"You get what you paid for "
That sums it up. When I bought this item I knew it wasn't like the original gorillas pod simply due to the price.
When it arrived,as soon as I opened the package, I found one of the arms to be broken. When I say broken , I mean it was separated at one of the joints.
It's a really cheap plastic round interlinks that are pushed into each other.
Because the plastic is not rubberised , it slides of where ever you try to wrap it around.
It is so flimsy and like I said cheap plastic that even when I hold all the arms together and use it like a selfie stick, it doesn't carry the weight of the small digital camera I attached it to and bends in my hand
Over all maybe you can give it to someone as a cheap stocking filler but I certainly wouldn't trust it with a camera that worthy some money.