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The Monster Pod Camera Support
Silly Putty from Outer Space?

By Matt Sleima
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If you're into UFOs and own a point-and-shoot camera or compact camcorder, the gravity-defying Monster Pod might be just the camera support you've been waiting for. Round, dome-shaped, and bright orange in color, it looks like a miniature alien spacecraft sent to explore planet Earth. Its ability to cling to almost any kind of surface, be it horizontal, vertical, or even upside down, also seems decidedly otherworldly.

Although alien in appearance, the Monster Pod is a very down-to-earth, practical accessory which securely holds your digital camera or compact camcorder without forcing you to lug around a bulky tripod. As for capacity, the MonsterPod can support up to ten ounces in weight, which encompasses the majority of point-and-shoot digicams.

The Monster Pod is very easy to use; simply fasten your camera to its standard -20 screw thread and attach it to almost any surface - it will stick securely for up to ten minutes (depending on the surface and the angle). Take blur-free, low-light shots without resorting to a flash, or get a picture of yourself with friends without having to ask anyone else to take the shot! When you're done, just peel it right off. The Monster Pod does not leave marks or residue, and its effectiveness is not compromised by dirt. It is not a gel, and will not dry or harden.

The Monster Pod is not a suction cup or a bean bag, it has no clamps or straps, and it will stick where none of these other materials will dare to tread. Gentle pressure gets it to fasten and mold to even irregular surfaces. It has been tested on an impressive range of surfaces: wood, stone, concrete, metal, veneer, glass, tile, enamel, sheet rock, rocks, trees, painted, wet, dry, smooth, rough, flat, rippled, and the list goes on and on. Put it on a fire hydrant, parking meter, kitchen ceiling, canoe, etc. You are limited only by your imagination!

It is eminently portable, weighing only 6 ounces, and measuring 4 1/2" across and 1 3/4" tall, and is safe for children and pets to play with (it does not stick to, nor is it harmful, to skin). You can easily toss it into a pocket, briefcase or camera bag, or in its optional carrying case with a shoulder strap for truly monstrous convenience! The Monster Pod, and its optional carrying case, are available on the B&H website with a thirty-day money back guarantee.

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