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Olixar Pocketsize Selfie Stick with mirror Unboxing

vlcsnap-error318Our third selfie stick is again from Olixar, this time devised for the pocket with a simple mirror to assist in using the larger rear camera on your phone. Recently we have seen manufacturers increase the optics on the front facing camera to help create more tolerable pictures. Olixar have taken a very simple step to reverse the camera utilising an age old trick of a simple convex mirror mounted to the selfie stick. If you have been using mobile phones for a few years you might remember back in the day a phone had a small silver nubbin that would help the user take a self portrait instead of using the rubbishy VGA camera on the front, if you were lucky enough to have one. 

Taking this a step further is the true genius behind the Olixar Pocketsize Selfie Stick, as a small mirror about the same size as a larger postage stamp, gives the user a better illustration of what is happening as the screen would normally do if you were using a traditional selfie stick. The mirror is a piece of reflective plastic that, whilst being being subject to fingerprints, manages the job very well. Running the line of being a little on the small side once fully extended, the mirror is actually just right as any larger would increase the overall size of the stick and therefore the footprint required to store it.

The quality of this stick is not as high as that of the Olixar Selfie Smart Pole or the Olixar Ninja Katana Selfie Stick however the price is notably cheaper and thus the quality cannot remain. As illustrated in the video above, there is a notable bend in when the stick is fully extended and a phone is in place. This isn’t a deal breaker by any stretch, merely a consideration as the other sticks we have look at recently will endure much more day to day abuse than this, the little brother. In saying that, this is when the stick is fully extended, when in compact mode and being tossed around in a bag the Pocketsize will take a licking. Everything fits away and it becomes a sturdy lump.

This is yet another handy stick to have and maybe more of a consideration for those on the fence of selfie sticks. They have their moments and this little stick can help you test the waters, if only to throw in a back and forget about until a moment presents itself. You can purchase the Pocketsize selfie stick from Mobilefun for £7.49.

  • Capture the perfect selfie
  • No need to recharge!
  • Easy to use, no Bluetooth pairing required
  • Built-in button to capture an image in comfort
  • Built-in mirror to use your phone’s higher quality rear facing camera
  • Retractable mini pole for portability, small enough to fit in a handbag
  • Safety locks and shock absorbing material
  • Case compatible
  • Compatible with Android 3.0, iOS 4.0 or later