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The best selfie sticks for your smartphone, GoPro or camera in 2022

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If you're planning a holiday, why not invest in one of the best selfie sticks before you go. You'll be able to buy one that's well made, has some handy features such as Bluetooth control and built-in battery charging plus it's likely to last longer than a cheap one you'd buy abroad. The last thing you want is to end up with is a rubbish plastic selfie stick that breaks straight away - it's bad news for your bank and for the planet. 

A good selfie stick will not only hold your phone but will also control the shutter, usually using Bluetooth. This means you don't have to worry about putting it on self-timer, you can just set it up and go. Some selfie sticks also come with tripod feet so you can use them exactly like a tripod. This is especially handy if you want to have a go at long exposure photography using one of the best camera phones. You won't find these handy features on a selfie stick you bought at a tourist trap and chances are, you'd end up paying the same.

You may want to use one of the best selfie cameras with your selfie stick so make sure it supports it first – all good ones should. However, some are designed purely to fit phones while others also fit the best action cameras or the best 360 cameras. To make this guide easy to digest, we've divided it into sections: selfie sticks phones and cameras, phones only, GoPros and 360 cameras. 

If you're looking for something that will also help stabilize videos, check out our guide on the best gimbals. These will work with a range of mirrorless and DSLR cameras and will enable you to shoot professional-looking, smooth footage.

Here are the best selfie sticks you can buy right now...

The best selfie sticks in 2022

Selfie sticks suitable for phones & cameras

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1. Syosin Selfie Stick Tripod

A multi-functional selfie stick complete with bluetooth and remote control

Specifications
Compatibility: Smartphones, GoPros, DSLRs/mirrorless cameras
Extended length: 82.5cm
Retracted length: 20cm
Bluetooth: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Converts to tripod+Huge battery+Bluetooth
Reasons to avoid
-Not much!

As you expect from the name, the Syosin Selfie Stick Tripod is a lot more than just a selfie stick. It comes with a 65mAh rechargeable lithium battery that can capture up to 50,000 selfies from a full charge. It can quickly and easily be converted into a tripod in case you have a large group of people to take a picture of or you want to get in the stunning scenery around you. You can attach action cameras and small DSLRs thanks to the tripod mount and it comes with Bluetooth and a wireless remote to take your photos. It's pretty much the perfect selfie stick which is why it claimed the top spot.

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2. Andoer 54-inch selfie stick

A super-long selfie stick perfect for capturing group photos

Specifications
Compatibility: Smartphones, action cameras, small cameras
Extended length: 137.1cm
Retracted length: 18.5cm
Bluetooth: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Huge extended length+Very broad compatibility
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive than others-Quite heavy

While most selfie sticks have a maximum extension of 1m, the Andoer selfie stick extends up to 54-inches! This longer reach makes it perfect for capturing larger groups of people, getting more of the background in shot or even just making sure that your short and tall friends are in the picture. Despite its length, it's still very compact when it retracts at just 18.5cm. lt is slightly chunkier than other selfie sticks as it has more to pack away and it does weigh in at just over half a kilo but it's so functional we can let that slide. It's compatible with smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras or even small DSLRs and can be controlled via a Bluetooth remote. If you want to use it completely hands-free you can also convert it into a desktop tripod for added versatility. 

3. MPOW Selfie Stick Tripod 3 in 1

The perfect selfie stick for night time use with a built in fill light

Specifications
Compatibility: Smartphones, action cameras, small cameras
Extended length: 74.9cm
Retracted length: 16.5cm
Bluetooth: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Wide compatibility+Fill light
Reasons to avoid
-Only 3 brightness settings-No wrist strap

If you've ever tried to take a picture on your phone in low light, you'll know how useful it can be to have an extra light source. Let's face it, the front camera flash isn't flattering on anyone so the fill light that comes with the MPOW Selfie Stick Tripod 3 in 1 is a very welcome feature. Control for the light is built into the handle (short press to adjust brightness, long press to adjust modes) and it also comes with a Bluetooth remote. If you're a portrait photographer, you could use it as a portrait aid either for adding a light source or keeping a steady hand when shooting. The extra light source and being able to convert it into a tripod makes this selfie stick a very appealing buy. 

