I found this tripod/stick to travel well and work better than expected. Given its small size, it is sturdy, easily adjustable, and interfaces well with the phone/camera I was using. The remote worked for a long time off its simple USB charge and at a reasonable distance. At its highest point of extension, the phone could sway a little when I hit the camera button, but this was easily solved by just by activating the timer using the remote. I am very pleased with the height of the stick, its simple base, and portability.