Today postman dropped off a package from Hong Kong, it contained the small flexible tripod I had ordered earlier this month from Dealextreme.
I had always wanted to own one since I saw gorillapod, sadly since I did not have any relatives coming from US and getting it shipped to India would have made an already costly product even costlier, I decided to try my luck at Dealextreme, after having a good experience with digital room and outdoor thermometer I was confident of product reaching my safely.
For around one fifth of the cost of the original (including shipping to India), I got this flexible little tripod, which seems perfect for the times I do not wish to use my large tripod and also to get photographs from a lower perspective.
Flexible tripod with my old Kodak CX7430 digital camera
For now it feels solid and capable enough for my motorcycle trips and having paid Rs. 235 (roughly) for it, I am not really bothered by how long it would last, as long as I am able to use it for at least 3-4 major trips.