09.03.2015Personal Tech

Hop on Board the Selfie Stick Train

By: Eric Decker

Disclosure: We loaned the iPlanet Bluetooth Selfie Stick and Samsung Galaxy S6 to Eric for the purpose of this post.

Selfie Stick haters: Before you read ahead, it may be time to close this tab in your Web browser. What I’m about to say may further fuel your (probably irrational) wrath toward the latest technological, pop-culture sensation.

I demoed the Verizon iPlanet Bluetooth Selfie Stick along with the Samsung Galaxy S6 in the heart of the summer. Hang out with friends, bring along the Selfie Stick, perfection. The most common reaction I got when people saw it was, “Eric, you have a Selfie Stick?!” Yep. And it’s pretty awesome. Just in case you don’t know (not sure who wouldn’t know it), this device helps you take photos as though your arm were an extra three feet long. You simply attach your smartphone to the holder at the end of the “stick” (an adjustable monopod), plug it in with the included cable or pair your phone to the Selfie Stick via Bluetooth. Once your phone is connected, just hold the stick in the air, press the button on the handle and snap away!

The iPlanet Bluetooth Selfie Stick is easy to use and is one of those accessories that turns a boring moment into a fun moment. When you take out your Selfie Stick, your friends’ eyes will light up and they will undoubtedly want to begin taking pictures with it more than you originally wanted to. There were plenty of times when I connected my phone, passed it off to a friend and before I knew it there were 10-15 fresh images on my phone.


The Samsung Galaxy S6, and its five-megapixel front-facing camera, goes well with the iPlanet Bluetooth Selfie Stick. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a wide front-facing camera lens, making it that much more effective. So to all the Selfie Stick haters out there, it’s time to reflect on what you’ve been missing out on and have a little respect for the movement that is the Selfie Stick!

Eric Decker, recently graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Eric has regularly demoed devices on campus and at home, putting the newest tech up to the test of an active college student.