If Gumby had a mini tripod, it would be the $20 Gorillapod. You can twist its knobby legs into wacky positions, or even hang it in a tree to catch the perfect shot. A $40 version is hefty enough to hold an SLR. What's green about these tripods? Not much--but Gorillapod maker Joby does use recyclable packaging and donates 1 percent of sales to environmental organizations.