This $14 item has been a game-changer since the pandemic hit and we now do all of our interacting via the screen. This tripod stays by my side almost throughout the day. At my desk, it's my 3rd screen -- supplementing my laptop and exterior monitor. While I'm in the kitchen, I can safely prop my phone up and chat with friends and family. I even bring it in airplanes so I can give my neck a rest while watching shows on my device. It's easy to switch between a horizontal or vertical orientation, and the bendable legs are a decent match for unstable surfaces.