Love them or hate them, the selfie stick is here to stay, and so you might as well join the craze. At first we were reluctant, but after travelling to so many wonderful places and growing tired of asking people to take photos for us, we had to give in – well either that or risk someone running off with our iPhone 7.
Now that you have come to the decision of buying a selfie stick, you will now need to know what’s the best one to go for – especially now seeing as though you will be eager to take perfect New Year’s Eve selfies while out having fun with friends and family. There are many different names for selfie sticks, as some stores refer to them as monopods, and also selfie wands, but whatever you call them, we know that not all of you want to use one of those budget models that you see people selling in the streets, or when you are on holiday.
So what is the best selfie stick we here you ask? Well, that’s a very good question, and so we thought we would aim to offer you some advice as to what some of the better options are for December.
NEVER LEAVE ANYONE OUT OF THE SCREEN WITH THE MPOW iSNAP Y EXTENDABLE MONOPOD BLUETOOTH SELFIE STICK with its maximum 32-inch reach extension. However, do not worry about carrying this around because it can be reduced to just 7.24 inches in length, making it far easier to store. What’s also good is that this stick supports the iPhone 7 and Plus, along with the earlier iPhone models and also the LG G2, Huawei P9, Samsung Galaxy S7 and more of the latest Android phones. In terms of the best place to purchase this stick with Built-in Remote Control Wireless Shutter, you can either choose Amazon UK for £8.49 or eBay for £11.46.
SELFIE PHOTOS OR VIDEOS AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON WITH THE ESSENTIALZ 41 BLUETOOTH SELFIE STICK with its built-in remote shutter offering support from many of the latest smartphones on the market. The size of this stick goes from 32 cm up to 105 cm, which is even smaller than the one above, so even more portable. The only issue here is its price, as it costs £31.49 on Amazon. We did look for other retailers selling this model, but there are none.
A NECESSARY COMPANION TO TAKE WHEREVER YOU GO IS THE Groov-e WIRELESS SELFIE STICK So what makes this model any different to those other two? Well, the first is it’s size, as it’s far more portable making it easy to carry around in your pocket, while it still extends to a decent size – although you will not be able to get as many people in your image. There is a rechargeable battery because of this being wireless, and so takes between 1-2 hours to charge. In terms of the best places to buy and price, we have three options for you, the first is Amazon with a reduced price of £4.99, the other is mymemory.co.uk for just £4.00 and finally hitari.co.uk, but will cost you £9.15.
TAKE YOUR SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TO ANOTHER LEVEL WITH THE KITVISION POCKET SELFIE STICK, yes, that really is the tagline on this budget selfie stick. The thing is, you do not have to spend more than £10 to get a popular stick, as many of you out there also like to get a budget model because of knowing you will only use it a few times. This stick goes from 13.5 cm in length to 63 cm and has a built-in remote, although has to be plugged into your handset with its 3.5mm jack plug – meaning this is not compatible with the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. In terms of where two buy, Amazon sells this for £6.99, while Tesco has a similar one in pink for just £3 and the best deal has to go to Maplin at just 90 pence.
SNAP AWAY WITH THE ReTrak EUSELFIEB BLUETOOTH SELFIE STICK allows you to snap away and then post your selfies to the likes of Snapchat and Facebook with ease thanks to the use of Bluetooth and also a very small 20cm retracted size, and up to 120 cm, meaning you can take images from a greater distance. You can also rotate this stick by 180 degrees. In terms of the best places to buy this from, you can go to Currys for £12.99 or the same price at PC World.
So there you have it, 5 of the best selfie sticks out there to buy in the UK at the moment.