Tech Squibs: Monopod Puts You in the Shot

The iStabilizer Monopod will give you 5" arms and will get your smartphone into new places.

John Scott Lewinskiby John Scott Lewinski

SQUIB: a : a short humorous or satiric writing or speech; b : a short news item. (Merriam-Webster)

This Tech Squib will finally get your damn dominant arm out of your own head-shots.

When smartphone users move to take their own photo with whatever special background they choose to feature, they invariably have to stick their arms out, point their phone cameras back at themselves and hope for the best.

Now, the iStabilizer Monopod can allow you to hold that phone to a safe distance from your waste for improved angles or more casual poses.

The Monopod also allows smartphone camera users to get their lenses into places their arms can't reach. The collapsable handle is the sort of device they should've come up with much sooner.

It's compatible with: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, iPod Touch, GoPro (requires separate GoPro tripod adapter) and Digital Cameras

A little more than a foot long when collapsed, the Monopod approximately extends to over 3 ft.

MSRP: $35