I talk about xShot so much that you all likely think I work for the company. Really – their products are some of my very favorite travel products. They’re inexpensive, well-made and an absolute must for solo travelers.
If you’re not familiar with xShot… they have created a line of monopods with adjustable arms. This gives you the chance to take photos of yourself without having to extend your arm out and click the shutter all while attempting to hold the camera steady.
The latest from xShot is a case for your iPhone 4. This alsoÂ includes a clip that you can easily screw on to a little tripod. So, not only can you use it with the monopod itself, but you can set it up farther away than a few feet to get the best angle.
And, while it is pretty easy to hold the monopod steady for a clear photo, having the tripod will give you an extra element of balance and clarity.
One side note – if you put an xShot in your carry-on luggage, be sure to take it out for screening. I’ve been stopped several times at security as the TSA seems to think it looks like a bullet!