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HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod

B&H # HACH Mfr # HANDLEPOD
You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • Handheld Stabilization
  • Grooved Handgrip
  • Vertical & Horizontal Tabletop Support
  • Camera Positioning in Three Dimensions
  • Adjustable Horizontal Screw Positioning
  • Four Rubber-Tipped Feet
  • Elastic Cord for Lashing Securely
  • Mount to Poles, Car Windows & More
  • 2.5 lb Load Capacity

The HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod is an innovative support for a point & shoot camera or an ultra-compact camcorder. The folding handgrip mount attaches securely to any camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw. With its sturdy, chunky grooved handgrip, HandlePod provides added stability for shooting handheld in either portrait or landscape orientation. Fold down the HandlePod and you suddenly have a tabletop quadpod – its four rubber feet ensure stable video and still capture from any flat surface.

For vertical surfaces such as trees and poles, the HandlePod comes with an elastic cord that's over 4' long. Thread the cord through the slot between the handle and the camera mount, and you can lash your mounted camera securely to a vertical object, for stable image capture from unique positions and angles – or just for bracing the camera against something solid to stabilize a long-exposure shot. The curve of the handle and the length of the feet allow you to brace the camera against a building corner, for instance.

The camera mount half of the HandlePod features three axes of adjustment that you can free and secure using the T-knobs. This allows you to point your camera in any direction imaginable.

With a point & shoot or compact DSLR camera, a HandlePod, and a little bit of creativity, a wide range of convenient mounting options suddenly becomes feasible. Hold the no-slip four rubber feet against a window for stable shots through glass. Use the elastic cord to secure your HandlePod to a car mirror or the side of the window frame. Use a C-clamp to fasten the mount to any thin surface. For an impromptu helmet cam, thread the included cord through the helmet's slots to secure the HandlePod for action video capture.

Perfect for Low-Light Photos
Many people have tried to steady a camera in low light by bracing it against a wall, pole, or other solid object. HandlePod takes that idea a step further with a rotating camera mount combined with a comfortable handle that you can hold against any convenient support
Tripod Alternative
Photographs are usually taken either handheld or with a tripod. HandlePod represents a hybrid concept that combines the ease and convenience of handheld photography with the solid, reliable support of a tripod
Four Feet vs. Three Legs
Three tripod legs are great on flat, horizontal surfaces or the ground. But the world is full of vertical objects – poles, railings, doorways, building corners – that are not tripod-friendly yet are perfect for the HandlePod. Its four rubber feet straddle round or cornered surfaces, providing four solid contact points for positive support. Of course the HandlePod can be held against a flat surface as well. The rubber feet serve as a high-friction, slip-free anchor
Horizontal or Vertical Composition
Ease of shot composition is another area where the HandlePod shines. With the HandlePod braced against a vertical object, the camera can be positioned horizontally with plenty of clearance. The slotted camera mount features a range of adjustment that makes positioning easy, regardless of camera size or where the screw thread is positioned on the camera bottom. For a vertical composition, just swivel the camera mount. The patented three-axis rotating mount makes orienting the camera fast and trouble-free
Self-Supporting on Level Surfaces
The HandlePod is self-supporting and serves as a tabletop quadpod when a convenient flat surface is available – perfect for self-portraits. Again, horizontal or vertical composition is easy. Rotate the camera to vertical and give it a half turn to position the camera over the handle
Attaches Solidly to Supports
The elastic cord supplied with the HandlePod stretches to over 4'. It secures the HandlePod firmly to anything you can wrap the cord around. Simply slip one end of the cord into the groove between the handle and the camera mount. Wrap the cord around the support object, and pull the cord tight. Slip the other end into the groove. The cord is held in place securely yet releases with a quick tug
Handheld Stabilization for Still and Video Capture
When a support object isn't available, the HandlePod serves as a stabilizing grip for handheld photos and video. The comfortable handle extends to the side of the camera for added leverage and a solid, two-handed grip. This is a significant advantage for today's extremely small and lightweight photo and video cameras. The HandlePod's additional steadying power enhances the camera's built-in stabilization for blur-free stills and smooth, solid video
Compact and Lightweight
The camera mount folds back and underneath the handle to create a compact package that fits easily in a shirt pocket. At 4 oz, the HandlePod is light and easy to carry in a pocket, purse, or camera bag. In addition, the handle can fold under the camera and remain conveniently out of the way, yet it will unfold in seconds to be ready for instant use
Materials High-strength polycarbonate plastic and cast aluminum
Load Capacity 2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4 x 5.25 x 2" (10.6 x 13.3 x 5.1 cm)
When folded: 3 x 5.25 x 2" (7.6 x 13.3 x 5.1 cm)
Weight 4 oz (113 g)
HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod
  • Elastic Cord
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    HandlePodCamera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (4)
    • Adjustable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (5)

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        5.0

        a must-have for any portable shooting

        By Deadweez

        from Woodside, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Strong Construction
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod:

            When I first checked out HandlePod I immediately knew I had to have one. In the first 24 hours
            I had the thing I was hooked. I've been shooting videos and photos all my life and I've never seen anything that makes it so easy. Mind you, I'm not suggesting that you can hang a D90 with a 500 MM telephoto and a battery pack off of the thing, but for lightweight SLR's and the digital cameras most people use now days, it is perfect.

            Whether it's a simple vid from your iPhone or 'Droid, the dreaded group shot (where someone gets bumped out to take the picture), or a low light picture of the golden gate bridge at night this thing will get it done. There are literally thousands of ways to use this little guy.

            I mean who carries around a tripod, right? Nobody. Too bulky, funky to use, and it's something you ever think of bringing with you when you're out on the town anyway.
            Stick a HandlePod in your glove box, purse, or bike bag, and you are covered. When the gang breaks out in song and you just gotta have it on tape to embarrass them later, grab your H'Pod and shoot away! They will never know what hit 'em till they see the movie on YouTube.

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            5.0

            Looks cheesy but works great

            By Liam

            from Chiang Mai

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Looks cheap

            Best Uses

              Comments about HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod:

              When I first saw this item I wasn't that impressed, but it's actually a really good item. Very well built and versatile. You can attach your camera to darn near anything with it; telephone poles, fences, etc..

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              • No

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              4.0

              Very nice...could use a quick-release

              By IShouldBePainting

              from Oregon

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Needs a quick-release

              Best Uses

              • Shots from unusual angles
              • Stabilizing
              • Supporting Camera

              Comments about HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod:

              This little hummer is going to be "at hand" on my trip to Alaska. Wish it came with its own quick-release adapter...I'll have 2 cameras along, and switch between them.

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              5.0

              Why didn't anyone think of this before?

              By TerjeEnge

              from Oslo, Norway

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Small
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod:

                With my small mirrorless camera (Pen EP-3) this a revelation. As long as you have a fixed surface to lean the camera against you can leave your always too bulky tripod at home.

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                1.0

                Limited Usefulness

                By reflections photography

                from Palm Springs CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Can't lock positions
                • Flimsy Construction
                • Too lightweight

                Best Uses

                  Comments about HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod:

                  This little handle/tabletop works ok with a pocket-sized camera, especially for video. If you're thinking to use it even with a smaller footprint dslr, it's a no-go. It just isn't sturdy enough in hand or tabletop to handle the weight. Also, it is annoying that you can't lock the various positioning screws into place.

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                  5.0

                  Loved it - great for web photos

                  By Steve the IT Guy

                  from Toronto, Canada

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod:

                      compact design uses little space. very capable of being used to take a wide variety of shots at many different shooting angles. Ideal for use with a small to medium size light box where space is limited and stability is required.

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