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Joby Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Charcoal)

You Pay: $12.99
Product Highlights
  • Flexible Legs Grip Almost Anything
  • Two Dozen Leg Joints Bend and Rotate
  • Supports Point & Shoot Cameras (11.5 oz)
  • 5.9" Tall
  • Weighs Just 1.6 oz
  • Fast Setup With QR Clip

The Joby Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Charcoal) is an ultra-versatile mini-tripod that can be used with lightweight compact cameras. Its three multi-segmented flexible legs can be formed to grip almost any protrusion, be it a branch, doorknob, rock, or uneven surface.

Each of the joints can bend and rotate 360° to wrap around objects. The bottom rubber segment on the legs are larger to allow it to be used as a traditional tripod.

A mini quick release system allows for fast set-up and removal.

Over two dozen leg joints bend and rotate 360° giving you the flexibility to set up anywhere
A quick-release clip stays connected to your camera for instant setup
Rubberized ring and foot grips provide enhanced stability on difficult terrain
Materials Japanese ABS plastic, German TPE rubber grip rings, custom stainless steel 1/4" camera screw
Maximum Height 5.9" (14.98 cm)
Minimum Height 2" (50 mm)
Folded Length 5.9" (150mm)
Load Capacity 11.46 oz (325 g)
Leg Sections N/A
Leg Lock Type N/A
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Dimensions 5.9 x 1.2 x 1.2" (15 x 3 x 3 cm)
Weight 1.6 oz (45 g)
Joby Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Charcoal)
  • Quick Release Plate
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    JobyGorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Lime Green)
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (10)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Unfolds quickly (6)
    • Folds away (5)
    • Attaches firmly (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Video (4)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A great tripod

      This is an excellent tripod for small point and shoot cameras. I use it with my Canon Ixy Digital 20 IS, but it would work well for any small point and shoot camera....Read complete review

      This is an excellent tripod for small point and shoot cameras. I use it with my Canon Ixy Digital 20 IS, but it would work well for any small point and shoot camera. I typically use my Canon for macro photography using ambient light, and it is very useful as I typically have the camera set to ISO 80 which often means long exposures if I'm shooting indoors. I also use it for night photos and landscapes among other things. The way the tripod works allows me to mount it anywhere, even in positions that are traditionally very awkward for other tripods to get the shots I need. This tripod is incredibly stable in any position, even upside down or at an angle or attached to the back of chairs, balls, poles, window-sills, etc. It basically can provide very sturdy support for the camera in any position one chooses. Over the course of owning this, I've learned that sometimes the ball and socket joints can crack at the socket with age. Thankfully, if this happens, Joby will send you a replacement or replacement parts. They are very responsive to these problems. Mine cracked within the first few months of owning it, but since Joby sent me a replacement, I haven't seen the problem in the last five years of heavy, daily use. That said, this breakage is very rare, and I found that pulling the joints apart will also crack them unless the tripod is very new. Thankfully, this does not fall under normal use, so one need not worry about this. The versatility of this tripod make it one of my most favorite tripods, and I highly recommend it. It is light and convenient to use, and I take it everywhere. The quick-mount shoe can be mounted semi-permanently to the camera since it is so thin and well made. My camera fits into its case with the shoe attached. I consider this tripod a must-have.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Would not buy another

      I wanted a small tripod for my camera's to take with me on back packs, this tripod would not hold up any of my camera's. Nothing good about it except it's color

      I wanted a small tripod for my camera's to take with me on back packs, this tripod would not hold up any of my camera's. Nothing good about it except it's color

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Like having an extra set of hands

      from Chicago is home. Purchased in NY

      Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Lime Green):

      Love my Gorillapod, purchased it and went to Central Park with my wife, attached my camera to sign poles, fences, park benches, free standing rocks, really got carried away taking photos. Thanks B & H.

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      5.0

      Excellent tripod!!

