The E-EZY Selfie Stick/Monopod, a review

Trying out the E-EZY Selfie Stick/Monopod


E-EZY Selfie Stick:Monopod

The Pitch

The “Newest selfie stick – with Audio Cable connectivity requires no charging or Bluetooth connectivity. It’s easy to set up so you can enjoy the freedom and practicality of the NEW EEZ-Y Selfie Stick. It is compatible with Apple iPhone 6Plus, 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4 with iOS version ≥iOS5.0 and Samsung, LG, Sony Smartphones with Android version ≥4.2.2.” – The Manufacturer

My First Impression

When I opened the package with the E-EZY it exceeded my initial expectations. Made from solid ABS thermoplastic with a sturdy metal shaft, it’s built to endure the rigors of travel.
Unfortunately, my first attempt to use it failed. When plugged into a Motorola Droid Mini, the shutter needed manual operation. After multiple setting changes, I got the same results. My e-mail inquiries to the manufacturer informed me this is a known issue being worked on. Fortunately, subsequent attempts with an iPhone 5/6 worked perfectly.

My Traveler’s Impression

For me, the acid test was having E-EZY work with my full size Digital SLR cameras. I was initially attracted to this product because the multi-purpose advertising lists it as both a selfie stick and monopod. When traveling, I prefer packing high quality optics and carting around a full size tripod is a hassle. The E-EZY in its monopod configuration allowed me to capture long exposure images in low-light situations, and although a bit unwieldy with proper care it’s doable.

Pricing

The E-EZY Selfie Stick/Monopod is available from Amazon at $22.95 + shipping (3/2015).

My Final Impression

Two major pluses are the weight and size. It is perfect for traveling light at only 5oz with a collapsed wand less than 9 inches long. Although it doesn’t replace a tripod, it simulates one and works with Digital SLRs and smart phones. All in all, the price point on this product makes it something to consider if you’re a traveler in need of a lightweight monopod who enjoys selfie fun, too.

Our ITKT writer

Steve Smith

Author: Steve Smith

Steve Smith inherited the wanderlust and has always needed to see what’s around the next corner. In his college years he enjoyed many memorable (and cheap) forays into Mexico sleeping under the stars, but today that’s all changed. Since 2006 he’s contributed stories and photographs to the digital magazine In The Know Traveler, and in 2014 he assumed an associate editor role with the same. Published both in digital and print formats, his international assignments have taken him to the Middle East, Asia, North/Latin/South America, Europe, and the Caribbean. His Facebook page (Steve’s Roadtrippin’ Travels) spotlights both his photography and how his global road travels intersect with digital storytelling using dynamic space-age mapping technology.

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