The frio Universal Coldshoe Tripod Adapter is one of those little things that can make a big difference in your (professional) life--a "universal" adapter for connecting anything with a hotshoe to anything with a 1/4"-20 tripod stud. It features dual lock security and has metal threads to ensure continued, long-term use. The frio is probably most likely to be used for attaching your hotshoe flash to a lightstand, but will work perfectly with anything sporting a male hotshoe connector--a microphone, LED light panel, monitor, etc. And it will attach to anything with a 1/4"-20 stud, including tripod, monopod, light stand, clamp, etc.
The frio is not currently compatible with Sony/Minolta flashes.