The Red Pod

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The Red Pod

Innovative bean-bag based camera support

Pros: Portable, cheap
Cons: No pouch, can slip

The past few years have seen a steady emergence of tripod
alternatives, and The Pod is one such option. Essentially a beanbag
that screws into your camera's tripod bush, it provides support where a
tripod would be impractical, and it comes in six varieties to cater for
different types of cameras and camcorders.
The bag's nylon
outer assures water-resistance, while its base is lined with a
non-slip, vinyl-like material. A Velcro-lined opening in its centre
allows you to remove or add the contents, meaning you can vary the
tautness to suit whatever surface and camera you happen to be using.

As
the screw is bottomed by a small, circular plate, the base of the
camera fits against the bag securely, and the beans inside strike a
balance between flexibility and a secure hold.

A minor niggle
is that no extra beans are provided, nor is there any pouch for any
residual beans to go. The non-slip base can also slip on certain
surfaces - perhaps small rubber grooves of some sort would remedy this?\n

Verdict

For £15 it's hard to argue, particularly for those occasions where it's the only practical option.

Verdict

For £15 it's hard to argue, particularly for those occasions where it's the only practical option.

Compact Camera Reviews

Price as reviewed

£15.00

Scores

Scores
Overall Score 82%