'Quik Pod' now handles SLRs, no less dorky

It's still a long pole that you can perch your camera on.

Quik Pod

As camera makers continue to produce relatively affordable SLRs for the mass market, there will be a price to pay of a different kind: dorky accessories.

First up on the list is the "Quik Pod," which now comes in a digital SLR version that looks no less humiliating than the original that apparently touched off an unfortunate trend . This one supposedly extends up to 53 inches, perhaps for those who'd prefer to avoid close-ups while suffering a particularly nasty vacation hangover.

We're not sure if we'd feel comfortable balancing a camera on the end of a stick nearly 4.5 feet away. On the other hand, if you use it enough, you might not need to hit the gym as often.

 

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