Fugetek Professional Selfie Stick Monopod

Last updated date: November 15, 2019

DWYM Score
9.3

Fugetek Professional Selfie Stick Monopod

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Overall Take

The Fugetek Professional Selfie Stick Monopod is a solid product that has a screw-style mount for a full-size camera. The regular selfie stick function works great with your smartphone and the ability to use the monopod for steady shots is a huge bonus. We love the Bluetooth remote for seamless zoom-in functionality. In our analysis of 121 expert reviews, the Fugetek Fugetek Professional Selfie Stick Monopod placed 1st when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 15, 2019:
Checkout The Best Selfie Stick for a detailed review of all the top selfie sticks.

Expert Summarized Score
9.6
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
43 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The construction of this phone is superb. It offers a screw tight mount. The mount will extend to 4.2" with a second spring mount. The Fugetek is designed to eliminate the problem of slippage or drops.
- top9rated
Solid aluminum construction
- Digital Camera World
April 10, 2019 | Full review
The built-in battery lasts up to 300 hours in a standby mode and it takes about an hour to charge the device with the included USB cable. The selfie stick comes with a travel pouch
- Best Advisor
June 2, 2019 | Full review
The Fugetek FT-568 is a waterproof selfie stick with a tough aluminum frame and non-slip grip rubber handle.
- Lifewire
September 9, 2019 | Full review
Our most sturdy selfie stick, the Fugetek – FT-568 was the only selfie stick that could securely hold the iPhone 6 Plus.
- Your Best Digs
Its battery can be recharged and when it is in standby mode, can go up to 300 hours.
- Top Best Spec
The Fugetek FT-568 it extends to an impressive 49 inches, making it one of the best choices for group photos or for those who are looking to get a wide background shot.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Doesn’t wobble
- The Z9
August 23, 2019 | Full review
Made of a high-end alloy, it is durable. The risk of it bending or breaking over time is slim. It also has a stylish and shake-proof design with a special ability to resist corrosion and or rust.
- Top 10 Best Pro
It is made of the toughest material yet lightweight which feels comfortable holding for a long time. It drops safe and a perfect selfie stick to mount expensive phones and GoPro camera.
- Dotbeasts
January 13, 2019 | Full review
The standout feature here is the inclusion of tripod-style release clips that allow you to extend this selfie stick up to 49-inch to help click better group selfies.
- Beebom
December 31, 2018 | Full review
It comes with a built-in shutter button to easily take your photos. The built-in rechargeable battery is durable. You can take photos as an individual or even take above-crowd images.
- Our Great Products
August 3, 2019 | Full review
The selfie stick operates via Bluetooth and includes a small remote controller. The remote has a full battery life of 300 hours standby.
- Tech Zimo
June 11, 2019 | Full review
For your phone safety, it comes fitted with removable phone mounts that guarantee universal compatibility with any smartphone and other devices, as well as a mirror mount for your rear HD camera so you don't have to look at the phone screen
- Runner Click
The stick comes with a mirror attachment — a handy feature if you want to take portraits with your phone’s (generally superior) rear camera — as well as a locking phone mount to keep your phone extra secure.
- Photos with phones
May 22, 2019 | Full review
It also has a rechargeable battery that’ll hold up to 300 hours in stand-by mode.
- What to Pack
March 8, 2019 | Full review
The fast-connecting Bluetooth remote is compatible with iPhone and Android phones as well as some digital cameras and comes with a zoom feature that only works on Android devices.
- Moblivious
What experts didn't like
GoPro adapter sold separately
- Digital Camera World
April 10, 2019 | Full review
Compatible with android 4.3 or newer, Doesn't work with earlier versions.
- Best Advisor
June 2, 2019 | Full review
t’s worth noting that the Fugetek is quite large for a selfie stick, with a range of 16.8 inches to 49 inches when fully extended. Most selfie sticks top out around 27-35 inches. Casual users may not need a selfie stick with such reach, though heavier devices are more secure and will benefit from the Fugetek’s sturdy frame. Its range also makes it a bit large to store in pockets or small handbags. Users looking for a more discreet selfie stick may prefer a smaller, more compact design.
- Lifewire
September 9, 2019 | Full review
The Fugetek’s main issue is portability. Even fully collapsed, this selfie stick is 18.5 inches and weighs 9 ounces.
- Your Best Digs
Bulkier than other selfie sticks
- The Z9
August 23, 2019 | Full review
Fussy spring loaded holder
- Top 10 Best Pro
Compatible with any smart phone running Android 4.3 or a newer version of it, the Fugetek also allows you to zoom in and out from a distance (a feature that isn’t available to iPhone users)
- What to Pack
March 8, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Our Selfie Stick is designed with FUN, FUNCTIONALITY and PERFORMANCE in mind. The highly adjustable and removable mounts guarantee you will have universal compatibility for your phone and other devices. Why Our Professional Selfie Stick Surpasses The Competition This fully adjustable selfie stick enables a wide array of unique and spectacular photography options. Don't believe us ?? Read The Reviews! This is the latest updated model FG-568 Selfie Stick. WITH MORE ACCESSORIES AND NEW FEATURES ! You Asked For It, We Heard You! Check Out What's New. NEW - 2 Removable Interchangeable Mounts. One Mirror Mount - No need to look at phone screen. Can use phone's rear HD camera! One Screw Tight Mount - Now you can tighten the mount on your phone and lock it. No slippage or drops! NEW - Revised Manual With Photo Tips Note: Remote Ships Face Down In Handle From The Factory. It Is Not Missing. Same great design, more features and accessories for your money!

