In the Panoramic Pod box, you don't just get the spring-based mechanism, but also a small tripod and a clip to attach your smartphone to the Pod. With these three pieces, you have pretty much everything you need to get a nice, steady shot of the world around you, if you can keep the phone steady in the clip, that is, but more on that later.
The tripod, Panoramic Pod and clip all mount to each other via the standard camera-sized mounting bolts, so you can even use these pieces with any existing camera equipment you might have. In other words, the clip can be attached directly to the mini-tripod or a full-sized one. In a similar way, the Panoramic Pod itself can be mounted to larger tripods. This also means that you can mount a larger camera to the Pod as well, but it is obvious that the timing mechanism is designed for lighter devices. As expected, something the size of my Nikon DSLR doesn't quite sit quite right.
I found the mini-tripod had a few nice extra features on it that were worth mentioning. Not only do the three legs have extenders that can add an extra 2 1/4 inches to the height, but the lockable pivoting mount means you can position your camera at just about any angle.