Casey Neistat made the GorillaPod flexible tripods world famous, at least among Youtubers and creators of video and photo content. While the GorillaPod wasn’t originally created with the intention of being handheld, it’s served that purpose well.
The SwitchPod is a 2-in-1 tripod that is both a selfie-stick and a traditional tripod. It can switch between these modes in seconds, as you can see in the illustration below. It is made for portability with its lightweight and compact design and the designers claim it to be indestructible – something we wish to test at some stage.
While the traditional tripod mode is nice and makes the device extremely versatile, it is quite short and depending on your use, it may not be the thing you desire. You really have to want the selfie mode before you reach for your wallet for the SwitchPod. But if you do, you’ll be pleased with its hand-held abilities.
It fits most cameras, even phones and even DLSRs are supported. It’s currently crowdfunding and is expected to land mid to late this year.