I was contacted by AA del Rosario, an entrepreneur and the distributor of one of the hot items being sold today – HappyPod. HappyPod is technically a monopod, which allows users to attach their phones and easily take selfie photos or videos alone or with friends.
The material they used on the ultimate selfie accessory is good enough to let you use it for quite sometime. I am particularly worried though on the plastic material they used as it may easily break from constant usage. The know/adjuster is made of plastic so you better be cautious in tightening it.
The package includes a rubber accessory that helps the monopod firmly hold the device. If you take that away, your phone might snap and slide out.
The aluminum leg tube may be extended up to 3.5 feet, giving the monopod a total length of 4 feet. That would be good enough to help you take breathtaking photos or videos especially when you’re standing on a cliff alone or with friends. I did not get the chance the take a picture on a cliff, but some photos below would give you an idea what I actually mean.
There’s a little caveat though when using this with heavy phone or with a phone with a heavy cases like Otterbox: the leg slight bends. That’s expected actually as it’s made of aluminum.
What are the phones that can fit in?
Phones that can fit in based on my tests using this variant are: iPhone 5/5s, Galaxy S3/S4, Cherry Mobile Rave 2.0, Cherry Mobile X, Cherry Mobile W900 LTE, etc.
Here’s an awesome kicker, watch out for stores that sell camera mounts for cellphones, because you can replace the one on HappyPod with a new one. Scout for a mount that phablets can fit in, because unfortunately, the included mount isn’t compatible for some bigger phablets like Galaxy Note 3.
[stextbox id=”info”]Update: We were informed that there’s another variant of HappyPod that phablets can fit it.[/stextbox]
Recommended apps to take selfie photos using Happypod:
- Rookie, Free – Click this to download from the AppStore
- Camera+, $1.99 – Click this to download from the AppStore
- Camera MX, Free – Click this to download from the PlayStore
- Camera Zoom FX – Click this to download from the PlayStore
Availability and Price
HappyPod is now being sold at some stores at the 2nd Floor of Greenhills Theater Mall. If you also wish to buy online or if you have inquiries, you may also reach AA at +639175189877.
Giveaway (February 23 to March 3)
We’re giving away 1 Happy Pod to a lucky Gadget Pilipinas and Happy Pod Facebook fan! Be sure to cast your entries today until March 2. We will draw the winner on March 3, 2014!