A couple days ago [Sunday] I was just messing around, and I felt like doing a short vlog as a joke. I didn't do it because I didn't have the energy to focus on holding my phone well in a cruise video. Majority of my videos on hive didn't really need to show my face, the only one that did I had to borrow my cousin's tripod to do it. So in order to not need to borrow anymore I decided I'd get a mini tripod. I hopped on Jumia to see the type I could get. I initially wanted the gorilla pod like that of my cousin, but I saw a couple reviews saying it was easy to break the legs so I decided to go for something else. This was when I came across this mini tripod. It was priced at approximately 4 dollars which is really cheap, so I decided to buy it from here immediately. It came in yesterday (a day ahead of the agreed date) much to my satisfaction. I've done some observations and inspections and I'd like to share my thoughts on the product.
The only things in the box are the tripod stand itself and the phone holder. It didn't come in the company pack, so I'm assuming it was repackaged. In the designs I've seen online it's supposed to come with a bluetooth remote for stopping and starting videos and taking pictures. I suppose this was taken away by the sellers.
The first thing I like about this is its design. I like the design a lot because it looks like a three legged spider of some sort. And when it folds it looks like some kind of futuristic gun.
When I received the box I was a bit scared that I received the wrong package. Why? Because it was so light. The mini tripod is made of plastic so of course it's light. But I wasn't expecting to be as light as it is. I like the fact it's light though, that way you can hold it for a long time without your hands hurting.
The angle in which the phone is positioned can easily be changed by pushing the button at the side and moving the seat up or down. This way one can get better angles.
It's pretty small and compact, it can't fit in my pocket though.
The major thing I don't like about the product is that it can't change height. It can go left, right, up and down, but there's no way for one to lower the height or increase it just a little bit. This is something that can be done by the gorilla pod by simply bending its legs a bit. I'm not too pissed though because it's at an optimal height for a normal scenario. But once in a while one might want to lower it a bit.
The second thing is its plastic. This is both a pro and a con actually. Being plastic means it is very light, but then again it also means it's liable to break easily. For this reason I'm extra careful with it. It may or may not snap as easily as the gorilla pod, but I'm pretty sure with proper care I should be able to use it for quite some time.
Overall, I think this mini tripod is pretty good, and for the price of 4 dollars it's worth every penny. Do watch me unbox it. Thanks for stopping by.