The Best Selfie Sticks To Buy In 2020
Ah, selfie sticks!
If we could choose just one thing to be the face of these modern times we live in, it would have to be one of these things. Selfie sticks are basically special versions of the monopods used with regular cameras. These however, are designed to help take pictures with your smartphone instead. It serves as a simple no BS extension to your arm and helps you take a selfie from tricky angles. So, if you’ve ever caught yourself strenuously extending your arm in hopes of getting a better shot out of your smartphone camera, you need one of these things. No point living in denial!
Love them or hate them, sooner or later, you’ll catch yourself using one. Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you. We’re putting out this article for that very purpose! But jokes aside, in this article we’ll be looking at the best selfie sticks you could buy in 2020.
So, without further ado, let’s get going!
|Device Name||Extension Length||Weight||Check Price|
|Mpow’s iSnap||31.89 inches||5.6 ounces||Check Price|
|Fugetek’s FT-568||49 inches||10 ounces||Check Price|
|JETech Battery Free||28.7 inches||5.6 ounces||Check Price|
|Yoozon Tripod Bluetooth||28.7 inches||2.4 ounces||Check Price|
|CamKix's Easy to Carry||40 inches||7 ounces||Check Price|
|Atongm Mini Cell Phone||26 inches||3.18 ounces||Check Price|
|Perfectday's Foldable And Extendable||31.5 inches||4 ounces||Check Price|
|Stalion's Pocket-sized||32.3 inches||2.4 ounces||Check Price|
Mpow’s iSnap- Best Bluetooth
Mpow’s iSnap is the one featured on this list. This Bluetooth stick has been designed for flexibility. So no matter where you are or what you’re looking to capture, you can count on the iSnap to take care of all your selfie needs.
This features an adjustable head that can rotate up to 270 degrees. This means you can take selfies at pretty much any angle. Furthermore, the arm of the Mpow iSnap can extend up to 31.8 inches. This means you could fit an awful lot in the frame. So regardless of whether you are out in nature or at a music festival, this stick will give you the shot you’re looking for.
When not extended, the Mpow iSnap contracts to a meager 7.1 inches. Also, at just 5.6 ounces, this isn’t a bulky stick. Both these properties make the iSnap a great to travel with.Furthermore, it comes with a wrist strap for added safety.
And finally, the Mpow iSnap is designed to connect and work with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Thus you can connect to the stick and use your phone as a Bluetooth remote control.
All and all, the Mpow iSnap is one of the best selfie sticks out there today. It is a great stick in terms of features, portability and ease-of-use.Pros:Cons:Check Price
Fugetek’s FT-568 – Best Professional Wireless
Fugetek’s FT-568 is great a wireless device that has been designed to help you take the perfect selfie every time. Among other things, it features a quick-flip lock that ensures wobble free photos.
Build-wise, the FT-568 features a sturdy body with a screw tight mount. This mount can be further extended by 4.2 inches with a secondary spring mount. One of the most distinguishing features of this is the massive arm that can extend up to a whopping 49 inches! That means there will be absolutely no problem capturing everything you want in the frame. And for the length it can extend to, the FT-568 isn’t awfully heavy, at just 10 ounces.
It comes with a wireless Bluetooth remote that makes the controls that much more easier. Furthermore, it also connects to pretty much every smartphone with Android 4.3 or higher or iOS. This device comes with a rechargeable battery, and the battery-life is simply staggering. With just an hour of charging, the FT-568 will stand-by for almost 300 hours!
The Fugetek FT-568 is a great selfie stick and will help you take your selfies as you want them.Pros:Cons:Check Price
JETech’s – Best Battery Free
JETech’s stick is unlike the first two devices, this selfie stick (as suggested by the name) is a battery-free device. There are some obvious advantages to that. For instance, you will never have to worry about running out of battery.
At 5.6 ounces, this isn’t a particularly heavy stick. The build quality is compact and it is easy to carry around when you’re traveling. The arm extends up to a decent 28.7 inches and the phone holder is highly adjustable. This allows for getting a lot into the frame and for taking selfies at odd angles.
