteng 1288, it has also got a detachable shutter on the rod and a mirror. The good part is it also comes with a small mini tripod. The tripod isn't very strong but is very portable and would serve the purpose many a times. It doesn't support a DSLR but it's more compact then a Yunteng 1288. The compact length of a Yunteng 1288 is mm which is a bit longer, however RK 908 has a compact length of mm which will fit in most of your bags. So if all features are required and portability is more important to you, it is wiser to opt for RK908 and when sturdiness is important and you aren't worried much about size then you can go for Yunteng 1288.
A pocket tripod + shutter, though is a deviation from Selfie Stick definition, is quite frequently used by Selfie Lovers. It comes with a mobile holder and a standard 1/4" screw so that you can mount both your digital camera as well as a mobile. The shutter allows you to click the photos from a distance.
This Selfie Stick is extremely portable as it is of the size of a pen and can hold a mobile phone and even a go pro without the need for any extra attachment. It has elegant, functionally effective and premium design which offers hassle-free Selfie clicking experience due to its plug and play functionality. This makes for a great gift, even for those who do not know much about technogloy.
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