If you're tired of asking strangers to take your picture for you (or if there are no passers-by around to help), this tiny cheap tripod will set up your camera on pretty much any surface for a perfect self-timed shot.
The Tiltpod is insanely small, so you can bring it just about anywhere with you in your pocket. All you need to do is screw a small, magnetic screw into your camera's tripod mount, and it'll snap right onto the Tiltpod. From there, you can tilt it any which way so you have a perfectly level shot, even on a less-than-level surface. And, the best part is that the Tiltpod goes for only about $US18 — which is a small price to pay for actually being able to appear in your photos.