The best selfie-stick: a product review
Review of the Yoozon Selfie Stick Bluetooth, Extendable Selfie Stick with Wireless Remote and Tripod Stand
I have avoided getting a selfie-stick forever. When they first came out, they seemed like the ultimate in naff tourist-not-traveller accessory. But as I started blogging more, growing my Instagram account more, doing more video and plenty of solo travel, I started to sense that a selfie-stick might be a good idea and decided to research the best selfie sticks around.
So I fired up Amazon last week and googled selfie-stick, because (a) I was too lazy to walk up to the Colosseum and buy one from a handy illegal vendor, and (b) I wanted to get something of decent quality, i.e. read the reviews first.
Of course, like every session on amazon, what starts off as a basic purchase idea soon turns into a race to find said object with all the bells and whistles you didn’t know you needed. Essentially, what began as the search for A selfie stick had turned into a race for THE BEST selfie stick. I’m sure you know that feeling.
And what came up at the top of the Amazon search results was this: a bluetooth selfie stick with built in tripod. The product is made by Yoozon and includes free delivery if you’re a Prime customer.
Links for the product on amazon.it, amazon.com and amazon.co.uk right here:
Of course, as soon as I saw the words bluetooth and tripod, I had to have it. Also because the reviews were surprisingly good, suggesting that the tripod was fairly sturdy and the bluetooth remote a work of genius, making it actually one of the best selfie sticks on the market.
I realised that I was looking at a future where I might potentially never have to ask a stranger again to take a photo of me, and I could record video without displaying nostril hairs (win-win).
What follows is an unboxing video of said selfie-stick over from my dedicated YouTube channel (go here to subscribe) and my first attempts at using it, as I decide if it really is one of the best selfie sticks out there.
Check it out if you like a laugh – and happy snapping!
And if you’d like to see some of my latest efforts with this piece of kit, don’t forget to check out my Instagram as well.