Editor’s picks: seven smartphone tripods to extend your travel photography

Ideal for taking still images, video, time lapses and panoramas, and for Periscope broadcasts, these lightweight, foldable tripods add another dimension to smartphone shooting

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 November, 2015, 8:02am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 15 December, 2015, 4:18pm

Joby GripTight GorillaPod

Completely flexible yet strong, these flexible feet (HK$244) hold any smartphone securely onto tree branches or railings. Sold by hk.mobilefun.com.

Square Jellyfish Spring Tripod Mount & Jelly Legs Micro Tripod

Two arms stretch out – big enough even for a Samsung Galaxy Note – and spring back to keep almost any device steady (HK$232). Also includes the super-lightweight Jelly Legs Micro Tripod. Available at squarejellyfish.com.

Mixology Panoramic Pod

This small tripod includes a small battery-less wind-up motor that twists any phone through 240 degrees over 25 seconds (HK$190). The result? Perfect panoramic shots in maximum resolution. Find it at iwantoneofthose.com.

Xsories Bendy

This lightweight tripod with a rotating-ball head (HK$465) is perfect for attaching a phone to railings, though you will need to add a smartphone holder such as the Joby GripTight Mount. Available at prubuy.hk

Night Sky MiniScope

A 50x zoom lens and low-profile tripod compete with spirit level (HK$3,150) make this a great choice for shooting a sunset or a moon-rise. Available at icandiapps.com.

Kenu Stance Compact

This tiny collapsible tripod (HK$244) inserts into the Lighting port of an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for a very stable hold. Find it at kenu.com.

Trek Tech TrekPod Go! PRO

Hikers will love this walking pole that doubles as a monopod (HK$1,550), though you will have to add a smartphone holder. Find the TrekPod Go! PRO at trek-tech.com.