Very happy with my purchase. The unit is well priced and effective.
Alzo has emailed me on multiple ocasions requesting a review. So I offer the following observations, not to discourage anyone from buying but as suggestions to Alzo for design modifications which in my opinion would enhance the product.
1. The quick release head is secured to the unit with an unconventional bolt diameter, 7/16" if memory serves. Were this were to be a conventional 3/8" the user would have the option of attaching his or her own quick release making it easy to remove the camera from the stand and onto a tripod. As it is, the user is stuck with a quick release that works only with the Alzo unit itself.
2. There is no means of leveling the unit's head to the platform. The work around is to mount a ball socket head to the unit. But without 3/8" mount capability directly to the unit itself, the user is forced to mount said ball head to the unit's quick release 1/4“ bolt. This compounds connections making for a less secure camera mount.
3. The platform, I suppose, is a necessary "evil." But I suspect many users do as I did: mount to a larger surface. I would happily trade the platform for a 3/8" mounting bolt at the head. The rubber feet may come in handy someday.