Jessops are offering a new alternative to the conventional tripod in the form of The Pod.
Similar in looks to a small beanbag, Jessops say The Pod offers an easy to use and highly
portable solution that's ideal for photographers looking for more flexibility
from their camera support. Filled with small plastic beans, no matter what surface
it is placed upon the support creates a customised platform on which to take
the perfect photograph.
It's therefore ideal where a tripod is either not allowed or inconvenient
to use and, being almost indestructible, it can be crammed into a camera bag,
backpack or suitcase for use when taking photos on the move.
The versatile design gives support for compact and SLR cameras, as well as
camcorders, all of which are attached via the universal locking bolt. The Pod
can withstand any equipment no matter how heavy - up to the weight of a full
size human - and, unlike many tripods, won't mark or scratch surfaces. The sturdy
water-resistant nylon exterior means the support can also be used in all weathers,
and if it does get dirty it can simply be scrubbed clean.
Featuring a red and black design, it is just five inches in diameter,
two inches high and weighs in at just 1lb. The contents can be removed to make
it even more lightweight and travel-friendly, and then re-filled when the photographer
is ready to use it. The Pod is manufactured to an extremely high standard and backed by a two-year warranty.
The Pod costs £14.99, and is available from any of 240 Jessops stores
across the UK, by calling Jessops Direct on 0800 652 6400, or by visiting the
secure online shop at www.jessops.com