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I have been looking at purchasing one of these for my kids since they are all about the selfies! After searching around for the right one, I was offered a discount on this one and figured why not check it out. So we did.
When it first arrived the kids were at school and I could hardly stand it so I went ahead and opened it up and wanted to try it all out.
In the box: the expandable stick, two mounts, mini tripod and a remote.
The first thing I did was hook it all up and see if the button on the selfie stick would actually work. It didn’t..
I was bummed! I read through all the included instructions and followed them to a T. Still nothing. I ended up contacting the company to see what the heck was happening. They asked me what phone I was using, I told them, they confirmed that it was compatible and then walked me through the steps to make it work.
I was using the Samsung Galaxy Note3 and every time I pressed the button to take a photo it would just zoom in and out. That’s it. I was completely frustrated. After contacting them, they had me go into my CAMERA Settings, not regular settings as I wasn’t able to find what they were telling me to look for until I went into Camera, then settings.
So open Camera, Click on the settings button (Mine looks like a little gear wheel) When I clicked that it opened up a box. At the top of the box was a camera icon, video icon and another settings button. I clicked the second settings button and the third option said “Volume key”
When I click the option that said “Volume key”, it opened up another box with 3 choices: The zoom key (which was selected), the camera key and the record key. I switched it to CAMERA KEY and exited out of the settings.
I re-tried the camera button on the selfie stick and it worked. Perfectly!!
I am so glad I took the five minutes to contact the company! They were extremely helpful in helping walk me through this. I think they would be further ahead to add these types of directions to the included information card, or at least offer a site to find the information.
As for the bonus remote and stand. I have used the stand a couple times, but have not used the remote yet. You need to download an app to use the remote and I just have not taken the time to do so.
The bracket/mounts that are included in the kit fit my BIG Galaxy Note3 very snug and tight. So tight that the main bracket I broke while trying to take my phone out of it. The bigger one that is almost all plastic. Completely my fault. The other mount, which is about half the size of the main mount has a metal spring system and that one has had no issues.
The brackets/mounts attach to the selfie stick and the tripod via a standard screw attachment. The nice thing about the selfie stick is they included a dial that will tighten the bracket in place for you, so you can line it up exactly how you want it, then turn the dial to tighten it onto the selfie stick. There is another dial on the side that helps tighten your camera in place while picking the perfect angle.
The stick itself is made of a hollow metal rod that honestly does not feel that sturdy and feels like it could be bent easily or possibly break easily it not treated properly.
The selfie stick is a lot of fun to play around with. Would highly recommend to anyone who has been considering purchasing!
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