Built for the weekend adventurer, the Gerber Steady combines the utility of a multi-tool and the functionality of a tripod for compact digital cameras (up to 340 grams) and smart phones (up to 170 grams). It comes equipped with an adjustable cell phone and screw-in camera mount and two foldable legs that serve as a tripod. The rest of the tool is all Gerber ingenuity – a fine edge blade, a serrated blade, three screwdrivers, a bottle opener, pliers and wire cutters. Steady on down the trail.
- Overall Length: 6"
- Closed Length: 4"
- Weight: 5.8 oz.
- Steel Type: 420J2 Stainless
- Max Phone/Camera Weight: 170 grams/340 grams
- 12 Components
- Tripod Functionality
- Camera/Cell Phone Mount
- Cell Phone Attachment
- Fine Edge Blade
- Serrated Blade
- Micro Flat, Square Cross & Medium Flat Screwdrivers
- Bottle Opener
- Needlenose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Stainless Steel Components
I need to revise my my previous review:
The tool has started to rust.
Wasn't it supposed to be stainless steel? Last time I checked, you need truly brutal chemicals to make stainless steel rust, and this tool hasn't seen anything harsher than dish detergents. Why's the Phillips rusting? Why are the hinges seeping out rust?
I don't think I'll bother checking the lifetime warranty. The design was lukewarm at best, and now its turns out you also like to cut corners. My money will be going back to Switzerland.
I Like This Tool I Like To Hunt/Fish The Camera And Phone Holder Is Something I Would Use A Lot To Record Videos. I Love The Design And I Think You Did A Very Good Job On Designing This Tool.
I purchased this knife at a wholesale store. I wasn't in the market for a multi-tool but this one caught my eye. I am glad I did. I now carry it every day and it has come in handy on many occasions. It is extremely well built and functional.
The light tripod can be a lifesaver, the pliers are great (for light pliers), the knives are okay, but the Phillips screwdriver is far too hard to pull out (I've gotten chipped nails and I'm a guy), and the micro screwdriver has no place in it: most people who use light cameras are way over their heads if they need to field-strip their cameras. This screwdriver should be replaced by a can opener, which I need far more often.
Have I mentioned that the flat screwdriver will make the whole thing flex and feel utterly flimsy? Better try the pliers and a coin!
In the end, I bought it to replace my previous Swiss Army knife. I got to integrate the light pliers and the mini tripod with the knives, but now I need to carry a separate can opener OR check all my cannery for pull-tabs. I can thus report a net gain, but by a small margin.
And Hi from Cancun.
As gravity almost always win, what if it fell on a body of water? Can you make a multi tool that floats? Or glows in the dark? I think nobody made it yet, why not be the first? Only then, will I buy another. Dont get me wrong, I think your products are of superior quality.
can steady tool works with galaxy note 2?
best regards from Panama
another great Gerber product. well made and executed for its function. front legs are metal hinged, internals all metal. suction cup for cell phone cameras very well done. though intended, and marketed, for pocket cameras and smartphones, WILL hold a mid-sized camera, e.g.: C anon Power Shot XS series. No one ever claimed it would hold a heavy DSLR. To those who complain "why an awl": 1. it is in reality more a small screwdriver. 2. extend the awl like a third leg, get more height. OR sink it into the ground for more stability. NICE TOUCH. Not the beefiest tool, but I recommend this to our responders for capturing field video and group images for our supporters, AND for fixing their gear. Good for outdoor video bloggers. Good price point for this unique product.
Great tool. Works well with my phone at the automotiveshop. Also great for recording interactions with law enforcement too. Just set it on the dash, the forget it. ( don't forget to inform them they are being recorded)
I think this is a great idea and I would absolutely buy a higher end version of this with a metal body.
What? Why does a person need a camera stand, on a knife? This product is a farce at best, if the legs on that stand break or get bent, the whole knife is trash.
As tools go, this is kind of superfluous. In other words, I do not need a tripod mount when I am camping or otherwise. I can use it on my desk at work for my phone although this is a kind of waste of the tool. I received this tool as a present since people know I have a few gerber knives. I have removed the suction cup (wich does not fold away) and now it is a reasonable multi tool. Otherwise it is well made and tight.
For a tool like this, a LED would be appropriate.
Although not mentioned, this can be a handy tripod for a spotting/hunting scope too. Just sayin.
There are three points of contact on this, the added functionality of the third leg is irrelevant, the BI-pod you were talking about on your rifle, is so named because you are intended to hold the stock of your rifle off the ground while in use (good lord I hope you aren't firing it with the stock on the ground...)
