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XShot Pocket XShot

B&H # XSIP2 Mfr # XSP2
You Pay: $24.95
Product Highlights
  • Telescopic Camera Extender
  • Improved Self-Photography
  • 30.5" Extension
  • Collapses to Only 6.5"
  • Works with Any Point & Shoot Camera
  • Also for Shoot & Share Video Cameras

The Pocket XShot from XShot is a telescopic camera extender that allows you to take stable photographs of that most difficult of subjects to capture properly: Yourself.

The Pocket model of the company's eponymous XShot camera extender measures only 6.5" when collapsed – small enough to ride along in your back pocket – and extends telescopically to a maximum length of 30.5". Rather than smashing (most of) a face or two into the frame, you can now take roomy, flattering photos of yourself and a travel companion that actually capture the background.

The Pocket XShot bears loads up to 1.25 lb, so it works with any point & shoot digital camera with a timer function and with very compact shoot & share camcorders such as those from Flip, Contour, and GoPro.

The XShot features a 1/4"-20 screw on top to attach to almost any camera. Just twist the thumbscrew to lock a camera in the desired position. At the bottom is a 1/4"-20 thread, so you can mount your camera to a tripod without removing the Pocket XShot. That thread also accepts the included wrist lanyard.

Note! Not appropriate for DSLR cameras – 1.25 maximum load capacity

Quick-spin knob for fast and secure mounting
No coins or screwdrivers required
Adapter rotates 180°
Thumbscrew locks camera in desired position
Wrist lanyard included for added security
Extended Length 30.5" (77.5 cm)
Closed Length 6.5" (16.5 cm)
Load Capacity 1.25 lb (570 g)
Weight 4.5 oz (128 g)
XShot Pocket XShot
  • Wrist Lanyard
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Pocket XShot
     
    4.4

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (15)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Opens quickly (7)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Strong construction (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (9)
      • Travel (9)
      • Video (8)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Family photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Casual photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Selfie's Galore

      This is a great tool for those that want to be able to take pictures of yourself or friends and family whenever or wherever you want without having to rely on strangers to determine the...Read complete review

      This is a great tool for those that want to be able to take pictures of yourself or friends and family whenever or wherever you want without having to rely on strangers to determine the fate of your memories. We used the XShot in Australia & New Zealand and took some wonderful shots of my wife and I in so many places, from train stations, redwood forests, charming park benches and many other places. It even allowed us to record a special performance of the native Maori people in New Zealand by extending our camera on video mode high above the crowds of people in front of us. We love this item so much that we bought a second one for our daughter who is a professional photographer - she loves it!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Small and light, but a bit flimsy"

      I got this to film Snowboard and Ski with my GoPro. It's very small and light, which is mainly why I got this one instead of the bigger one. It fit easily in...Read complete review

      I got this to film Snowboard and Ski with my GoPro. It's very small and light, which is mainly why I got this one instead of the bigger one. It fit easily in my pockets so I have no pole to carry around with me all the time. The only problem I have with it it's the "flimsiness". I knew it was thin and I don't expect much if I fall on it, the problem is how the extendable part "wiggle/rotate" on itself. It has 2 grooves on each side acting as slides. The tolerance for those groove is really loose. If those would be tighter (probably making it a bit harder to extend) it would wobble way less and make it a really nice steady extension pole.Still, it doesn't affect much going down the slope since skiing is quite a very shaky sport to start with!I really like the tripod mount hole at the bottom of the handle. I can see myself using it on my tripod for some very high shot. It's also pricy for what it is. I was expecting a more robust build quality. I've seen bigger extendable monopods (also?) made in china that cost $10 with a very similar build quality. I got 2 of those for me and a friend of mine and in the end, we're quite happy with it. I'd like it to be at least $10 less considering the build quality, but it's still a good product and it works for our needs.

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      4.0

      Good Price

      By Kay

      from Bolivar, Ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Video Quality
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Pocket XShot:

        I got this to help me get better angles with my go pro and hit case. I love taking pictures and videos and I thought this could help get those different perspectives that I always wanted to get. Although I'm afraid it might rust because I snowboard and scuba dive, but I'm hoping for the best. Next time I'll probably look for something more waterproof and indestructible like the go pro and hit case, but so far it's working great. It all really depends what you are using it for. I like how you can expand the size however you want.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Selfie's Galore

        By TenacityKid

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Pocket XShot:

          This is a great tool for those that want to be able to take pictures of yourself or friends and family whenever or wherever you want without having to rely on strangers to determine the fate of your memories. We used the XShot in Australia & New Zealand and took some wonderful shots of my wife and I in so many places, from train stations, redwood forests, charming park benches and many other places. It even allowed us to record a special performance of the native Maori people in New Zealand by extending our camera on video mode high above the crowds of people in front of us. We love this item so much that we bought a second one for our daughter who is a professional photographer - she loves it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Selfie's Dream

          By David

          from Texas

          Comments about Pocket XShot:

          Every had someone take a picture for you only to find out it was a terrible shot? Here's the answer. The xshot lets you take your own picture. We used one in Australia, New Zealand and on a cruise ship. It is the best device out there. Compact and easy to attach to most point and shoot cameras.

