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Tether ToolsJerkStopper Camera Support
 
4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (23)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Compact (13)
  • Highly compatible (12)
  • Improves performance (11)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • In the studio (13)
  • Complex projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (9), Professional artist (8), Tech savvy (6), Enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (7), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Save The cameras port!

This is a great little product. The price seems a little high for what it is but it works! I shoot tethered in my studio for portraits and product shots. Even though I...Read complete review

This is a great little product. The price seems a little high for what it is but it works! I shoot tethered in my studio for portraits and product shots. Even though I use a bright orange 15' tether cord I still kick it stand on it and pull it getting my tripod in position. I believe I might have already damaged my camera's port so I built something out of wire so the "pull" would be on the cameras strap connection and not the connection point. My deal was unsightly, and cumbersome. and i had to undo it every day. it worked but not well. The jerk stopper works so much better than my rig. It holds the cable 98% out of 100. With an almost perfect angle to my cameras port. my design was maybe a 80%. And I would " wiggle it free or loose connection. If you shoot tethered get this. It's cheap compared to a new tether cord or sending your camera out for repair.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not stable, very flimsy

I don't know why I thought this was going to be just as good as a Zacuto Pincher. I shoot video on a Canon 7D and 60D and I just got a new monitor...Read complete review

I don't know why I thought this was going to be just as good as a Zacuto Pincher. I shoot video on a Canon 7D and 60D and I just got a new monitor that I mount on my camera rig. I wanted to protect the mini HDMI port on my cameras, but since I haven't bought into the Zacuto products, paying over $200 for their Pincher system was way over my budget. The JerkStopper is NOT a good solution for handheld video work. The construction is cheap plastic that I find extremely flimsy. In order for the device to even work properly, you need to give some slack on the input cable -- this partially secures accidents if the HDMI cable is pulled from the monitor, but what happens if you get the slack caught on something? The JerkStopper won't help it.

I'm really worried about protecting the mini HDMI port, so I'll probably just have to spend the extra $$ on the Zacuto Pincher -- I'm sure that what I really need.

Bottom line: do not buy this product if you are using it for the mini HDMI cable AND you shoot handheld.

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5.0

Great Support to Tether Tools

By June

from Dubai, UAE

About Me Hobbyist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

    Great design to support the Tether tools. It helps you keep the cable intact and keep the ports from damaging from unwanted movements or shakes.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By SP

    from California

    Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

    Use these all the time for work. It is silly not to have one.

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    5.0

    Love it!!!!

    By Daniel G

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

        I've been really frustrated with all the cable wrangling during my productions with the Canon 5D. The tether tool is a life saver. Makes me much more secure in working quickly without having to worry about breaking any HDMI connections.

        Thank you!
        Daniel G.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Helps a Little

        By Ninety-nine

        from Wilmington, DE

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Studio

          Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

          This helps with keeping the connection a little, but it doesn't solve the problem completely.

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          • No

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          5.0

          JerkStopper Camera Tether

          By Bill

          from Pleasantville, NY

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

            This attachment keeps your USB cable from popping out of the camera USB terminal when shooting tethered. It works extremely well - very clever design. It is very easy to attach and very effective. I recommend it to anyone who is shooting tethered.

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            • No

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            1.0

            Too expensive

            By Alf

            from Mexico

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Design
              • Poor Performance
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                bad materials , simple, insecure expensive !!

                DON´T BUY IT !!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works as designed

                By Number 1 DP

                from Central Oregon Coast

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                  What can I say - it does the job!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice, Simple and Works.

                  By Mike K

                  from MIchigigan

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                      It does just what it is supposed to. Works great.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Jerkstopper

                      By Chris N

                      from Weehawken, NJ

                      Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                      There's not much to say. If you shoot tethered, this is for you to ensure the cable won't come off. Kind of must have tool.

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                      5.0

                      Good Product

                      By Stan

                      from Sweden

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                        A really useful product!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        So Clever.

                        By ZinnPics

                        from New Yorj

                        Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                        Great idea. Made my set so much more efficient.

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                        5.0

                        This item works great

                        By Jim

                        from Lake Zurich, Illinois

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                          This item holds your cable in place so there is no downward pull at the connection, keeping it tight so the cable doesn't pull out. It also will keep the fitting in good repair so it won't become loose in the future. Every camera should have one...

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          It works

                          By Shutterbug

                          from Philadelphia, Pa

                          About Me Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Small Parts

                          Best Uses

                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                          It helps for shooting tethered. Although if you trip the cord hard enough this is not going to fix all your issues (not that you should expect it to). A little flimsy, and small parts that are easy to lose. Overall it's good.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Does the job

                          By Dennis

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Business Owner, Commercial Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                            Does the job and helps prevent damage to the camera's USB interface. As others have said, it's expensive for what it is, but certainly a whole lot less than a camera repair. Several people have complained that the plastic seems too fragile and likely to break... I don't think that should be a concern.

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                            4.0

                            Works as expected

                            By JB

                            from madison,nj

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                            works as expected. thought pricey for such little thing.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Studio must have

                            By Bkly

                            from New York

                            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                            If you occasionally pull your USB cable out of your camera this will fix it. I think it's a must to extend the life of you're connected cables

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Jim

                            from Elmhurst, Illinois

                            Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                            JerkStopper a must have product when tethering or any other cable attached to you camera. I ordered three of them for the Nikon D3s, D4 and MacBook.

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                            5.0

                            JerkStopper Camera Support

                            By Kevin

                            from Philadelphia

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                                Saves on repair due to cord being pulled out of equipment... Excellent !!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Must Have

                                By DenverGreg

                                from Denver, CO

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                                  I've never shot tethered before. I'm a believer! This jerk stopper gave me confidence that my laptop and camera were secure.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A must have

                                  By Mark the photographer

                                  from Russellville, AR

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

                                      I did an all day tethered shoot using the JerkStopper. There is no telling how many times I stepped on the tether cable and would have pulled the cable from the camera. If you are going to shoot tethered this is a required piece of equipment.

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                                      • No

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