I purchased this tool as a present for my brothers birthday. Upon receiving it I realized I had to have one. I work as a mover and have found it comes in handy almost every day. From taking apart refrigerator doors to disassembling bed frames this little puppy gets every job done. Not only that, but when I work overnight at my other job I can prop it up and watch Netflix on my phone! This thing immediately became my EDC knife, and since the price was right I don't feel bad abusing it a little to test it's durability. Obviously, if you are a carpenter or someone who needs a workhorse of a tool, maybe this isn't right for you. But honestly I love this tool, I even carry it with the phone mount attached and it really doesn't make the carry unbearable. Truly a tool for the weekend adventurer, but definitely holds its own in household work. Strongly recommended to anyone looking for a good Xmas present this year, I bought a few more for the rest of my family too.
For people complaining about the TRIPOD not holding a DSLR, the specs clearly state the weight limit. If you're putting the $ into a high end camera buy a professional tripod designed for the weight. This product simply isn't designed for that. It functions for what it is designed to do, which is small digitals and smartphones.
My rifle has a bi-pod & just because the rifles stock makes contact w/a surface doesn't make it a tri-pod... bi-pod all the way... love gerber gear tho... cool lil product...
Disappointing. Fiskars had the opportunity to be an innovator and corner market with a new, technology friendly product.
They missed with this. The multi tool is very flimsy. The body is made of cheap plastic that feels like it will snap when you use the pliers.
The steel used is low grade and does not hold an edge.
The tools are not well thought out, who needs an awl? how about a thumb drive or a jewelry screwdriver (for those loose glasses)
Make it full metal body, rethink the tools, use higher grade steel and slap a 99$-120$ sticker on that baby and it WILL sell. Call it the ultra steady or whatever.
Only reason its 2 stars is because the tripod works rather well, the suction cup has a little flip to make it adhere and until the cheap plastic gets loose, the ball joint allows for steady positioning.
The screw that attaches to the camera is not attached well to the tool. Unless your tripod mount point is perfectly centered on the bottom of your camera (which i have never seen) this tool will not support the weight of your camera and your pictures will come out crooked.
I bought this to keep in my DSLR camera bag, but I now realize that was a mistake. The mount works a little better with my ultra compact camera, but it still take a second to get everything balanced.
If you are looking to use the suction cup to connect to your phone, then you'll be a bit happier with the performance. However the suction cup doesn't fold into the tool, so you won't be able to use the carrying case.
Finally the whole tool feels flimsy. When you squeeze the pliers the two handles bend and touch, so you can get a real good grip on anything. I was unable to cut a dime with the wire clips, which I've been able to do with every other mutli-tool I've ever owned. The main blade is also very thin and feels like it is going to snap.
Nice idea, but poorly executed.
If you are interested in this tool, buy yourself a good leatherman and a tiny tripod.
It has three points of contact, Lenny. Tripod it is! Very inventive on Gerber's part.
I would say it is a tripod, the back of the tool would be sitting on the same surface so it would be the third point of contact. Therefore Tripod.
A Bi-pod has only 2 points of contact. The handle of the tool is the third "leg", therefore it is a tripod
Purchased for European Backpack Trip. Great idea Gerber!! I think this is a tripod! The knife acts as the third leg...a bipod would be difficult to balance...unless your human...lol...too funny..
That is 2 legs there for its called a * Bi-pod not a *Tripod!! Absolutely a Bi-pod OK. Thx
PS: Gerber makes awesome knives though thx for that!
Put a USB memory chip on it and it would be perfect
Great thought & design
all necessary tools with great quality!!!
It's my new favorite thing! I was able to change a complicated lock with it.
This multitool is just perfect for when you have that strange urge to video tape yourself but theres noone there to hold the camera!
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Hope they patented the thing with almost everyone owning smart phones it will definitely find a huge niche. Kudos for upping Leatherman.
Meant to say the blade was NOT lockable which is surprising for a Gerber Product.
Finally saw one in real life. I was going to buy it until I realized the blade was lockable and it felt less durable than the other gerber mulit tools.
I think people shouldn't write reviews if they haven't actually USED the tool. It's nice that you think it's a good idea... I do as well. But WHO has actually USED it? Does it WORK?
We need to sell these in the camera store I work at! I have owned a Gerber multitool for years and I never thought it could get better, but it just did.
Love this! Very cool idea!
That is one sweet looking device.
