Selfies are self-portraits typically taken by a photographer with a digital camera or camera phone. The term “selfie” originated from self-portrait circa late 1800’s where the first known self-portrait took place.
Selfies are a huge part of pop culture today, being in pop songs, music videos, and part of valedictorian speeches. Although if you have ever attempted to take a selfie it can be difficult to get the right angle and height.
PureGear Selfie Stick has solved your selfie problems. Make it picture perfect with Pure Gear’s compact Bluetooth selfie stick.
- 270 degrees rotating phone clip
- Foldable monopod
- Extendable from 7.8in to 2.8ft.
- Bluetooth one-button operation
- Lightweight compact design
- Built-in rechargeable battery (charge cable included)
- Fits all devices between 2.1in to 3.3in wide
- Works with both iOS and Android devices
The selfie stick comes cleanly packaged in white and green cardboard packing material with a plastic insert to keep the selfie stick protected. The packaging highlights all the features of the selfie stick and it is sure to let you know it is equipped with Bluetooth capability. Also included is a charging cable to recharge the device.
After playing with the selfie stick, I initially thought it was going to be a gimmick. I have a Galaxy Note 4 with a 10,000mah extended battery which case dimensions are 6.43×3.51×0.81 inches. In other words, my phone is a brick. I was eager to try and see if the selfie stick would expand to hold my device. Not only did it support my device, it did so with ease.
The selfie stick has a comfortable rubber handle that feels great in your hand and it also has a lanyard strap to wrap around your wrist for extra ease. I was able to adjust the selfie stick to my liking by extending it outwards to make it longer and achieve a higher angle. With my device being so heavy and being held at a higher distance, the selfie stick still supported my device without issue.
What’s great about the selfie stick is that you can use it easily with one hand. The Bluetooth setup to my device was effortless. All I had to do is long-press the selfie stick camera button for 3 seconds until it turned blue and pair it with my device.
The Bluetooth button allows you to take pictures without ever having to touch your device once you have enabled the camera app. You can adjust the stick to get a higher angle, also the selfie stick has an adjustable bracket to allow you to rotate your device forward and backward up to 270 degrees.
The only thing that the selfie stick didn’t do that I wish it did was being able to pause and resume video recordings. Unfortunately since it will not control a selfie or regular video recording, you will have to touch your device to start and stop. Although the selfie stick is a great monopod I was able to get sharp blurry free photos and while I did record video it eliminated camera shaking.
You can grab one of these from Amazon for less than $30 right now, a price of which I feel is great buy. If you ever want to take a selfie and need the right angle or taking a wefie and don’t want to ask a stranger to take the groups photo, this is perfect for you.