Finding the best selfie stick is one thing, finding the best selfie stick to suit your needs is another. First, it’s important to note that most selfie sticks work universally with both iPhone and Android. And with all of our picks for best selfie stick, we made sure they did.
Next, you will need to decide if a wired selfie stick or a bluetooth selfie stick is best suited for you. While there are many conveniences to using a bluetooth selfie stick, it’s not all that convenient if you’re going to be switching between your phone and your selfie partner’s phone. And if you have multiple selfie partners, setting up the bluetooth on each individual phone is sort of a hassle and a break from the spontaneity.
The other issue with a bluetooth selfie stick is you always have to make sure it’s charged. And although the charge lasts for a long time, it’s one of those extra added inconveniences and you’re going to have to ask yourself, is this the best selfie stick for me?
So, once you weigh those pros and cons, the next step is to determine if you want a selfie stick that not only holds a smart phone, but a GoPro as well. If you don’t have a GoPro, perhaps one of your crew does. And it may turn into one of those once in a lifetime selfie moments that resides on this particular decision.
Whatever you decide, we have the best selfie sticks conveniently broken down into three different categories: Best Bluetooth Selfie Stick, Best Wired Selfie Stick and Best GoPro Selfie Stick.
Best Selfie Stick
Best Bluetooth Selfie Stick
CamKix Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Remote
This one is perfect if you want a no-frills yet a dependable selfie stick. And CamKix says it perfectly, “ideal for a spontaneous selfie.”
The CamKix Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Remote retracts at 11 inches and will extend to a whopping 40 inches, and of course, anywhere in between. It’s extremely lightweight at around 5 ounces. So, it is perfect for traveling or if you need a selfie stick that easily fits in a bag or a backpack.
It is equipped with a 180 degree adjustable head and a bluetooth remote. However, there is no button on the actual stick so in order to take a picture, it must be done by the remote or by using the timer on the phone.
This selfie stick is also not rechargeable but it does take replacement batteries. So, make sure you have extra on hand for those crucial moments.
Finally, you have your option of a few different colors: black, green or pink. And you also have the option of forgoing the remote and just buying the stick.
Compatibility: Universal with devices up to 3.25 inches in width.
Compatible Systems: IOS 6.0 or higher and Android 4.2.2 or higher. Some Android users will need to download the free “Camera 360” app from the Google Play Store.
Mpow Selfie Stick
This pick for best bluetooth selfie stick is the most compact our of all of our picks. With a 7.1 inch foldable storing length, this one piece design extends to 31.5 inches.
The Mpow Selfie Stick is battery operated and holds power for approximately 1 hour of use, which under normal circumstances should last quite a while. It is also rechargeable via USB cord and will take roughly 1 hour for a full charge.
In order to turn it on, you just hold the button down on the stick for a few seconds. When it’s time to take a picture, you just tap the same button once.
The bluetooth is easy to setup. However, there is no guarantee that the bluetooth will carry over onto the next use. So, you may have to reconnect the bluetooth every time.
Finally, the handle features a non-slip grip and an adjustable 270 degree head to ensure the best angle.
Compatibility: iPhone 4 and higher, iPad 2 and higher, iPad mini, iPod Touch 4 and higher, Moto X, Droid 2, Nexus 4 and higher.
Compatible Systems: iOS 7 and higher,
Arespark Selfie Stick
Although this is one of our picks for best bluetooth selfie stick, it is also capable of handling GoPro, DSLR and other compact cameras. And if you are looking for a sturdier selfie stick, this is the best selfie stick because it is made out of lightweight aluminum material. It also has clamps that lock in your device to ensure it stays put. So, if you’re into the more extreme side of life, this selfie stick will hold up nicely.
It is also our longest extending selfie stick at 50 inches long and retracts back down to approximately 16 inches. And to add to the sturdiness of this stick, it features a grooved pole and a non-slip grip handle.
With this selfie stick, you can only snap a picture with the remote. However, the bluetooth is not built-in to the actual stick, so you can use it underwater, throw it in a pool, treat it like garbage and it will still be ticking. And, throughout it all, the 180 degree rotating head will make sure you get the right angle.
Finally, the remote camera shutter is only capable for use on IOS and Android, the other devices will need to be manually controlled. Or you may look into purchasing a compatible remote shutter.
And like we mentioned before, this is arguably the best selfie stick for the careless and carefree. This stick is made to be punished, however, don’t forget about your device attached at the end. 🙂
Compatibility: iPhone 4s and higher, Galaxy, s3 and higher, Note 2 and higher, Nexus 4, HTC One and higher, Gopro, DSLR, etc.
Best Wired Selfie Stick
Elayyt Monopod Selfie Stick
Our first pick for best selfie stick in the wired category is also capable of handling Gopro and DSLR. So from the start, you’re getting a good bang for your buck.
And, of course, the best part about this wireless stick is there’s no setup, no charging, no system requirements and no apps. You’re free to snap pictures without having to maintain anything.
However, because there’s no bluetooth, you will be snapping pictures from the built-in shutter button.
This selfie stick extends to 42 inches and retracts to 8 inches and weighs approximately .5 pounds. So, it will be easy to pack and easy to carry.
And, with the Elayyt Monopod Selfie Stick, the head has a full range of motion to ensure the right angle for the shot.
Compatibility: iPhone 4 and higher, Samsung 4 and higher, GoPros and DSLR.
TaoTronics Wired Selfie Stick
The TaoTronics Wired Selfie Stick is extremely stable. And that’s mainly due to its aluminum design and and smaller joints which ease the shakes and increases stability. Also, the aluminum material will allow for better extension and retraction and prevents the stick from getting stuck.