Since this is a battery-free, it features a plug-and-play mode of connection. You can connect this device to your Android or Apple devices by simply plugging the cable extends into the 3.5mm audio jack. (This means that this stick isn’t compatible with the newer iPhones). Once the cable is connected, the device will operate on your phone’s battery. Just press the shutter to take your selfies.
The JETech battery-free a great bargain for the price. Definitely deserves a place on this list.Pros:Cons:Check Price
Yoozon’s – Best Selfie Stick and Tripod
Yoozen is unique among the other entries in this list. Besides being a selfie stick, it can also be used as a tripod. Sure there are others in the market that also double as tripods. But this wireless by Yoozon is definitely one of the best out there.
One of the most remarkable features about this is its weight. At just 2.4 ounces, it is incredibly light! That does make it easier to carry around, but there is one problem with the weight. When used as a tripod, this device can topple over with the weight of the phone.
The arm extension can be adjusted between 10 inches and 28 inches, making for a pretty diverse range. And the phone holder has a unique design that can be rotated 360 degrees. That means you could demand some of the oddest angled selfies from this device. Furthermore, the in-built 65mAh lithium-ion battery ensures a pretty long battery life.
All and all, the Yoozon comes with an 18-month warranty, so you won’t have to worry about faulty devices either.Pros:Cons:Check Price
CamKix’s – Best Easy to Carry
CamKix’s is a great addition to this list. When fully retracted, this stick is only 11 inches long. And at just 7 ounces, it is also pretty lightweight. Both these features make it a great selfie stick to take with you when you’re travelling.
When fully extended, the arm is a whopping 40 inches long. That means you will have no problem capturing everything you want in the frame. It also comes with a wrist band, for added safety. The phone holder is adjustable and can hold devices of up to 3.25 inches in width. And it can rotate to 180 degrees, making it possible to get odd angles in your shots.
Connection-wise, it will connect to pretty much all smartphones. If you own a device running Android 4.2.2 or later or iOS 6.0.2 or later, you are good to go. The “Camera 360” app comes free with this device and it also features a Bluetooth remote control that works up to a range of 10m.
Simply put, the CamKix Bluetooth selfie stick is a great device!Pros:Cons:Check Price
Atongm’s – Best Mini Bluetooth
Another great addition to this list is Atongm’s mini Bluetooth selfie stick. This easy-to-use device offers some great features such as a superb build, great compatibility and adjustability, and a decent extension.
The body of Atongm is made of ABS material, making it both lightweight and durable. Furthermore, it also offers a unique handle design that ensures maximum safety and minimum slippage. The phone holder features a clamp system that can fit pretty much any smartphone (with a width of up to 9 cm) out there today. The arm will extend up to a decent 26 inches, and the head will rotate up to 180 degrees. When retracted the size of this stick decreases to a meager 11 cm, making it the ideal pocket selfie stick. Also, at just 3.18 ounces it is pretty lightweight.
This will connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It is compatible with pretty much all Android and Apple phones.Pros:Cons:Check Price
Perfectday’s – Best Foldable And Extendable
The Perfectday is yet another great addition to this list. Just like its name suggests, this is a great stick to have with you when you’re having a great day (indoors or outdoors) with your family or friends. Parties, Festivals, Picnics, Holidays…this can do them all!
The arm of this stick extends to 31.5 inches. And the head of this device can rotate up to 270 degrees. This means that you will capture a lot of the background and that you can take at odd angles.
This comes with a built in battery. When fully charged, it has a standby time of almost 3 days and an active time of 3 hours. The device will connect to pretty much every smartphone out there. And the Bluetooth remote shutter is built into the rod.
Perfectday’s stick is undoubtedly one of the best available in the market today. Great adjustability and compatibility make it a great device to take selfies with. The perfect selfie is just a click-of-a-shutter away.Pros:Cons:Check Price
Stalion’s – Best Pocket-sized
Stalion’s pocket-sized is the final device to be featured on this list. But that doesn’t make it any less impressive than its predecessors. This retracts to a meager 7.7 inches and weighs in at just 2.4 ounces. Hence, as suggested by its very name, this has been designed for portability.
When extended, the arm reaches a respectable 32.3 inches. And the head of the device can rotate a full 360 degrees. This means that you could fit a lot into the frame and also capture shots at odd and mesmerizing angle. If you’re concerned about dropping the stick, note that it comes with a wrist strap for added security.
