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JobyGripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal)
 
4.6

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (56)
  • Compact (45)
  • Easily adjusted (45)
  • Locks in tight (30)
  • Good footing (29)

Cons

  • Difficult to adjust (5)
  • Jerky movement (5)
  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (33)
  • Travel (28)
  • Outdoors (24)
  • Video (24)
  • Landscape/scenery (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual user (6), Pro photographer (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Joby GripTight Excellent Product

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my family and they absolutely loved it. It is incredibly convenient for all settings and purposes. The added bonus is that it can support both regular cameras...Read complete review

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my family and they absolutely loved it. It is incredibly convenient for all settings and purposes. The added bonus is that it can support both regular cameras and cameraphones of just about any type. As of now I have no complaints, the product has lived up to its reputation of being completely dependable. Phones can slip out of the stand if you don't take the time to make sure it is firmly adjusted, however this is just a reminder to be careful more than anything. Very satisfied with this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice phone holder, not as tight or stable as I expected

I was planning to use these holders to record video/timelapse with my cell phone(s). They do a pretty good job, but are super light and with big phones can be pretty...Read complete review

I was planning to use these holders to record video/timelapse with my cell phone(s). They do a pretty good job, but are super light and with big phones can be pretty top heavy (can blow over easily in the wind). Also, the holder doesn't grip as tight as I'd like, nothing has fallen out, but not a very reassuring hold. Lastly, if your volume or power buttons are on the side like many phones today, you have to position it accordingly and can get side heavy to go along with the top heavy.

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5.0

Good for iPhone 4s

By SteveDoc

from New York

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easily Adjusted
  • Good Footing
  • Lightweight
  • Locks In Tight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

    Sturdy, stays in position- been using it to convert old iPhone 4s into a surveillance webcam, using 'Presence' app.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    < 3

    By Janepod

    from SLC, UT

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Good Footing
    • Lightweight
    • Locks In Tight

    Cons

    • Jerky Movement

    Best Uses

      Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

      I do love this little tripod/phonecamera attachment. I use it mostly to take video and set up self-shots. It's stable, adjustable, portable, and inexpensive! I wish it had smoother position adjustment, but I could get that with an upscale model from Joby. Great for phones!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Nice phone holder, not as tight or stable as I expected

      By Dad VOD - Trevor V.

      from Saint Paul, MN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Flexible

      Cons

      • Difficult To Adjust
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

      I was planning to use these holders to record video/timelapse with my cell phone(s). They do a pretty good job, but are super light and with big phones can be pretty top heavy (can blow over easily in the wind). Also, the holder doesn't grip as tight as I'd like, nothing has fallen out, but not a very reassuring hold. Lastly, if your volume or power buttons are on the side like many phones today, you have to position it accordingly and can get side heavy to go along with the top heavy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great for uneven locations

      By rmusarn

      from Rochester, MN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Adjusted
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Outdoors
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

      This is a nice supplement for taking pictures and videos instead of my tripod but the ring around the neck that serves as a lock/unlock feature was too flimsy it was broken when I tried it. I don't know if I did it or it was just the way it is. It does still serve its purpose though so I decided to just keep it instead of going through the hassle of returning it. This will prove useful for taking pictures and videos particularly this summer season for vacation and camping.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Better than I expected!

      By Tom

      from Virginia

      Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

      This thing is awesome. Holds my iPhone 5S nice and tight and the thing can stand anywhere or wrap around anything. Super sturdy!!

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      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Jimbo

      from Whittier, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Adjusted
      • Good Footing
      • Lightweight
      • Locks In Tight
      • Smooth Movement

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

        Gorilapod has been excellent thus far. It's an actual Joby product like displayed, unlike other websites that claim to be and it isn't. Definitely recommend purchasing it!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent value

        By Chuck

        from Philadelphia

        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

        Note that the tripod head unscrews from the legs on a 1/4-20 thread & thus can be used to hold an iPhone or similar on most tripod heads.

        Really, it's two products in one.

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        5.0

        SO MANY USES!

