Monopods are usually quite handy, but if you're looking to take a self portrait, one leg's not gonna cut it. For that you better grab the Twig Pod, a collapsible monopod that can be used hands-free.
The Twig Pod is just a like a tent pole in the sense that it folds into sections, allowing for easy transportation. A spike on one end is for jamming into soft ground for all those important, pristine self portraits you've been dying to take. If you're not looking to spend $US28, you can probably rig something like this up yourself, but don't say I didn't warn you that all your photog friends'll call you cheap. [Photojojo via Gadget Lab]