Making Videos on the Fly With Sticky Pod Camera Mount

Load Bearing Test

A camera mount must be able to handle the weight of an average sized camcorder for extended periods of time. It would be a very bad thing for the Sticky Pod to come off while driving. Not only would you lose your camera, but you would also probably scratch your car. Also, you want heavy duty sticking power so that you don't have to frequently repush the suction cups against the surface. After all, if you mount the Pod on an airplane, you may not be able to get to it for a while. You can't exactly do mid-air adjustments.

We attached the Sticky Pod to the passenger side window of a 1992 Saturn SL2. We then dangled a 15-pound dumbbell to the Sticky Pod. This is a far heavier weight than normal consumer cameras, which are around two pounds.

We concluded the test after three hours and 21 minutes when the top two suction cups came loose. The Sticky Pod itself was still attached to the window. Even with only two suction cups attached, the Pod was able to still support 15 pounds.

If you are shooting with a Mini-DV camcorder, your tape only lasts one hour. Since it can outlast your taping ability and can support seven times the average camera weight, the Sticky Pod easily passes the load-bearing test.