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Everybody loves to take a picture and it is easy to click selfies of yourselves thanks to smartphones with front cameras. But when it comes to taking a group picture, there is a high chance that some of your friends WILL be cut out of the frame and in the process, out of your life. Don’t lose friends. Get a great selfie stick.
Sometimes, even high end phones like the Pixel 3 or other models which offer wide sweep too end up not capturing a lot of the background. A selfie stick helps you capture all the details of the frame and is thus a saviour of your group pictures, get togethers and even your on the go videos.
Selfie sticks of today are versatile and come with a lot of features like foldable, bluetooth and a lot of stability for better pictures and videos.
A Good Selfie Stick has
1. Lengthy Stretch:
When you unfold the stick and stretch it, it should be at the very least 1 metre or 3-4 feet in length in length (40 inches). This is an ideal length that is neither too far for making awkward pictures that you need to crop nor too short that the frame is small. Ideal for big group pictures and videos too.
2. Good Thickness of the stick:
The stick, when expanded should be be thick enough so it gives stability and does not cause imbalance to your hands while you take a picture or shoot a video. Thick sticks also do not tire your hand out very easily
3. Better Build Quality:
A good selfie stick should give you at the very least 2 years of life. Also, good quality sticks do not break easily and they could be handled with freedom when outdoors.
4. Strong Clamp on:
The clamp of a selfie stick enables you to place your camera device and fix it on the selfie stick. Most cheap and low priced selfie sticks have low quality clamps that either break very easily, loose their spring strength or worse, have very narrow space between them. Try to choose a clamp that is strong, has a good spring quality and most importantly, can seat any and all mobiles/cameras of thickness
5. Has Great Connectivity and Connectivity
While bluetooth connectivity is a great add on, we are talking about the basic connectivity wire. The wire that connects your device to the selfie stick should have wider connectivity. It should support all devices. When you are out with your friends/family, almost anyone should be able to use this stick with easy.
This is where the bluetooth feature, foldable ability and other such minor quirks come in. If you are choosing a bluetooth enabled selfie stick, then go for a version that supports 4.2 or above bluetooth. This version is compatible with a lot of smartphones of today.
Also, a lot of quirky selfie sticks come with additional feature such as lanyards, belt clips, flip-lock extensions, Universal adapter etc., try to include them in your selfie stick too.
Foldability is a quirk but make sure that the hinges where the device folds have strong nuts. Say no to plastic nuts as they tend to break down easily. Pick something stronger like either fibre or metal.
More about the additional features and factors about selfie sticks are given in the “buying guide” section below.
Now that it is out of the way, listed today are the top 7 best Selfie Sticks that are suitable not just for mobile phones but also for DSLRs or even your Go Po.
Best Selfie Sticks in India
|Best Selfie Sticks||Connectivity||Type||Warranty||Buy Now|
|Zaap Aluminium Bluetooth Monopod Selfie Stick||Bluetooth||Tripod and Selfie Stick||None||Check the Price|
|SMILEDRIVE Sturdy Extendable Selfie Stick||Bluetooth||Tripod and Selfie Stick||None||Check the Price|
|V CAN™ Self-Portrait Monopod Extendable Selfie Stick||Corded||Selfie Stick||60 days||Check the Price|
|Vida Tripod Selfie Stick with Wireless Bluetooth Remote||Bluetooth||Tripod and Selfie Stick||12 months||Check the Price|
|US1984 1288 Monopod For Camera and Smartphones||Bluetooth||Tripod and Selfie Stick||None||Check the Price|
Top 5 Selfie Sticks in India 2019
First on our list is the Zaap Aluminium Monopod selfie stick that is more than any ordinary selfie stick. It is a bluetooth enabled selfie stick that can also work as a Tripod for your camera or smartphone.
With a simple pull, the selfie stick can be converted into a tripod that you can use to shoot videos, watch some movies while camping or take high quality static group pictures.
|2 in 1 Tripod and Selfie Stick||Short Cord Length|
|AIRCRAFT GRADE MATERIALS and thus Strong Quality||Silicone Handle easily attracts dust and needs to be cleaned from time to time|
|360 degree movement for both Mobile Holder & Extension Rod|
Made out of high quality aircraft grade material, the Zaap Selfie Stick cum Tripod is a sturdy and ideal companion for all of your camping trips., excursions and hikes.
