What can you do when you can't use a drone? Try an extra long selfie stick!

DJI Mini 3 Pro drone and Insta360 Extended Selfie Stick on the deck
(Image credit: Future)

There are a lot of occasions where you can't use a drone. When a storm struck a few weeks ago, I wanted to check my roof and my neighbours, but I live near an airport in an urban area and it was still pretty windy so a drone was unacceptable for legal (and common sense) reasons.

I did, however, happen to have an Insta360 Extended Edition Selfie Stick and the Insta350 X4 camera to hand as they were with me for my review of the X4 camera. That turned out to be the ideal solution.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook