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Bottle Cap Tripod Travel lighter with it.
posted by thomcatspike (14 comments total)
Today Boing Boing and Gizmodo linked to a company selling a bottle cap tripod.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:08 PM on July 23, 2004

only works as long as the bottle is full right? pepsi blu! there, done. carry on.
posted by dabitch at 3:11 PM on July 23, 2004

Another version also via gizmodo.
posted by bonehead at 3:13 PM on July 23, 2004

pepsi blu!
"pepsi home brew" - taster's knock of choice
posted by thomcatspike at 3:20 PM on July 23, 2004

knock off choice
posted by thomcatspike at 3:22 PM on July 23, 2004

bought the parts yesterday- will assemble when I get my next bottle.
posted by dogwelder at 3:28 PM on July 23, 2004

...but I won't call it a tripod, since it only has one leg. bottlepod?
posted by dogwelder at 3:30 PM on July 23, 2004

Bah, who needs it? It actually sounds like -more- work than carrying a small extensible tripod around. I've got one that's probably 6" when folded up that will go nearly as high as your average soda bottle when fully extended. I mean, sure, I paid $8.50 more or something, but that pays for itself in about four sodas worth of sessions plus the added peace of mind that I don't have my goddamned multihundreds cam attached to a unstable lump of plastic, soda and hardware.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:39 PM on July 23, 2004

I think the whole point is portability. You only carry the bottle top and then if you need a tripod you can buy a bottle of coke and screw your cap on.

Quite a groovy idea - certainly handy for night time Lomo shots
posted by dodgygeezer at 3:48 PM on July 23, 2004

Of course, if you have a flat space to sit the bottle on, coudn't you could just sit the camera on it?
posted by dg at 5:16 PM on July 23, 2004

I've had two Ultrapods (one in each size) for years. The small one works great for my new small digital camera. Fits in the small case along with the camera, too.

In addition serving as a traditional tripod, I use it in a variety of ways for steadying the camera. In a church in Santa Fe last month, I attached the camera but left it folded up, and just held it firmly against a pew to get some very nice non-flash photography.

posted by tippiedog at 6:39 PM on July 23, 2004

This was just what I needed on my trip through India and Nepal.
posted by DelusionsofGrandeur at 6:42 AM on July 24, 2004

neat tippiedog, that ultrapod is a third of the size of my mini-tripod... Might hafta get me one of them. Hey, I have the same camera as you.
posted by dabitch at 11:28 AM on July 24, 2004

ok, but imagine what's going to happen when they come up with a Bottle Cap iPod

posted by matteo at 12:13 PM on July 24, 2004

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