I needed a small but sturdy support for a floor level fill light that I use to even out the lighting on my green screen. I have tried quite a few in the past and most of them have packed in after a few weeks. There are a million mini tripods on the market and most of them are cheap and nasty, poorly made with unstable support and hard to adjust legs.
After some thought, I decided on this one and I am not disappointed with it.
In the attractive box are the tripod itself, a ball and socket head, a reversible phone mount, and a rather plush and luxurious storage bag.
The tripod is made from good quality plastic with legs that can be extended by about another three inches with four click-stop settings. By rotating the legs they can be slotted into position to allow them to be almost flush with the floor. The legs fold together nicely to allow the tripod to be used as a hand grip for selfies or for filming on the move. The supplied ball and socket head is made from metal and is rather crudely constructed but gets the job done. The phone mount allows for landscape or portrait mountings but is rather lightweight and basic, but again does what it claims to. The carry bag is rather plush and fancy and it seems a shame just to store the tripod in it.
Build quality is good but not fantastic, be careful not to tread on it, but the tripod does seem better made and less flimsy than most of the others I have tried although not to a professional standard.
I think for the £11.99 price it is not a bad buy.
Good Build Quality
Metal Ball & Socket Head
Excellent Storage Bag
Works As Hand Grip
Legs Do Not Extend Much
Fiddly To Fold Legs Flat