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Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions

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Product Highlights
  • Instantly Review Images on your Laptop
  • Edit Images and Video on the Fly
  • Two Slide-out Extensions with Cup Holder
  • Assembles in Seconds
  • Streamlines Workflow
  • Made from Recycled Glass and Plastics
  • Made In the USA

The Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions by TriPad is made with the professional photographer or videographer in mind. It assembles in seconds and fits over most any tripod providing a convenient, flat, multi-functional workspace for your laptop computer. The TriPad allows you to instantly capture, edit and review images or video on your laptop screen with much greater detail and precision than your viewfinder or camera's display.

Also ideal for a surveyors, astronomers and construction workers the TriPad streamlines workflow by providing instant computer access. This versatile accessory also includes two slide-out extensions for most any size drink and items such as notebooks, hard drives or an external mouse.

Provides a portable, flat workspace for your laptop, paperwork, hard drives and external mouse
Assembles in seconds and fits on most any tripod allowing easy access to your laptop computer
Allows you to instantly capture, edit and review images or video on the fly and in high resolution
Two slide-out extensions provide a built-in cup holder and additional workspace
Ideal for pro Photographers, Videographers, Surveyors, Astronomers and Construction workers
Made in the USA and constructed from recycled glass and plastics
Dimensions 15.0 x 12.75 x 1.0" (38.1 x 32.4 x 2.5 cm)
Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions
  • Tripod Mount
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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    3.7

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    • Unstable (4)

    Best Uses

        • Primary use:
        • Business (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Acceptable!

      The tripad is made out of a sturdy plastic that allows for a laptop to sit during camera/camcorder operation. The only problem anyone can ever have with this product is that the platform...Read complete review

      The tripad is made out of a sturdy plastic that allows for a laptop to sit during camera/camcorder operation. The only problem anyone can ever have with this product is that the platform height is with respect to tripod height. This is where the tripod-to-super clamp-to-articulating arm-monitor platform wins but realistically speaking, why would you need it to be that far away when your DSLR/ENG camera/camcorder has all those manual controls? Buy this please, don't spend your money on expensive bulky equipment like the tether table aero system. I'm unsure if this is great for laptops over 15.6 inches or all in one monitors like I've seen people use, but seriously, save that money you would've spend and buy an Ultrabook with a higher rated processor or buy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not all it's cracked up to be

      The unit is very well built, easy to use and compact. However, when in use, the tripod becomes VERY tippy. I used it on an Induro AX214 tripod with a Canon 5DMKII...Read complete review

      The unit is very well built, easy to use and compact. However, when in use, the tripod becomes VERY tippy. I used it on an Induro AX214 tripod with a Canon 5DMKII and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. With my 15" PC laptop, the entire tripod seemed to tippy for me to use comfortably. Also, unless your tripod legs lock into the splayed position, you cannot move the tripod without the legs folding up.

      I'm sending mine back. I just don't want to take a chance on bad things happening.

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      4.0

      Just What I needed

      By Misty Mountain Video

      from Long Island NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Convienient
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hold Light Equipment
      • Holds Laptop

      Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

      I use this to film sporting events. It allows me to have my battery pack and sony dvd recorder right there with me so I can get the dvd to the coach right after the game when AC power is not available. And with the slide out extensions with a cup holder, This product is great. I would have given it 5 stars if it were $ cheaper. (I am of very limited funds trying to get this video business going)

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      portable laptop shelf

      By Stephanie the photographer

      from Lewiston, Maine

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Hard To Set Up

      Best Uses

      • Enhance Experience
      • Replacement
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

      Looking forward to using this on my tripod.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      3.0

      Good, but Unstable

      By Daniel S

      from Falls Church, VA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • On Location
      • Studio
      • Tethered Shooting

      Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

      This product does what it claims, is well-built, easy to assemmble, and use. It works well.

      BUT (and it's a big one)

      It will make your tripod tip over if the leg sections aren't fully extended and the tripod fully opened. Also, the pressure from the weight of a laptop can cause the opened to close in on themselves, leading to a potential collapse.

      In order to prevent this issue, use a sandbag to weigh-down your tripod. Do this BEFORE you load your camera and/or laptop onto it.

      I almost had my 1DMk4 with a 70-200mm lens and a 17" MacBook Pro tip over because I didn't have the legs extended all the way. Good thing I caught it before it all went "timber!"

      Unfortunately, this requirement (fully-extended legs) limits your composition. Sandbagging limits your mobility.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Triipad Tripod

      By Gary

      from Arlington, Texas

      Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

      Wish I had bought this long ago! I shoot a lot of tethered shooting. This item has made life so much easier, and organized. No more scrambling for a chair or some makeshift stand to hold my laptop. It is so simple to use and set up. I suggest this for who shoots tethered. You won't be sorry!

