Summary: I've been wanting one of these for some time since I often ride my mountain bike alone and like to get photos to post to forums and Facebook. I carry a little tripod that has tiny legs that fold up and screw inside the barrel.
Summary: instead of carrying big heavy tripod around, this one is well worth it!!! I call this my little spidy, able to hold $2600 worth of camera gear (Canon 7D w/grip, 17-40L) this little tripod can go anywhere you like.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Summary: Amazing! Especially once you feel you can trust it with your expensive digital SLR (Canon digital SLR with 50-250mm zoom). Easily "grips" to poles and fences, very convenient to put on rocks, branches, ....
Pros: Flexible, easy to carry.
Cons: A little bit too short. Missing a bubble level and a ball head. A little expensive.
Summary: The little contraption is quite a useful one. I bought this for my older sister to use with her camera. It comes in handy when you want to snap a shot of yourself that doesn't show your arm in. You don't have to worry about finding a level area that will still allow for your head to show as well!
Summary: Two years ago, I bought the original gorillapod from Joby and it was great. However, the original one was too thin and could not take weights more than a pound. I had no choice but ended up selling it on ebay.
Pros: 1. Flexible for all occasions 2. Solid build 3. Takes more weight (than before)
Summary: This is a really nifty tripod it can hold my Samsung GX10 with a telephoto lens no sweat if I position everything right. I wish the screw removal thing had a wingnut so that it didn't need a coin to undo. Also a ball pivot head on it would be nice but good luck that ever happening.
Pros: Strong enough for my Samsung GX10, grips to poles, grippy feet
Cons: No ball head, adapter can get lost, no wingnut to get the screw turned
Summary: This item has been great fun and very useful. Think of a tripod crossed with Gumby. I do recommend purchasing a pan head to attach the camera with, however. To get the tripod level and perfect for photos without that extra adjustment is very difficult.