HandlePod attaches to almost anything with the elastic cord that will wrap around objects up to four feet or more in circumference. Of course you can hold HandlePod on absolutely anything solid by pressing it against the support with your hand. But what if you want to attach it to literally any object and make it stick indefinitely without holding it? This would be a useful advantage for video, especially time lapse where you would want the camera to remain firmly attached to a support for an extended period of time. How to do it? Answer—duct tape!
Slap a strip of duct tape across the HandlePod and press it firmly against the support. It will hold the HandlePod in place on just about any surface. This works especially well with a smartphone, a point-and shoot or other small camera. You wouldn’t use this technique with a DSLR or similarly heavy camera. Or would you? It wouldn’t work on a flat surface like a wall where the weight would pull the tape straight off. But what about an angled surface like a corner or door? In that case the force pulling the tape would be at an angle and the tape would not pull off. Then it could hold considerably more weight.
Once the HandlePod is taped to the support, the offset position of the camera mount lets you point the camera in any direction in either landscape or portrait composition. Camera movement is unlimited without interference from the wall or whatever support it is taped to.
And it is secure. Be sure to check adhesion first but it is easy to see if the tape will hold. Unlike adhesive putty that can come loose unexpectedly, tape will release slowly and obviously. There is plenty of time to prevent a fall if the tape starts to release.
Of course you wouldn’t carry a big roll of duct tape in your camera bag. No Problem. Just roll a few feet of tape around a pencil stub. It is light, easy to carry and there is plenty to use whenever you want to put your camera on any surface the tape will stick to. Use any support object to take group photos, long exposures or tripod-free video.