Tripods do a lot for us, but one thing they've never excelled at is charging our phones. We're ready to fix that right now!
From now on, we're using the Bobine, a phone charging cable that's also a flexible tripod.
What we have here is a two-foot-long cable that comes in iPhone and micro USB versions. It holds its shape when you bend it, so you can use it as a tripod -- flex it, loop it, wrap it around whatever you see! In fact, it might be your most portable tripod: coil it like a regular cable and take it anywhere.
The Bobine does double duty, charging your phone while holding it steady. Since you don't have to worry about your phone's battery, you can use it to take really long videos, or use an app to shoot great timelapses.
Even when it's not charging anything, it makes a great tripod. You can bend it into a cobra so your phone can stand on its own for a self portrait or group shot anywhere. Want a shot from above? Wrap it tentacle-style around a tree limb.
The Bobine can also be an adjustable extender: use it to take shots in hard-to-reach places and weird angles.
There's nothing wrong with your tripod, really, it's just that after the Bobine, everything else just seems so ... inflexible.