I know selfie stick is probably not for everyone, others may think it’s silly or embarrassing to be used in public, on the other hand, others may argue that it’s a necessity when traveling. Either way, to each his own. I myself, haven’t tried using a selfie stick, first, because I don’t want to put my valuable smartphone on a flimsy selfie stick and second, I haven’t had any chance to use one since I always bring a tripod with me for group shots and whatnot.
Selfie sticks can be useful at times when used in necessary situations like a quick group shot or taking a couple selfie with a beautiful background, especially if you don’t want to bring a bulky tripod or there’s no one else to take the picture for you and your group. Just recently, I found an interesting selfie stick that will solve one of my concern, a durable selfie stick in the form of the Yunteng YT-1288.
MY EARLY BREAKDOWN
Pros: Affordable, Durable, Can expand longer than most selfie sticks
WHAT’S IN THE PACKAGE
Yunteng YT-1288 Selfie Stick
Design and Construction
The design and construction of the Yunteng YT-1288 are much much better compared to the usual selfie sticks out there. This one is made from strong aluminum and hard plastic. It does weigh a little bit heavier though but it feels sturdy and durable enough to give you the confidence to put your valuable smartphone on it.
Without looking at the specifications, here are my actual measurements:
Bluetooth Remote Shutter
The Yunteng YT-1288 includes a built-in Bluetooth remote shutter that you can pair with your smartphone to take photos wirelessly.
Bluetooth Connectivity and Pairing
Now, when it comes to the Bluetooth connectivity, it’s a little bit tricky. I had a little bit of a hard time pairing it with my smartphone and once it connected, sometimes it disconnects when the phone is far away from the remote. But once it works, it’s pretty nifty. Take note though that your results may vary. You can also use your camera’s built-in timer as an alternative.
The following part is only applicable if you buy the Yunteng YT-1288 from the same store where I got it from (link below) as this one includes the freebie Yunteng YT-228 mini tripod.
Will I Recommend This? Yes, but use both products separately.
This is actually my first time using a selfie stick because I have no confidence in them, but this one’s an exception. The Yunteng YT-1288 is sturdy and durable and I also have a proper Yunteng monopod (Yunteng VCT-288) so I have a bit of an idea of the quality of the Yunteng selfie stick before I got it.
Aside from my issues with the Bluetooth remote shutter, I can still recommend this as an alternative to other cheap flimsy selfie sticks out there.
WHERE TO BUY:
LAZADA: Yunteng YT-1288 Bluetooth Selfie Stick + Yunteng YT-228 Mini Tripod
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