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on 6 February 2007
This is a great idea. A tripod with segmented legs that you can just bend into the position you want.
It has some major advantages over a normal mini tripod.
The main one for me is that it copes effortlessly with uneven surfaces that would make another tripod unstable. And you can squeeze it easily into awkward shaped places.
It will, to some extent, cling to branches and things if you wrap the legs around them. But while slightly rubbery, there isn't enough grip to hold it steady on, say, a vertical post.
There's a tiny adapter that you can screw onto your camera and leave there. Then your camera slots onto the tripod in a second. Very slick.
The gorillapod weighs almost nothing and it's tiny, so you can put it in your shirt pocket.
There aren't really any downsides,except that you should know this version is only for really small cameras like the Canon Ixus. Anything bigger will be too heavy (there are bigger gorillapods for bigger cameras).
I wholeheartedly recommend it.