This combination walking stick/monopod/tripod is amazing - it uses magnetic force (perfectly safe for digital media, by the way!) to make attaching and removing ...more
I was skeptical of this until I was given one for Christmas but after only a few uses it was easy to agree that it absolutely ROCKS! This combination walking stick/monopod/tripod is amazing - it uses magnetic force (perfectly safe for digital media, by the way!) to make attaching and removing the camera from the tripod quick and painless. I never used the tripod I had because it was too bulky to carry and hard to maneuver, and even the monopod I had wasn't as useful as I expected. While it was easier to maneuver than the old tripod, it was still a pain to carry and I never had it with me when I needed it. The great thing about this device is that it does double duty - in seconds your walking stick/monopod turns into a stable tripod that takes up very little space. This device has changed the way I take pictures - it's really great. And it comes with a travel case that allows you to take it as part of your carry on luggage when you travel. I also like that it doesn't take up much space to use or to store. Here are some of the highlights from the website: TrekPod™ provides a unique multi-function solution that is portable, stable and quickly interchangeable. The TrekPod light-weight tripod/monopod/hiking & /wading staff converts from hiking mode to tripod in seconds, and attaches your camera or observation optics via the fully integrated quick-release MagMount™ system instantly. TrekPod with MagMount allows you to take your outdoor experience to a new level. Enjoy more comfortable hiking, fatigue-free photography and observation and get the shots never before possible! Go farther, see more, carry less.