If you need to use one of the threads on the adapter, ensure that the needed thread is on the bottom and screw it into the bottom of the mount until it is secure. The one pictured here is by Neewer and sells for around $10 for a five pack. RetiCAM Tripod Mount. At the bottom is the usual ¼ inch screw mount for screwing in place to a tripod. Determine which thread fits your stand or tripod. Search on Amazon or Ebay for a hot shoe to tripod adapter. It has a large metal screw that goes through the whole unit and this will screw tight to clamp the Smartphone in place. The mount also has a built-in 5/8"-27 microphone stand thread. The Reticam tripod mount is an-all metal clamp that grips the Smartphone in place with rubber pads fitted inside the clamp.