Joby Magnetic Gorillapod and Ballhead X
Joby‘s original, bendable Gorillapod tripod now has magnetic feet, allowing you to attach it to metal surfaces (such as toolboxes, apparently, as seen on their display here at PMA) so that you always get that steady shot or self portrait. This thing’s strong enough to hold up to 11.5 oz. (enough for most any compact camera), and has a lock ring to give you extra confidence that your camera will stay put as it hangs from an upside-down golf club head (another example at Joby’s PMA booth.)
Their recently introduced Ball X—designed for the Gorillapod Focus—supports 11 oz. of weight in equipment, cantilevered, to position your camera at pretty much any angle. It allows smooth movement for 360-degree panning and 90-degree tilt, an has a universal quick-release plate, which stays connected to your camera so that you can switch between cams efficiently.