It already has been half a decade since the selfie stick started to become popular. Since then numerous manufacturers developed their version of the legendary product that would eventually be banned in a lot of museums and other tourist attractions. However, to this day the selfie stick remains popular. Today we have a look at the gocomma 3 in 1 Selfie Stick, one of the most popular selfie sticks on Gearbest. It is a Selfie Stick, Monopod and a Tripod. It also comes with a remote control and costs only around five Euros. So this must be selfie heaven because it sounds to good to be true, or is it?
The specifications as stated on Gearbest:
- Accessories type: Selfie Stick
- Features: Selfie Stick,with Bluetooth,with Remote Control,with Tripod
- Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth3.0
- Compatible System Version: Android,IOS
- Battery Capacity(mAh): 240mAh
- Folding Length: 19cm
- Extended Length: 83cm
- Clip Holder Range: 79cm
We already knew the brand gocomma from their Cabinet Hinge Led Sensor lights. With that products they delivered a good quality for money. The products were cheap and the build quality of the LED lights was acceptable. The price of the gocomma 3 in 1 selfie stick is around five Euros. We don’t expect top quality products, but a product that just does what is has to do.
The selfie stick is packed in a cardboard box. The package size is: 19.50 x 4.40 x 4.60 cm / 7.68 x 1.73 x 1.81 inches
Does it fit your mailbox?
What’s in the box
In the box you find the selfie stick, with attached on it the remote control. For this remote control a CR2032 battery is included.
Features as stated on Gearbest:
- Selfie stick with Bluetooth and remote control
- Stick is extendable, intimate shot or longer length as you need
- The end of monopod could be stretched to be a tripod stand
- Phone holder can be 360° rotated to take photograph
- Remote control can be fixed on the stick or be held on your hand
- Compact and lightweight, convenient to put in pocket or bag
- Used for both Android and iOS system
Build Quality & Design
To start with the positive: the design is innovative. When folded up the selfie stick takes very little space. The remote clicks in easily and the overall stick feels pretty light. The build quality is something to be less positive about: it feels not really durable. Most of the parts on the outside are made of plastics. On the inside you can find more durable materials: the telescope is made of aluminum and the phone holder is made of metal covered with a rubber-like material.
The gocomma 3 in 1 selfie stick is a product no-one would refuse when they would receive it as a gift. Of course you can use it as a selfie stick, with using the Bluetooth remote as a trigger. And when you slide in your smartphone, the mount feels sturdy enough to keep your phone in place.
Bluetooth remote control
Setting up the Bluetooth remote is easy: just flip the switch on the side of the remote control unit and search for nearby Bluetooth devices on smartphone. It will show up as ‘AB Shutter 3’. The remote works well, up to over a distance of 10 meters. Next to that, even without the Selfie Stick the remote can have its purpose.
Monopod and Tripod
Using the gocomma 3 in 1 Selfie Stick as Monopod can be done by just entending the telescope and using the rod as a stand to get a more stable setup for taking pictures or shooting movies. As with every monopod, you still have to hold the stand so taking selfies is less practical this way.
To use the selfie stick as a Tripod you need to perform a couple of steps to fold it out and set it up. As shown in the pictures below you have to unscrew the securing screw on the button to loosen the legs. After that you click the legs down in place. Next you secure the legs by rotating the bottom ring. Then you can extend the telescope to set the right height. This construction feels solid enough to safely click in your phone, but I would not recommend doing this outside when it is windy.
pro / cons
- Very compact so easy to take with you.
- Comes with Bluetooth remote, even with battery included.
- Build quality is acceptable, but not perfect.
- Remote control has two trigger buttons: one for Android and one for iOS. This can be confusing when using the remote.
- No manual included (however, there are some instructions on the packaging)
Technically the price quality ratio is good, because the relatively low price of about five Euros. The quality is acceptable, which results in a positive price quality ratio.
If you want to buy a selfie stick, you can consider the gocomma 3 in 1 selfie stick. It is a cheap and portable selfie stick that you can easily take with you on the go. Next to that the monopod and tripod functions are nice additions and the Bluetooth remote control is a nice extra. It is also the perfect gift: it is cheap, compatible with every smartphone and overall a nice gadget to receive or give away.