IPOW Selfie Handheld Stick Pole is an extendable self-portrait wireless bluetooth remote camera shooting shutter monopod. This is a well made and fun activity gadget, a telescopic Bluetooth “selfie” stick which lets you take photos of yourself and love once using your smartphone. I use this monopod device with my iPhone 6 and my 12 year old daughter uses it with her iPhone 5.
Ipow Selfie Handheld Stick Pole Review
The monopod has a length of approximately 9.5 inches (24 cms). It will fit inside a small rucksack, briefcase, or larger sized women’s handbag or man bag.
The diameter of the stick is about 0.75 inches (1.8 cms). The hand grip section measures 6 inches (15.5 cms) in length and is cover with a hard rubberize material, which gives a good grip and a nice tactile feel.
Good build quality
The metal telescopic stick extends in a smooth, solid action, revealing 5 equal sized, narrowing segments, each measuring 5.25 inches (13.3 cms). Fully extended the monopod measures approximately 35 inches (87.5 cms), including the hand grip section.
If you hold the stick out at fully extended arm’s length, your smartphone will be facing you from a distance of about 5 feet, which gives an excellent field of view, big enough to get you and your family and friends into the photo, as well as an extensive field of view of whateve’s behind you.
New tech with USB charging
The monopod comes with a USB to mini USB charge lead, you plug the mini USB end into the monopod and the other end into the USB socket on your PC, laptop or USB compatible socket plug.
The charge lead is 11 inches long (28 cms), with a diameter of 3 mms, the thickness of the lead means that it ought to prove durable. The mini USB input socket is on the base of the hand grip of the monopod, and next to it is the on-off switch.
A small red LED illuminates on the base of the stick when it’s charging, I figure on a charge time or roughly two hours or so. The red LED switches off once the stick is fully charge.
Quick & Easy adjusts
At the top of the stick is the adjustable base for the smartphone mount. It has a rotating swivel lock, and can be move through 180 degrees. It’s made of robust feeling, hard black plastics. There’s a screw attachment on the base section of the mount, to affix the adjustable smartphone holder.
The holder is made of durable feeling, hard black plastics, and has a grip for your smartphone which is adjustable for height and width. The width can be adjusted from 4 inches (10 cms) to 5 inches (13 cms), and the spring-loaded adjustable height, can be adjusted from 2.5 inches (6.5 cms) up to 3 inches (8.5 cms).
You pull out the spring-loaded vertical arm, slide your iPhone or other smartphone into place, then release the tensioned arm, which clamps your smartphone into position securely. The horizontal arm has two foam cushioned strips, and the vertical arm has one foam cushioned strip, to help avoid scratches or damage to your smartphone or smartphone cover.
There is also an orange colors, soft rubber removable extension for the top of the vertical arm, to help keep smaller smartphones in position.
Easy paired yet
Pairing your smartphone with this monopod is child’s play. There’s a push button at the top of the hand grip, you depress this and the small LED flashes blue slowly.
You go to settings on your smartphone, select Bluetooth from the menu, and select the option for the monopod. Once pair, the blue LED flashes quickly.
You’re then all set to take selfies, you simply press the button on the hand grip when you want to take a snap. I’ve had no issues pairing this device with my iPhone 6, and my daughter’s had no problems pairing it with her iPhone 5.
This is a fun gadget to take away, for weekends away, on hiking and biking trips, when camping or caravanning, or at any social event, provide that you’re not self-conscious about other people watching you when you’re using your stick (and why should you be worry about that?!).
The product comes with a user guide leaflet, the grammar and spelling needs a bit of work, but it’s still easy enough to follow the instructions.
We gave Ipow Selfie Handheld Stick Pole