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    From surf to snow.

    Get your GoPro up close to surfers and skiers with the XSories U-Shot Monochrome. The aluminum ball head adjusts to give you versatile angling options, and the foam handle ensures a good grip even when wet. Xsories added a carabiner and safety strap so you don't drop it.
    • Adjustable aluminum ball head
    • Foam handle
    • Carabiner and strap included
    • Item #XSR0001

    Tech Specs

    Material
    aluminum
    Compatibility
    GoPro
    Dimensions
    [length] 7 - 19.3 in
    Includes
    carabiner

    Tech Specs

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    Great tool with only a few set backs

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I picked up one of these pretty last minute for my trip to Hawaii. I knew we'd be spending a lot of time in the water and wanted to have something sturdy to hold so that I didn't lose my GoPro in the Ocean. We were able to capture some pretty epic pics of the sea life with this bad boy. One set back that doesn't have me in love/convinced is that it would get stuck after being used underwater. It took some serious sweet talk and prying to get it to function correctly after a few snorkel trips. But other than that it worked for what I wanted it to do!

    Great tool with only a few set backs

    Light and Compact

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love how small and light this pole is.. It makes it easy to carry in a pocket on my snow jacket. With the threading at the bottom of the handle it can also be used as an extender on a tripod. I have used it when I want more height than my tripod provides when shooting timelapses etc with my GoPro. Genius.

    Light and Compact

    Selfies for days

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have used a lot of selfie sticks and I must say that the U-Shot takes the cake for a beefy selfie stick. This thing is rugged; I would go as far as to call it a beefcake that will fit in your pocket. Careful with it in your pocket because some may misinterpret how excited you are to see them. The U-Shot has a twist to lock system that puts it head and shoulders above the other seflie sticks on the market. A lot of sticks that I have tried wiggle and have some play where the U-Shot is SOLID. All caps worthy solid. The U-Shot also uses a normal ball head for the tripod mount making it very easy to lock in the shot and you will not have to worry about missing your shot and risking the chances of not getting 50 likes on your sick pow selfie vid. I will be buying another one shortly because I am super vain and love selfies.

    Captures even the soggy days

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    A big thank you Backcountry.com and Xsories for picking me to review the U-Shot for the backcountry community!



    The U-shot is a pretty cool device that is able to attache a GoPro or smartphone to it. It's super usefull if you want to take a decent selfie or extend your field of view. Super easy to use, Turn left once or twice depending on how far you want to extend the pole. Turn right to lock it in place and you're there. I like the aluminum build as its light weight and you wont notice it in your pack but has enough heft that you won't feel like you're going to break it.



    The only minor annoyance is the ball join because the locking mechanism doesn't always keep it locked. Other then that, the U-shot is perfect to capture the sunny days and even the soggy days in the PNW.

    Where the ski pole won't go

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Thank you to Backcountry.com and XSories for hand-selecting me to review this piece of gear for the benefit of the backcountry.com community.



    The sheer number of people building extendable selfie sticks will no doubt be soon cited by some media organization as yet another harbinger of the self-centered imminent destruction of all that is, well, not the Millennial generation.



    As usual, they'll be wrong. The U-Shot is more compact than I expected, lending it to activities where you wouldn't already have a pole with you, like rock climbing. It scopes away, tucks in your pack, and when you're halfway up some wet rock in a cloud with two crazy Brits and it's time to document the sheer lunacy of your predicament, there you go.



    One of the other cool things about the U-Shot is that the bottom of the handle is threaded for the same standard screw size as a tripod. That means you can use it as a lightweight extension for building up the height of a tripod or other crane-ish filming rig. I wouldn't try this with heavier cameras, but it works fine with my Gopro.



    My only quibble: the lock mechanism for the rotating ball head isn't the strongest thing out there. You have to force it closed to keep it stable if you're swinging the camera around while shooting.

    U-shot: More than U think...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Thanks a ton to Backcountry.com and Xsories for picking me to review XSories U-Shot for the backcountry.com community!



    Selfies aren’t really my style. One for mom every now and then, but as a general rule I usually use a timer/remote with the camera set up somewhere.. The sweet think about XSories’ U-shot is that it is way more than a selfie stick!



    First off, don’t forget the mount if you’re using it for your GoPro (http://www.backcountry.com/gopro-tripod-mounts), but this thing is camera ready otherwise- it just screws into the standard tripod mount. The U-shot comes with a lanyard (it’s a bit small if you’ve got gloves on), and also comes with a caribiner and an attachment that can be screwed into the bottom of the handle. This little gem has been the unexpected highlight of the U-shot for me. The threads at the bottom of the handle are the same size as your standard tripod mount. If you remove the carabineer and screw, you can pair the U-shot with your favorite tripod! No more pictures yup your nose! I’ve screwed the U-shot to the top of a bendy tri-pod to give it extra height, providing a way better picture than one that was only a few inches off the ground all while keeping your setup super easy, small, and lightweight. Also, the little screw attachment can be screwed into your GoPro mount providing a pretty Skookum clip set up.



    Now, back to the intended purposes of the U-shot. It extends with a quick un-twist, and locks with a quick re-twist. When locking in place, I’ve found it works best if you’re not impersonating The Hulk, it doesn’t take much, and when overdone, it can be difficult to un-twist. The ball head allows you to set your photo machine at premium angles for photo and video prowess (the lock can be tricky, but once the learning curve is straightened, it’s no issue at all) and with a flick of the lock, youre all set and ready to snap away.



    Fitting perfectly in my Small Capxule case, this rad little piece provides more options that advertised!

    You shot?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Thanks to Backcountry.com and Xsories for selecting me and the other folks to check this out for the community.

    Overview: Collapsible design is better than most I've seen and makes packing a breeze. Wrist loop and a carabiner (removable) attach to gloves to prevent losing it in the deep. Adjustable tripod mount will hold all types of cameras except my 1st gen Contour.

    Pro:Storage, very compact. Adjustments are quick. Foam handle works great with gloves even when its iced up. Bright colors! The outdoors tends to eat things that are hard to see.

    Cons: Length, its a little short for some applications (and I also listed size as a plus). Like other reviews have said, the adjustments can be difficult with gloves on. Removing the camera mostly. Wrist loop is too small to fit a gloved hand into.



    All in all I really like the Ushot, Its small enough that I can take my video kit with me and not have to worry about space for my coffee thermos. I will most likely use the keyring the 'biner is on to attach some cord for an adjustable wrist loop. For now its nice to clip it to my pack instead of setting it down.