The (Green) Pod
Every now and then you come across a simple idea that makes great sense. The Pod takes the humble bean bag and does just that.
By adding a tripod mount and strap to secure the camera (larger pods only) you have a versatile pod to mount and secure your camera for those occasions when you don't have a tripod.
With different sizes for different types of cameras there is sure to be one to fit. The Green pod seems to be the right one for the DSLR user (I will be adding it to the shopping list).
I've used the gorillapod in the past and will continue to use in the future. Bot sometimes even that is too large when you rae traveling. Whereas the pod should be much easier to tuck away in a small camera bag when you want to travel light.
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