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Gorillapod

Another clever little portable camera tripod; instead of suction (like the aforelinked Mosterpod) it uses bendable wraparound legs. And also unlike the Monsterpod, there are versions that support SLRs. $40 at Amazon. Update: Ends up the Monsterpod doesn’t use suction, it uses viscoelasticity — a goo that’s both viscous and elastic.

(Thanks to Pete Marozzi.)

Monday, 15 January 2007