The FugeTek Extendable Selfie Stick is a useful accessory for both mobiles and video cameras.
This is an extendable stick that is still fairly long (about 42cm) even when compacted. It comes with it’s own carry case and has a USB cable to charge the small Bluetooth remote.
The remote sits just above the main handle and has three buttons, ‘+’, ‘-‘, and a shutter button. It pairs to your mobile via Bluetooth and you may need to adjust some of your phones settings to make best use of it (a small instruction booklet is included to help with the setup).
Although part of the stick the remote is actually detachable, which makes it easy to charge and also allows for simple operation. It also means you have a mote control for you mobile camera that can be used without the stick.
The reason for the inclusion of the remote is that the selfie stick itself has 3 extendable sections that put your phone 123cm out of reach. Although the stick feels solid, there is something of a balancing act to perform when you have a larger phone at the end of the fully extending stick.
Mobiles are held in position via a simple spring clamp which holds them firmly in place. The position of this clamp can be adjusted to ensure you get the perfect position for your shots.
The clamp can also be removed from the stick leaving a standard camera mount, allowing you to attach a video camera, which is a great touch and opens up additional uses for the stick although you won’t be able to use this fully extended with heavy DSLR cameras.
Fun little product for both mobile photographers and videographers.