The Telescopic Stand that comes with all Smart Dolls does a great job but if you need Smart Doll to stand on one toe or even float in air then you need either the Air Stand or this new Tripod Stand. The Air Stand is great for flat surfaces but when you are out n about in the rocky mountains of Mordor or sand dunes of Tatooine then the Tripod Stand will do a better job on uneven surfaces.
While the Air Stand was designed to be used indoors, the Tripod Stand looks good both in and outdoors. If used indoors - it goes well with the Studio Light.
There are a few things to note when considering buying the Tripod Stand.
1. When doing a high air pose - make sure one of the tripod feet is facing forward as the tripod could topple forward due to the imbalance of weight.
2. Unlike the Studio Light, the Tripod Stand has hard rubber feet and there is a weight inside the middle pole.