You can quit squinting your eyes and holding your hats, folks. That’s not a UFO coming in for a landing, it’s Manfrotto’s brand-spanking-new Pixi tripod. It’s designed for smartphones and smaller cameras, and did we mention that’s it’s so tiny and cute? Oh yes it is!
Weighing in at half a pound, the Pixi features sleek, nice-looking legs (focus, we’re talking about a tripod, here) that look to offer a level of stability those cheap mini tripods with bendy legs can’t.
It’s designed to easily fit in your small bag, perhaps even your pocket, measuring 7.28-inches when the legs are folded in. Folded out, the tripod will give you 5-inches of height, so unless you’re a hamster, you’re probably not going to be using this one planted on the floor to take this year’s family Christmas photo. Maximum weight for this one is 2.2lbs, so you’re probably not going to want to attach your heavy glass to your camera body when using this.
The red Manfrotto logo serves at the tripod’s locking mechanism, which is a touch of cool, if we may say.
So if you’re looking for a tripod that you can pretty much take everywhere (say, for a spontaneous long exposure), this one is available at a fairly reasonable $28, right from the Manfrotto store. The Pixi is even cheaper at B&H, at about $25.