Daily Giz Wiz 793: The Pod

Episode 793 of the podcast

The Pod
Subject: Review of The Pod
Released:Wednesday 25 March 2009
Length:about 25 minutes
Download file:dgw0793.mp3 (11.6 MB)

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Short info

Stabilize your camera with The Pod, a bean bag with a universal mounting bolt.

Detailed information

Another alternative to the tripod, after the Gorillapod (Episode 151), for stabilising your camera or camcorder.  From Canada, "The Pod" is like a bean bag, a waterproof nylon case with plastic pellets inside, and a tripod mount on the surface for attaching the camera or camcorder.  The pliancy of the Pod allows the camera to be placed where a tripod is impracticable or not allowed.  The Pod is sealed with a stong velcro strip which can be opened for adjusting the amount of filling you want, depending on how firm or pliant you want it to be.

It comes in 3 sizes - for small cameras, bigger or DSLR cameras, and the largest for DSLR camera with big lenses.  Each size comes in 2 models too, with a centre tripod mount, or off-centre tripod mount.

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WTHII February '09

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