Review: COMAN Flexible Camera Tripod w/ ball mount and cell phone holder and Bluetooth remote trigger.

I found this Conman Flexible Camera Tripod online ( https://amzn.to/2JCLFtR ). I needed a small travel flexible tripod for my my vlogging with my phone and camera. Btw, my Youtube vlogs and reviews may also have associated affiliate links to products that may earn from qualifying purchases. For holiday gift ideas, check out my Amazon list. Visit: https://www.amazon.com/shop/sterlingw

I have been using it for over 2 weeks and like the compact yet durable tripod. Starting from the legs, they are metal wire legs covered with rubber. I bend them for a lower tripod height or to use them to grip a pole or branch. The legs are sturdy. The only complaint would be the base of the 3 legs do not spread wide enough and are plastic. This makes it hard to wrap objects that are wider than 4 inches. On the side of the legs base is a 1/4 inch mount for accessories. Pretty useful if you have needed to add a mic or light accessory to your vlogging rig.

I love the ball head mount. Its all metal base and ball head is very well built. It holds my 2 pound DSLR as well as my cell phone camera without sliding. The top base mount has a 1/4 inch mount and a hidden fold out smart phone holder. The smartphone holder is large enough for my 6.9 inch Samsung Note S20 Ultra to fit in as well my other cell phones. The 1/4 inch mount fits most cameras and dslrs. The issue with the 1/4 inch mount is the lack of tightening knob. I basically can have to twist the base mount against my DSLR to tighten, which may mar the base labeling of my camera or mount at an incorrect angle.

I also had issues removing the 1/4 mount off the ball mount. Coman must have put thread lock or glue in the 1/4 inch mount. Even wrenching it with my hands i was not able to loosen it from the ball mount.

The kit came with a bluetooth remote trigger. Hold down the single button for 5 seconds to pair it with a smart phone. It basically calls the down volume key to trigger the smart phone to take a picture or start video recording. Simple and effective. The only problem is the lack of a easy way to open the remote to replace the battery. There are not visible slots. I guess i will have to deal with it when the battery expires.

Overall, this is a good tripod with flexible legs. Definitely more heavy duty than plastic grip tripods. I actually bought 3 of them, one for my camera, and two for lighting.

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