My friend and I were watching a Chris Delia Podcast and he was showing us this tripod he uses for his own podcast show. Well, my friend and I were both impressed with this tripod so we both got one and they are amazing!! Its the perfect item for video chats, video recordings, long exposure camera shots, watching videos, etc. It's the total complete hands free package. Only draw back is you can't charge while using the tripod because it occupies the charging port.