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JobyGripTight GorillaPod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal)
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (31)
  • Compact (21)
  • Easily adjusted (21)
  • Good footing (14)
  • Locks in tight (13)

Cons

  • Jerky movement (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (16)
  • Travel (16)
  • Outdoors (11)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
  • Video (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (8), Casual user (6), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply Awesome!!

High quality, ingenius design, expert workmanship. The main piece that holds the phone can be put on any standard tri-pod and it even folds and goes on a keychain. It holds my Galaxy...Read complete review

High quality, ingenius design, expert workmanship. The main piece that holds the phone can be put on any standard tri-pod and it even folds and goes on a keychain. It holds my Galaxy S4 with the Otter Box case on it. This is just really high quality craftsmanship. I'm thoroughly impressed. I would recommend this GorillaPod for anyone that enjoys taking pictures with their smartphone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Way smaller than expected

The Grip tight part is amazing but the tiny Gorillapod is much smaller than expected.

The Grip tight part is amazing but the tiny Gorillapod is much smaller than expected.

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4.0

Useful for acting self-tapes

By Misskris

from New York, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Only About 4" High

Best Uses

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

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

I needed a simple tripod to convert my iPhone into an audition-worthy camera. This product is super helpful in creating a stable base, which is adaptive to stand on its own, and flexible to wrap around poles/tree branches, if needed.

The only drawback is that the "tripod" isn't very high, but you can use the adapter portion to screw your phone onto another tripod, if necessary.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Tight grip

By Yu

from SI, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Slightly Flimsy Feel

Best Uses

  • Home
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Outdoors
  • Portraits
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife

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

Works good with iPhone 5s. Hope it will fit iPhone 6.

Very tight grip to phone. Do not have to worry about it slipping off. Compact in size and lightweight, can bring along anywhere.

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  • No

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5.0

Nice tripod for cell phones or cameras!

By Igor Pinheiro

from Rio de Janeiro, BR

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easily Adjusted
  • Good Footing
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Outdoors
    • Travel

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

    Versatile tripod that fits perfectly on cell phones and pocket cameras. Perfect for lone travelers or couple.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Super handy!

    By Cam

    from Los Angeles, CA

    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):

        It was easy and simple to assemble and it gave me no problems whatsoever. I love how it's very compact so I can take it anywhere with me. The product definitely lives up to its expectations!

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        4.0

        Does the job!

        By Jen

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Good Footing
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Movement

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            This is a solid tripod for my iPhone5. It holds it well, even with my case on. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a tripod for their cell phone.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great alternative to phone holder in car

            By Anthony, the 99th Wonder of the World

            from Hayward, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

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

                I use this in my car to hold my phone in place. It's a great alternative to the suction cups to your windshield or vent clips. As long as you have a place to grab it in the car, the GorillaPod works like a charm.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Awesome camera stand

                By Scottrod

                from Reading pa

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

                Really nice. Top quality. Works great with a smart phone AND a regular camera with a mount screw.

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                5.0

                This is Fantastic

                By Josh

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Locks In Tight

                Cons

                • Jerky Movement

                Best Uses

                • Audio
                • Home
                • Podcast

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

                I ended up just using the little smart phone piece and putting that on a tripod and used the gorillapod that comes with it for my handheld recorder. Quality is great.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just buy it.

                By AVP

                from Alpha Centauri A

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

                Inexpensive, strong, super flexible. Now the BEST part of this kit is the actual mount that comes with plus it locked neatly and securely to the base. (Lock-unlock)

                I was very impressed with the design that everything folds flat including the mount and the rubbery material of which this is made. The entire finish of the phone holder feels velvety rubbery ratter than a hard plastic and the actual 4 mini grips where the mobile goes are made of a super high quality ALL RUBBER. Your phone ain't going nowhere nor will it shift. It STAYS!
                I use this on: iPhone 5S, iPhone 4S and a Gopro hero 3 black.

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                4.0

                Small compact, fairly sturdy.

                By pieman

                from New York, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mobile Imagery
                  • Timelapes

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

                  Great for the iphone, or other similar sized phones, works with or without a case on the phone. The camera holder can be attached to other tripods as well.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  awesome

                  By jmwread

                  from Hartford CT

                  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):

                    Awesome. Cool. Easy. Portable. Strong.

                    Do you need anything else?

                    I love this thing!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    GorillaPod stand

                    By charles7

                    from New York City

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Outdoors

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

                    nice, not great

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Great Price! Great Usability!

                    By Racquibaby

                    from New York

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Good Footing
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Video

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

                    This little stand is so awesome. I expected a flimsy stand that barely did the job for such a low price but I was happily surprised. It holds my phone still and I can maneuver the legs in whatever position I want. It can even hook onto my tripod once I bend the legs properly. It is a bit weak in terms of quality of material but as long as you care for your possession, you'll be fine.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By Mac

                    from Marietta, GA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Lightweight
                    • Locks In Tight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel

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

                      Grip holds the smartphone securely and the tripod can take any shape you need. Great product, easy to use.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent!!

                      By Joseph

                      from Missouri

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

                      I was really impressed with this tripod. The piece that holds my phone is detachable so I can put my phone on ANY standard tripod. The gorillapod itself fits securely around anything you can think to put it on. This is a must have!

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                      5.0

                      Simply Awesome!!

                      By MissouriMan22

                      from Richland, MO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      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):

                        High quality, ingenius design, expert workmanship. The main piece that holds the phone can be put on any standard tri-pod and it even folds and goes on a keychain. It holds my Galaxy S4 with the Otter Box case on it. This is just really high quality craftsmanship. I'm thoroughly impressed. I would recommend this GorillaPod for anyone that enjoys taking pictures with their smartphone.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        It takes some getting use to

                        By Shep

                        from York County Virginia

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Footing
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Adjust

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

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

                        I use the GorillaPod Stand to hold my iPhone to photograph and analyze my golf swing. I eventually figured out how best to tie the stand legs to a ladder but it took a bit of time to figure out how best to do it. The camera fits horizontally and not vertically into the holder, which was unexpected. At one point,while trying to adjust the holder, I snapped off the link below the camera holder but was able to reattach it. All in all, the stand provides good flexibility. Just have patients when first using it.

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                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Great accessory to have

                        By lomidinho

                        from greensboro, nc

                        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
                          • Travel
                          • Video

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

                          this is a great product to have. it shipped quickly and worked just how i expected. it is great for portraits and group pictures. i use mine with any of my portable devices with a camera e.g digital cam, smartphone, ipod, etc. get this product. you won't be disappointed!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          great little tripod

                          By MIALYNN

                          from South Florida

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Lightweight
                          • Locks In Tight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              My son uses this tripod with his iPhone 4s and makes stop motion videos. It gives him the perfect height and support for working with his videos either on the floor or on his desk. He can even wrap the tripod around something with a peculiar shape and the camera/phone is secure.

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              makes your iPhone a pet

                              By Skip the videographer

                              from NYC

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

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

                                I am very pleased using this camera stand. It is very well made, trustworthy with my valuable device, and anthropomorphises the smart phone... makes it like a pet.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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