PGYTECH MANTISPOD 2.0 – The swiss army knife of mini tripods

By | November 22, 2022

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PGYTECH is back with version 2.0 of the Mantispod Portable Tripod. This universal tripod allows you endless ways to mount and angle your camera in different environments. Can't find a good place to put your camera, simply find a fence, sign, wall or bench to hook up your Mantis Claw to.

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Now here I have pgytec's latest tripod This is the Mantis pod 2.0 if you guys Haven't seen my first video on the Mantis pod one this is it right here and This is what I like to call the Swiss Army knife of tripods now when I first Got the Mantis pod 2.0 you can Definitely feel that the form factor is Very similar to the version one but you Can tell the material as far as how it's Made is a little bit different the legs Of the Mantis pod 2.0 are made of a Mixture of nylon and fiberglass where The Mantis one has a magnesium alloy and Silicone body or legs on the Mantis one And for those I didn't see my version One video of the Mantis pod and when I Talk about it being a Swiss army knife Of tripods mainly because of this right Here it's heavy and sturdy enough to Hold something like a full-size Mirrorless camera so I do have my a7s3 On it with my microphone on top but it Does have this adjustment hinge right Here to also go a lot lower so if you Want to go flat so you're able to have Just multiple angles with this type of Tripod now the main reason why they're Calling this the Mantis pod is because Of this little hook right here if you're On the field and you want to prop this Up to be a little bit more eye level but Of course this is a tabletop style Tripod you're able to flip what they're

Calling the Mantis claw and attach this To anything that could hook onto the top And then this sits here against either The wall or a sign and then now you're Able to move your camera just like that Loosen this ball joint and then you're Able to now get a straight on shot just Like this having this little claw in the Back just gives you a lot more options When you're out there because like I Said if you don't have something like That you're really just limited to Shooting on a tabletop and then having To angle your camera up which normally Isn't the most flattering shot and of Course if you wanted to go into standard Vlog mode all you have to do is switch This around Close this up and there you go now I am In Vlog mode with the Mantis pod 2.0 now While the form factor looks very similar To the Mantis pod 1.0 they actually did Make a bunch of changes on 2.0 the most Notable change is the head on the tripod The first thing I noticed is that this Is actually a quarter 20 head so Technically if you wanted to use this on Another uh ball head or another Attachment here you can actually use the Quarter 20 and attach pretty much Anything you want to the top of that on The version one they actually had the Head on more of a like a cold shoe Mount As you can see here it's a cold shoe

Mount style head and it slides in here Which means if you had this as a base You weren't really able to use it for Too many other things where now on the Mantis pod 2.0 you do have that quarter 20 so it kind of opens up a little bit More options for you the next update I'm Glad they made is on the ball joint so Now you can still swivel this thing 360 Degrees around but to tighten it up you Actually have a standard knob style Tightening where here we had this more Of a pressure clamp and I noticed that When I had heavier cameras on here even Though the clamp was all the way down it Would still move around a little bit you Weren't able to tighten it down the same Way you are with something like this Type of Knob here on the Mantis too the One feature I do like on both tripods is That cold shoe Mount here on the side so Here on the a7s3 I already have my Microphone that's hooked up to the top Of the camera so I don't necessarily Have to use it but if I wanted to add Something like an external light I'm Able to hook that up here with the cold Shoe or if I have something like this Where I have my other Sony that has an External microphone because we don't Have a hot shoe on the top of this so I Have to plug it into the side so this Helps me Mount my microphone just like This and this Mount does swivel so if I

Want to shoot and have really good audio I'm now able to hook up a microphone Separately and then also if I want to Switch this from tabletop to Vlog mode There you go I can adjust my microphone And I can just Vlog just like that when It comes to the mounting plate we do Have an ARCA Swiss type quick release Which is really nice so if you wanted to Go from something like your tripod to Your standard stand up tripod you're Able to do that with that quick release Here and in between the screw and the Plate there's actually a roller bearing In there so when you do tighten this up It actually gives you a tighter fit than Just having to screw by itself one Feature you can see right here on the Very front of the handle we now have a Bluetooth remote control built into the Handle that's actually removable so if I Already have my camera away from me on a Tripod or even just here on a tabletop I'm not able to hook this up and have This as a separate remote control where I'm able to take photos or also hit Record start and stop so I just hit Record and there you go now I am Recording on the a7s3 this remote Control is rechargeable and it has a USBC plug here at the very bottom one Feature they brought over from the Manchester 1.0 is the mobile phone Holder which is actually sold separately

But it does sit right here below the Claw so all you do is remove the mobile Phone holder so if you don't have one of These types of cameras and you just want To use your phone and there you go now You can actually Vlog with your mobile Phone as well as use it as a tabletop Tripod and if you're doing a lot of Things on social media like Tick Tock Instagram reels or YouTube stories and You want it more vertical this tripod is Sturdy enough to then turn this over go Shoot vertical Tighten that up and there you go another Way I like to use this tripod is to get Low shots so if you don't have something Like a Gimbal and you wanted to get some Lower type shots all you do is turn it This way like so and then you can Actually use it upside down turn my Screen the other way around and then now I normally hold it and I can get lower Types of shots just like this now with All those updates on the Mantis pod 2.0 I think the biggest update and a lot of People will be happy about this is that We do have a lot lower price on the Version two pgy Tech is releasing this One right here at two versions 69.99 Version as well as 89 one the 69 version Does not have the remote control PGI Tech is going to be coming out with two Different colors too I only have the Black one they sent me the classic black

One but they are coming on with one That's called Moon white and there it is That's a new mantis pod 2.0 from pgy Tech if you guys are looking for a high Quality table top tripod that like I Talked about earlier kind of like a Swiss army knife because you have a Tabletop tripod that quickly goes into a Vlog tripod and then also when you need To hook it up somewhere while you're in The field and you don't have anywhere to Put it you can now whip out the Mantis Claw put this thing onto a sign or a Fence and now you're able to Vlog you're Able to do some video with it being a Lot higher if you don't have a standard Height tripod I'll leave the links to All these products Down Below in the Video description as always if you guys Got some value from this video a big Like would be much appreciated this is Also estacio with flightpath.com I'll See you guys the next video