If your smartphone serves as a primary camera in your life, you may have come across a Goldilocks-style conundrum when trying to figure out how to stabilize your phone and trigger it remotely. Standard tripods may be too big and bulky, but a selfie stick is too small and not versatile enough for your needs. The MonoShot is a product that fills the gap between the two ends of the spectrum.
It’s a portable tripod that can take on a number of different forms to help stabilize your smartphone (or small camera) and allow you to set up remote shots. As a tripod, the MonoShot can be both big and small: the easy-to-use telescoping legs allow the tripod to expand up to 6-feet-tall or down to just 17 inches.
Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the durable MonoPod weighs just 1.9 pounds (0.9kg) and collapses down to 19.5 inches for easy transport. A spring-loaded universal smartphone mount at the top is large enough for an iPhone 6 Plus (with a case), and there’s a standard tripod screw for mounting other cameras as well.
Need to use it as a monopod? There’s a custom spike attachment that lets you stick it securely into the ground. A comfortable grip at the base allows you to use the device as a serious selfie stick as well, and an included hands-free Bluetooth remote lets you trigger shots from afar.
You can purchase the MonoShot for $59 (with free shipping in the US) over on the product’s website.