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The Lollipod: A ‘Funky’ All-in-One Tripod, Monopod, Boom, Lighting and Selfie Stand

Lollipod .com - The Tripod / Monopod / Boom / Lighting & Selfie Stand

If versatility is the name of the game, then the Lollipod is doing its best to win that game. A new product currently making the press rounds, the Lollipod combines the functionality of a tripod, monopod, boom, lighting stand and selfie stand into an extremely portable and easy-to-use package that will come in handy in a slew of different situations.

Of course, as with all “jack of all trades” products, it’s going to also be a “master of none.” But whether or not that will discourage you from giving the Lollipod a try really depends on what kind of shooting you typically do.

Lollipod .com - The Tripod / Monopod / Boom / Lighting & Selfie Stand

For the amateur who would like an all-in-one style accessory that is very light weight and can work in a variety of situations, the “funky” (as they call it) Lollipod could be a useful tool. The pro who carries around a gear bag that weighs as much as they do, on the other hand, probably won’t give the Lollipod more than a cursory glance.

If you find you fit into that first category (or you’re in the second category and you’re still interested) the all-in-one product offers the ability to securely lock down everything from your GoPro to your strobes to your cell phone.

And in case you’re worried that it doesn’t look very stable, it also comes with a basket of sorts (aka. the “stabilizing kit”) that you can attach to the bottom and load up with rocks to keep the setup from falling over on you.

Lollipod .com - The Tripod / Monopod / Boom / Lighting & Selfie Stand

The folks behind the Lollipod are calling it “a unique multi-device support that enables you to push the limits of your chosen genre.” And so, in hopes of convincing you of the same, they’ve put together a series of tutorials by professionals using the Lollipod in a bunch of different creative ways.

To read all of those tutorials, find out more about the product, or pick up your own in any of six different colors for the special introductory price of $48 (plus $14.62 shipping for those in the US), head over to the Lollipod website by clicking here.


 
  • http://www.praverb.net/ Praverb

    This is pretty awesome…thanks for sharing this.

  • sjonfbsff

    I would recommend the Cullman Magnesit Copter over this. It has less identity confusion but is just as portable.

  • YS

    I’ve seen this locally in the flesh. It’s terribly cheaply made. Not sure I can recommend this, based on the build quality alone.

  • Candice @ KingTutPrinting

    I do a good bit of nature photography, and I think something like this would be great for vacations when I need to do some quick shooting. No matter its make, I’m sure it’s good enough for what it’s good for.

    Thanks for sharing. Great post.
    –Candice

  • kenng

    Apparently people in Hong Kong are forbidden to want to buy the lollipod…can’t access the site from my country

  • IAM_THE_KGB

    Yesterday it was “cute”, today you’ve changed it to “funky”…
    Please, learn to write product reviews, calling a piece of photographic equipment “cute”, really?
    You’re turning an excellent web site into Fstoppers where anyone with access to a keyboard is invited to be an author on their site.
    This place is better than that.

  • leschek

    Interesting. What is the material it is build from? It looks like plastic small light stand.

  • http://www.foggodyssey.com/ foggodyssey

    Concur! I got over fStoppers last year but always kept up with PetaPixel because they just gave the news on photography/video and didn’t add a bunch of meaningless personal opinions (just the facts ma’am).

    The last 6 months though, the flood gates have opened up on PP and I just don’t check it as much anymore because so. 40% of the articles are now written from someone who is crying, stirring up the pot or talking about what you are doing wrong (is there such a thing in the art field?), which are basically just filler articles written by people trying to make a name.

    Liked it MUCH better when just Michael wrote the articles and put it out there, short and crisp, form your own opinion, no add-lib.

  • Ken Elliott

    I’m confused. Is this an ad? There is almost no information about the product, what makes it unique, or why I’d want it. It looks like a cheap lightstand with a plastic tilt head. How does this differ over a Manfrotto Nano lightstand with a ball head screwed on top? (parts I already own)

    I went to the website, but it seemed vague as well, so I quickly lost interest.