Not only is the selfie not going away, but thanks to the selfie stick, the trend is going to the next level.

Take a stroll around nearly any major city and you’re bound to see individuals and groups of people taking their pictures with iPhones affixed to poles. Just last weekend, I was at one of the biggest tourist spots in the world, Walt Disney World, and I couldn’t walk a few feet without bumping into one.

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The idea of the selfie stick is to hold an iPhone further than your arms can reach to grab the perfect selfie angle. It’s also a good way to capture more scenery and people in each picture without having to hand your iPhone to a random person nearby. Aside from a few ridiculous exceptions, most of these monopods extend to around 3.5 feet.

You’ll find that the majority of selfie sticks are made by no-name companies out of China, so you’ll come across a lot of cheap options. Nicer models include a Bluetooth remote, while less expensive models connect via the headphone jack. One of these options is necessary to snap the shutter for the photo when you can’t touch the iPhone,

Here are the best selfie stick options for iPhone 6/Plus, and iPhone 5/5s/5c …

CamKix Selfie Stick w/ Bluetooth remote for $29.99 or w/o remote for $19.99

  • Extends from 11″ to 40″
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

minisuit-selfie-stick-pro-iphoneMinisuit Selfie Stick Pro w/ built-in Bluetooth button: $17.95

  • Extends up to ~42″
  • Charges via USB
  • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars

ipow-selfie-stick-iphoneiPow Selfie Stick w/ button on handle: $19.99

  • Connects via headphone jack
  • Extends from ~9.2″ to 39.5″
  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars

optikal-selfiepal-selfie-stick-iphone Optikal SelfiePal Selfie Stick w/ built-in Bluetooth button: $17.99

  • Charges via USB
  • Exact extension length unknown
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars

picstick-selfie-stick-iphonePicStick Selfie Stick w/ built-in Bluetooth button: $25

  • Extends from 9.25″ to 40″
  • Charges via USB
  • Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars

Looq Selfie Stick with button on handle: $34.99

  • Connects via headphone jack
  • Extends from 5.5″ to 24″
  • Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars

Gopromate-selfie-stick-iphone Monopod Selfie Stick: around $5, but prices vary slightly by color

  • Budget option without a remote or shutter button, use a the iOS self-timer feature
  • Available in multiple colors
  • Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars

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