The Bobine

Here at the Tools and Toys World HQ, we’re big fans of the Joby GorillaPod, the flexible tripod. When used with a Glif, it makes a heck of an iPhone tripod, but it could all be simpler.

Enter the Bobine. It’s a two-foot long USB cable that doubles as a stand. Bend it in shape, and it will retain it, making a super flexible and steady stand. The cable can be used to supply power to your device, allowing you to shoot stop-motion projects or long videos without having to worry about your battery.

You can pick one up for just $30.