Here at the Strategist we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like bed sheets or pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we’re introducing People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, the best selfie sticks on Amazon according to the people (note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity).
Best Affordable Selfie Stick
Mpow Selfie Stick
4.4 stars, 5,064 reviews
“Even I could make it work, and I took the nicest picture of myself in 50 years.”
Best Super-Affordable Selfie Stick
TaoTronics Selfie Stick
4.5 stars, 1,040 reviews
“I have four selfie sticks from different companies. This, is by far, is the best one for me. First of all, the handle is a thicker, wider circumference, which is great if you have a cell phone with a heavy case. It doesn’t waffle around. And it has texture on the handle as well, which helps if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or a weaker grip. I also like the one-piece phone cradle; it’s nice and thick, with padding top and bottom for your cell phone. It’s easier to attach your cell phone to and feels more secure. I also like the one-button operating system that has a small but bright-blue indicator if the stick is on or off. It’s near the top of the handle, easy to see, and is much safer than sticks with indicators on the bottom part of the device. I’d buy it again, in fact, I’m on my way to ordering another one right now.”
Best Selfie Stick With Tripod
Foneso Selfie Stick
4.0 stars, 516 reviews
“The steel tripod base was something that I thought was just a bonus, courtesy of the manufacturer. However, after mounting it, I’ve used the base almost daily as a phone tripod, instead of my other traditional tripod. It’s transformative and renders the stick rather useful as a short, 3-inch tripod, with a very small footprint. There are downsides to this design, of course; but for indoor use, and with the relative light weight of smartphones, it’s proven to be an immensely useful addition that made this ‘selfie stick’ much more versatile than just that.”
Best Long Selfie Stick
Fugetek FT-568 Selfie Stick
4.5 stars, 2,565 reviews
“Amazing stick. Very sturdy, and easily and quickly extendable and collapsible. The spring-loaded ‘C’ clamp that you wedge your phone into is much better designed and confidence-inspiring than any other selfie stick I’ve encountered (most of which actually try to spit your phone out and onto the ground). The screw-down ‘C’ clamp is even more confidence-inspiring. My best friend and I REALLY liked the square mirror plate that snugly snaps on to the back of the spring-loaded ‘C’ clamp. Pros: stick-extension length (farthest I’ve ever personally seen), and the ease of adjustment of the various tubes.
Best Extreme Selfie Stick
Selfie World Waterproof Selfie Stick
4.7 stars, 268 reviews
“By far the strongest selfie stick I have bought. I probably have bought 15 by now. I love giving them out as gifts. This is truly a professional-grade selfie stick that holds its shape even when I mounted my Canon Rebel T3i on it — just to go extreme. The combo was quite heavy to hold. So the issue will not be how much weight it can hold, but how much the user can lift with one hand. The locking mechanisms on the rod are comparable to those you find in high-quality camera tripods. I know, I do photography. The handle is comfortable to hold, with an all-rubber, ribbed design. The black satin finish seems to be baked on, not painted on. It has a good 4-foot reach.”
Best Wired Selfie Stick
InfinityMaker Cable Selfie Stick
4.9 stars, 28 reviews
“Goodness, where do I begin! So I ordered the selfie stick as a gift for a friend who is preparing to go on a big European vacation. I thought she would use it to pose in front of all those beautiful sights and monuments. This is how it started, but now everybody around me wants it, and turns out WE ALL NEED a selfie stick because it is such a fun thing to have!!! We are having such a great time playing with it, and we are not a bunch of social-media-obsessed teenagers. The product is unbelievably easy to use. It did come with printed instructions, and I’m sure they are great, but you won’t ever need them. It is all self-explanatory or instinctive.”
Best Selfie Stick With Light
SOGOCOOL Selfie Stick
4.9 stars, 50 reviews
“The cutest, most inexpensive gadget I’ve ever bought. Does everything it says. I love the lighting feature. Even in pitch darkness, it gives you good-quality bright lights. Great for videoing. I highly recommend if you’re shopping for a good selfie stick.”
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