Hold on Tight to Your iPhone, Camera, and More with the Keizus Clamp

When I first saw the Keizus Quadropod + Clamp ($39.95) in an email, I thought it was a ripoff of a GorillaPod that I already owned. I was disappointed with the GorillaPod because it kept coming apart, so I didn't pay a lot of attention. Then they showed me a video of it being driven over by a car. My GorillaPod didn't fare as well in the car test!

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Then they offered to send me a Quadropad to review. I gave it a try and I'm glad I did. While the GorillaPod is meant to be flexible and light, the Keizus is sturdy and solid. You can reposition the human-like structure into tons of positions (more than any human in fact!) the rubber feet remind me of an astronaut's glove, with grippy fingertips.

The clamp expands to accommodate just about any phone, even in a bulky case. I tried it with my iPhone 5 in a battery case from UNU and it fit! Plus, the clamp unscrews, revealing a tripod mount, ideal for most cameras. I'm glad I gave the Keizus Quadropod + Clamp a second look. And since it's on sale at $40 versus $50, it deserves a place in your travel bag.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.