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QPAK-COMPOD Compod Slim Extendable Handheld Tripod (Black)

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  • Extends from 10" to 38.5"
  • Ideal for DSLR, Point & Shoot cameras, and camcorders.
  • Includes built-in self image positioning mirror for overhead shots
  • Rubber end cap adapter converts Compod from hand grip to monopod
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 10 x 8 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001EQ1IQY
  • Item model number: Quikpod COMPOD SLIM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 9, 2007

Product Description

QUICKPOD COMPOD is an extendable hand-held monopod which allows you to shoot above crowds & take your own photos without the help of strangers. With The Compod you get over 4 feet of extended camera reach. Compod fits all cameras and camcorders that have a standard tripod fitting.

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Customer Reviews

So, if you, like me, were buying this with thoughts of using it as a rather short triopod, it's probably best to look elsewhere.
PJ1
Other problems: The cheap plastic knob on the ball-joint already cracked so I had to go to a hardware store and pick up a new wing-nut and lock washer.
Jonathan Lea
The Handheld Tripod is a "must" gadjet for people that travel by themselves, and like to take their own pictures with the backgrounds.
Itzick

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Lea on January 21, 2011
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This is the 2nd handheld arm-extender that I have purchased for my GoPro. The first one I purchased was the VidPro and that had a problem with the camera rotating along the shaft (because of the weight of the camera). This required me to mount the camera upside-down to record video so that it wouldn't suddenly drop. I purchased this Quikpod Compod thinking it resolved that problem with the locking ball-joint at the top. Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem. Yes, the ball-joint locks, however, the entire shaft is not locked and is free to rotate, this means the camera can still "drop" if mounted on top.

Other problems: The cheap plastic knob on the ball-joint already cracked so I had to go to a hardware store and pick up a new wing-nut and lock washer. Then, the upper 2 telescoping rod-pieces completely popped out of the lower pieces and they will not longer stay. This thing is useless now. Returning it to amazon.

It was good in theory with the locking ball-joint and all, but poor in execution as the shaft does NOT lock along it's own axis, and it came apart out of nowhere!

I'm going to get the xshot, I saw the xshot at a local store and the shaft has a small indentation channel along the entire telescoping shaft, this prevents it from rotating along its own axis. Also, the locking head seems to have some "notches" so that it will stay in place better. Hopefully my 3rd time is a charm and the xshot works for me.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By DMiyash248 on April 16, 2010
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Except for its rubberized handle and very tough plastic head, the Compod Slim (later renamed the Quikpod Explorer) is made of all-metal. The newer Quik Pod Pro model on the other hand is made mostly of plastic than metal. If reach is important, the Compod Slim extends to 38.5" as compared to only 18" for the newer Quik Pod Pro.
The included tripod attachment transforms the Compod Slim into a tabletop tripod or mini self-standing monopod. While sitting down at concerts, plays, graduations, etc. I can use the tripod attachement to steady my shots.
Please note that the Compod Slim is not designed to carry large, heavy DSLRs but only smaller compact and midsize point & shoot cameras. And unless you have a 38.5" finger to press the shutter button, your camera must have either a self timer or remote shutter release.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Nuknuk TOP 100 REVIEWER on June 4, 2010
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I have been shooting videos mostly of my 3 kids at school programs. With so many people around, it is hard to get to the front to take a nice clear angle shot of my kids. My wife and I mostly ends up with jittery shots and with the back of the heads of people in our frame. Now I can extend it on top of anybody's head who is in front of me and I get clear shots. I also can stand it on the floor while sitting down for a steadier shots. As for still digital cameras, I can now shot with slower shutter speeds as opposed to holding the cameras with my hands.

It comes with the monopod, a mini tripod, a pouch, a wrist strap and a small carabiner clip. Made in China.

The monopod is very very light which is exactly what I need as I felt awkward carrying a full size tripod although we have 2 in the house. I also have a regular monopod which is also bulky and cumbersome to tote around. This thing is 9" long and extends to 38 1/2" (You can adjust to any length in between). The segments do not have a lock but it is tight enough to hold steady your camera plus a few pounds. The head has the regular screw to mount your camera. You can change the angle 180 degrees and can be tighten with a turn of through a ball pivot. Best for the Flip videos, Creative Vado and digital point-and-shoots. It also has a tiny mirror to orient your composition if your are photographing yourself. No way I would recommend this for DSLR cameras - they are too heavy for this kind of equipment.

I was also surprised to learn that the tripod legs can also be extended. I did not know that until I read the 1-page manual. The monopod and the mini tripod can work together. You can remove the round end tip of the monopod and will reveal a hole for the tripod head screw.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Jarvis on November 12, 2010
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Ordered this to replace a "monopod" brand handheld tripod which had failed after a few years normal use. Imagine my suprise when first extending the barrel portion of the tripod it just came apart in my hands. Kudos to Amazon for a friendly return return policy. Now, on to find a quality handheld tripod.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R of Scottsdale on January 3, 2011
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This idea is the best invention ever (thank to xshot for the invention). I was walking with it in Las Vegas and there was not even one person that didn't turn around and stared at me.

The only drawback of the QuikPod (I don't know if the other competitors solved it) is that the parts of the telescopic arm are not locked to each other on the Z axis, so if the camera is too heavy (like a MiniDV video camera) the poll is rotating on its on axis and the camera is not staying horizontal. It has nothing to do with how strong you'll hold the handle, the pieces of the telescope poll are not locked to stay aligned to each other and each is free rotating, which with a non pocket-size camera make this tool useless!

One thing to note, if your camera supports a remote control, you may want to buy one because for still photos it is very hard to use. You have to use the self-timer option which make the photos taking process very annoying (even if your camera has a short 2 seconds or so timer option). It is not as easy as posing telling everyone that you are taking a picture and "press a button".

Also, the small "mirror" at the base of the tripod is too small to help you align the picture and it is not relative to the actual adjustment of the camera on the joint.
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