Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Mi Selfie Stick Tripod (with Bluetooth remote) Black - Review

I have used many selfie sticks and tripods over the years, broken some, lost remotes of some and basically was in need of a new Tripod. Did not really need a selfie stick (do people still use them?) but then my brother recommended the Mi Selfie Stick Tripod, and me being the moofat sister, told him to gift it to me on my birthday. And he did!


And I must say, I am impressed! I have used it a few times in the last 2 weeks and here is a quick review, incase you are looking to buy it and are contemplating!

As a content creator, for kid's YT channel, as a blogger, as a photography enthusiast and as a social media strategist, a good camera and tripod are absolutely important to shoot content, record videos, take still images or timelapses and what not. But I was tired of the phone clips breaking or the tripod being too bulky to carry around.

What I liked:

1. Weight and build - it is compact and useful!

 

The tripod cum selfie stick is light weight, folds into a really small unit that you can put in your bag and carry around (Will fit in most female bags and purses as well). So you can open it up and set your camera and record on the go, while traveling or hiking and so on!

2. Price

At Rs.1099 I found it to be a good purchase, with a remote control and free delivery. I am a clumsy, rough and tough user. If this tripod lasts me a couple of years, I will be happy.

3. Ease of use and setting up -


Setting up your phone on the selfie stick or tripod is not complicated at all, even for a complete novice. No need to spend time figuring out how the tripod works - you will understand it quickly. The rotating phone holder, vertical and horizontal modes and bluetooth connection - everything is super quick and easy to get a hang of!

What could be better:

1. Tripod is for smart phones only -

Unlike the heavy duty tripods made to operate with DSLRs, phones or go-pros, this one works only for smartphones. I am not complaining, for light weight easy to carry, I could not expect everything. But if it could have worked with my GoPro Hero Session - Now that would have been amazing.

2. Height of the tripod -


The collapsible rod of the selfie stick/tripod is not too much, you cannot expect it to unfold to a full height standing tripod. It is very short even when fully extended so works well for tables, otherwise you will have to place it on something at a height.

3. Colour options -

There is only a black variant available (looks like it is manufactured in white as well) but some fun colour options would have been nice!

Overall, a MUST HAVE if you're someone who Vlogs, creates content and specially in this post-COVID world with all the Zoom calls and video conferences, it is a great purchase! You can buy it when in stock here.

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