I got these new camera adapters for my mic stands, and they work really well for the job. It’s easy to adjust height, and you can’t even see the tripod if you lean the camera forward a little; perfect for VR180 footage!
I’ve modified one of my cameras to have a bubble level to make sure it’s aligned just right for shots where it matters.
I’ve also added a cellphone pop stand for taking pictures and videos handheld. Unfortunately, fingers will show up in photos and videos if you hold the camera the way you hold a normal camera; this make it so much easier, and has the benefit of making the back off to replace the battery much less difficult.