It's very easy to use, though it doesn't quite look like advertised. It does the job it's said to do, though. I've had it for several weeks now and I have to say, it really helped with a long photoshoot we had to do for school. The cord is a bit short, but it's fine with me. I have a wireless remote for self-portraits anyway. I use this one to make sure I'm not making the camera shake and I can't say it did a bad job so far. It doesn't even need batteries, or at least I don't think it does, and it works perfectly with my Canon T3i, so I've got nothing more to say about it other than the fact that it's a great product, especially for the price!