While selfies are more than two centuries old (yep, the first one was taken way back in 1839), the trend has caught on only in the past decade. What started with an attempt to take your own picture with the rear camera of the phone, evolved into a phenomenon, with smartphone brands competing solely to offer the best selfie camera in the market. There are dual-selfie cameras now, selfie cameras with wide angle lens to get in more faces in your picture, and ones that offer AI-beautification features to smoothen your face – the selfie trend is here to stay and for good.
However, if there is one thing that has caught the fancy of users more than the selfie – it’s the selfie stick. No matter where you are, in a market, or atop an ancient castle in some exquisite country, you’ll find hordes of people carrying a stick with their phone precariously attached to it. If you are one of those people and are looking to upgrade your selfie game, here are our top three selfie-stick recommendations, just for you
JETech Wired Selfie Stick
If you don’t want to spend too much on a selfie stick and your phone is one of the few that still has a 3.5mm headphone jack, consider getting this model. The stick extends from 4.5 inches to a maximum length of 36 inches, which will allow you to get brilliant group selfies. Once you place the phone in the mount, connect the cable to the headphone jack, and then press the button at the bottom of the stick to take selfies. The mount rotates up to 270 degrees, ensuring that you get great angles as well.
This selfie stick is not just affordable, but also offers great quality at its price tag, and also has amazing user reviews. It is a cheaper, Bluetooth-compatible option, and the 7.1” size is ideal for carrying around in your bag, and even your pant pockets. Once extended, it can stretch up to 31.5 inches, more than enough to capture your face and the landscape behind you. The device also comes with a wrist strap for added security in case you extend the stick completely.
Kungfuren Selfie Stick
A feature-rich and affordable selfie stick, Kungfuren is also lightweight, owing to its stainless steel rods. It can achieve a maximum height of about 32-inches, and measures just 11-inch in length when retracted, making it most easy to carry. This device is also a Bluetooth-based stick, which means no hassles with wires. Plus, it offers pretty decent battery life for your extended selfie sessions –up to 50 hours or even a month on standby.