Guide to Selfie Sticks and Their Promotional Use
The Selfie Stick has grown in popularity and usage. With the expansion of mobile devices and the use of cameras, such as those found in the iPhone or Android smart phones, the selfie picture has taken off! To improve on the quality of these pictures and to obtain group shots, the Selfie Stick came to be. Originally created as the monopod for cameras, they have been adapted to be used with mobile devices.
A Selfie Stick typically consists of an extendable rod and an adjustable holder for the mobile device. From this design, there are 4 basic models:
- The selfie sticks that are Bluetooth-enabled, which pair with your iPhone or Android phone and let you press a button on the handle to take a photo.
- The selfie sticks that plug into your smartphone’s headphone jack, which also let you take a photo with the press of a button on the handle. Remote Selfie Stick is the most common name.
- Selfie sticks that come without any remote triggering function and you use the self timer on your mobile phone. While less expensive, it is harder to take multiple shots.
- Sticks that come with a detached handheld bluetooth remote.
The most reliable type are typically the Bluetooth models but these do require a charge and can run out of battery. The selfie sticks with the built in Bluetooth will typically have a USB port to charge the built in Lithium Ion battery to trigger the remote. These are the more pricey models and are preferred by many.
The Remote type of selfie stick do not typically require a battery and use the audio jack on your mobile phone to work. In the past, these were less reliable but the newer iPhones and Android devices support this type of setup and most of the past problems have been resolved thus making them quite reliable with modern phones. If you have a modern mobile phone, this is a very reliable method that will not quit from a dead battery within the selfie stick.
The basic model simply relies on a self timer built into your mobile device. This is quite reliable but can be unspontaneous as you have to wait for the timer to work.
The Bluetooth that uses a handheld Bluetooth device is becoming more popular as long as you keep track of the remote (similar to a car remote keychain) and keep it charged. Additionally, you can use this remote to setup the mobile device with or without a selfie stick.
The selfie stick grew rapidly in popularity in Asia and has now spread throughout the world. With this has come affordability! We now carry remote Selfie Sticks in the $7 range and very basic models in the $4 range.
For Promotional Product use, the selfie stick makes a great tech corporate gift, travel related giveaway, corporate party promotional item and of course a wedding, or Bar and Bat Mitzvah gift so all participants can take pictures of the event. Any technology company looking for a giveaway will love this item.
If you need any help in choosing a model, call us at 888-332-ADCO (2326) as we can help to choose the perfect Promotional Selfie Stick for your next event.
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