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HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod

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HandlePod
HandlePod Camera Handle / Tabletop Quadpod
Key Features
  • Handheld Stabilization
  • Grooved Handgrip
  • Vertical & Horizontal Tabletop Support
  • Camera Positioning in Three Dimensions
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.

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HandlePod HANDLEPOD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Perfect for Low-Light Photos
  • 3Tripod Alternative
  • 4Four Feet vs. Three Legs
  • 5Horizontal or Vertical Composition
  • 6Self-Supporting on Level Surfaces
  • 7Attaches Solidly to Supports
  • 8Handheld Stabilization for Still and Video Capture
  • 9Compact and Lightweight

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

HandlePod HANDLEPOD Specs

MaterialsHigh-strength polycarbonate plastic and cast aluminum
Load Capacity2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
Dimensions4 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)
Weight4 oz (113 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.375 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.45 x 4.85 x 2.3"

HandlePod HANDLEPOD Reviews

HandlePod

By Donald
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-13

Not worth the money. Unable to tighten enough to lock into position. Some tightening knobs are hard to get to let alone tighten. Good idea but poor design.

Very nice...could use a quick-release

By IShouldBePainting
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-04-18

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.

Why didn't anyone think of this before?

By TerjeEnge
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-03-05

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.

Limited Usefulness

By reflections photography
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2011-11-09

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.

Versatile Practical Wonder-Pro or Hobbyist

By Deja View Video
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-05

I use the Handle Pod professionally, both in news and landscape photography/video. Wish I had this amazing swiss-army of a tripod many years ago. First, easy to use. Second, lightweight, in your shirt pocket so practical. Third, versatile, mounts to practically anything: posts, railings, branches, surfaces, helmet, your dog! Fourth, well made, sturdy, durable, made and designed in the U.S.A. Fifth, don't leave home without it. This truly a terrific product. Highly recommend!

I love this

By Bobalo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-12

Just received this I no I am going to love it.

a must-have for any portable shooting

By Deadweez
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-12-14

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.

Looks cheesy but works great

By Liam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-11-18

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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