A colourful new light stand promises to brighten up your location photo-shoots. The Lollipod is an ultra-lightweight tripod for small cameras, phones and lights.
The manufacturer calls it “a unique multi-device support that enables you to push the limits of your chosen genre”. Basically, it’s a compact light stand with a tilt-head on the top. Folded up, the Lollipod is 320 mm long, so it’s pretty portable, but it extends out to a maximum height of 1.13 metres.
Weighing in at just 320 grams, this is a seriously light light stand, but the trade-off is it’s only strong enough to hold fairly light lights: 420 grams maximum load to be precise. That’s probably OK for a titchy Yongnuo YN460 or a small LED panel, but the beefier Canon 600EX-RT will be over the limit before you’ve even put the batteries in.
But if you’re tired of dull (albeit sturdy) black and silver stands on your photo-shoots then you’re in for a treat, because the Lollipod comes in an array of bright colours including pink, green and brown. To keep the whole thing from blowing away, you also get a free “stabilising kit” — a little mesh to hold ballast beneath the legs.
In the United Kingdom you can get yourself a Lollipod for £29.99 plus postage (Europe: €37; USA: $48). It comes with a 12-month warranty. Visit lollipod.co.uk for more information.
Would you buy one? It might not hold a 600Ws strobe, but it comes in pink!