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.
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.
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.