The 6 Best Selfie Sticks to Buy in 2017

Capturing the perfect moment just got easier thanks to these selfie sticks

Make fun of it all you want, but the selfie stick is one of the most popular smartphone accessories. And while its main purpose is to snap that Instagram-worthy photo of yourself, these selfie sticks actually come in a lot of different sizes and have a variety of add-ons. Whether it is compact, budget-friendly, durable, Bluetooth-capable or waterproof, there’s an option for everyone. So, if you’ve already decided that your arm isn’t long enough to capture the moment, here’s a list of best selfie sticks to buy in 2017.

The Mpow iSnap X selfie stick has a combination of quality, excellent reviews and budget price tag. As one of the cheaper Bluetooth compatible options, the 7.1” storage length is friendly for your bag, your suitcase or even your jeans pocket. At 31.5 inches when fully extended, it’s more than long enough to capture you and the landscape for that perfect Instagram shot. The included wrist strap adds a little extra security and safety when fully extended. The 4.7-star rating and positive reviews have helped move the Mpow into the No. 1 best seller category on Amazon.

If you are looking for a low-cost selfie stick that won’t break, you need to try the JETech Battery Free Extendable Selfie Stick. This selfie stick is compatible with iPhone 6S/6 Plus, Android and iOS Smartphones up to 3.3 inches in diameter. It expands from 14.5 inches to a maximum length of 36 inches, allowing you to capture a wide view.

The adjustable clamp holds your phone securely in place with rubber grips and has a 270° rotation, so that you can take the perfect picture at any angle. Though this model does not come with Bluetooth capabilities, it easily syncs to your phone through a small cable. You can snap aerial shots and beautiful selfies easily with a press of a button on the non-slip handle. At an extremely affordable price, the JETech Selfie Stick is perfect for anyone looking to try out the selfie stick craze on their next vacation.

Lightweight, compact and at just a tad under 8” when folded, the Spigen Bluetooth selfie stick is a great option. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but expands to 31.5” inches. Whether you’re team Android or team iPhone, the rubberized mount offers an additional sense of protection leaving your devices scratch free and ready to capture the moment. The Bluetooth capability takes less than 30 seconds to set up, with a shutter button down by the handle that allows easy picture snapping with the press of a thumb. Spigen’s quality is already top notch, thanks to its lengthy history of smartphone cases and their selfie stick is no exception. The plastic handle and metal pole feel durable and sturdy, while the mount offers 270 degrees of viewable angles.

When it comes to selfie stick durability, the PolarPro PowerPole takes the cake. Available in two models, one GoPro specific edition and one smartphone-ready variant, the PolarPro claims to be the “most durable selfie stick available.” Durability comes at a price, but the selfie stick also has a built-in 5200mAh battery that will power your device throughout the day. In fact, with most smartphones on the market can likely get near two complete charges, which adds incredible appeal to the PolarPro. There are two USB ports for cable charging (which is perfect for the Android user, but Apple users will have to bring a USB to lightning cable adapter).

The scope extends to between 17 and 30 inches, so durability also comes at the price of reach. One final caveat with the PolarPro is the weight. At a full pound, you won’t want to spend too long holding the selfie stick at arms length.

Selfie sticks are made for adventurous travelers that want to capture every moment, rain or shine. That’s why finding a durable and waterproof model that can take you from land to sea is so important. The GoRad Gear selfie stick offers excellent durability and versatility for the most daring traveler. The super secure mount can fit most GoPro Heros, and the lightweight rust-resistant anodized aluminum pole and 100 percent waterproof materials are tough enough to withstand total immersion (even in saltwater).

The pole adjusts from 17 inches to 40 inches, allowing for breathtaking panorama shots. If you need a selfie stick that can take you from the coral reefs off the coast of Australia to snowcapped mountains in Colorado, the GoRad San Juan selfie stick is the perfect pick. It comes with an aluminum tripod mount and a convenient nylon carrying case, so you can sling it over your back and take it with you on all your adventures.

This super long selfie stick is perfect for capturing the large group or a landscape. In addition to its 50-inch reach, this stick is compatible with a wide range of devices, including iPhone and dozens of Android models,. And the rechargeable Bluetooth remote button helps eliminate the need for a timer countdown. Weighing 10.6 ounces, the Accmor leans a little heavier on the selfie stick scale, and includes a bonus wrist strap to help stabilize it. An added perk: The Accmor is waterproof.

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