This selfie stick extends to 30.3 inches and retracts to 7.4 inches. And, it’s extremely lightweight at 6.4 ounces. So, this is another stick that’s perfect for any type of travel or excursion.
And also, the head attachment is extremely sturdy and does rotate to get that perfect pic.
Finally, the TaoTronics is wired so all you need to do is plug and play. No hassle, no compatibility issues, no dead battery.
Compatibility: Universal (devices 2.2″-3.3″)
Delabest Wired Expandable Selfie Stick
This is by far the most discreet and girl-y selfie stick in our collection of best selfie sticks. The Delabest Wired Expandable Selfie Stick folds down to 6.5 inches and extends to 23.6 inches. So, while it’s not the longest selfie stick on our list, it is definitely the most compact. And, to make matters even better, the compact design resembles that of a lipstick container.
This aluminum alloy selfie stick weighs a whopping total of 5.4 ounces and the adjustable U-Clip will support any device weighing up to 17 ounces or just over 1 pound. And this mount has silicone padding to protect the device from scratching or other injury.
Once the phone is securely fastened, the selfie head features a unique ball that will adjust 270 degrees in every direction.
The Delabest Selfie Stick is easy to use. You just plug in the 3.5mm cable to your phone and take a one button snap with the built-in remote shutter.
So, not only do you get to escape the hassle of the bluetooth, you also get to escape the hassle of setting your timer to take a photo.
Overall, this selfie stick is a winner for everyday, random use. It’s highly portable, convenient and cute. And you get your choice of white or pink.
Compatible Systems: Android System Version 4.2.2 or higher may have to set up on Camera Setting > Volume Key > Take Picture
Best Gopro Selfie Stick
Fugetek FT-568 Professional High End Alloy Selfie Stick
If you’re paranoid about your device being secure, this is probably the best selfie stick option you could choose. The Fugetek High End Alloy Selfie Stick comes with two interchangeable phone mounts, including one screw tight mount to ensure the tightest fit possible. And it also comes equipped with flip locks for double security.
The second mount is a mirror attachment for your rear HD camera. And this means you won’t need to look at the phone screen, just check yourself in the mirror and click.
This stick is fully adjustable and extends to a whopping 49 inches and retracts down to approximately 16 inches. And although it is not the lightest selfie stick on our list, at 10 ounces it is still extremely lightweight.
The Fugetek Selfie Stick is bluetooth and uses a bluetooth remote, therefore, this stick is waterproof. And you have the capability of forgoing the remote and just using the button on the stick to snap a pic or take a video. However, it is important to note that the bluetooth is not compatible with the GoPro.
After charging, you will receive 300 standby hours with approximately 1 hour of consistent use.
Compatibility: iPhone, Android, DSLR (bluetooth may be incompatible with some cameras), GoPro (bluetooth not compatible).
Compatible Systems: iOS (except for zoom), Android 4.3 and higher (zoom works on limited devices).
Selfie World 10-In-1 GoPro Monopod
This is perhaps the best selfie stick in the GoPro category. Mainly because it is designed specifically for GoPro, action cameras and compact cameras. However, it is compatible with pretty much every smartphone out there and the bluetooth remote shutter will only work to operate the phone. However, you will need a special remote shutter to operate a GoPro.
The Selfie World 10-In-1 GoPro Monopod extends to 47 inches and retracts to 15 inches. There are no screw adjustments, just quick extend release clips to capture the moment within seconds. And the stick is made of aluminum alloy, so it’s extremely lightweight at 8 ounces.
This selfie stick is waterproof and made of water-resistant materials so it’s ideal for everything outdoors, from hiking to diving to hurricane chasing. And for added protection, the Selfie World Monopod comes with a weatherproof nylon bag.
Finally, the remote shutter is battery operated and not rechargeable. But, it does come with an extra battery and they’re easily replaceable. The actual stick has a shutter button and does not require batteries or require a charge.
Compatibility: GoPro, Garmin VIRB Action Camera, Veho Muvi Action Camera, Polaroid Cube (mount required), Nikon Keymission, Olympus Touch TG-Tracker, Sony FDR-X3000, Sony HDR-AZ1, TomTom Bandit, Nikon Digital Camera, Canon Digital Camera, Olympus Digital Camera, and all other models with a standard 1/4″ thread. iPhone 4 and higher, iPod Touch, Samsung s3 and higher, HTC, LG, Sony, Xperia, Nexus.
Benro Handheld Monopod Selfie Stick
Although this isn’t, adjustably, the longest selfie stick on our list, it has quite a few features that make up for it. The Benro Handheld Monopod Selfie Stick extends to roughly 35 inches in its longest length and reels back in to roughly 7 inches in its shortest length.
This selfie stick/tripod has a multi-angle adjustable head to facilitate shooting at literally any angle, even vertical.
So, not only will you have the selfie stick functionality with the Benro Handheld Monopad Selfie Stick, you will also have a tripod functionality. The tripod can be used as a tabletop tripod or as a mini tripod. And it features an anti-slip foot design to keep your equipment stable.
The bluetooth shutter remote provides wireless, multifunctional motion control which will not only cover the basic “click and go,” it will also assist in HD photography, video-shooting, time-lapse and long exposure shooting. The effective distance for exposure is about 10 meters or roughly 33 feet.
Now, the Benro Selfie Stick is strictly bluetooth. Meaning, there is no cord functionality once the battery runs out. However, the battery is chargeable via USB cable.
Overall, the reason why the Benro Selfie Stick makes our list for best selfie stick is it’s quality, compact, lightweight and extremely multi-functional.
Compatibility: iPhone 4 and higher, Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S5, S4, Galaxy Note, LG G4, LG G3 and all GoPro.
Compatible Systems: IOS 5.0 or higher and Android 4.2 or higher.