I take a lot of photos and occasionally I use books or objects to hold up my camera. I had a standard tripod, but it was too bulky to carry around so I rarely use it. Recently, I was given the opportunity to try the Portable Flexible Tripod for Digital Camera that is available from BudgetGadgets.com. Shipping time was reasonable and received it just less than 3 weeks. However, it came without a box or instructions. Instructions and diagrams can be found on their website. It feels very lightweight, yet it is also very sturdy. I have used the tripod with my smaller cameras. With the camera quick release, I had trouble removing it at first. With a little adjustment and twisting, I was able to detach and attach smoothly.
What's neat about it is that it can be wrapped around a tree branch or a pole when I'm outside taking pictures and lets you do self-timer shots at any angle. Say goodbye to holding your camera at arm's length to take a photo of yourself and your friends. Now you can be free to pose however you like!
* Fits into your purse, backpack, or jacket pocket
* Innovative segmented leg design to ensure secure mounting
* Enables extra security to ensure your camera is safely attached
* Stays connected to your camera for nearly instant setup
* Made of hard plastic, strong and flexible
* Flexible joints bend and rotate 360 degree to form the perfect shape
* Rubber foot grips provide extra gripping and prevent slipping
I also received a Screen Protector film for iPad. This product is for protecting the screen from scratches and glare. The good: It was very easy to apply and it was perfect in size and contour. While I applied it, it had bubbles in it so used a card to push it out to the edges. My toddler plays his games on my iPad sometimes, so the protector film will keep it in good condition. The bad: I originally received it damaged with bents and folds with cuts on the protector film. It was packed with the mentioned tripod in a bubble pack, but was not shipped in a box. I wish they had shipped it in a box together to prevent the protector film being bent/folded. I was able to try it and applied it on my new iPad screen, but it looked like it had horrible scratches due to the damaged parts. It will protect the LCD screen for now.
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BudgetGadgets offer a variety of gadgets and other accessories. They are an online retailer/wholesaler located in Shenzhen, China, dedicated to selling quality electronic gadgets and great service at wholesale price with free shipping to anywhere since 2003.
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