No More Balancing, Crouching, Stretching, Or Racing Back To Beat The Camera Timer!
The last year and a half has seen a boom in the use of the internet and gadgets for communication. Because we are unable to meet colleagues, friends, and family physically, we have been using our phones like never before to keep in touch. Video calls are extremely common, be it for work or to connect with our loved ones. Surprisingly my parents haven’t really picked up on this trend except to video call me on WhatsApp for a few minutes. So when my cousin recently turned 60 (which by the way is a big milestone and celebrated in South Indian culture), the family decided to shoot videos wishing him and put it together as a surprise for him. We also arranged for a Zoom call on the birthday itself to wish him.
While virtually guiding my parents on how to set up the camera for the video shoot and Zoom call, I realized that there was a problem in fixing the camera so that they could shoot comfortably and without the fear of it falling down. I myself have faced this when my husband and I have wanted to have a proper picture of the both of us and we don’t have anyone else around to click the picture for us. So I did some research and came across the Hoteon Mobilife Selfie Stick on Amazon.in.
The Hoteon Mobilife Bluetooth Extendable Selfie Stick is a collapsible stick with a built-in tripod and a bluetooth clicker. It is an amazing product and is pocket-friendly – both in terms of the price and the size.
Here is what I liked about the product
- It is a single product with multiple functions – a selfie stick, tripod & a blue tooth clicker.
- It is collapsible & lightweight. I can easily carry it around in my purse or even pocket if I want to use it when I travel. When closed, it fits nicely into your palm.
- It is easy to set up. There is no need to assemble the product as it is one single piece. The bluetooth clicker is obviously detachable and you can pair it to your phone within seconds when using it for the first time. Apart from that, mounting the camera is also quite easy and takes only 2-3 seconds to pull the slot and fix the camera. When you want to use the tripod function, you just need to unfold the legs…also done in a couple of seconds.
- You can adjust the height of the stick to suit your requirement. The basic height is about 10 inches and it can be extended to approximately 2 feet. This versatile height adjustment along with the rotatability of the camera slot makes it good for shooting videos from different angles, handling video calls, live broadcasting or just taking pictures.
I found the stick and the tripod to be quite sturdy and stable, despite being lightweight. I have used it for video calls – both with friends & for work. Earlier I had to carry my laptop if I wanted to be hands-free during the call and didn’t want to risk balancing the phone against any other object. The Hoteon Mobilife Bluetooth Extendable Selfie Stick now gives me the freedom to set up anywhere in no time – I can now take meetings in the lawn and enjoy the fresh air & sunshine at the same time! Or cook in the kitchen while discussing the recipes with my besties.
Importantly, it is safe and easy to set up & use for people like my parents who are not so savvy with gadgets. They now can be comfortably part of calls on Zoom and feel connected with the family even if they are unable to meet.
It is an ideal product for people who love to travel light and also like to click countless selfies. It also will be a big help for video bloggers, influencers, students, and teachers.
Overall I am very happy with the product and the amazing features available for the price point. I plan to now buy another for my parents as my testing of the product has been a success!
Brand : Hoteon
Available on : Amazon.in
Color Options : Black, White
Price : Rs.529, Rs.599 (MRP Rs.1399)
Material : Metal & Plastic
Battery : Lithium Metal
Weight : Approximately 150 grams
Packaging : Cardboard box
Pack Contains : The stick with bluetooth device, extra battery, user guide, contact information card
Delivery Time : Received it the next day with Amazon Prime!
Warranty : 6 months
Amazon Rating : 4 stars (over 6410 ratings)
Rating By The Scarlett Dragonfly : 4.5 / 5
This is not a sponsored product review. It is based on actual purchase and usage.