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      4.0

      It's OK

      By vdogregg

      from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

            The Tripad will probably be occasionally useful to me, but because I usually use a large tripod with a large tripod head, it is not as easy to attach and remain level and stable, than attaching it to a smaller tripod with a smaller tripod head, by merely slipping it over the tripod head and lowering it onto the tripod legs. I haven't used it yet, but it may prove to be useful when I want a handy spot to place paperwork to refer to, or write notes about the shoot.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Product so good, I bought another one

            By 63 cam

            from McDonough, GA

            About Me Conservative

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                To place DVD-R while recording live games

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size

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                5.0

                It just works the way it should

                By Srsjason

                from Beautiful Australia

                About Me Trendy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                    This is perfect for data wrangling or conferences for capturing , makes a perfect Camera assistant , basically lets me do it on my own now, sorry joe

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width

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                    1.0

                    Tripod Mount

                    By Ms. Rhonda B.

                    from CCH, IL

                    About Me Conservative

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                          service from B&H was fine ~
                          ~ this product is over rated
                          and do not perform as advertised ~
                          ~ pad is weak, barely holds the lap top
                          and it tips the tirpod over when lap top is placed on it ~
                          ~ not a good buy for the money

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                          1.0

                          Unstable At Any Speed.

                          By jLokes

                          from PA

                          Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                          Tried this on several tripods, They all became back heavy and tippy with the weight of a laptop on the shelf. Short of carrying around sandbags to secure the legs of the tripod I'd never trust my gear on it. I'm looking for a portable work stand for teathered photography but this isn't it. Returned.

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                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Raptor2229

                          from Sydney, Australia

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Configure
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Great work space

                          Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                          The Tripod mountable table is an ideal inclusion for any Photographer, Novice or Professional. It eliminates having to keep going to your bag, finding accessories you need. Good solid construction and easy to use. The table-workplace provides ample space for your gear and is very solid. Only downside, it is a bit bulky, an over shoulder carry bag supplied by the manufacturer would be ideal and perhaps a good selling point.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Well done

                          By Scuba Steve

                          from Minneapolis, MN

                          About Me Multimedia Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Configure
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quiet
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                              Really nice and sturdy. Would be great if the made a new add-on triangle piece to fit on video sticks.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              cost too much

                              By texasfred

                              from austin,texas

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Unstable
                                • Weak Clamp

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                                  good idea but way too expensive. when mounted with laptop, tends to tip. sending this back. not all that great in use. sugest just using a small table. no, do not recoment.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good but could be better

                                  By GwlGis

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Dual Purpose
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Handy

                                  Cons

                                  • Little Cheezy slide outs

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits
                                  • Tethered Shooting
                                  • Travel
                                  • With Suitcase

                                  Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                                  Used this as a laptop stand for my wife at a class she held.
                                  My Manfroto Tripod (Carbon Fiber) and this item.
                                  Slide outs are a bit cheezy and I wish they were bigger, but it worked well so we're keeping it.
                                  I also noticed that this item will work as the suitcase version so it doubles in productivity for us, I'll most likely get more use out of it in airports on my suitcase than my tripod.
                                  Although I do plan to use it when shooting tethered.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Acceptable!

                                  By ChurchBoy

                                  from Miami, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Unstable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                                  The tripad is made out of a sturdy plastic that allows for a laptop to sit during camera/camcorder operation. The only problem anyone can ever have with this product is that the platform height is with respect to tripod height. This is where the tripod-to-super clamp-to-articulating arm-monitor platform wins but realistically speaking, why would you need it to be that far away when your DSLR/ENG camera/camcorder has all those manual controls? Buy this please, don't spend your money on expensive bulky equipment like the tether table aero system. I'm unsure if this is great for laptops over 15.6 inches or all in one monitors like I've seen people use, but seriously, save that money you would've spend and buy an Ultrabook with a higher rated processor or buy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Not all it's cracked up to be

                                  By RDTague Studios

                                  from Cowden, Il.

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Unstable

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tripad Tripod Mountable Workspace with Slide-out Extensions:

                                      The unit is very well built, easy to use and compact. However, when in use, the tripod becomes VERY tippy. I used it on an Induro AX214 tripod with a Canon 5DMKII and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. With my 15" PC laptop, the entire tripod seemed to tippy for me to use comfortably. Also, unless your tripod legs lock into the splayed position, you cannot move the tripod without the legs folding up.

                                      I'm sending mine back. I just don't want to take a chance on bad things happening.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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