Reviews & hands-on

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Manfrotto BeFree tripod review

    By 11 December 2013

    Tripods are always a strange kettle of fish. They make your pictures better, well certainly if you've got time to use them to set up a good shot, yet are normally heavy, bulky  - and, well, cumbersome. The BeFree from Manfrotto aims to be none of the...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review

    By 25 November 2013

    We all know that a lot of people use their iPhone for shooting video. The Apple smartphone's camera is one of the best on the market and when you add in the slow-mo feature on the iPhone 5S it's hard to beat from a smartphone. The trouble with all smartphones,...

  • Cameras

    Flip Action Tripod hands-on

    By 19 April 2011

    Flip may be in its death throes after being axed by Cisco, but we managed to get our hands on their Action Tripod, something we’ve been wanting for a while. Flip have always pushed the action angle on their Flip camcorders and the Action Tripod provides...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Joby Gorillamobile tripod review

    By 1 September 2009

    Joby have been making bendable camera tripods for a number of years now so it's about time that the company starts taking that tech and spinning it out to allow it to be used on other devices. The Gorillamobile, as you might expect, allows you to attach...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    QuikPod pro+ review

    By 7 March 2007

    If you're sick of asking people when you are on holiday to take a picture of you and your girlfriend/boyfriend one company thinks it has the answer. The QuikPod pro+ is the world's first extendable hand held tripod that stretches your reach so it looks...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Joby GorillapodSLR camera tripod review

    By 20 August 2006

    Earlier this year we reviewed the Gorillapod from Joby. Now 2 months on, the company has released an SLR version for the heavier camera. Whether you opt for the smaller Gorillapod or the larger version here, the GorillapodSLR is not – as the name suggests...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Joby Gorillapod camera tripod review

    By 21 June 2006

    Gorillapod is not – as the name suggests – an MP3 player for gorillas, nor is it a pod into which you place a captured gorilla, it is in fact an extremely clever mini tripod. And while gorillas might be found hanging around in trees, or balancing...