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Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod - Gray

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The Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod folds flat to become an ultra compact tripod. Great for hands-free viewing with binoculars, or to steady small film or digital cameras.

Slip-proof rubber tipped feet
Only weighs 2.5 oz
Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod - Gray
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CarsonHandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod
     
    4.4

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Folds away (5)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
      • Home (3)
      • Outdoors (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Light, flat, but short, stubby legs

      By Chard

      from Chicago

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Travel

      Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

      I bought this to use as a tripod for an iPod to record student speeches and interviews in my college class. I think it is good for someone who travels and needs a light weight, and flat folding mini tripod. For the iPod, you have to make sure that you have it situated parallel with the front 2 legs or the one back leg, so that it doesn't tip. I am using the suction clamp and threaded rod nut to attach the iPod to the tripod.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Gray Wonder

      By marz recording

      from philadelphia

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

          This tripod is as portable as it could get. Works great, love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Inexpensive, portable and functional

          By Quicksilver

          from Saint Louis, MO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

              What's not to like?
              Use it for tabletop placement of wired video mic. Gets the mic up close with a low profile.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It's so cute! and still does the job!

              By On the go

              from Glendale, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Just Perfect
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Training video exercises
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

                It's perfect and very practical to carry, no shipping separately for me anymore with the video cameras,just carry with me.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great mini tripod

                By Matt

                from Cincinnati, Oh

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Interesting angles
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • A lot
                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

                  I bought this tripod for my cannon hf s10 (fairly small, 1.1 lb.) video camera with hopes of achieving out of the ordinary angles. I was worried about the support, but it holds this camera just fine.

                  The only bad thing is the lock can only be turned 180 degrees once the camera is mounted. As long as you leave the lock just loose enough to move the head you can tighten it with half a turn to secure the position. I imagine this would get tougher with a heavier camera.

                  For the money this was a great investment. Would not trust for any camera over 1.5 lb. 2 lb. is pushing it; however, that is just an estimate.

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                  3.0

                  super compact

                  By volvojim

                  from Sequim WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Adjust

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

                  This mini tripod folds flat enough to go in the mesh pocket on me minimalist belt case.This is my second one,which I got after having one for 8 or 10 years.the peg which limits the leg travel finally broke off..... due in part to my trend of owning bigger cameras.There is one other issue, it's a little awkward tilting because the clamp lever interferes with the camera body.

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                  4.0

                  does the job

                  By Haluro

                  from Kansas City, MO

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

                  I use mine to hold my SB-800. it's all plastic, I'm not sure I'll trust a heavy DSLR to it, but as a flash stand for around [$] and the compact size, it's awesome.

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                  4.0

                  Small enough to fit in a camera bag

                  By Bob

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Locks In Tight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

                    This very small tripod measures 6" x 2" x 3/4" maximum. It is small enough to fit into a large camera bag or small camcorder bag but very light weight. It is very quick to set up and seems sturdy for a 20 oz. camera which I have. It only adjusts in one direction as there is no ball, just a screw hinge. Good for use with level surfaces but I have not tried otherwise. Other con is that there is not much room between the camera connecting screw head and body, making adjustment somewhat cumbersome. Still, it comes in handy if you don't need a full size tripod.

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                    5.0

                    Handy and well built

                    By ichael

                    from Simi Valley, Ca.

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Small for easy storage
                    • Strong enough to support

                    Cons

                    • None yet

                    Best Uses

                    • Supports slave flash

                    Comments about Carson HandiPod Mini Tabletop Tripod:

                    I am using this stand for m slave flashes. They give me freedom to angle the lighting, with a sall footprint.

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