With smartphones and cameras allowing us to take more photos than ever, the latest goal seems to be getting a unique angle to capture a selfie or point of view. But the wide range of surfaces in the world make that a challenge, particularly for a portable mount.
Gekkopod is a wraparound flexible camera mount that will work with any camera or smartphone, even a GoPro camera. It’s a more minimalist, flexible take on Joby’s Gorillapod camera tripod but with two extra legs to secure it. The design of the new product was based on a lizard’s digits—hence the allusion to a gecko in its name. Gekkopod is made of 80 percent food grade silicon and 20 percent metal, so it can be bent easily to any shape and will stay in that form.
The mount is being fielded in black, green and purple models. Each one costs about $17 and will ship in October. A GoPro/Mobile Pack at about $19 adds either a GoPro mount or adaptable mount for any smartphone. Its maker set a Kickstarter goal of raising $15,001 by July 2.
The versatile mount is a fairly unique product in a very crowded field. Like the recent Podo and Flex Cam PIC, While it may lack some of the maneuverability of those products, it will work with just about any compact imaging device one can throw at it, a useful accessory for the the mobile image taker looking to bring a bit more uniqueness to their Instagram escapades.