Tripods are a real pain to deal with. First you need to have room for the feet to spread out. Then you also have to have the patience to unfold and collapse them each time you want to take a steady shot. The Twit Pod saves you all that hassle. This monopod has just one foot – a foot with a point at the end that you can jam deep into the ground to hold your camera steady. When you’re done with it, just shake the dirt off, fold it up, and move on with your day. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.