Review: The Adonit V-Grip Is More than a Selfie Stick

I have reviewed stylus after stylus from Adonit, but it makes more than styluses as I discovered when the company sent me a review unit of its V-Grip ($34.99). This is not a stylus, but a selfie stick with something more. Yes, it expands to over two feet, using a telescoping metal rod. And it has a squeeze grip that secures your iPhone in place. But Adonit added a Bluetooth shutter button that, when paired with your iPhone, can act as a remote control trigger.


In addition to a tripod mount, there is a cold shoe mount to accommodate traditional photography accessories such as a battery-powered LED or a boom microphone. This makes the V-Grip a handy accessory for reporters and YouTubers. When folded compactly to palm-size, it can flip open to act as a kickstand to watch videos or FaceTime in portrait or landscape mode.


If I had any complaint it's that the removable Bluetooth shutter button is so small (about the size of a nickel) that it could get lost, so keep track of it.

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  • Folds compactly to palm size
  • Strong phone grip
  • Integrated and removable Bluetooth shutter button
  • Cold shoe for optional accessories
  • Can be folded out to act as a stand
  • Tripod mount


  • Removable Bluetooth trigger is perhaps too small

Final Verdict

If you want a selfie stick, the V-Grip from Adonit does all that and more.

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.