I had been looking for a way to mount my microphone and lights on my camera that wasn't going to break the bank without having much luck. I came across this and decided to take a chance and order one to see how it worked with my cameras and accessories. The answer - perfectly!
It is sturdy enough to easily take the weight of my 160 LED light and external microphone, and as an added bonus - and this isn't even in the product description - you can also mount it on a tripod for the ultimate in flexibility...
I was so impressed that I went and bought another one straight away for when I want to have my lights and/or microphone off the camera as well as on camera (I have several hot-shoe lights).
If you are looking for a flexible way to use your hot-shoe accessories either on camera or on tripod, I would thoroughly recommend.