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#Selfie Sticks [usage]

A selfie stick is a monopod used to take selfie photographs by positioning a smartphone or camera beyond the normal range of the arm.[1] The metal sticks are typically extendable, with a handle on one end and an adjustable clamp on the other end to hold a phone in place.[2] Some have remote or Bluetooth controls, letting the user decide when to take the picture,[2] and models designed for cameras have a mirror behind the viewscreen so that the shot can be lined up.[3][4] In contrast to a monopod for stabilising a camera on the ground, a selfie stick’s arm is thickest and strongest at the opposite end from the camera in order to provide better grip and balance when held aloft.[5] Safety concerns and the inconvenience the product causes to others has resulted in their being banned at many venues, including all Disney Parks.[6]

Will Selfie On A Stick work and securely hold my iPhone 4, 5, 6, and 6+ and iPod touch? What about my friend’s Samsung Galaxy 4, 5, 6, Edge or Note?

Selfie On A Stick works with most handheld devices, including the Apple iPhone, iPod and Samsung Galaxy; and nearly any digital camera. We offer three types of selfie sticks at different price points, so you can choose the one that works best for you. You must be running Android 4.3 or higher.

What about Blackberry’s and Windows Phones?

The Selfie On A Stick Classic will accommodate these devices, however it requires your camera app to have a countdown timer in order to take the picture.

What are the differences between the Classic, Wired, and Bluetooth Models? 

With the Classic, our most affordable Selfie On A Stick, simply set your camera timer to take the photo. Or, get a Classic + Bluetooth Camera Remote and nix the timer; just pair the selfie stick with your phone and press the button on the remote to snap your photo.

Using the Wired model, you simply plug the wire into the headphone jack of your smartphone and click the stick to take the pic, quick and easy!

With the Bluetooth selfie stick, all you have to do is pair the stick with your iOS or Android device and start clicking — no timer or wire needed!

 

 

How to use Selfie Sticks

Selfie On A Stick Classic Selfie Stick

  • Place your iOS or Android smartphone in to the spring loaded clamp
  • Set the Count Down timer in your camera
  • Extend your Selfie On A Stick and smile

Selfie On A Stick Bluetooth Selfie Stick

  • Turn on the Selfie On A Stick Bluetooth At the base of the stick
  • Using Bluetooth settings, pair your iOS or Android smartphone with the Selfie On A Stick Bluetooth (this can take up to 1-2 minutes the first time)
  • Place your iOS or Android smartphone into the clamp and select your camera application
  • Extend your Selfie On A Stick Bluetooth
  • Smile and press the button on your Selfie On A Stick to snap your photos
  • Selfie On A Stick Bluetooth stays charged for approximately 100 hours. Simply plug the USB charging cable into the selfie stick and connect to a USB power supply

Selfie On A Stick Wired Selfie Stick

Selfie On A Stick Wired – iOS 5.1+ Instructions

  • Place device in the clamp and connect the cable into the headphone jack
  • Press the Selfie On A Stick button to take your picture!

Selfie On A Stick Wired – Android 4.3+ Instructions

If your camera zooms when you click the stick, The default Android camera “Volume Key” settings may need to be changed to enable the Selfie On A Stick’s photo button. Refer to your device’s owner’s manual for device specific instructions if different from below:

  • Open the camera app on your Android, and enter “Settings” by pressing the gear symbol
  • Find and Select the “Volume Key Setting” icon
  • Change the “Volume Key Setting” to “Camera Key”
  • Place device in the clamp and connect the cable into the headphone jack
  • Press the Selfie On A Stick button to take your picture!

FACTS

Usage

Reporter Vanessa Lua using a Selfie Stick instead of a video-grapher for an interview

People attach their cell phone or camera to the end of the selfie stick, raise it in front of themselves and then make a sound or press a shutter button on the stick handle which is connected to the camera (usually using a port such as a headphone jack), or press a button on a wireless remote (often via Bluetooth), or use the camera’s built-in timer to take a photo after a number of seconds have elapsed. The first two methods usually adapt the device’s physical means of triggering the camera shutter such as the volume controls or the dedicated camera button of the device, which are replicated on headphones with on-cord controls, and are seen by the device as headphone devices.

The device gives more practical use in situations that require assistance for difficult photographs. It allows the user to take photographs in otherwise dangerous situations such as taking a photo over a cliff or from the door of an airplane. The device is sometimes used to take selfies that involve the photographer inside a moving vehicle.

Compatibility

Bluetooth remote shutter is compatible with Android 4.2.2 OS and above, and iOS 6.0 and above. Some Selfie Sticks have telescoping capabilities that allow for greater length and wider shots.

Bans and restrictions

A “no selfie sticks” sign at the Museum of Brisbane, 2015

Bans and restrictions on the use of selfie sticks have been imposed across a range of public venues generally on the grounds of safety and inconvenience to others.

Several concert venues in Australia[19] and the United Kingdom have banned the use of selfie sticks, along with some music festivals in the United States. Organisers have cited their role in the “illegal recording” of bands’ sets, and the inconvenience and safety issues to fellow audience members.[19] The sticks have been banned in some museums, galleries[20][21] and historical sites[22] because of concerns about possible damage to artworks and other objects.[20][21]

Theme parks including Walt Disney World Resort[23] and Six Flags[24] have banned selfie sticks. The sticks have always been banned on rides at Disney World for safety reasons, but after a number of instances where rides had to be stopped because of a guest pulling out a selfie stick in mid-ride, such as incidents on California Screamin’ and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Disney issued a park-wide ban on the accessories.[23]

Selfie sticks have been banned from many sporting events both for their “nuisance value” and for interfering with other spectators’ enjoyment[22] or view.[25] The Australia Tour Down Under banned the devices citing “harm to cyclists, officials and yourself”.[26] Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal Football Club, bans “any object that could be used as a weapon or could compromise public safety”, and regards selfie sticks as such an item.[27]

In 2014, South Korea‘s radio management agency issued guidelines for the sale of selfie sticks that use Bluetooth technology to trigger the camera, as any such device sold in South Korea is considered a “telecommunications device” and must be tested by and registered with the agency.[28] In 2015, Apple banned them from a WWDC Developers Conference.

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