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).
4.4 stars, 5,064 reviews
“Even I could make it work, and I took the nicest picture of myself in 50 years.”
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.”
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.”