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12-13-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Tiltpod thoughts

I got another nifty little accessory at the same time as my Black Widow Spider Holster - the Tiltpod.

You can see images of it here:

gomite :: tiltpod – smallest quick-connect micro "tripod" for digital cameras

This barely-there little gizmo has a grippy (and magnetic) base which attaches to a lanyard, plus a small metal dome which screws into your camera's tripod mount (also included is an adhesive dome for products with a non-central tripod mount, or no mount at all).

I must say that it works very well.

I can see myself being included in a few more family photos in the future!

12-13-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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On my Canon P&S, the SD card goes in right there on the bottom next to the tripod screw. Not sure I want a magnet there or dangling around my camera at all. Probably just being paranoid.

How does that thing hold up the camera on uneven rocks (where the magnetic base won't work) and such as in the pictures? Seems like it would have to be relatively heavy...
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A regular magnet will do no harm to a memory card. Keep it away from hard drives though!

I think the rock shots shown are a bit ambitious. The contact surface is very grippy, but it's best suited to flat (though not necessarily horizontal) surfaces.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Unsinkable II Quote
regular magnet will do no harm to a memory card. Keep it away from hard drives though!
Even a regular magnet sitting on a hard drive won't cause much of a problem, remember that hard drives use high power neodymium magnets to move the head over the drive platters, and that doesn't cause a problem. No it is rapidly oscillating magnetic fields that you get from speaker and ELF magnetic emissions from mobile phones that do the damage. Data can be erased by the shifting of the earth's own magnetic field, it would take a very long time...but it would eventually happen.

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Love my tiltpod

Got my tiltpod and it's totally been great! I've used it for night shots and took an awesome time lapse of clouds yesterday. I would highly recommend this little gadget as it works great with smaller cameras especially since you probably won't be carrying a tripod with you.
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