Thanks to its faster than usual and 33 feet long range capable bluetooth connectivity, you can connect it to your mobile phone in a ZAP!
This bluetooth enabled device has a battery of 60 mah that is more than enough and capture to fuel your adventures. More than a 1000 clicks for a full battery of charge.
While the tripod unit cannot be used for big DSLR cameras, it is perfectly and universally compatible to all models of Android, Apple and GoPro devices.
‘U’ shaped foldable clamp technology assures you with a 100% stable and safety to the device clamped. Even the handle is made out of high quality silicone that gives you ample amounts of grip. But the only downside to this silicone is that it tends to get dirty and dusty very easily. So make sure you have a few paper wipes along with you on your trips.
Overall, the Zaap is a great buy for travellers and micro vlogging enthusiasts. Millennials or pretty much who loves to vlog videos and travellers who are always on the move.
The smile drive is a study and easy to use Selfie stick that can easily double down as a Tripod stand too. The best part being, the universal compatible Bluetooth controller that can be detached from it.
|2 in 1 model tripod and selfie stick||No aux connections|
|Removable clicker with rechargeable battery|
|Value for money|
|Comes with a gopro attachment|
A great tool for travelling vloggers and even for micro vine video shoots as such, the Smiledrive selfie stick is compatible not just to mobile phones but also could be attached and used for GoPros too.
A gopro attachment holder that comes with the tip of the handle that can be placed or replaced depending on your requirement. A lock that comes with the attachment can help you lock onto a position when required.
This attachments can be rotated to about 360 degrees to get a great shot of the field and everything in the frame.
Apart from that, the device has a waterproof body and has a sturdy look and feel. Easy to use and operate, the device’s Bluetooth clicker and remote is a great tool that could be handy in a lot of situations. This bluetooth clicker can also be removed and recharged with the help of a charger and then can be used for about 20 hours on a full charge.
Though the device claims to be water resistant, we advise you to practice caution while using it with water as this would mostly also accompany your mobile phone with it.
The silicone grip that comes with the device is really handy and provides you with ample comfort and convenience while you use the device.
A good buy for travellers and vloggers who cannot invest a lot in buying tripods and what not. A waterproof feature is another add on
Next up on our list is the V CAN™ ‘s Self Portrait Monopod selfie stick. The shaft of this stick is thick and does not wobble like most cheap models of selfie stick. A good buy for casual and daily usages.
|Economic Pricing||Small length|
|Good Grip||No bluetooth connectivity|
|Simple to use||Cannot bear a lot of weight or heavy phones|
|275 degrees shot||Cannot connect it to a Gopro|
|60 Days replacement Warranty|
|Needs no battery to function|
While the product does not wobble around like most of the economic products, it does however lacks in the structural integrity. Meaning that it does not shake while you use it but too much weight of the phone could break the stem.
With that out of the way, let us talk of the connectivity. While there may not be a bluetooth connectivity, we have a simple to connect aux wire which pretty much can be connected to any kind of Apple (only for above ios 5.0) and Android( Compatible for phone with V 4.2 or above) but not a Gopro.
It’s clamp is also pretty decent that it can fit any device that is between the following dimensions of 5.5 Cm To 8.5 Cm. So From a simple Oppo users to IPhone and Samsung users, this device works great for you all.
Coming to the performance of the device, it is very easy to use and needs no kind of power or battery to operate. It is light in weight and when folded, easily fits into your pocket.
Apart from that, this device also comes with a 60 replacement warranty that can be claimed for any manufacturing defects.
With a 60 days replacement and an easy fit, it is a great but for casual everyday and occasional usages.
Yet another wireless bluetooth operated tripod cum selfie stick that is light in weight and compact to carry too. The sturdy stem allows for placement and handling of heavier devices such as a gopro or a normal kodak shot cameras too.
|Bluetooth enabled device with seperate bluetooth controller||Stick must be little more larger|
|2 in 1 Tripod model|
|Easy to carry and compatible for various kinds of devices|
|Strong clamp that can hold on to heavy mobiles too|
|12 months warrranty|
Thanks to the highly secure lightweight stainless steel, the 4 stage pole can easily carry heavy weight phones too. A great saviour for parties and get togethers.
The camera can adjust the angle to about 220 degrees and is thus very versatile. The stretchable arm has a length of 2.2inches to uptill 3.3 inches and thus gives you a great grip.
