As a frequent female solo traveller there are very few things I find more intimidating than asking strangers to click my photo. While travelling alone, it’s a daunting task to muster enough courage to request random people to capture my photo with a background or monument I like and want to preserve the memory of. Of course, there are fancy smartphones with selfie modes to help taking pictures of self easier, but if you are not a selfie expert then you will agree that clicking selfies from a phone’s front camera is cumbersome and requires a lot of skill and precision.
So my inhibitions about asking unknown people to capture my travel memories and my dismal selfie-clicking skills have now convinced and compelled me to invest in a good selfie stick and here it is – the StuffCool’s Shutter Bluetooth Selfie Stick, which is not just very convenient to use but also very lightweight to carry around during outings.
There are a variety of selfie sticks available in the market, in different price range and build quality. I liked this one from StuffCool for its superior camera control and connectivity. The stick uses a free app called BT Shutter which is available for both iOS and android devices. Once a connection between the app and the camera is established through bluetooth, a light push on the handle’s button fires the camera. Some features that make this selfie stick really easy to manoeuvre and worth the money spent are –
– grips the phone securely
– the phone holder can be adjusted upto 180 degrees for wider angle
– fits phone size up to 5.7 inch
– the stick rod is expandable up to 90cm (extension from 24cm to 90cm)
– has a secure locking system for the expansion/contraction of the selfie stick
– has a remote photo button
– zoom in/zoom out option
-switch button to move from front camera to back camera
The StuffCool Shutter Bluetooth Selfie Stick is a sturdy device of quality build. The stick has a micro-USB port located on the handle base for charging and comes with a charging cable. The pack also includes a carabiner hook that makes it easy to carry around. If one is tired of holding the stick by the handstrap, just hook it to the trousers’ loop and your hands are free. Adjustable and expandable in design, the stick also has a secure locking mechanism to ensure steady positioning.
So if like me, you too find the idea of asking strangers to help with photos intimidating and at the same time lack in selfie skills as well, then investing in a good selfie stick is just the right option for you. Now that I have mine, I am glad I no longer have to ask a stranger to help me take a photo!
Note: The StuffCool’s Shutter Bluetooth Selfie Stick was sponsored by the brand.