This one ->http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=MSCTRPD&cpc=SCH
It was less than that on special. But it is a great thing to carry with me when I'm traveling. Well built for so few dollars.
2) ultrapod mini
From what I'd gander, #3 is the only one for quick self/self group portraits. #1 looks groovy, but it appears that #1 and #2 can accomplish the same things in different ways. #1 seems largest when folded up, but none appear to be a problem if carrying in a backup. Is there something deeper to a digicam tripod for a P&S camera (specifically a Nikon Coolpix L12) or is this something one can really just roll a die with?