I want to make it quite clear before I make this post, that I am really not a selfie person at all. I find it completely embarrassing to take selfies, not to mention I very rarely wear makeup so I just end up feeling worse about myself if I do take them. However, I do love to take GROUP selfies – and that’s why I love the idea of a selfie stick!
I first saw selfie sticks, about 6-8 months ago, floating around on the internet. The idea of a stick that meant you could take better selfies sort of fascinated me, even though I didn’t really think I’d have a use for it. That said, we’ve had numerous Murder Mystery parties where taking a group picture has been a nightmare, so deep down I figured that maybe I would have a use for it after all. In October of last year, we went to Edinburgh on holiday for the weekend and while visiting the Elephant Cafe we saw two girls using a selfie stick. I have to admit I laughed but they were good hearted and chuckled too. I think you have to know (and be okay with the fact) that you look kinda silly using them! Anyway, when I was offered one to review, I figured “why not?”. We do have a lot of parties where it would be fun to have said stick and perhaps even in Florida it would come in handy!
The selfie stick I got came from 7DayShop.com and can be found here. The one I got was called a Monopod and came with Bluetooth remote. It sells for £9.99* and comes with everything you can see in the pictures above. It was really easy to use and connect to your phone via bluetooth, meaning that you could take the pictures easily and without any effort. Though there was an app you could use (free to download), we found that it worked just fine on the iPhone camera app, so long as the bluetooth was all synced up. The stick extended to 95cm so it was great for making sure everyone was in the frame!
Unfortunately our next Murder Mystery isn’t until March, so I wasn’t able to use it on a large group (I can’t wait to try though). Instead we just used it as a family (Chris spent a whole morning playing with it when it arrived) and when we went out to breakfast on Valentine’s morning we also took it with us.
As someone who dislikes selfies, I’m definitely not going to be using this alone – but then I don’t really think that’s the point of them anyway. I can’t wait till our next murder mystery party to give this stick a try – or perhaps stand in front of Cinderella’s castle in Florida and take a picture of our whole family.