No jokes, this time. Nothing sarcastic. No wit. This is actually far too neat and inexpensive for that.
First, Edmund Scientific showed me an intelligent, voice command robot R2D2. But then came something that I admit, boasts two key features that little 15″ stack of awesome doesn’t: this is both useful and inexpensive.
I can’t speak on everyone’s behalf, but I dare not begin counting how many plastic water bottles sit about my place on a regular basis. Incidentally, I also dare not count how many times I could’ve really taken better pictures for want of a simple tripod. Enter the bottle tripod.
The universal mount fits pretty much any compact camera; the bottle tripod itself attaches atop a standard-size water bottle lip and pivots 15 degrees in any direction. Making sure it balances the camera’s weight could be as simple as … well, using a faucet and filling the bottle! Also, consider this: one little water bottle could easily perch atop places no tripod could, making for some unique angles. And as an outdoors-geek who can appreciate tiny devices that store easily amidst fanny-pack and backpack clutter, the bottle top tripod might be the coolest thing since beef jerky in a resealable bag.