Review of Karnotech Selfie Stick


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So selfies are the in thing now, I guess I’m too old to understand it, but I’ve gotten numerous requests to review selfie sticks and I’ve stayed away from them, but I’ve given in. I figured why not as they’re just so popular so they should be reviewed. Today for review I’ve got the Karnotech Selfie Stick which is battery free and doesn’t have Bluetooth so it’s very easy to use. Read on to learn more..

Specifications and Features

Selfie Stick, Karnotech Mini Monopod (Battery Free No Bluetooth) Pen-size Foldable for Gopro, Iphone 6 Plus, Iphone 6, Samsung Galaxy and note, Android

[Supreme mini size] Lightweight, 3.3ounces. Easily fitted into the pocket. Portable and great load-carrying. All-in-one simple designs Plug & Play – Snap Away!
[Battery Free][App Free] Take selfies whenever you want to. Unstable Bluetooth connection? NO Anymore. Steady 3.5mm wired connecting
[Foldable and Extendable] It could be extend to 27.5inches, the clamp for cellphone (width 1.96-3.34 inches) is 270 degree adjustable. Safe use: ergonomics and nonslip handle design cause no burdens.
[Gopro attachable]Universal 1/4 screw mount can connect Gopro sports cameras. Compatible with almost all mobile phone. Also serves as a phone holder/stand.

Features:
The folded size is only 5.2inches! Carry it anytime anywhere. Perfect for traveling, video diaries, camping, weddings, parties, beach, concerts, Aerial photos, sports events etc.

View-finder mirror concept:
The micro mirror is artistic and stable, allow you to take a selfie more clearly with rear camera. Sportive selfie concept:
Unique commonly used mount is suitable for using professional sports camera like Gopro.

Multifunctional lazy stand concept:
Compact design mini selfie stick can act as a lazy holder or a phone stand for watching videos whether at home or outdoor.

Humanization design:
Built-in shutter button designed for taking continuous shooting to eternalize the happy time conveniently.
Rubbery end to grip the cellphone tight, allow you to take steadier and sharper picture and videos by avoiding shakes and vibration.

Hard structure and safe use:
Pole: Stainless steel made, Double groove, durable and good-looking
Hard plastic clamp, Non-slip soft foam handle with wrist strap.

Specification:
Operating length: 5.2inches -27.5inches
Stretchable clamp: 1.96-3.34 inches.
Weight: 3.35oz

Price: $13.99 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review

Let’s start off with a video unboxing and then move on from there:

 

The packaging for the Karnotech Selfie Stick is a clear plastic box and you can see part of the stick through it. Specs and instructions are on the insert that you can see through the box.

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When you open the box you’ll find the selfie stick and a drawstring style cloth carrying bag.

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The stick itself is small at about five inches when collapsed and it weighs slightly over three ounces. Hanging off of it is a connector that looks like and headphone plug but that’s for the shutter button and it plugs into the audio jack on your phone. The cable is stretchy so it should be fine with any phone surely.

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On the handle of the stick is the shutter button. Some phones may require additional software to use the button, but it worked with my Galaxy S6 without any software, it recognized it was a shutter button and it worked just fine.

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The stick goes from 5.2 inches up to 27.5 inches when fully extended. The shaft is made from stainless steel and seems very durable and it’s very stiff, it doesn’t bend when extended fully.

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At the top of the stick is the clamp that holds your cellphone in place. On the back of the clamp itself is a tiny mirror so you can take selfies with the rear camera of your phone as we all know that’s usually the better quality camera.

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The clamp is spring loaded and expands fairly far. The clamp has a thumbscrew that secure it in place, you can rotate the clamp to whatever position you need and then just lock it there by tightening the thumbscrew.

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone and it’s a big phone, but even with the case on it still fit just fine in the clamp. The clamp has clips that come up over the front edge of the phone to securely hold it in place, the spring is tight and I don’t see the phone coming out easily so there’s no fear of it accidentally falling out when trying to get that selfie.

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Here’s a couple pictures of my son Vincent and myself using the selife stick, it works fine.

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Conclusion

I’m not a selfie person, just not into it, but I’m impressed with the Karnotech Selfis Stick as it is very well made and simple to use.

This stick should make taking selfies easier for sure.

There’s no batteries so that’s a plus, no Bluetooth pairing and none of that stuff, truly plug and play, at least with my phone.

The only issue I can think of is the fact that you may have to install additional software/apps to use the stick with your phone.

If you’re looking for a selfie stick then I can suggest you take  good look at this one from Karnotech before purchasing any others.

Pros:
+Very well made
+Small and portable
+No batteries required

Cons:
-May have to install app to use

score-10-10 Recommended

Grading

Scores Out of 10
Overallscore-10-10
Design / Aestheticscore-10-10
Value / Pricescore-10-10
Performance / Usagescore-140-10

Disclosure: This product was given to us for review by the company for review purposes only, and is not considered by us as payment for the review.

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