Best selfie sticks for phones

4. MPOW iSnap X

Designed just for phones this affordable selfie stick offers built-in charging

Specifications
Compatibility: Smartphones
Extended length: 80cm
Retracted length: 18cm
Bluetooth: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Wrist strap+Reasonable price
Reasons to avoid
-Phones only-No extra options (e.g. tripod)

Stowing down to just 18cm, the MPOW iSnap X works with pretty much any iOS or Android phone you’d care to name, and comes with its own Bluetooth remote that has a built-in Li-Ion battery for quick charging and long-lasting operation. A useful wrist strap on the end of the handle makes the stick more secure when you’re on the move, and the 270-degree adjustable head means you’re sure to always find the best angle for your shots. For the price, MPOW is offering a lot of selfie stick here, and it’s a really solid pick for budget-conscious travellers.

5. Blitzwolf Selfie Stick Tripod with Remote

A versatile stick with exceptional battery life and tripod adaption

Specifications
Compatibility: Smartphones
Extended length: 67.9cm
Retracted length: 19.9cm
Bluetooth: Yes
Reasons to buy
+65mAh battery+Converts to a tripod
Reasons to avoid
-Phones only

The Blitzwold Selfie Stick Tripod has a massive 65mAh lithium-ion battery included which means theoretically it could take 50,000 selfies before it needs recharging – crazy! You can operate the shutter button via Bluetooth and it also offers a complete 360° of the phone ensuring you always get the perfect angle. It's made of aluminum so is lightweight but sturdy, it can convert into a mini tripod with nonslip legs which is a great feature for fitting more of the background in and it packs up small. The only feature missing from this selfie stick is a camera mount.

Best selfie sticks for GoPros

best selfie sticks: GoPro Black 3-Way Arm

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6. GoPro Black 3-Way Arm

Tailored for GoPros this 3 way arm folds down really small

Specifications
Compatibility: GoPro
Extended length: 50.8cm
Retracted length: 19cm
Bluetooth: No
Reasons to buy
+Fully waterproof+Foldable arm
Reasons to avoid
-Very expensive-GoPro only

While you may not have been expecting GoPro themselves to get into the selfie stick game, in truth the 3-Way Arm is more than that. It also functions as a simple handheld grip and as a static tripod, and when it’s in selfie stick mode, the fact that its arm folds rather than collapses straight down means that it’s possible to arrange the stick at such an angle where you can capture your selfie without getting any of the shaft in the shot, even with the wide-angle lens characteristic to GoPro Hero cameras. If you don’t mind spending a little more, this waterproof arm is one of the best GoPro tools to augment your GoPro shooting.

Best selfie sticks for 360 cameras

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7. Insta360 Invisible Selfie Stick

Not technically invisible but it is automatically hidden by an Insta360 camera

Specifications
Compatibility: Insta360 ONE X / ONE / EVO 360
Extended length: 120cm
Retracted length: 28cm
Bluetooth: No
Reasons to buy
+Automatically hidden by camera+Long extended length
Reasons to avoid
-Only works with Insta360-No Bluetooth

Using a selfie stick might seem like a good idea in theory for shooting with a 360-degree camera but in practice, you can risk getting it in shot. For this reason, the Insta360 'invisible' selfies stick is a great choice if you plan on primarily using a selfie stick with a 360-degree camera rather than a phone. The algorithms on compatible cameras are set to automatically detect it and remove it from shot which means it won't interfere with your panoramic photos or videos. If you're using it with one of the Insta360 cameras which are some of the best 360 cameras available, buying this to go with it makes perfect sense. 

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8. Manfrotto VR Selfie Stick

Manfrotto gets in on the action

Specifications
Compatibility: Cameras up to 1kg
Extended length: 135cm
Retracted length: 44.5cm
Bluetooth: No
Reasons to buy
+4 aluminum sections+Detachable ball head+Compatible with accessories
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Manfrotto is known for making bags and tripods but now they make selfie sticks too. This VR selfie stick is compatible with most 360-degree cameras weighing up to 1kg. It's extremely lightweight yet well built, it features a tripod mount, four aluminum sections and an optional ballhead. It's slightly more price than some of the other options but you are paying for quality and if you use a 360 camera a lot, you'll reap the benefits. 

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Hannah Rooke

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specialises in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylised product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.