Selfie Stick Variants

Selfie Stick Information

We can distinguish selfie sticks between their three different variants:

  • In group 1 and 2 there is a shutter button on the stick’s handle. The stick itself is connected to your phone via Bluetooth or cable.
  • Sticks in group 3 either have to be used with an additional external remote or you have to set a shutter timer on your phone or camera.

Distinctions in Handling, Functioning and Features

Variant 1

There is an internal shutter integrated into the selfie sticks of variant 1. You trigger the shutter by pushing the shutter button on the handle.

The stick is synchronized and communicates with your smartphone via Bluetooth technology. For this to work, you have to activate Bluetooth on your photo device.

From my own experience I can tell that this process doesn’t take any longer than 10 seconds the first time a connection is set up.

Once the stick is connected, it will always be remembered and recognized by your device. Therefore the rebuilding of a connection will be even faster.

Step-by-Step-Guide

  1. Activate Bluetooth and attach your smartphone to the adapter.
  2. Bring your selfie stick into position.
  3. Push the shutter button to take a selfie.

Annotations

  • A lot of times these selfie sticks are run by accumulators. So make sure you fully charge it before use! You usually use an USB cable for charging.
  • Oftentimes you cannot replace the accumulator yourself.
  • Many customers complain that the Bluetooth connection does not work properly for some photo devices. More detailed information here.
  • This selfie stick version is unsuitable for compact cameras and action cameras, because you have to set up a timer on your photo device, which is rather complicated or you have to purchase a special remote.

Variant 2

In this version there is an internal shutter integrated into the selfie stick, as well. The shutter is triggered by pushing the button on the handle.

This time the selfie stick is connected to your smartphone via cable. You simply plug in the cable into your headphone output.

No synchronization is needed.

Step-by-Step-Guide

  1. Attach your phone to the adapter and connect the two devices using the cable.
  2. Bring your selfie stick into position.
  3. Push the shutter button to take a selfie.

Annotations

  • You don’t have to charge the selfie pole. Your phone supplies the electricity.
  • Oftentimes this variant is cheaper than the Bluetooth version.
  • This selfie stick version is unsuitable for compact cameras and action cameras, because you have to set up a timer on your photo device, which is rather complicated or you have to purchase a special remote.

Variant 3

There is no external shutter integrated into the selfie sticks of variant 3. You either have to set a timer on your photo device or you need an external remote, which triggers the shutter.

This external remote communicates via Bluetooth technology with your smartphone or camera. Therefore you have to activate the Bluetooth function on your device.

Usually you can use a remote from a distance of up to 10 meters. Therefore it is possible to e.g. attach your stick with your photo device to a wall and shoot selfies while moving away.

Step-by-Step-Guide

  1. Attach your phone to the adapter or your compact to the ¼ inch tripod screw and activate the Bluetooth or timer function, if necessary.
  2. Bring your selfie stick into position.
  3. Push the shutter button to take a selfie.

Annotations

  • Variant 3 is more suited for using it with compact or action cameras.
  • Remember to charge your external remote, if you use one.
  • Watch out! Don’t lose your remote. It’s very small.
  • Many customers complain that the Bluetooth connection does not work properly for some photo devices. More detailed information here.

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