Bluetooth can easily connect to any bluetooth with version 3.0 or higher. There is also a aux cable connectivity that can connect to Android devices (4.2.2 or higher) and for Apple iOS devices ( 5.0 or higher).
A bluetooth controller, that can be separated from the stick can be used for greater control and you can use it while using the stick as a tripod setting. The controller has a range of 100 metres.
Apart from all of this, the device also comes with a 12 months seller warranty and also a 30 day money back guarantee along with a lifetime support too.
With a 12 months seller warranty, it is great for some hardcore travel photography and on the move travel Vlogging as it could handle some rough usage too.
Saving the best for the last, the US1984 is a Monopod that works not just for a smartphone but also for high end cameras such as a DSLR or any bigger cameras too.
|Detachable Bluetooth Enabled device||Not so compact|
|Can accommodate any type of android, iOS and even a hefty DSLR device||A bit bulky to carry around|
|Sturdy handle helps maintain and balance the weight of heavy devices placed on it||Bluetooth buttons are of cheap quality|
|Bluetooth remote comes with a rechargeable battery|
A versatile device that agrees to be the best among all the aspiring filmmakers and VLoggers, this selfie stick is not just another monopod but functions as a gopro holder and could even mount a DSLR with great ease.
Made from sturdy build materials, this device comes in 4 step aluminium that can be enabled with a small clamp like clips that, when opened, will extend the device to further upto 48.4 inches (123 inches).
It comes with a mobile mount adapter that helps you adapt almost any kind of mobile device onto the selfie stick. This makes this stick a device that almost anyone can use for any android/apple device ( maximum dimensions are 4.7cm – 8.0 cm and 30 ounces weight)
Apart from that, the device also has an additional zoom in and zoom out features that are added to the remote to give you extra control over what you are shooting.
A device that is perfect for professional shoots and also for candid shots. A great tool for your photography and videography kit
Buying Guide: Tips to Pick a great quality selfie stick
For you and me, a selfie stick may not mean a lot. After all, its primary function is to good pictures of ourselves and our experiences, for professionals, it is different. If you are a professional VLogger or a traveller, then it is not just a selfie stick but your tool to your profession and a way of life.
Actually, how many of you knew that there are more than one type of selfie stick? There are actually 3 different types of selfie sticks
1) Bluetooth selfie sticks
One of the most sought after types of selfie sticks, the bluetooth selfie sticks are bluetooth enabled devices that are very simple to use and come in versatile varieties. All you need to do is pair it with your mobile or bluetooth enabled camera device and you are good to go.
Most of the tripod selfie stick models employ the bluetooth versions but a lot of normal selfie sticks also come with bluetooth options. These devices can also be used for not just mobile devices but also Gopro and DSLRs too.
Apart from that, these type of selfie sticks also come with a detachable remote clickers that can be used when you are using the selfie stick in a tripod mode for VLog or any other shoots and random candid photography.
While they are great for vlogging and shooting candids, they may not be ideal for travelling photography as the bluetooth clicker requires a great deal of recharging of the battery which might be a trouble while you are constantly on the move.
2) Corded Selfie Sticks
These are the most common and widely available and used type of selfie sticks. As the name suggests, they have a corded auxiliary cable that comes with the stick that needs to be plugged into the aux port of the mobile device.
There is a button present on the handle part of this type of selfie stick which, when pressed releases the shutter and clicks the picture or takes the video.
Unlike the Bluetooth devices, not all of the corded selfie sticks support DSLRs while a few could support Gopros. But when it comes to Gopros, the compatibility is not always at its best and is always dependent on the product that you choose.
Corded selfie sticks are also one of the most affordable types of selfie sticks
3) Manual selfie sticks
Similar to the corded selfie sticks in terms of design, manual selfie sticks vary in terms of functionality.
These types of sticks do not have any cords or au wires or any type of connectivity to the mobile device except for the extension stick that can be used as a distance pole to click pictures or take videos.
One of the earliest forms of selfie sticks, these type of sticks are hard to operate but have stronger sticks. They are no longer in fashion and are hard to find in the market too.
Additional factors to consider while purchasing a selfie stick
An important feature if you are a professional photographer on a shoestring budget. Having a convertible selfie stick enables you to shoot not just self videos but also you can place the camera or your mobile on the tripod at a certain distance for greater stability and clear shots.
Most of the tripod styled selfie sticks also come with compatibility not just to smartphones but also to Gopros and DSLRs too.
