Extendable Wireless Bluetooth Self-Portrait Remote Camera Shooting Shutter Selfie Handheld Stick Monopod with Adjustable Smart Phone Holder for iPhone 6, 5S, 5C, 5, iPhone 4, 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note 2, 3, HTC, SONY Compatble with IOS 4.0/ Android 3.0 or Above System(Black)
I’ve used a lot of monopods and a lot of Bluetooth shutter controllers, but this is my first monopod with a built-in Bluetooth shutter controller.
The Selfie Handheld Stick Monopod is compact (10 ½” sans smartphone mount) and extends to 43″, perfect for shooting photos of my children over the crowd.
I like that I don’t have a Bluetooth fob to keep track of. I like that the shutter button is easy to reach. It pairs easily and reconnects automatically with my HTC One M8. It has the fastest response time of any Bluetooth shutter controller I’ve ever used. The only problem is it turns itself off (no, not sleep) after about ten minutes of inactivity. I nearly missed the beginning of my daughter’s gymnastics performance because of that. I realize it may be trying to conserve battery life, but when I have it on, I expect it to be on. I don’t want to have to worry if it’s turned itself off, forcing me to switch it off and on and wait for it to reconnect.
By the way, it’s hard to tell if the switch is on or off. It’s too small and dark to read.
Included is a smartphone mount. Although both my HTC One M8 and my iPhone 4S fit, I prefer the more standard spring top mount that comes with the majority of monopods. With this one, I have to take care to mount the phones so that the volume buttons are accessible and not pressed on by the mount.
Overall, a nice monopod with some wiggle room for improvement.
This product was provided for review by Cottee.