Stalion’s pocket-sized Bluetooth can be connected to all smartphones with Android 3.0 or higher, or iOS 4.0 or higher. The shutter button is built into the thermoplastic gripping handle. This makes taking selfies that much more easier.
The device comes with a built-in 50mAh 3.7V lithium polymer battery. This gives a great battery life. To charge this battery, a micro USB cable is also provided.
All and all, Stalion’s pocket-sized Bluetooth selfie stick is a great addition to this list.Pros:Cons:Check Price
Key Features to Look for in a Selfie Stick
That was a list of the best selfie sticks available in the market in 2020. We carefully selected the items featured on our list based on a variety of factors. Style is indeed an important one, but it doesn’t stop there. Factors like the dimensions, the size, the weight and the power source are also important.
In this section, we have summarized what you should consider before making your choice and subsequent purchase.
Style is an important element to consider before purchasing a selfie stick. And we don’t just mean the aesthetic appeal of the device either. For instance, you need to make sure that these comes with a nice grip and a solid clamping mechanism. The former helps prevent slippage while the latter holds your phone tight. Here, you may choose between two styles that are currently prevalent in the market. The metal wire grip is quicker and is easier to set up, but the grip may feel a bit loose. The plastic grip, despite being a bit harder to set up, is much safer, thanks to a design that bites into your photo to hold on to it.
Another important factor to consider when you’re purchasing stick is the size. Here, you will want to consider two factors. The first is the size to which the rod will retract to. This is the default state in which you will want to carry the selfie stick around. Most retract to around 8 inches, but make sure to check this so that you can easily carry your selfie stick around in your bag.
The second factor to consider, and perhaps one of the most important one, is the length. To serve as an extension to your arm is what these things are made for. Longer sticks will help you take good panoramic pictures and help you get a lot of the background/context in your photo. Most of them, will extend to about 20 or 30 inches. But you will also find some more expensive ones that will extend further. Don’t, however, be lured by overly long extensions. They can be difficult to handle.
If you end up buying one with a phone holder that is either too narrow or too wide or one that doesn’t have a good grip, your phone will not be held tightly to it. And the number of users who have damaged or lost their phones due to this fault is way to many. Selfie sticks, by their very definition, are meant to be used at high and odd angles. So this is definitely a factor worth considering.
You are going to be traveling a lot with these things. Unlike professional photographers, you most likely won’t be traveling with an already heavy assortment of photography gear. You will most likely just be looking to have a good time and take pictures with your phone while you’re at it. And so, it doesn’t quite make sense to have a selfie stick that’s too heavy and difficult to carry around.
Choosing the right one in this respect can be a tricky thing. The material definitely plays a big role. But you may not want to settle for a cheap low-quality, just because it’s lighter. Choose wisely.
This is another important factor to consider when buying a selfie stick. And often this is something that most people actually tend to overlook. The stick may look and feel like a rod that simply grabs hold of your phone and acts as an extension to your arm, helping you take better selfies or wefies. But it’s actually a neat little electronic device in its own right.
More so than other things, it acts as a remote control for your phone. It has a button. When you press that button, your phone takes a photo or starts/stops recording a video. To do this, it needs some source of power.
Some connect to your phone via Bluetooth, while others connect via a cable extension. With that connect via Bluetooth, the arrangement is neater, with no wires hanging around. But these sticks operate on some sort of an inbuilt battery and will need regular charging like any electronic device.
With sticks that connect via cable extension, the arrangement can feel a bit messy with wires hanging out. These sticks run on your phone battery, which both has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that you will not have to worry about charging your selfie stick. Simply plug it to your phone and you’re ready to go. And that’s one less device to worry about having to charge. The disadvantage is that it uses your phone’s battery. So, if battery life is something you’re trying to save in a particular scenario, using it to take selfies may feel uneconomical. So you may end up not taking, what according to your intuition, would have been a good photo and maybe print it as well.
So that was our article on the best selfie sticks you could buy in 2020. We reviewed a total of 11 selfie sticks and we ended the article with a quick look at some of the key features to consider before purchasing one of these devices.
We hope this article helped you reach a sound decision!