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SwitchPod DSLR/Smartphone Handheld Stabilized Tripod with Ball Head Kit

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SwitchPod DSLR/Smartphone Handheld Stabilized Tripod with Ball Head Kit
Key Features
  • DSLR, Smartphone, or Small Camera Tripod
  • Ball Head Load Capacity: 15.4 lb
  • Max Height: 13.75"
  • 360° Panning, with Single Control Knob
The Switchpod DSLR/Smartphone Handheld Stabilized Tripod with Ball Head Kit from B&H pairs the convertible handheld grip and tabletop tripod with a quick-action ball head. This combination is equally useful supporting a camera for videoconferencing and web tutorials, as a grip for livestreaming video, or for recording with an action cam.
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SwitchPod SwitchPod Overview

The Switchpod DSLR/Smartphone Handheld Stabilized Tripod with Ball Head Kit from B&H pairs the convertible handheld grip and tabletop tripod with a quick-action ball head. This combination is equally useful supporting a camera for videoconferencing and web tutorials, as a grip for livestreaming video, or for recording with an action cam.

SwitchPod DSLR/Smartphone Handheld Stabilized Tripod

Weighing in at only 11.1 oz, the aluminum DSLR/Smartphone Handheld Stabilized Tripod tripod from SWITCHPOD provides a lightweight, tabletop tripod and handheld solution for your DSLR, smartphone, or small camera. Its quick-switch design allows you to change from tripod to handheld and back in no time with its swiveling leg style, and it uses magnets to connect the legs together.

The legs feature built-in finger grooves to provide comfort when handholding, and they have large slots which keep it light, help its stability, and make it easy to strap onto a bag or carabiner for transport. The bottom of each leg features non-slip padding to keep the tripod stable and to protect surfaces.

The tripod features a 1/4"-20 camera mounting screw to connect your camera directly or a tripod head with a 1/4"-20 mounting thread. The camera mount also features a soft, circular pad to protect your equipment. The legs feature two 1/4"-20 threads, so you can mount a monitor, microphone, light, or other accessories. The tripod has been tested with up to a 100 lb load, so it can handle your camera as well as its included accessories.

Tabletop-style tripod for DSLR, smartphone, or small cameras
Switches quickly into handheld mode and legs hold together with magnets
Slots in legs for handholding or clipping to a bag for transport; finger grooves for comfort when handholding
1/4"-20 camera or tripod head mounting screw and two 1/4"-20 accessory mounting threads on the legs
Padding on feet for non-slip stability, as well as padded camera mount to protect your camera
Durable aluminum construction with tested load capacity up to 100 lb
UPC: 860001353808

SwitchPod Ball Head for DSLR Camera or Phone Adapter

The Ball Head for DSLR Camera or Phone Adapter from SwitchPod is a compact yet durable ball head suitable for use with video, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras, as well as action cameras and smartphone adapters. All the head movements are controlled by a single knob for fast and secure adjustments. The base of the SP-BALLHEAD-0 features a 1/4"-20 receiver socket, making it compatible with the SwitchPod Handheld Tripod and most other tripod leg sets. The camera platform has a rubberized base to prevent the camera from moving without marring the finish.

  • Designed for SwitchPod tripod
  • 1/4"-20 threaded tip fits most cameras, smartphone holders
  • 1/4"-20 threaded base mount fits most tripod legs
  • UPC: 860001353815

    SwitchPod DSLR/Smartphone Handheld Stabilized Tripod Specs

    General
    Load Capacity100 lb / 45.4 kg
    Maximum Working Height11" / 27.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height9.7" / 24.6 cm
    DimensionsL: 9.7 x W: 9.7" / L: 24.6 x W: 24.6 cm
    MaterialsAluminum Alloy
    Weight11.1 oz / 315 g
    Legs
    Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
    Independent Leg SpreadYes
    Leg Sections1
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.53 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.2 x 4.5 x 1.9"

