Review: Breffo Spiderpodium

Specialized camera mounts notwithstanding, there’s always that one time you just can’t get a stable base for hands-off shooting. Enter Spiderpodium, a weird-looking but surprisingly useful mounting tool, designed to secure your camera, phone, or other small gadget in just about any position imaginable. This eight-legged invertebrate grabs, holds, holsters, slings, and straps your device where you want it, then folds flat or collapses into a ball for easy storage. I propped it in rocks, hung it from my belt loop, and affixed it to tree limbs, and the legs held strong through it all. (It even held up my two-pound potted plant.) You can even prop it up on a motel nightstand as a travel dock too. $20;