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Unusual-Shaped, Portable Camera 'Tri-Pods'

Set up your camera using Gorillapod or Monsterpod

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Joby"?s Gorillapod is a three-armed flexible unit made of a thermoplastic alloy, designed to secure a compact digital camera to just about any surface. It features ring and foot grips for extra gripping power, a lock ring for secure attachment to the camera, and a slim-line attachment for quick setup (with universal interface). Joints can be bent and rotated 360"?. Maximum weight: 12.5 oz. Gorillapod size: 5.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 in. Price: $24.95. Larger sizes will be released in the future, including one for professional SLRs, reports Joby.

Consisting of a viscoelastic polymer base, a neoprene outer membrane, and an internal semi-ridged metal and plastic base, the MonsterPod (can be molded to a variety of shapes and provide the user with a temporary mount on nearly any surface. Measuring approximately 2 x 4 in. and weighing in at 6 oz, the MonsterPod can hold a camera weighing 10 oz or less for as long as 10 min, depending upon the angle and type of surface; it also works in extreme temperatures. The universal interface allows it to mount to any camera base. Price: $29.95.



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