We've seen some bat-poop crazy tripods in our time, but none of them have ever qualified as 'cute'. These tripods, though, have been to cutiversity and have a PhD in being adorable.
Meet the DigiDudes. The portable camera tripods are little keyring monsters most of the time, but when they need to do some work you twist off their heads and pull down their retractable legs and suddenly -- bang! -- they're tripods.
They have a standard screw mount that you attach to the bottom of your camera. Oh! So that's what that little screw hole is for.
The DigiDudes are made by Quirky, a freelance production house for neat product ideas. It takes an open-source approach to product design, and these chaps are the results of just such a project. Think of it as a social R&D platform.
Quirky has some other projects, but these tripods -- for a limited time, $19.99 (£12) on preorder -- are far and away the cutest. Keep it up, Quirky.