Seven Best Selfie Sticks for Travel in 2017

PriceNameBluetoothMax phone width (in)Max stick length (in)
Anker MonopodYes3.329
Mpow iSnap XYes3.331.5
G-Cord Selfie StickYes3.242
JETech Selfie StickNo3.336
TaoTronicsYes3.329
Anker Wired Selfie StickNo3.332
Selfie World 7-in-1Yes3.536

Selfie sticks have taken the world by storm ever since they were first sold in China around summer of 2014. Go anywhere picturesque, and you’ll probably see throngs huddling together to take pictures of nothing else but themselves. If you’re more like this type and you think your trip won’t be complete if you can’t take a shot of yourself, here are seven best selfie sticks that you can take with you as you travel. Don’t worry, we won’t label you a narcissist. Enjoy!

 

1) Anker Bluetooth Highly-Extendable Monopod

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Highly Adjustable: Can be stretched up to 20 inches
  • Made with lightweight minimum alloy
  • Highly-retractable frame
  • Battery life: 20 hours per charge
  • Compatibility: Works with any iPhone or Android smartphone between 2.2 and 3.3 inches wide
  • Size (LWH): 7.42 x 1.98 x 1.39 inches
  • Weight: 0.3 lbs

Its high quality, superb functionality, and compact design all make the Anker Bluetooth selfie stick a prime choice among the most discerning selfie fanatics. You can carry it in your bag as you head out to your favorite destination sans the worry of wasting your battery.

PROS:

  • Excellent compatibility with iPhone 6/6s 
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Fits most devices snugly 
  • Frame provides superior stability
  • Handy
  • Great handle design (enhances grip and provides effortless thumb movement) 

CONS:

  • Made of plastic
  • Stick doesn’t extend far enough ( too short for a self stick)

VERDICT:

If you need an easy-to-use selfie stick and don’t need anything really long, then this is a great pick. We highly recommend this product even for the two things we’ve mentioned above.

2) Mpow Selfie Stick Extendable Monopod 

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Built-in remote
  •  270-degree adjustable
  • Extendable to 31 inches (78.4 cm)
  • Extra wrist strap
  • Size (LWH): 7.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 inches 
  • Weight: 6.72 ounces (0.4 lbs)
  • Worldwide Warranty
  • IOS/Android Compatible

Gather with your friends, take the Mpow Selfie Stick, iSnap X Extendable Monopod, and snap– another one of those precious memories captured and framed. This product boasts guaranteed reliability. It is designed with a built-in remote, 270-degree adjustability and 31-inch extendability features, ensuring convenience on your selfie exploits. 

PROS:

  • Convenient one-piece design
  • Very portable
  • Simple to operate
  • Flexible and versatile 

CONS:

  • No instruction booklet included
  • Caveats on its return policy via Amazon
  • Keeps losing/forgetting pairing

VERDICT:

If build quality, ease of use, and durability are your main criteria, the Mpow Selfie Stick Extendable Monopod won’t disappoint. It comes with a reasonable price tag, but still leaves some room for improvement, especially with its return policy and pairing problems.

3) G-CORD (TM) Foldable Extendable Wireless Bluetooth Selfie Stick

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Detachable Bluetooth remote button for iOS and Android smartphones
  • Adjustable cradle fits most phones width between 2.0 – 3.2 inches [5cm – 8cm].
  • 180°rotatable head  
  • Black Color
  • Quick rotate lock and extendable from 11-42 inch
  • Size (LWH): 1 x 1 x 8 inches

At long last, you’ll never have to worry about feeling shy about asking someone you don’t know to take wacky shots of you. Jump on the selfie bandwagon with the G-CORD (TM) Foldable Extendable Wireless Bluetooth Selfie Stick. It features an adjustable cradle, which fits most phones between 2-3 inches, a 180-degree rotatable head for a wider coverage, and a detachable Bluetooth remote button– virtually everything about this selfie stick spells convenience. 

PROS:

  • Length of the selfie stick determines how many people can be included in the photo, not the actual size of the phone 
  • Easy to use
  • Compatible with most phones
  • High quality 

CONS:

  • Shooting button only works when attached to the charger
  • Gripes about the button not attached well to the handle (poor craftsmanship)

VERDICT:

For its modest price and functionality, we highly recommended this product to all those selfie fanatics. Great for taking pictures of large groups because of its ability to extend over 40 inches

4) JETech Battery Free Selfie Stick

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Plug-and-Play
  • Compatible with Android smartphone:
  • Extendable up to 36 inch
  • No battery needed
  • Package contents: Selfie Stick, user manual, life time warranty
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 2.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Item Weight: 0.3 lbs

No more seeking favors from strangers to take a decent picture of you at your dream travel destination. You can do it all by yourself, and JETech is one great tool to use it for. It’s battery-free and compatible with most Android phones, so you can rely on it for sheer convenience. 

