Mpow Selfie Stick

Last updated date: November 15, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

Mpow Selfie Stick

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Overall Take

The Mpow Selfie Stick gets the job done with its simple design and small footprint. A handy wrist strap helps keep it secure while the firm clip holds your smartphone confidently. We love that this selfie stick is both functional and budget-friendly. In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the Mpow Mpow Selfie Stick placed 3rd 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
8.3
25 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
7,202 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A useful wrist strap on the end of the handle makes the stick more secure when you’re on the move, and the 270-degree adjustable head means you’re sure to always find the best angle for your shots.
- Digital Camera World
April 10, 2019 | Full review
Comfortable, non-slip grip for better handling
- Lifewire
The rubberized grip ensures that the selfie stick won’t slip out of your hand when taking pictures. There are also rubberized ends of the clamp to prevent your phone from slipping out as well.
- Deteched
May 15, 2017 | Full review
The Bluetooth was easy to pair, and we found that the selfie stick held its charge for over 24 hours of use. The Mpow was also very portable, collapsing to 7.1 inches and weighing only 5.6 ounces.
- Your Best Digs
July 14, 2020 | Full review
The silicone handle is comfy and there is a micro USB port at the bottom to recharge the Mpow selfie stick.
- Heavy
The handle has a Bluetooth shutter release, with an activity light in the button and on the bottom plate of the handle, making it easier to see what’s happening.
- The Guardian
The best part about the Mpow Selfie Stick is that it pairs via Bluetooth and pairing your phone is easy and straight forward.
- Dragon Blogger
It comes with an adjustable head (270-degree) to let you capture shot from the desired angle. Thanks to the foldable design, you can comfortably carry this stick anywhere you want.
- iGeeks Blog
January 31, 2019 | Full review
The handle cap with USB port is made of metal, which it makes more durable and reliable. and the silicone clamp will hold your smartphone gently yet securely
- Best Advisor
June 2, 2019 | Full review
It pans and zooms easily. The remote control technology (Bluetooth) that it has also make shooting selfies fun. Once you have connected your smartphone on its plastic holder, you can operate it effortlessly without touching it.
- Top 10 Best Pro
This selfie stick has a 270 degree adjustable head which enables it to be quite flexible. This way, you will be able to take pictures in various angles.
- Best Seekers
The bluetooth connectivity is very responsive to all devices include IOS and android smart phone device.
- 10 Best Review
The holders have soft phone to protect your phone, and the stick handle is rubberized and easy to grip.
- Android Headlines
December 9, 2014 | Full review
The maximum length of the Mpow iSnap X Selfie Stick is 31.5 inches. It additionally has an extra wrist strap designed to provide extra safety of the stick selfie and phone.
- AmaPerfect
September 7, 2019 | Full review
The wrist strap adds just a bit security when fully extended.
- Bin Daily
May 31, 2019 | Full review
The silicone material of which the clamp is made of provides the extra friction to keep your phone safe and tightly mounted
- Gear We Are
The strong and reliable Bluetooth connectivity feature of the selfie stick lets you pair the device with your smartphone without any hassle.
- TrivalTech
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Lightweight, compact, easy to use. Includes wrist strap and adjustable head for angle variety. Built-in Bluetooth control w/ decent battery life. Excellent functionality at an attractive price.
- BestReviews
The iSnap X uses Bluetooth for remote control of the camera shutter. Pairing is straightforward: hold down the “M” button for three seconds and then choose the iSnap X from within the Bluetooth settings on the smartphone.
- Geeknews Central
October 18, 2015 | Full review
The handle feels sturdy with a rubbery coating that feels secure and has a nice wrist strap to hopefully prevent me from dropping the Mpow iSnap X when it is holding my phone.
- The Review Wire
The phone holder is also adjustable – you can fit in a phone of any size ranging from 5.5 centimeters to 8.5 centimeters in it. This makes the stick an extremely versatile device.
- Freedom 251
July 6, 2019 | Full review
The design boast of a diverse material build, coming as it is in a metallic base with a matte surface and silicone rubber grip for greater softness. As an extra safety measure, a wrist strap is attached at the end of the selfie handle.
- Reviews the Beast
The bluetooth selfie stick 270 degree adjustable head ensures that you can capture a best & beautiful angle when taking selfies. An extendable body of 31.5 inches maximum length allow you to cram in more people or background to take the most satisfying selfies.
- Asaphbest.com
The handle has a rubbery grip on it to make it easy to hold without slipping out of your hand.
- Charming Park
With a built-in Bluetooth remote, it allows users to take a selfie photo or group photos very easily every time with a better photo sight.
- Android Booth
What experts didn't like
No extra options (e.g. tripod)
- Digital Camera World
April 10, 2019 | Full review
One criticism was that during testing a small amount of wobble was apparent when the Mpow was extended to its full length. While our smartphone didn’t ever fall free from the mount due to the silicone grip which keeps it secure, we did notice that this wobble occasionally led to it shifting somewhat in the frame so that it wasn’t nested into a perfect 90-degree angle, which is where the smartphone is safest.
- Lifewire
It gets tricky when there is a phone case on the bigger phones. I wouldn’t recommend getting this selfie stick if you have a thick phone case in combination with an oversized phone such as the S8+ or iPhone 7 Plus.
- Deteched
May 15, 2017 | Full review
The Mpow iSnap is Bluetooth compatible. The Mpow does not have a Bluetooth remote, but rather snaps pictures via a button on the handle.
- Your Best Digs
July 14, 2020 | Full review
The battery life isn’t fantastic but it’s hard to complain given the price. Issues aside, this is still an awesome deal.
- Heavy
You will have to hold the button for 2-3 seconds to take a photo
- Best Advisor
June 2, 2019 | Full review
No directions/instructions
- Top 10 Best Pro
The telescoping feature tends to be tight
- Gear We Are
The wireless connectivity malfunctions sometimes.
- TrivalTech
February 13, 2019 | Full review
Construction feels flimsy. Could do with a bit added lenght
- BestReviews
The build quality is not sturdy
- Freedom 251
July 6, 2019 | Full review
Requires a special cleanser.
- Asaphbest.com
There is a blue light on the handle that blinks when it is connecting to a cell phone via Bluetooth. This isn't really a con but some people are confused by the blinking light and think it means the battery is dying when it's simply an indication that the stick and phone are "talking" to each other.
- Charming Park

