Not all iPhone selfie sticks are created equal. That's why we did our homework and figured out which ones really are the "best"!
I've recently come to terms with selfie sticks and that they actually have a place in mainstream society. But that doesn't mean I'd trust just any old selfie stick with my iPhone. Some are made with shoddy materials and others have mounts that could potentially scratch your casing. Not good.
After testing numerous selfie sticks with both my iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, these are the ones I'll recommend without hesitation to any iPhone owner.
The selfie sticks I've listed are the ones I think are the best of the best in their categories. There aren't a lot of other selfie sticks out there to choose from, but many are the same sticks from different resellers. The only difference is the label and price. For example, I purchased a selfie stick from Selfridges in London for $50 — it's pictured in the photo above. The same stick can be had on Amazon for around $15 through another reseller. Ouch.
Here are the things I looked for when testing selfie sticks for iPhone:
It's well constructed and can fully support the wait of your iPhone.
A good spring loaded mount that has rubber grips so it doesn't scratch the edges of your iPhone.
Extends over 30 inches.
Collapses to under 9 inches.
Bluetooth or headphone jack shutter support is a must.
Go with Bluetooth selfie sticks that have Bluetooth built in instead of a remote, it's just less of a headache.
Best lightweight selfie stick
This little beauty is made of super light weight carbon fiber material and can hold up to 7.7 lbs. Sellfie fits any iPhone model, including the 6 Plus — I even had my Apple leather case on it. The mount on the Sellfie has high quality rubber on the edges so you don't have to worry about it scratching up your iPhone. Sellfie works for up to 40 hours and 6 standby days.
Sellfie is also compatible with Android. You can even pair an iPhone and Android phone simultaneously. To switch between them, just hold the camera button down for 2 seconds and the light will change color to indicate what device it's connected to.
If you don't want to have to worry about charging your selfie stick, the Looq S is for you. Just plug the Looq into your headphone jack and the button on the handle acts as a remote shutter. The Looq collapses down to about 8.5 inches and has a sturdy mount that does a decent job protecting your iPhone.
The Solo Stick doesn't come apart for packing or carrying, it simply collapses down and you're done. It can get 20 hours of use and up to 3 days standby. A full charge takes less than an hour. It's also got my favorite mount out of all the selfie sticks I tried. The rubber is thick around the edges and provides plenty of padding so you know your iPhone won't get scratched while using it.
The selfie sticks above are the ones I came away completely impressed with. I felt my iPhone was safe and didn't have any issues pairing and using them. If you made a selfie stick decision, which one did you decide to go with? Let me know in the comments!