Better than I expected
I was looking for a tripod to hold my Samsung Galaxy phone for shooting a short film. If I was going to buy new, I wanted something made in USA. That is how I found the Thought Out company. I did not find the tripod I was looking for, but I saw the flexible holder stand looked like it could be used for other models besides an iPhone. I decided to give it a try. It has been GREAT for shooting videos! I can just hold onto it and move it by hand, secure it on a rock, and even wrap it around a car headrest! I might eventually need to invest in a sturdy tripod, but this does the job for now. I secured it to a sturdy television for a promotional video I made, and it worked well--just need some creativity sometimes. I found it also works well for... non-filmmaking purposes. A motion sensor went off in my home for no apparent reason, and my mom wanted to check my attic. She could not get through the ceiling insulation, so I got out my flexible holder stand so she could secure her phone and push it into the attic to take a video. It worked! And no burglars! One word of caution: ALWAYS keep the screw pin with you when you use it. I found that adjusting the phone holder multiple times loosens at least one of the screws, and while I can try to tighten it with my finger, I cannot fix it again if I screw it too tight. I think I actually like this better than regular tripods! It is more versatile in where I can put it. Overall, this was a great purchase.