      By Buck

      from Southeastern Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Lime Green):

          Works well on almost anything you want to put the camera on for a picture!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Would not buy another

          By Chopper

          from North East

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Unstable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Sky Blue):

              I wanted a small tripod for my camera's to take with me on back packs, this tripod would not hold up any of my camera's. Nothing good about it except it's color

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Fantastic

              By Warlous

              from Greenwich CT

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Sky Blue):

                Perfect companion for a non professional photographer. keep it in your bag and use it whenever you need a stable camera shoot.... can stick it everywhere.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Neat little Gadget for my GoPro Camera

                By Pancholeen

                from Phoenix, Az

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adapts Well
                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Lime Green):

                  This handy compact tripod is perfect for positioning your camera on uneven spots when you are backpacking or underwater. I can position the GorillaPod on a rock or sand, above sea level or below sea level, and it will support every camera I use, from my heavy DSLR to my light GoPro. Just one more multi-purpose item for all my camera venture trips.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Every Photographer Needs One

                  By Epoch Titan

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Low cost
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Portraits
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Charcoal):

                    Solid, durable, lightweight, and strong. This guy is great for bottom floor or table top shots. It doesn't slip either, and the articulating arms make it incredibly flexible. I keep this in my go bag at all times, and when I'm not using it with my camera I'm using it to mount my Zoom H6 to nice hidden spots to help capture great audio.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    handy and easy

                    By mb

                    from new york city

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Lime Green):

                      Light, easy to travel with. Simple but versatile tripod for compact camera. Can stand camera on table or any surface at all angles for group photos, can stabilize camera by wrapping arms on a fence or pole, and I even used it to hold the camera above a crowd.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Super easy to use

                      By ChicagoKat

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Video

                        Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Charcoal):

                        This flexible tripod is incredibly easy to use. Allows you to temporarily mount your camera just about anywhere to get a great shot. I use it while taking high speed video so the resulting movie comes out looking steady. It is lightweight and surprisingly compact.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Mini tripod

                        By Sophia

                        from Nyc

                        Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Charcoal):

                        This product was delivered on time, packaged well and exceeded my expectations. Great deal for the price. Would recommend.

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                        5.0

                        Great for travel

                        By JBlens

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Inexpensive
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Charcoal):

                          Like other customers, I use this for traveling as a lightweight solution where it would be otherwise risky to balance my point and shoot camera. I really like how the legs are adjustable in many ways and how the camera is securely attached. Each leg goes into position tightly so you never feel like it will give out. The number of creative positions you can do is really a nice feature. You can fold the legs around poles and branches, etc. It is well constructed and extremely light which makes it perfect for trips both local and far away.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A great tripod

                          By DillonStreet

                          from Cumberland, RI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Convenient
                          • Easy to use
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stable Support
                          • Unfolds Quickly
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Plastic Can Crack

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro photography
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Fuchsia):

                          This is an excellent tripod for small point and shoot cameras. I use it with my Canon Ixy Digital 20 IS, but it would work well for any small point and shoot camera. I typically use my Canon for macro photography using ambient light, and it is very useful as I typically have the camera set to ISO 80 which often means long exposures if I'm shooting indoors. I also use it for night photos and landscapes among other things. The way the tripod works allows me to mount it anywhere, even in positions that are traditionally very awkward for other tripods to get the shots I need. This tripod is incredibly stable in any position, even upside down or at an angle or attached to the back of chairs, balls, poles, window-sills, etc. It basically can provide very sturdy support for the camera in any position one chooses. Over the course of owning this, I've learned that sometimes the ball and socket joints can crack at the socket with age. Thankfully, if this happens, Joby will send you a replacement or replacement parts. They are very responsive to these problems. Mine cracked within the first few months of owning it, but since Joby sent me a replacement, I haven't seen the problem in the last five years of heavy, daily use. That said, this breakage is very rare, and I found that pulling the joints apart will also crack them unless the tripod is very new. Thankfully, this does not fall under normal use, so one need not worry about this. The versatility of this tripod make it one of my most favorite tripods, and I highly recommend it. It is light and convenient to use, and I take it everywhere. The quick-mount shoe can be mounted semi-permanently to the camera since it is so thin and well made. My camera fits into its case with the shoe attached. I consider this tripod a must-have.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Does what it was designed for.

                          By Don

                          from San Jose

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Charcoal):

                            Purchased this for my 8 year old nephew. He loves it with his nikon point and shoot, its just right for him to learn with.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Versatile! Great with GoPro!

                            By Mike from BananaChair Productions

                            from Juno Beach, FL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Lime Green):

                              I bought this little tripod mostly to use with my GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and my other GoPro cameras to shoot time lapse photography and video. This tripod provides a steady and very mobile solution to get my camera low to the ground or anywhere for that matter while remaining steady and safe. Great buy!

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              "Awesome little tripod"

                              By Lmoe

                              from Durango, CO

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion
                              • Lightweight for travel

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Gorillapod Original Flexible Mini-Tripod (Black/Lime Green):

                                This tripod works really well, grabs and clings to all different kinds of stuff. Perfect for hiking and traveling. Sturdy for how small and lightweight it is

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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