OK, youâ€™re in front of the Basilica in Rome and you want your picture taken, but you just canâ€™t hand your camera over to the stranger next to you because even in this saintly place you just canâ€™t be sure if he wonâ€™t run away with your precious digicam. What to do?
Good thing you brought your QuikPod with you. Attach your camera to one end and, with push-button convenience, it extends your hand by 3 feet more. Itâ€™s the worldâ€™s first extendable hand held tripod! Set the camera timer and you can now take a decent picture of your pretty face without asking somebody else.
Well, at least thatâ€™s how the makers of QuikPod want you to believe. Blimey! My camera focuses only at the instant its shutter button is pressed, how can it make a good focus on auto timer? Pre-focus on a face at the same distance?
Maybe I can just use this as a rather shortish monopod. Or a fighting stick.