From The Manufacturer

Just pull Mpow out from your pocket, then snap! One-piece Design, More Portable. This latest Bluetooth Self-portrait Monopod, Mpow iSnap X, features the one-piece design, no bother to install the product piece by piece. The most mini selfie stick in the market, pretty convenient and portable to be incorporated in your bags or even pocket! IOS/Android Compatible. 【Note: The selfie stick does not pair with Pixel 2/2 XL.】 It matches most IOS/Android phones, so you do not need to worry about the no connecting thing ! U-shape Clamp, Smaller and Tighter. The ingenious U-shape clamp design brings more advantages to users. First, U-shape clamp makes itself smaller ,does not take much space. Second, rotatable U-shape clamp can just roll over and let the stick in the U space ,which makes the stick look even more tiny and shorter. Another point is that the protective silicone material of the clamp enhance its surface friction, will help clamp your phones more tightly. One Short Click to Snap Your Picture. When you want to snap your picture, just click the camera button shortly and lightly, you will feel a strong feedback force, and this will brings a good using experience to you. Perfect Holding Feeling. The exquisite handlebar of the selfie stick gives you a perfect holding feeling due to its matte surface. When holding in hand, you feel soft in hard, while clingy as well, so the monopod won’t fall off your hand. World Famous Warranty At MPOW, we back them all with an 18-month warranty & 45 days money back and provide friendly ,easy-to-reach support,and Free Lifetime Technical Support also.

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1. Fugetek Professional Selfie Stick Monopod
Overall Score: 9.3
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Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
Mpow Selfie Stick
3. Mpow Selfie Stick
Overall Score: 9.2
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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.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

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.