I was looking for a small tripod for my eight-year-old daughter to use with her webcam and IPad for shooting YouTube videos. The other tripods available were more traditional, with long, straight extendable legs, which I didn't think were ideal for her purpose. This one looked more versatile and I took a chance on it. It is perfect! She can use it on a table top in a more traditional format (it has a bubble level built in), or attach it to just about anything to get just the angle she wants for shooting video. The legs bend in any direction and can wrap around nearly anything for a steady shot without fear of falling. With just a few uses, you'll have the confidence to use it comfortably without worrying about damaging your equipment. The knobby legs are great at grabbing onto just about anything. It is extremely well-made and durable and appears to be something she'll be using for years to come. Definitely the right choice if you are looking for more adverse uses than you would get from a traditional straight legged tripod. Not the right choice if you need to set up a tripod for say, a family photo using the camera's timer, where you might need to achieve a certain height, but perfect for just about everything else.