Selfie Stick Showdown – the Top 4 Compared

Selfie Stick Showdown – the Top 4 Compared

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The Wirecutter recently published an article comparing 20 different models of selfie stick, and they pronounced the Looq DG the best of the lot.

They also singled out 3 other selfie sticks as runner-ups, all of which they deemed “Also Great”, which some might feel is a bit wishy-washy. I decided that maybe another look at their top 4 was in order, andI took it upon myself to do it, so without further ado, here’s my rundown, please enjoy, and let me know what you think (you can now find me on Twitter.)

The Looq DG is the best selfie stick, according to The Wirecutter. Let’s see what the story is:

The Looq DG

FEATURES AND SPECS:

The Looq works in a very clever way. It doesn’t work using bluetooth or wifi, doesn’t need batteries and in fact, it doesn’t use any power at all. It has a headphone cord that you connect to your phone, and when you click the button on the Looq, it changes your headphone volume, which triggers a photo on both iOS and Android phones.

This unit extend from 8 inches to 41 inches. It fits all phones width up to 3.35 inches thick. This of course includes the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Narcissists.

SUMMARY:

There are 2000 year old trees that have been photographed fewer times than the average 20 year old. These trees go on, decade after decade, humbly providing us with the very oxygen we breathe, nourishing the earth, and providing shelter to wildlife. Their beauty and usefulness will live for centuries, long after the last selfie stick has decomposed on an indistinguishable pile of trash in some disgusting, polluted dump.

The Ipow was the first runner-up that The Wirecutter listed.

Ipow

FEATURES AND SPECS:

The manufacturer describes this selfie stick this way:

“Don’t you have this confusion when you are traveling, on the beach, hiking in the mountains, rock climbing, on a cruise, or just around the house with the family,even when you are traveling to a foreign country? Our Ipow camera pole is very nice and essential tool to solve this issue.”

That about sums it up. Notable is that this model works using Bluetooth, so it may impact your phone’s battery somewhat, but it’s not a big deal overall, Bluetooth uses less power than WiFi.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Narcissists.

SUMMARY:

Soft features, smooth skin, and a symmetrical face can signal outward beauty to humans, but these things only last for so long. All beauty fades, and having tens of thousands of photos of your looks slowing degrading as you age is a curse in two ways: Even as you document your slow but inevitable descent, your constant pursuit of self-worship reinforces itself, and you will reach a point where you’ve convinced yourself that only physical appearance matters, right as your own physical appearance gets worse and worse. This is a Faustian bargain that can only result in emptiness and depression.

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”

― Francis of Assisi

The Noot is another runner-up, which The Wirecutter called a “suitable alternative” and “Also Great”

The Noot

FEATURES AND SPECS:

The Noot is another stick that uses the headphone jack, like the Looq DG. With a weight of 9 grams, it extends to a maximum of 95 cm (about 3 feet.) The Noot will you have you snapping pics easily – it’s noot hard at all!

WHO IT’S FOR:

Narcissists.

SUMMARY:

Narcissism has been grouped with Machiavellianism and psychopathy into a “dark triad” of negative personality traits. These traits are correlated with racism, aggression, sadism and other undesirable and destructive behavior.

“Every man is a hero if he strives more for others than for himself alone.”

― Lloyd Alexander, The High King

The Wirecutter points out that the CamKix Bluetooth Remote Selfie Stick has features the other sticks don’t.

CamKix Bluetooth Remote Selfie Stick

FEATURES AND SPECS:

This is another Bluetooth-enabled unit, and it extends from 11 to 40 inches. It’s light and compact, but to be honest, so are the other selfie sticks in this list. It’s worth remembering that this will only work with iOS 6.02 and up, and Android 4.2.2 and up.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Narcissists.

SUMMARY:

“Non nobis solum nati sumus. (We are not born for ourselves alone.)”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties

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