Vowels are dropped from names so commonly these days that it can only end with the leftover consonants becoming so jammed together that they will densify and densify into some kind of alphanumerical black hole, dragging in all words until us humans will be rendered mute, and I will be forced to shut up once and for all.
And if you thought that paragraph had nothing to do with the next gadget, you’re dead wrong. It’s called the Statc (missing vowel) and it’s a camera “tripod” consisting of nothing but a big lump of super-strong magnet (black-hole-like attraction).
Matthew Baty invented the Statc when he decided he needed a camera support that was "no bigger than a golf ball" (presumably after waking up from some kind of fever-dream). So he set out to make it with the help of Kickstarter.
The device is milled from solid aluminum with a magnet on the bottom (covered in plastic to stop it scratching things). Inside is a ball-head, which is adjustable and lockable with a thumbscrew, and on the top is a standard tripod thread.
Thus you can use it with any camera (up to 2 pounds) or your iPhone, given a suitable case.
There are some drawbacks. The obvious one is that you’ll need some iron or steel nearby to use it. The second is the price — $60 is the minimum pledge to put you on the waiting list. And the third is that you’re carrying a big magnet in your bag, so be careful of your bank cards.
Other than that, it’s a pretty ingenious device. Too bad that it also spells the end of the world (did you see what I did there?)