Today on the review is a com­pact YT-228 pho­to tri­pod with a swiv­el head. The device can serve as a good assis­tant for pho­to or video shoot­ing. In the arti­cle, we will con­sid­er its appear­ance, func­tion­al fea­tures, and also eval­u­ate the qual­i­ty of the mate­ri­als.

Price at time of pub­li­ca­tion: $9.40


  • Spec­i­fi­ca­tions
  • Pack­age
  • Appear­ance
  • Exam­ples of using
  • Con­clu­sion
Mod­el name YT-228
Pro­duc­tion mate­r­i­al Plas­tic
Per­mis­si­ble load 400 grams
Length with­out hold­er 210 mm
Length with hold­er 270 mm
Rota­tion angle 3600
Weight 188 grams

YT-228 comes in a col­or­ful yel­low box. There is noth­ing remark­able on the box: the mod­el num­ber and brand name are indi­cat­ed, and there are also sev­er­al ran­dom images show­ing the tripod’s intend­ed use.

At the end of the car­ton, you can see some of the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the tri­pod.


The appear­ance and design of the YT-228 tri­pod is quite stan­dard for typ­i­cal tripods of sim­i­lar mod­els. The tri­pod is com­plete­ly made of plas­tic, with the excep­tion of the guide in the remov­able hold­er and thread­ed con­nec­tions (they are made of met­al).

The hold­er is mount­ed on a tri­pod with a 1/4″ thread­ed screw. Reli­able con­nec­tion with a tri­pod is ensured by a rub­ber­ized pad around the screw.

Struc­tural­ly, on the one hand, it is a fixed part with a soft pad at the base, and on the oth­er, a met­al clip on springs with a rub­ber insert.

On the under­side of the hold­er, you can see two screws and a thread­ed bush­ing.

The max­i­mum width of the clamped device is 90 mm.

Let’s go direct­ly to the tri­pod itself. All its func­tion­al ele­ments are made of black mat­te plas­tic. There are three fix­ing screws on the bot­tom side, with which you can dis­man­tle the legs of the tri­pod.

The legs are rub­ber­ized at the base, which gives a reli­able grip on the sur­face.

The ball head is also made of plas­tic. A lit­tle low­er is a sim­ple mech­a­nism with three work­ing posi­tions:

  • Open;
  • Fix­ing the posi­tion with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of adjust­ment;
  • Rigid fix­a­tion.

Switch­ing modes is done by mov­ing the small lever to the left or right.

The total mea­sured length in the closed posi­tion was 270 mm, with a weight of almost 189 grams.

Examples of using

In con­clu­sion, I will give a few exam­ples of using a tri­pod, with a smart­phone and a “soap box” cam­era attached to it.

My old smart­phone Leno­vo S90 served as the first exam­ple. The phone was insert­ed into the hold­er eas­i­ly and quick­ly. The screen diag­o­nal of the device is 5 inch­es, with a weight of 129 grams.

If used as a small self­ie stick.

Then the Canon cam­era was mount­ed on a tri­pod screw.

The “soap dish” is firm­ly fixed in the estab­lished posi­tion.

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The YT-228 tri­pod made a good impres­sion on me. For infre­quent shoot­ing at home or in nature, it fits per­fect­ly. Of course, it is not worth con­sid­er­ing it as a pro­fes­sion­al device, it is bet­ter to look at oth­er options. Of the minus­es, I note the plas­tic ball head, which is not designed for extreme­ly fre­quent han­dling of the tri­pod. Oth­er­wise, every­thing is pret­ty good: high-qual­i­ty plas­tic, the width of the hold­er is suit­able for most mod­ern smart­phones, a large angle of fix­a­tion of the ball head, as well as good sta­bil­i­ty of the tri­pod legs on most sur­faces.