26 May 2016

Anker Bluetooth Selfie Stick: A Great Mobile Photography Accessory - Not Just for Selfies!

First up, a quick confession: I'm not a member of the target demographic for a selfie stick. I'm thirty, male, and not prone to self-portraiture ("selfies"). Having other people point cameras at my face makes me uncomfortable enough as it is, so I'm not in any hurry to further that trauma. That said, I do have a lot of fun with mobile photography, and am always looking for new techniques to try.

Enter the Anker Bluetooth Selfie Stick. I figured I could use it as a poor man's monopod to stabilize low-light shots and also to provide a bit of extra reach for unusual perspectives.

In traditional Anker fashion, the selfie stick arrives in a friendly blue-and-white box. There's no excess packaging material to dig through, and no horrible plastic blister packs to struggle with and ultimately cut yourself on (thanks Anker!). Inside I found the selfie stick itself, a short micro-USB charging cable, a welcome guide, and a product feedback card.