PROS:

  • Affordable
  • Requires no batteries 
  • Impressive construction quality
  • User friendly features
  • Easy set up

CONS:

  • Poor design 

VERDICT:

Considering how much it costs, there’s really nothing much to lose if you buy it. So you might as well give it a try. It has no bluetooth option so if you don’t mind that, then you shouldn’t have a problem with this one.

5) TaoTronics Bluetooth Selfie Stick

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Extendable and retractable
  • Smaller joints for increased stability results in better quality photos with reduced blur
  • 30 Hours of Photos with Bluetooth:
  • Black
  • Selfie stick comes in aluminium design
  • Full length reaches a towering 29 in (73.7 cm)
  • Product Dimensions 7.3 x 1.6 x 2 inches
  • Item Weight: 0.26 lbs

If you’re a selfie-crazy and a travel enthusiast at the same time, this TaoTronics bluetooth selfie stick makes for a great companion for taking stylish, eye-catching photos that you can’t wait to share on Facebook. Achieve the perfect shot from just about any angle and get creative with its 270° degree rotatable head. You can extend it up to 29 inches, so you can use it to take pictures with your entire brood. 

PROS:

  • Thicker handle
  • Provides superior/stable grip
  • Provides easy attachment for cellphones
  • Easy-to-pair and reconnect Bluetooth

CONS:

  • Durability issues
  • Flimsy construction

VERDICT:

The TaoTronics Bluetooth Selfie Stick makes for a cool, inexpensive toy that you can take with you on your vacation. However, it is only ideal for smaller groups as the selfie stick only extends to 29 inches (73 cm), making it one of the shortest selfie sticks in this list. We highly recommend it to selfie fanatics who are in the market for a decent-quality, highly affordable selfie stick. 

 

6) Anker Extendable [Battery Free] Wired Handheld Monopod

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Plug and Shoot: No Bluetooth or charging required, just plug and shoot!
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Compact Design
  • One Size Fits All: Compatible with iPhones 4s
  • 18-month warranty
  • Size (LWH): 7.72 x 2.28 x 1.42 inches
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs

You’re sure to never ruin a precious, worth-capturing moment with this selfie stick. Its stick is adjustable, extendable, and retractable to give you more flexibility when taking those precious shots. Just plug and shoot– no more Bluetooth or charging required. Featuring a highly-adjustable, compact design, the Anker Extendable [Battery Free] Wired Handheld Monopod features universal compatibility for more convenience. 

PROS:

  • Convenient no-battery, universal compatibility features
  • Easy to set up (no need for Bluetooth pairing)
  • Can fold neatly up to under 7.5 inches (easy packing and traveling with)

CONS:

  • Doesn’t work well on phones with thick cases on
  • Phone gripper doesn’t stretch far enough 

VERDICT:

Do not buy if your phone has any type of case. But since it is well-priced and doing its job as it promised on a regular smartphone, this is highly recommendable among selfie enthusiasts.

7) SELFIE WORLD Selfie Stick

 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Easy One-Touch Operation 
  • Extendable to 100cm (39 inches) selfie pole
  • Wide compatibility
  • Size (LWH): 11.9 x 4.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 0.25 lbs

The 7-in-1 selfie stick that makes a world of difference when you want to capture that special moment, when the last thing you need is a failed Bluetooth connection, a broken cable, or a wobbly selfie stick. More so, the last thing you’d ever want to happen is your battery failing when you click that shutter! Fortunately, with the SELFIE WORLD selfie stick, you never have to worry about those problems ever again. 

PROS:

  • Sufficiently sturdy
  • Ultra lightweight
  • Collapses small enough
  • Versatile
  • Bracket can be easily removed for easy storage

CONS:

  • Durability and design issues

VERDICT:

This is a decent product with great features. It is great for larger phones. However, it has left so much to be desired. This would be an almost perfect product if its manufacturer would supply useful hints on its setup manual. Beginners would need some playing around with to be able to figure out how/where to correctly hold it and where to look. 

Tri

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