Multi-Tool Converts to Camera Tripod

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In the constant march forward to make multitools even more, well, “multi-tooled,” Gerber has a neat new implement. On its to-be-released “Steady” model the company adds a camera mount and legs that position the tool for converting it to a tripod.


Gerber ‘Steady’ multitool with camera attached

Its standard screw size will let you mount on mini cameras, smartphones, or SLRs. Fold out the two legs, set the auto-timer, and hit the shutter — the Steady tool is made for self portraits, group photos, and requisite summit shots on high peaks. Time-lapse and night shots are other tripod-required photographic tasks.

Gerber won’t release the Steady until 2012. It will cost $65. Details are sparse beyond the tripod feature, though the company says the Steady has a blade and a total of 12 implements in all.

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—Stephen Regenold


Smaller camera on the Gerber multitool

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.
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