    SwitchPod Ball Head for DSLR Camera or Phone Adapter Specs

    General
    Head TypeBall Head
    Base Mount1/4"-20 Female
    Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate TypeNo Quick Release
    Load Capacity15.4 lb / 7 kg
    Number of Bubble LevelsNone
    Friction ControlNo
    Independent Pan LockNo
    MaterialAluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt90°
    Panning Range360°
    Physical
    Base Diameter1.625" / 41.275 mm
    DimensionsH: 2.7" / H: 68.6 mm
    Weight5 oz / 142 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.605 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.85 x 4.4 x 2.65"

    SwitchPod SwitchPod Reviews

    A tripod worth every penny

    By Matthew
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-07

    Absolutely perfect for using your phone as a webcam, shooting video from your desk, or doing handheld video. High quality solid metal build, stable, easy to use, and versatile. I'd recommend spending a bit more on this and not wasting $20 on the cheap alternatives with flexible legs. This saves so much time and aggravation from having to readjust. Oh, and save some money buy buying from B&H over Amazon!

    Practical, Fast, Efficient, Rugged, & Transportable

    By Rick
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-12-01

    I totally love the switch pod and ball head-no hyperbole. It's quick to use, which compels me to want to make more videos. I bought the Sennheiser phone clamp with a hot-shoe so I can put my mic and phone on it. It works well. My camera is on the way, but as I handle this tripod, there is no doubt that it's stable enough to handle a larger camera and mic, too. One of the cool features is that I can grab and go, not having to worry about extending the legs-a typical tripod. It's a quick setup, whether I'm holding it in hand or placing it on something. I also like the durability-a rugged but comfortable build. Well done. - Rick Thomas

    Sturdy small tripod

    By Clint
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2021-02-28

    It's made out of metal. Feels sturdy as soon as you pick it up. Easily folds up, and can be used as a quasi, run-and-gun, handheld device, keeping your actual hands off the camera, therefor minimizing vibration. I only wish it had a small ball head,

    Game changer!

    By Chao
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-01-31

    This is a game changer! Love it omg!

    Not at that price.

    By Sai
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2020-12-16

    Not at that price.

    More of a novelty item

    By Eric
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2020-09-11

    If paired with a ball head, this can be useful. For $100, I think it should come with one. It’s simply (which is nice) and stable. The grip locations are great and the form factor is nice. However, unless you are on a REALLY wide lens and/or have IBIS in your camera, its unlikely you’ll be using this for Vlogging. Honestly, I’d rather vlog on my Zhiyun Weebill-S (which actually has a vlog mode) than this due to the improved stability. Just my opinion though...

    Sad little tripod, but great ball head.

    By Michael
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2022-02-16

    I bought this little table top tripod, because it is made of solid metal. But when I tried to use it I had problems with stability. The biggest problem is due to pain in my fingers and hands trying to tighten the camera mount knob. Everything I did with this tripod hurt my hands. So sadly I will have to return it, but keep the ball head. I still think B & H is the best! Yes I am an older photographer. But I love the ball head, and use it on my other tripods.

    Cool basic pod

    By Bill
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-01-20

    This pod is well thought out. The Build quality is solid and all parts move nicely together. I like all aspects of the pod and the option to add a head. I tried their ball head which I sort of like (reviewed separately), but there is some room for improvement. The pod comes in an awesome storage box. A padded bag would be nice. My only complaint is the the price to performance ratio. For as basic as this is, I find it to be over-priced. This - to me - is kind of like buying an iPhone instead of an Android smart phone. Part of what you are paying for is 'cool factor.' But it does what it is designed to do well, and you can't argue, it looks cool.

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    Date published: 2019-11-14

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    Date published: 2020-01-30

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    Answered by: Gary
    Date published: 2020-07-02

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    Asked by: David EDU
    I see load capacities listed on the web as up to 100lbs, which makes no sense to me. I would say the load is about 15lbs.
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2021-02-15

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    Answered by: Gashian
    Date published: 2020-10-28

    what would be the best tripod head with a quick ...

    what would be the best tripod head with a quick release plate?
    Asked by: Timothy
    you can use any head on these legs as the manufacturer says it can hold up to 100 lbs. But in reading their description, the product is indicated for small cameras or smartphones. Major concern is putting your device sideways or on the vertical position and destabilizing the tripod. So search for a ball head the will hold up to 15 lbs.
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