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JobyGorillapod Magnetic (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (29)
  • Folds away (19)
  • Stable (17)
  • Unfolds quickly (13)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (12)
  • Home (10)
  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Night shots (8)
  • Portraits (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (9), Tech savvy (8), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for the mini video cams!

I have purchased Gorillapod wanna-be's... don't bother. They fail in comparison mainly due to construction and materials used.

This little original magnetic baby is great for the pocket video...Read complete review

I have purchased Gorillapod wanna-be's... don't bother. They fail in comparison mainly due to construction and materials used.

This little original magnetic baby is great for the pocket video cameras (Flip, Bloggie, Kodak Zi8 or your point and shoot. It's great for the "let's take a picture of us" pic when nobody else is around.

One great use I found was taking video of my poor tennis technique. Wrap it around the fence or stick it to the tennis court light pole and you have a great pod for your video critique. And it holds tight, even in a semi-heavy wind.

You need a video blog entry from somewhere besides your boring desk? Go out and stick this to a light post. Vlog away!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

gorilla pod

My Dad always told me when you go to a restaurant to expect the worst and hope for the best, that way you won't be dissatisfied if you get bad food or service. I...Read complete review

My Dad always told me when you go to a restaurant to expect the worst and hope for the best, that way you won't be dissatisfied if you get bad food or service. I apply that to other things in life as well. The Gorilla pod is worth the money but I would also get a regular short straight legged tripod also with it. The magnets could be a little more stronger on my opinion also. I'm still pleased with product. I do recommend it. Wichita Kansas

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3.0

gorilla pod

By Rick James

from Wichita Kansas

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Locks In Tight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

    My Dad always told me when you go to a restaurant to expect the worst and hope for the best, that way you won't be dissatisfied if you get bad food or service. I apply that to other things in life as well. The Gorilla pod is worth the money but I would also get a regular short straight legged tripod also with it. The magnets could be a little more stronger on my opinion also. I'm still pleased with product. I do recommend it. Wichita Kansas

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    • No

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    3.0

    SO SO

    By Lilnancy

    from stillwater, ok

    Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

    I thought I was ordering a smartphone tripod but discovered it was for a camera. Disappointed that it only works for a lightweight camera.

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    5.0

    Great

    By Chuck

    from Salt Lake City

    Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

    Had one before and I lost it. This one is better than the last!

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    4.0

    too much whiz and not enough bang

    By mia

    from cro

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Adjust
    • Slips Out Of Position

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

    nice product but it took me some time to learn how to handle it succesfully

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    • No

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    5.0

    I like it so far

    By JimmyG

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

        I have used this with one of the heavier pocket cameras & it works well for me when I want to go telephoto. Use care if you set this on the ground - one time the magnetic feet picked up some small metal shavings that could easily damage a painted surface. Adhesive tape worked for me to remove the shavings. I also like to use it with a little audio recorder.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very handy and sturdy

        By Mully410

        from Shoreview, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Shots
          • Video

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

          I gave this as a gift for use with an iPhone 6. It holds it very well with the Joby grip tight mount. The magnets are really strong. It easily holds up the phone on the fridge.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Real deal

          By rsnani

          from Brazil

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

          Great acessory for non-professional cameras. The magnets help a lot when you need some stabilization and there is a metal surface avaiable. Totally recommended!

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          5.0

          Great value, great device

          By Gotham Photog

          from New York, NY

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Has No Spirit Level

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

          This is an excellent, lightweight, versatile tripod. It wraps around stationary objects, clings to ferrous objects and provides a stable platform for lightweight compact cameras. I recommend it. Some have said that the individual led nodes pop out on occasion; this is no problem...just pop them back in and you are good to go.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Steady Photos for Your Mobile Phone

          By Peter The Tasmanian

          from Tasmania Australia

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

            Used in conjunction with Joby Griptight mount. This allows me to use my Samsung Galaxy S4 as a still and movie camera in a shake free mode.
            Item grips to branches, trees or other similar items and will attached by its feet magnets to the car, refrigerator or other steel surfaces.
            Haven't found any negative aspects! Highly recommended. I encourage potential Australian buyers to use this suppler.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Very handy to have

            By jdpower

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Quick Camera Mount
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

              Several great thing about this tripod; it is very light weight, small, and has magnetic feet. I'm am about to go on a trip to Japan and anticipate using it with a new compact camera to take photos of my hosts during meals, parties etc. It will be a joy to stow in a waist-pack, or small carry luggage as I travel around the country-side. I love the fact that it has a camera mount that easily mounts/unmounts from the tripod. If it were bigger/heavy it would be not so mobile.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best little pocket tripod

              By oresi

              from whistler bc

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                i use this little tripod with my s120 and it perfect mix for timer shot or anything plus the strong magnet help me on alot of occasion on a car ou any metal. but they last for 2-3 months after they are 2 loose i bought 5 in last 2 years :0

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                4.0

                just what i needed

                By K.Walton

                from East Orange, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                  Small, light and the magnets are strong. Just what I was looking for!!!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great System For My Smartphone

                  By Cathy Moore

                  from Waldorf, MD

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Portraits
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video

                    Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                    I have a Galaxy Note 2 and due to the size, it was difficult to find a bracket & tripod system to use for mobile device photography. This tripod & Joby plate used together fixed this issue for me. The magnets hold fairly well (I wouldn't trust the magnetic feature suspended above a hard surface (in case the tripod starts to slide) - otherwise this unit solved a problem for me, especially since I have my cellphone camera with me all the time with or without a DSLR system.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love the magnetic grips

                    By Joshua

                    from San Francisco

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                      Pairing it with Joby GripTight Mount; great for my iPhone, especially when I am using GPS app on my phone. The magnetic grips let me have more options.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best Little tripod

                      By Sarah B

                      from Fairhope, al

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                        I got this tripod for my Go-pro Hero 3, and it is great. The legs will wrap around just about anything and the magnetic feet are a added bonus if you want to attach your camera to a metal object.

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                        1.0

                        get the bigger one ....

                        By guy

                        from close

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                        this thing is a joke. Get the SLR one.

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                        5.0

                        Great tangles

                        By Paul in Nola

                        from New Orleans

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Quick Shoe Nice

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                            I use it a lot already as a tripod anywhere or just as a handle making the camera easyier to grasp. Only wish it had a loop to clip onto for carrying.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Solution for shaky hands at night

                            By Dave

                            from NYC

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots

                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                            Great for steady night shots.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Practical

                            By dolom

                            from Verona, Italy

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                              Price was good, build quality seems fine as well and the magnetic feet allow for interesting poses.
                              I'm using it both with a pocket size camera and an SLR (although I don't trust it to hold the SLR magnetically).

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Leg fell of and unit is unstable

                              By Mike

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Unstable
                              • Weak Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Joby Gorillapod Magnetic (Black):

                                I was planning on using this to mount a flash off camera. The first time I tried to use it, one of the legs fell off. The only way to solve this problem was to place some glue into the slot where the leg is inserted. It was an easy fix. The biggest problem is that the tripod was unstable when holding a flash which weighed near the maximum weight that is specified of 11.5 oz.

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                                • No

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