I have a very cool tripod that I use for my very cool new camera. I used to have a stiff short tripod that someone gave me that I would use all the time. It was really frustrating however, as you had to make sure to find a flat, sturdy surface to place it on and it's not easy to always find one. I would take it with me everywhere and always had to prop it up with something else to keep it straight and from falling. After the death of my last camera due to landing on its face, lens open, because my tripod malfunctioned, I decided, enough is enough. So, I came across this on amazon and just had to have it. Let me tell you, best mini tripod ever.
I use it to take pictures everywhere and anywhere. I hate asking people to take pictures as they never take it the way you want. Either you aren't centered or something is chopped off (god forbid it's your head), or the camera is at an angle. What the heck? So, new tripod to the rescue.
It's legs wrap and twist around anything :) It is also small enough to fit in my purse and has a slip on slip off tab to take the legs off, without unscrewing the adapter from the bottom of the camera.
They also have different sizes for larger cameras such as SLR's. So, if your camera is bulky with a large heavy lens, fret not, they have a flexible tripod for you too.