WHAT: The Quikpod Pro(plus) extendable hand-held monopod
AIMED AT: Photogs aiming to get themselves in the picture
HOW MUCH: $30
BUT DOES IT WORK? A photographer who wants to be in any of the pictures she shoots can hand off a camera to a complete stranger; set up the self-timer and hope no one snags the equipment; or pull the old holding-the-camera-out-at-arm's-length move. Now there's a fourth option: Quickpod Pro. We attached this extendable rod to the bottom of our point-and-shoot (most models under about 16 ounces and with a tripod mount will work) and set the self-timer. We ended up with a balanced image good enough to keep.
CAUTION: Be on the lookout for camera shake. The standard Quikpod Pro comes with a hiking clip, wrist strap and carry bag ($25); the tripod legs and belt clip that come with the Pro(plus) version are worth the upgrade.
— The Washington Post