iGadgitz Lightweight Large Universal Flexible Foam Mini Tripod
This lightweight tripod from iGadgitz is surprisingly useful. At first try with my DSLR it did come loose (see video), but that was partly my fault for not checking it was thoroughly connected properly. Once clipped in properly it held the weight well. Although I wouldn't personally trust it with a longer, more heavier lens, I would find use for it as a go-to tripod when needing to do some desktop filming and even whenever I need to place the camera somewhere where there isn't an even surface. The legs on this tripod are flexible so wrap around objects with ease. And once positioned they really do a great job of holding strong to give you confidence in your mount.
It is made of lightweight, but strong enough, plastic and has a foam covering to the legs. The mounting screw is metal and so is the tightening screw and also some of the inner working parts too. So it seems like a structure that can be trusted. Just, as I already said, make sure you clip the plate in properly. You will know when it's in by the two prongs on either side that pop out.
The 'feet' are made of a white rubber, which give it pretty good traction on it's surface. And due to the flexible legs you can adjust the position/point to just how you want it quite easily.
With this tripod, I also had the smartphone mount head adapter. This proved to be very well built indeed. The springs inside are very strong and gripped my phone with a lot of strength. It was, in fact, quite difficult to get my phone back out. I had to slide it out sideways as I could not release the grip simply by extending the clamp any further, But don't worry, due to the clamp being covered with foam, this won't damage it in any way! The phone clamp also has a standard 1/4" screw hole at the bottom for tripod mounting, and another one on the back for selfie stick mounting.
All in all I am happy with this purchase. For the price it is a handy piece of kit to have. If traveling it is definitely something you could easily take around with you as it is very lightweight and easy to store.
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Posted on 07/01/2016 at