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Gomite Tiltpod Review


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The Gomite Tiltpod seems like it might be one of those little gimmicky devices you see advertised in those catalogues that grace your doorstep every once in a while; quite clever but destined to never be used beyond its first week. But, in actual fact it’s a genuinely brilliant idea.

Available as either a compact camera version or a mobile version compatible with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the Gomite Tiltpod is a tiny, keyring mountable stand for holding either your camera or phone steady when taking a photo.

Gomite Tiltpod 1Green Gomite Tiltpod with keyring and magnetic base.

Instead of using a number of adjustable legs like a tripod it uses a flat rubber foot to grip whatever surface it’s on then the top section pivots so you can aim and straighten your shot.

What really makes the device is just how small it is. The rubber foot is only about 6cm long by 4cm wide, and less than 5mm thick, meanwhile the pivoting top only adds another few millimetres in height – you really can wear it on your keys and it’ll be only as noticeable as a normal key fob.

Gomite Tiltpod Mobile/iPhone
Although quite useful for use with a compact camera, it’s the mobile version that has really caught our eye. The top pivoting section grips the side of the iPhone 4/4S securely and allows you to really easily set the phone up for effortless photo taking.

Smartphone mounted on a Gomite Tiltpod in an office setting.

But crucially, it’s useful for more than just photography. You can also use it to prop up and aim your phone for video chatting, or just provide a comfortable video watching platform.

Gomite Tiltpod 8Smartphone mounted on Gomite Tiltpod taking a selfie.

The phone version is particularly secure too, staying firm whatever angle we put the phone at, and no matter how much rocked the boat.

Gomite Tiltpod

At around £10-£15, we think it’s a brilliant little purchase, especially given the robust build quality.

Gomite Tiltpod
The case for the non-mobile tiltpod is a little less clear cut. For a start it’s that much more likely that if you’re taking your camera, it’s not that much more of a hassle to take a small Gorilla pod, which is more versatile.

Gomite Tiltpod 2Camera mounted on Gomite Tiltpod portable tripod.

Moreover, the pivot mechanism can’t cope with anything more weighty than the smallest of compact cameras, and unlike the mobile version the camera mount isn’t tethered to the base via a piece of string, making it more likely to get lost.

Gomite Tiltpod compact camera support attached to camera.

But if you really do want to travel as light as possible, this is a great option for keeping on your keys, in a coat pocket or even just kept dangling from the camera – a wrist strap is included in the box for looping through the base.

Gomite Tiltpod mobile camera support system with wrist strap.

You get two camera mounts in the box; one with a standard tripod screw fitting and another with a double sided sticky-tape tab on it for use on cameras with non-central tripod mounts.

Compact camera attached to a Gomite Tiltpod support base.

Again, for £10-£15, it’s fairly priced and could prove to be a really useful little tool.

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Score in detail

  • Usability 9
  • Design 10
  • Value 9
  • Features 9

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