Monster Pod (Image courtesy Monster Pod website)By Andrew Liszewski

Tripods can often make the difference between a perfect shot and a blurry mess, but as often as they’re useful they can be a bit tough to lug around.

The MonsterPod is a unique alternative to a full size tripod. Basically it’s a standard tripod mount attached to a silly-putty like material enclosed in a neoprene membrane. Mold it against an object with a bit of pressure and depending on the type of surface and angle, it will hold it’s position from a minute to an hour. Usually more than enough time to grab that Pulitzer prize winner. How does it work? According to the MonsterPod website it uses a “Patent Pending Viscoelastic Morphing Polymer base” which is what I figured.

The MonsterPod is available from the MonsterPod website for $29.95. It’s currently only recommended for lighter point & shoot cameras but could most likely handle a heavier SLR in certain conditions.

[MonsterPod] VIA [Too Cool Tech]


  1. ORLANDO, FLORIDA – March 2, 2006 – PMA 2006 Overview

    While there were plenty of mega cameras, mega booths, and mega pixels at the PMA 2 week, there was only one mega release ? MonsterPod ?. What the MonsterPod? boys lacked in flash and glitter, they made up in pure brilliance.

    At first the crowd was skeptical, but as word began travel, the MonsterPod ? boys were rock?n and roll?n and stick?n their MonsterPod? to nearly everything in their booth and their neighbors booths too.

    Crowds gathered for hours around booth 1854, hidden way back deep in the barrio, far from the bright lights and pretty girls (they call them reps), to see the father and son team stick their invention to golf clubs, snow skis, drift wood, squirrel cages, Styrofoam balls, wine bottles and even a swinging tennis racket! The crowds when wild, as the MonsterPod ? boys launched their product into stardom ? or, so it was seeming.

    Basically MonsterPod ? is a tripod head mount with a viscoelastic silicone polymer goo that will mold to practically any surface.

    What this means to shutterbugs around the world, is that whether you?re hiking in the woods, skiing down the slopes, rocking climbing the Grand Canyon, traveling up the Eiffel Tower or parting with friends at home, you can simply screw this baby into your compact digital camera and press it to any surface at any angle and it will stick, creating an instant tripod.

    And, it really sticks! So good, in fact, the MonsterPod ? was stuck over 3,000+ times in 4 days at PMA 2006 ? and, is still stick?n after take?n all that lick?n?

    MonsterPod? the most incredible digital camera tripod on planet earth.

    Randel Byrd
    MonsterPod, Inventor
    Monster Pod Technology, Inc.

  2. Looks really great. I have been looking into other tripods and there are many options out there. This one sticks to walls and trees, too, it seems. And it also looks like a good choice for those unusual angles… I’m trying this one 🙂