I belive that is a fine tool to leve always in your pocket
Sign of the times: A multi-tool is a handy thing to have on a camping trip, particularly with tools for opening cans, removing bottlecaps, and cutting or manipulating materials. Manufacturer Gerber has also recognized that a crucial part of the experience, at least among today's younger set, will be recording the weekend goings-on for Monday morning upload to Facebook. Hence their new Steady multi-tool, which features the fold-outs you'd expect—pliers, cutters, openers, knives both smooth and serrated—and a few you wouldn't: Two arms swing out to turn the entire object into a tripod, and a connector flips out of the top to hold your cell phone or digital camera steady.
Oh hell yes. We've seen multi-tools with a multitude of different components, but there's one in the new Gerber Steady that’s going to have us carrying it everywhere we can: a tripod. That's right, among the 12 total components you can find in the Steady are fold out legs and a standard tripod screw, making it the perfect companion for photographers on the go.
In the constant march forward to make multitools even more, well, “multi-tooled,” Gerber has a neat new implement. On its to-be-released “Steady” model the company adds a camera mount and legs that position the tool for converting it to a tripod.
So you're out in the woods, repairing your bicycle, digging a tiger tooth from your friend's shin, whittling sticks into ornate toothpicks. But how are you going to keep your camera steady? This multi-tool-plus-tripod hybrid could help!
One of the most interesting, yet polarizing, products being released this year is the Gerber Steady. This unique product ventures where no multi-tool has gone before by integrating tripod legs and a camera holder right into the body of the product.
Multi-tools have come equipped with the same basic lineup of components for years: knife, screwdriver, pliers, etc. Which is why the Gerber Steady—with its fold out camera tripod—is something of a game-changer, and a must-have for photographers on the go.
Not only is it a tripod, the Gerber Steady is also a multi-tool that comes sporting a fine-edged blade, a serrated blade, three screwdrivers, a bottle opener, pliers and wire cutters. This ultra-compact tripod is perfect for campers and outdoor enthusiasts who want a tripod for some shooting situations but don't want to be weighed down by some of the heavier or bulkier options out there. As the MacGyver of tripod tools, the Gerber Steady easily slips into your pocket; be sure to remove it before heading through airport security.
For remote treks with a point-and-shoot, a multitool that doubles as a tripod makes a lot of sense. Why This One: The Gerber Steady does the job. Two legs extend to form a stable base for cameras and cell phones (the latter connect via suction cup), and there’s a super-strong blade, a serrated knife, three screwdrivers, a bottle opener, and needle-nose pliers. The 5.9-ounce poly-propylene body sits comfortably in your palm.
The new Gerber Steady is built for the urban or weekend warrior. This multi-tool has 12 different components that I believe are the essentials for most jobs with an added benefit. The best part of this tool is that it converts into a tripod, so you will never have to miss being in the summit photo with the group or the early sunrise where you need a steady hand for a great picture. All this in one tool that packs small and feels great with the rubberized coating.
The Gerber Steady takes multitasking multitools to a new level – literally. The addition of a swing-out camera mount arm, and two stabilizing legs, turns the standard multitool into a mini tripod. The camera mount screws into any ¼” tripod mount hole on your camera, but Gerber also includes a cell phone adapter (a strong suction cup) so you can stabilize your smart phone camera, too. This worked wonderfully with both our iPhone 4 and an old flip-style phone. We even mounted, on the screw mount, a fairly heavy Canon 40D with a 28-135mm zoom lens and found it stable and secure.
Gerber definitely appeals to the iPhotographer/narcissist in all of us with the Steady Tripod Multitool. In addition to the two blades, needlenose pliers, 3 screwdrivers, ect., the Steady also rocks a tripod and a screw-on mount for digital cameras/helmet cams AND a suction cup attachment for iPhone use. If you tend to take pictures in the field to remind your social network of your awesomeness, this is your multitool.
A handy multi-tool is another one of those items that is useful both while travleing and at home. The latest creation from Gerber demonstrates this very well as it not only includes the usual array of blades, screwdrivers and can openers, it also has a built-in mount for smartphones and cameras. Gerber says the tripod is rated to hold up to 340 grams, which means the device you attach has to be relatively small. Still, this is a handy option to have when it comes time to take those impromptu self-portraits while on the go.
Consider the Gerber Steady the multitool for the smartphone obsessed – which is pretty much all of us. In addition to its collection of blades, pliers, and other tools, the Steady sports a pair of kick-out legs and a suction-cup mount for holding a smartphone. There's even a screw-on arm for compact digital cameras, transforming the Steady into a take-anywhere tripod.
The Gerber Steady is going to be in my kit when I head out and need a small tripod for quick pictures. It's very adjustable, which really makes is useful and the array of other tools you get with it doesn't hurt as well.