tripod, smartphone stand

A $10 Kickstarter pledge could get you an ultra portable smartphone stand that doubles as a key fob

This nifty key fob smartphone stand called Snapshot has 11 days to go on Kickstarter and you can get one for ten bucks (including free shipping).

It  actually consists of two parts  i) the Snapshot itself which is the smart phone grip/mount (the keyfob+chain) and ii) a separate flexible tripod appropriately called the “Stand”. It works with various smartphones including iPhone 4/5/6 and Samsung Galaxy (although it might not work with the new iPhone 6 Plus – but you can ask them at the bottom of their Kickstarter page). Snapshot also works with any camera tripod with a standard 1/4″ screw thread.

The $10 is a good deal considering the lowest-price smartphone tripod I’ve seen is $15 (Joby MPod Mini) and the Joby GripTight Mount by itself (no stand) is $20.  Caveats: they’re not U.S. based and their website is a little strange given that it shows leather goods and not smartphone stands – but maybe they’re just expanding into new product lines.

If you’re using or plan to use a spare smartphone as a security/surveillance camera with an app like Gotya, you might want to check it out.