The Slingshot pulls double-duty as a grip you can slide your phone into to stabilise your shots and as a tripod you can use to line up a photo without holding it while you take it, freeing your mobile shots of shakycam forever. If the best camera is the one you have with you, this tiny accessory can make those photos even better.
If you only take a few pictures here or there with your camera, the Slingshot may not be much use to you. If you use your phone’s camera as your primary point-and-shoot though, this $US20 USD accessory is small enough to fit in any bag and offers great stability with any type of phone. Unlike other similar gadgets that only fit specific phones or require your phone have a screw-attachment on the bottom, the Slingshot has a flexible, slip-proof cradle that supports virtually any device, even with a case, from an over-sized Galaxy Note to a thin and narrow iPhone 5.
The legs for the tripod tuck neatly into the handle, so it’s not uncomfortable to hold in one hand when you just want a little stabilisation, and when you’re ready to set up the tripod, they click into place. If you don’t want to use the tripod/handle, you can always unscrew it from the base — the cradle’s screw attachment even fits other tripods and accessories, like the previously mentioned (and still loved) Joby Gorillapod.
The Slingshot: A Double Duty Phone Grip and Tripod [Photojojo via swissmiss]