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JobyGripTight Mount for Smartphones
 
4.7

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (50)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Durable (21)
  • Fits well (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (35)
    • Everyday (25)
    • Home (21)
    • Portraits (18)
    • Landscape photography (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (17), Professional (9), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (8), Casual user (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (51), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works for me!

    This works great on my iPhone 4s and it fits it securely while it is in an Otterbox Defender Case. It attaches to any tripod 1/4-20 mount. I often use it with...Read complete review

    This works great on my iPhone 4s and it fits it securely while it is in an Otterbox Defender Case. It attaches to any tripod 1/4-20 mount. I often use it with a mini folding backpacking tripod making it easy to put in a pocket and take with on my motorcycle. Since there are free apps for timed shutter release, I can now get easy self-pics without trying to balance the iPhone on a rock. Other free apps let you take time lapse movies which of course need a tripod mount if you want that sun up to sunset in 20 seconds kind of thing. This is not a secure enough grip to use it for motorsports, or mountain biking, but for fixed location shooting it works great and is fast to deploy. Folded, it isn't much bigger than a pack of gum and it is light. You can also use it to hold the phone to watch a movie. This item is also available with a compact tripod, but I already had a backpackers tripod available.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cracked with IPhone 5 attached

    Been using for about 6 months till last week. Shooting with IPhone 5 testing some apps for a class on mobile photography when it cracked. Luckily had headphones (used for remote) attached and...Read complete review

    Been using for about 6 months till last week. Shooting with IPhone 5 testing some apps for a class on mobile photography when it cracked. Luckily had headphones (used for remote) attached and caught IPhone by them as it hit table on the way to a tile floor.

    Joby has not been very easy to deal with to get replacement. If I even want one now.

    To bad since it did work well. Better than other options at the time. Time to look around again.

    Reviewed by 71 customers

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    4.0

    i would buy it again

    By jim

    from north bergen,nj

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

      good springs,compac unit

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Small Wonder

      By TAJ

      from NYC

      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

      This clever item is perfectly suited to its purpose. The inner spring's tension holds the phone securely. Folds flat for storage or easy carry. Totally compatible with my 25 year old tripod.

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      3.0

      does what it says... barely

      By TexmanT

      from Palestine, TX

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Not Durable
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

      This is a spring loaded, very basic grip that screws to a basic 1/4 inch tripod adapter. But the grip OBVIOUSLY wasn't designed for today's smart phones. I have a medium sized phone and it stretches to fit it. If you stretch it to fit a + sized phone and it feels like it will break. It's eh.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      iPhone 6 tripod mount

      By Phil Anderson

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

            It's very small, fits the iPhone 6 to mount to a tripod.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works great!

            By Kayla

            from Indiana

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

              I'm very happy with the small and lightweight yet sturdy construction. It fits my iPhone well and attaches easily to my tripod. I wouldn't recommend using it if you're going to be moving around a lot - for example if you attach a mount to a off-road vehicle and then attach your phone with this mount, you'll probably end up losing your phone. It's stable on a tripod, but there could be a possibility of falling out if you're doing crazy stunts with it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I Love It

              By Ken

              from Chicago

              Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

              Great idea; great product at a fair price. It is so nice to be able to take rock-steady photographs. I recommend it to my friends.

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              5.0

              Effortless

              By Juan - Designer

              from Providence, RI

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home

                Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                Folds so tiny you could keep in your pants pocket; holds the phone tightly; easy to attach to tripod with the thread. Great buy.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect iPhone Mount!

                By Slothberg

                from Spokane, Wa

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                    I'm using this with the Joby Focus Gorilla Pod, and it's great! It feels secure, and just what I need! Highly recommended!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great product!

                    By Proud Palomino

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                      I am very happy with this product and it will come in very handy for traveling light where I don't want to carry a separate camera as I always have my phone. It works great with the newest iPhone 6 as very adjustable. I like that you can fold it flat and attach to a keychain also to keep it more compact.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Joby has the answer

                      By Scott

                      from Portland

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                      It was the perfect answer for my new IPhone 6, since I already owned a small Nikon table-top tripod and ball head. Thanks Joby.

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                      5.0

                      Simple great little thing

                      By Bowie

                      from New York city, ny

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                      This is completely smart phone grip, the best you can get for that value. Small and portable. Love it

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                      5.0

                      great mount

                      By Barry

                      from Nor cal

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                        This mount is perfect for the iPhone 6+. It's easy to use and holds the phone very steady. It folds up and is easy to put in your pocket. The base screws into any tripod.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Works great with iPhone 6

                        By Mully410

                        from Shoreview, MN

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • night shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Video

                          Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                          Easily holds iPhone 6. Looks like it might go wider for the 6+ but we couldn't test it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          great

                          By tahoedawg

                          from tahoe ca

                          Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                          very clever little gizmo that holds my iphone 5 perfectly. folds up very small when not in use. no more of those nauseating shaky you tube videos!

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                          5.0

                          Phenomenal!

                          By CanonFan

                          from Beavercreek, Ohio

                          Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                          Wow! Thin tiny thing really works! The mounting bracket fits directly into any tripod camer plate and very securely holds any smart phone. The device weighs nothing and folds completely flat. The spring loaded fold out forks are very powerful and holds spartphones very securely. Highly recommended.

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                          5.0

                          Finally...

                          By Nigel Tufnel

                          from Madison, CT

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                            Does a great job of holding the smartphone and is very portable. Wish my phone worked as well.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            It just works. Simple.

                            By Brian

                            from Sacramento, CA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                              I am in corporate communications. Needed a simple solution for our team to shoot steady video with their iPhones (4 & 5). I paired this GripTight mount with a $ photo tripod, et voila! Mission accomplished. I put a small piece of velcro on the the Joby and another piece on the side of the tripod leg... and now our team members just pop in, grab the tripod and they're in business.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Product!

                              By Mabel

                              from Laredo, TX

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                                This has been perfect! I needed something I can mount my phone onto a tripod and this really did the trick. What I really like is that you can put several types of phones. You don't need a special case so even if you get a different phone in a year or two, you can still use this mount.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Handy Little Gadget

                                By Bob Archer

                                from San Pedro, CA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography

                                  Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                                  Mounted this to my Redrock Micro cage to capture a second 'user generated' looking camera angle for a recent project. It mounted very easy and was exactly what I needed to do the job.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works perfectly!

                                  By DLN

                                  from Augusta, Ga

                                  Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                                  Using with the iPhone 5c...holds steady and solidly. Thanks!

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