        By Mom

        from Summit, NJ

        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

        I love this product & feel it's use has even more applications then the manufacturers advertise! I use it to hold my cell phone on my spin bike, in the kitchen while googling recipes & my kids use it on their guitars & drum set while looking up music tabs. It is well made & sturdy. I bought 17 to give out as gifts this holiday season!!

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        4.0

        Great Periscope tripod!

        By Justin B.

        from Alexandria, LA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Lightweight
        • Locks In Tight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Outdoors
          • Video

          Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

          The right price! I was looking for a reasonably priced tripod for my iPhone. I use Pericope and have gotten tired of resting the phone on a book or inside of a cup. This worked beautifully. The only complaint is that the actually mechanism that attaches to the phone feels a little cheap but so far it has held the phone well.

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          • No

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          4.0

          does the job

          By stephanie

          from malvern, pa

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Video

          Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

          could be a bit sturdier/ have more grip for stability...but does the job : )

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          5.0

          Simple Design

          By Z23 Studios

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Adjusted
          • Good Footing
          • Lightweight
          • Locks In Tight
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

            I purchased this stand to hold my iPhone 6s for a one time scenario. Turns out or use it every day now. Cool little product!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            The best gets smaller

            By Jory

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Adjusted
            • Good Footing
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Wiggles A Little

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Outdoors
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

            I love these Joby Gorillapods....I have a larger one for my DSLR as well. It's perfect for time lapses, recording yourself on video, using video chat on your phone hands free, watching movies on your phone hands free...ect....

            This piece of gear is always in my backpack and I also use it frequently with my Canon s120 or H1 mic.

            There is a little wiggle between the attachment and the mount which I found annoying at first...but it hasn't been a problem in actual practice. Highly recommend this mini pod.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great stuff

            By cr4shu

            from gdansk, poland

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

            The instructions guide may have been a little bit more comprehensive but other than that a solid quality product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Billiamruns

            from New Albany, IN

            Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

            This little gem has worked perfectly for the reasons I bought it. The first day after receiving it I used it for a time lapse video using my iPhone 6. It worked great! My main reason for buying this is to use it with my long exposure app. I have taken some amazing long exposures using this tripod. Hand holding for long exposures is almost impossible, but this tripod answered the call for me. With iPhones you can use the headphones as a cable release. Paired with this awesome little tripod you will get crystal clear photos every time. I carry it with me almost everywhere. It fits nicely in a cargo pants pocket and takes no extra room in my DSLR backpack. I'm not sure if this will fit phones any larger than iPhone 6, but it fits nicely on mine even with my Tech21 case still attached. The price point is great and I have had so much fun with it for the week I've had it that it has already paid for itself.

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            5.0

            Love it

            By CarolJ

            from Durham, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Adjusted
            • Good Footing
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

                This is a really awesome, handy gadget. I'm really glad I didn't get just a basic, boring tripod. Love the bendable legs. Good for more than just wrapping around a tree limb!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Super simple, Super effective

                By Maximus

                from Farmington, CT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

                    Used this for lab testing purposes and it completely replaced an extra pair of hands. Was really easy to use and could mount onto nearly everything.

                    Easy to clean too.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Gets the job done

                    By camusr

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Good Footing
                    • Lightweight
                    • Locks In Tight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

                      Great for quick shots when you want a quick photo.

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Stability

                      By Humza

                      from Brooklyn

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

                      Overall great product for keeping my iPhone stable. Add more weight to it! My iPhone gets blown over when I'm using it.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent for iphones - great idea

                      By TonyZ

                      from Annapolis, MD

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Lightweight
                      • Locks In Tight
                      • Smooth Movement

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Outdoors
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

                        If you like to watch videos in your smart phone but don't want to hold your phone all time this is the best idea for it. Great to shot videos from your smartphone, steady and flexible

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        GREAT FOR TRIPS

                        By mralcocer

                        from Mérida, Yuc.

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

                        What is great is the stand itself. Well made and feels strong enough to hold bigger phones than the iphone (which I use). I haven't ran into any problems with it after months of use.

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                        • No

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