I test out the Targus flexible tripod and compare it breifly against the Joby Gorillapod.
I borrowed this tripod from my dad, he bought in in Walmart for around 15-20 USD. For the price, I think it’s a great tripod and perfect for the GoPro and other small pocket cameras.
The lamp post I tested it on was pretty thick, even the Joby struggled to wrap around it. When wrapped around smaller objects, it holds very well. It cannot support the weight of an SLR when wrapping around objects but it can support their weight when stood directly on the floor. Although if you add microphones and other components, it might fail.
Ultimately, it’s designed for smaller, more portable cameras and it handles those perfectly.
I would definitely buy one of these tripods if I had the chance.