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          4.0

          Good Quality, room for imporvement

          By Uz

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Pocket XShot:

            For the most part, this is a great product. One thing I see that can break easily is the tightening knob for the angle of the camera. It's made out of plastic, and doesn't seem to sturdy. I guess time will tell. Otherwise, I really like the XShot

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good cheap, mono-pod-like arm extension

            By Brian

            from Saline, MI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly

            Cons

            • Unstable

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Pocket XShot:

            Used while snowboarding with a GoPro on the end of it. The wrist strap was weak and broke the first day, I will have to tie it back on. Small, portable and easy to carry and use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Small and light, but a bit flimsy"

            By AndreQ

            from Quebec, Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poorly Built
            • Pricy
            • Unstable

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Pocket XShot:

            I got this to film Snowboard and Ski with my GoPro. It's very small and light, which is mainly why I got this one instead of the bigger one. It fit easily in my pockets so I have no pole to carry around with me all the time. The only problem I have with it it's the "flimsiness". I knew it was thin and I don't expect much if I fall on it, the problem is how the extendable part "wiggle/rotate" on itself. It has 2 grooves on each side acting as slides. The tolerance for those groove is really loose. If those would be tighter (probably making it a bit harder to extend) it would wobble way less and make it a really nice steady extension pole.Still, it doesn't affect much going down the slope since skiing is quite a very shaky sport to start with!I really like the tripod mount hole at the bottom of the handle. I can see myself using it on my tripod for some very high shot. It's also pricy for what it is. I was expecting a more robust build quality. I've seen bigger extendable monopods (also?) made in china that cost $10 with a very similar build quality. I got 2 of those for me and a friend of mine and in the end, we're quite happy with it. I'd like it to be at least $10 less considering the build quality, but it's still a good product and it works for our needs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Small and light

            By Razi

            from Morgantown, WV

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Video

              Comments about Pocket XShot:

              small to fit in jacket.
              strong enough for any compact digital camera or in my case gopro!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Muy bueno

              By MiguelBertona

              from Cordoba, Argentina

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Pocket XShot:

                Excelente, facil de transportar,

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Pocket XShot

                By REM

                from Boca Raton, Fl

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Pocket XShot:

                  This product is fantastic. I can now take photos of my wife and I anywhere we travel without looking for someone walking by to take our photo. It fits in my pocket and is a perfect travel companion besides my wife.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice little mono pod

                  By jlgad

                  from Henderson Tn.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly

                  Cons

                  • Plastic Head not Metal

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Pocket XShot:

                  Great for my wife taking picture riding behide me on my motorcycle. Pictures are more steading now!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great add-on for my GoPro cameras

                  By Tom the Snowboarder

                  from Kingston, PA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pocket XShot:

                      I use this while snowboarding with my GoPro camera. It's very light and collapses to almost nothing so I can stick it in my backpack.

                      The telescoping mechanism has a channel stamped into it to prevent the whole thing from twisting around from the weight of your camera. I was concerned about that problem, but apparently so were the designers and they nailed it.

                      I do find that I have to re-tighten the tripod mount screw and the pivot screw frequently, but so far it hasn't affected my filming.

                      The thing is very light, so I suspect the first time I clip a tree with it or fall on it, it will be toast. But that's nothing against the design, it's just a trade-off for an extremely lightweight and compact product.

                      I like carrying this better than my other telescoping GoPro pole because it collapses down so small.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Like it.

                      By Cecil

                      from North Georgia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Pocket XShot:

                        It's a great size for stashing in a pack, good quality materials, simple construction, easy and quick to use. I wish it was mounted on a simple swivel ball joint for infinite angle adjustment.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        nice little monopod

                        By ra

                        from NYC

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Pocket XShot:

                            the monopod is great. looks kind of cheap but works pretty good and is portable. used up in a mountain for snowboarding and worked great. we'll see how it holds.

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                            4.0

                            micro&nice!

                            By tomato174

                            from venice, italy

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easily Adjusted
                            • Lightweight
                            • Locks In Tight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Pocket XShot:

                              very easy to transport, spectacular for difficult subjects

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Simple, Light & Effective

                              By Kenny

                              from Fredericksburg, VA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoors
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Pocket XShot:

                              This product is used for day hiking trips. It is a great way to get yourself in the shot with the scenery / background visible. It is light, holds a digital camera easily and doesn't require taking turns with hiking buddies or trying to find a rock or tree limb.
                              The construction feels a bit cheap, but the unit is inexpensive and light; so if it felt more solid I'd probably not want it in my pocket or backpack!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              excellent rod

                              By swooshmac

                              from switzerland

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easily Adjusted
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portraits
                                • Video

                                Comments about Pocket XShot:

                                great product as perfect size to put in your pocket and attach a gopro cam too :)thanks for suggesting this product as it was better than the one you had on display. :)

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Addition to my Camera Bag...

                                By Spaceman Mark

                                from Lancaster, PA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Pocket XShot:

                                  This is the perfect addition to your camera gag or pocket.....Great size and very useful for getting those hard to get shots in crowd situations.....

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                                  • No

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