An additional feature that is new, mirrors give you great access to rear shots. Most mobiles of today have an excellent rear camera but a comparatively low resolution front camera. This has become a norm.
With a mirror embedded selfie stick, you can use the rear camera of your smartphone to shoot as a front camera. A handy feature, a mirror could actually amplify your shooting and quality of the video.
Hands free Functionality:
This talks about the remote clicker functionality that is available in a lot of bluetooth enabled selfie sticks.
While a selfie stick is all about your ability to take your own pictures, a hands free clicker remote takes this experience to the next level.
You can set the camera at a desirable angle and use the remote clicker for perfect shots. This feature is a favourite and most preferred by professional photographers who use bluetooth enabled tripod styled selfie sticks often.
We do not need to explain the importance of an electronic being waterproof. With everything that you pay, electronic items are notoriously known for their one weakness. Water.
A waterproof selfie stick will enable you to shoot comfortably in rains and in puddles of water too. But be sure that along with the selfie stick, your mobile device or the camera is also waterproof or protected against the onbound water.
A selfie stick is anything but expensive. While there are a lot of models that promise great agility and other things with greater pricing, unless the stick is capable of supporting a bigger camera along with a Gopro and has a lot of additional functionalities, a typical and all functioning bluetooth enabled Selfie Stick should cost you no more than 2000 rupees. Bigger is always better but make sure it fulfills all of the above mentioned factors.
How to setup and use a selfie stick?
Mounting the device onto the selfie stick:
There are two different types of mounting styles of the selfie sticks. The horizontal and the vertical style.
A horizontal styled clamp has an extendable clamp that needs to be extended and the mobile device has to be placed in between the top and bottom of the clamps.
The vertical style is the second style and it is same as the horizontal style but the clamp openings are vertical in nature. You need to place the aux port facing downside and open the clamp and then place the device between the two openings of the clamps.
In either of the styles, be sure that you are placing the device by taking out the cover or the back pouch from it. Most of the large devices do not fit in the clamps when the back pouch is placed on it.
How to click a selfie using a selfie stick
1) Bluetooth Selfie Sticks
- Switch on the selfie stick
- Power on the bluetooth on your mobile device or your camera
- Search for and pair with the selfie stick
- Place the device on the clamps and adjust it carefully.
- If the device is a tripod style stick, place the tripod down and fix the camera carefully.
- Now use either the remote clicker or the button on the camera to start the video or smile set click
2) Corded Selfie Sticks
Simple to use, all you need to do is mount your camera carefully between the clamps, extend the stick and then hit the button present on your handle bar to click photos or take videos.
How To Adjust Selfie Stick Angle
A selfie stick comes with a bracket screw that can be used to set the angle. First rotate the bracket screw counter clockwise until it is loose and then adjust the stick up or down as per your requirement. Then rotate the bracket screw back in the clockwise direction until it is right and tight.
How to charge a Bluetooth selfie stick?
A bluetooth selfie stick comes with a USB port that you need to connect to a USB based charger that charges the device to full charge in about 1 or 2 hours. You are now good to use the device for about 100-1000 pictures too (if your battery permits)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Why does my selfie stick bend downwards when I extend it?
Usually, when you extend the stick to its full length and place a heavy device like the iPHone 6 or 7 or the Samsung, it tends to bend. This is either due to the weight of the device or the stick of the selfie stick being puny. Go for a sturdy and strong stick which is stable and does not wobble or bend.
2. Why has my Bluetooth battery has run out too soon
Non rechargeable bluetooth batteries of selfie sticks run for more time than rechargeable. Always carry a power bank in order to charge your selfie stick.
3. Why does my selfie stick does not extend very easily
Most of these sticks have a problem of getting rusted between the joints. Apply some wax or oil and they will again tend to open and close easily
4. Do one type of selfie stick work with all types of devices?
Short answer is no. Not a single type of selfie stick works for all types of mobiles as a few mobiles do not connect or have the compatibility for all aux wires and bluetooth cables. Look at product descriptions before making a buying decisions
With a 2 in 1 tripod and selfie stick model built from Aircraft grade materials and appealing design, the Zaap Aluminium Bluetooth Monopod Selfie Stick not only has a bluetooth connectivity but also provides premium performance. Which is why it is one of our top picks of the best selfie stick in India. While that was our list, if you have any questions or queries regarding cameras and their accessories, be sure to write to us and we will get back ASAP.