Overall Product Rankings

Fugetek Professional Selfie Stick Monopod
1. Fugetek Professional Selfie Stick Monopod
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 17
Fugetek Selfie Stick & Tripod
2. Fugetek Selfie Stick & Tripod
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
Mpow Selfie Stick
3. Mpow Selfie Stick
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 25
Anker Bluetooth Compact Handheld Monopod
4. Anker Bluetooth Compact Handheld Monopod
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 17
Selfie World Selfie Stick
5. Selfie World Selfie Stick
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6
Wevon Selfie Stick Tripod
6. Wevon Selfie Stick Tripod
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
BlitzWolf Extendable Selfie Stick Tripod
7. BlitzWolf Extendable Selfie Stick Tripod
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
JETech Battery Free Selfie Stick
9. JETech Battery Free Selfie Stick
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Selfie Sticks

Selfie sticks are more of a household term than they ever have been due to their recent popularity combined with the fact that most people have smartphones these days.

A selfie stick is a device that allows you to attach your smartphone to an extending arm so you can get a better vantage point when taking selfies. There is usually a way to trigger the camera on your phone by pushing a button on the selfie stick’s handle or potentially with a wireless Bluetooth remote.

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The resulting pictures will usually look much better than a normal selfie taken with your hand because you are the main object in the foreground but you’re actually framed into the picture well. It’s an unfortunate truth that our arms are just not quite long enough to take a proper selfie with our smartphones and this device is a genius way to let us use that fancy camera technology to take dazzling pictures where we aren’t half cut off because our arms are too short.

Selfie sticks aren’t only meant for smartphone use, although they cater mainly to this device as so many of us carry one nowadays. There are beefy selfie sticks that have the same screw-style mounts that cameras typically are screwed into on traditional tripods. The Fugetek Professional Selfie Stick Monopod goes one further and acts as a true monopod for your camera. If you like to travel light while still having the functionality of a camera, this is an ideal selfie stick for you. The stability of the monopod will have you shooting super stable shots with your camera when it’s planted in the ground, but it also allows you to get the most out of your favorite wide-angle lens when you use the selfie stick in its normal fashion. Just be careful when you’re waiving that camera around as they can be more cumbersome than a smartphone and will tire out your grip faster.

People drop selfie sticks a lot. This does a number of things that are unfavorable, like potentially damaging your phone or camera, or falling onto someone else and injuring them. A wrist-strap is a well-known and very simple tool that should be used on a selfie stick. A convenient feature in the Mpow Selfie Stick, the wrist strap gives you the confidence to hold your stick out at the proper length without the stress of worrying that it might fall to its demise.

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A selfie stick that acts as a tripod can be a big bonus to those of you who might use that feature. Some models double as a free-standing tripod mount for your smartphone that allows you to take steady shots to eliminate any potential blurriness. The feet of the tripod-style selfie sticks are often adjustable to allow you to stand the selfie stick up on uneven ground which is great for when you’re outdoors somewhere far from flat pavement or concrete.

After being able to stand up your smartphone on a tripod, being able to control your camera with a remote control adds a huge convenience in functionality as well. If you use a tripod selfie stick like the Yoozon Selfie Stick and Tripod that can stand wherever you want it, you have the ability to frame yourself in the perfect picture while using your Bluetooth remote controller to snap the pictures. To achieve this, you stand where you think the angle will be best to capture a picture of yourself or your group of friends and you then place the tripod there with the camera focused and aimed exactly at the best spot for your picture. Then you can go stand where you need to be and snap pictures with the push of a button. This allows you to have perfectly framed and epic pictures without having to ask a random stranger to take them; better yet if you’re lost in nature and need to get that perfect shot, you have the power to do so with the Bluetooth remote.

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A rubberized grip, or silicone handle, is a great feature to look for when separating one selfie stick from another. The feature of having a grip with a high level of friction is one that could save you from potentially dropping your phone or camera while trying to take a picture. Considering the places you hang your phone out when using a selfie stick, like over the edge of a cliff or boat, dropping the phone can cost you a lot of money and potentially cause a safety threat if there is anyone below.

DWYM Fun Fact

Selfie sticks blew up in popularity during the 2014 holiday season, when they were one of the most gifted items of the year, but the oldest recorded selfie stick came from the 1920s, where a picture shows a man holding a long wooden stick to remotely operate the shutter on his camera so that he and his wife could stand far enough away to be in focus. From this humble beginning, selfie sticks managed to be so popular that a store specifically for selling the gadget opened in Times Square during the summer of 2015, helping it move from a funny fad to an honestly sought-after invention.

The Selfie Stick Buying Guide

  • Make sure your Bluetooth enabled selfie stick is compatible with the operating system on your phone. The information on the selfie stick’s description should tell you this information and the settings on your phone should allow you to see which operating system you are running.
  • Be aware of the space your selfie stick is taking up. If you are looking at the camera and swinging the selfie stick around to get a good angle, you could accidentally hit someone. This could either dislodge your smartphone or negatively impact the person who it collided with.
  • If you want the best selfies with your selfie stick, look up a video or two that describe how to best frame a picture. Where you are in the picture and where the background objects are in the picture can make an average picture become a much better picture if these items are framed properly.