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Last summer, I tried out a selfie stick because I thought it would be fun.  But the one I tried was awful … I tried everything I could to make it work, and it didn’t.  So I had to take it back to the store.

I’m trying to use Instagram more, so the selfie stick should be super helpful.  So I decided to give it another try.

Selfie Stick #2This time I did a little more research before I picked my selfie stick.  I specifically made sure that the one I chose this time would work with my phone.  (That’s it on the right.)

Most selfie sticks you find indicate on the packaging that they are supposed to work with just about any iPhone or Android phone, but after installing three different apps suggested, I never could make the first one I purchased work.  So if it’s important to you to get one that works, make sure to read the details and find out if it is compatible with your phone.

There are two types of selfie sticks to consider.  I chose the corded or wired type the first time.  That meant that it had a cord that plugged into the microphone jack to activate the shutter.  At the time, the information I read suggested that would be better because it wouldn’t use extra battery power that a wireless-style stick would use.

Well, this time, I got a wireless stick that connects to my phone via bluetooth to activate the shutter.

When I opened the package, this is what greeted me:

Oh, and of course, the selfie stick!

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Since it’s wireless, it needed charging before I could set it up.  But once I got it charged, all I had to do is pair it with the bluetooth on my phone, open the camera app, and click the button.

It Works!

My 1st selfieI am super excited now to see what I can shoot differently now that I have a working selfie stick. Plus, it folds up into a pretty compact little unit, and the battery is supposed to last about 20 hours. I’ll give it a good test this weekend and give you an update.

Now, if I could just get a phone that takes good photos.  Any suggestions?

Until the next time, have some fun taking a selfie!  I’d love to see it!

~ Deb

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