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JobyGripTight Mount for Smartphones
 
4.8

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (46)

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    (9)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (42)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Reliable (19)
  • Durable (18)
  • Fits well (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (32)
    • Everyday (20)
    • Home (16)
    • Portraits (15)
    • Landscape photography (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (16), Photo enthusiast (8), Professional (8), Casual user (6), Semi-professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    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.

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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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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.

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            • 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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            5.0

            Great Mount

            By Buddy

            from Cabot, Arkansas

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

              I use this to mount my Samsung Galaxy S3 to a tripod. It works as advertised. Just a word of warning, I can't recall the exact model of phone I tried using, but this item can't spread far enough apart to mount anything much wider than an S3 or maybe S4. We tried mounting what I think was a Galaxy Note with a case on it, and it wouldn't go around it. Though we didn't take the case off of it, it looked like it may of worked if we took the case off of the Note. I'm not 100% positive that it will. But, anything like an S3, with a case on it, seems to work.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best iPhone (or Smartphone) Mount!

              By Noosphere

              from NYC

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Horizontal Or Vertical
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Studio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                This mount is so compact and easy to use. You can fold it up flat to fit on a keychain or in a pocket. Fits on any tripod. I actually took this one back to get the one that has a built in mini tripod, which was only $ more and it also folds flat. It's adjustable with a swivel head (insane) and it can mount horizontal or vertical. Will adjust to any phone size. Great to have even if you just want to watch videos, movies, or for FaceTime. Fabulous!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product, Don't Tighten It Too Much

                By Mitch

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Easy Attachment
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Can Break If Too Tight

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Studio

                Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                This product is great for smartphone and iPod touch photography and video, especially when coupled with the joby gorrilapod tripod. At one point, I screwed it on too tight, and broke it, so I bought a replacement, but a great mount, if you are careful.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great tripod mount for smartphones

                By dat

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Phn Might Wiggle In Mount

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Studio

                Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                I wanted to make videos using my iPhone (since it's the only option w/in my budget) but I didn't have a way to attach it to the tripod I have.

                The GripTight Mount is easy to use, quick to put on, and holds my iPhone comfortably so that I shoot video w/ my phone.

                One thing that's a little annoying: since the back bar of the mount is in the middle of phone sometimes it wiggles when I tap the screen. So I have to make sure it's resting flush against the mount and that I don't tap too hard. A slight annoyance for me but might be a problem for someone else.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Sturdy even with a phone case

                By CRphoto

                from Tampa, Fl

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                  I use this to mount an iPhone with a bulky otter case. It's sized large enough to get the job done.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By E

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                    Amazing build. works great!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Best thing for iPhone

                    By Azzie

                    from Azzie

                    Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                    This little but amazing device allows you to take the iPhone to the next level

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                    4.0

                    Joby GripTight Mount

                    By Derek Choi

                    from HK, HK

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                      I am using Samsung Note 2 with plastic case, it is not fitted with this grip tight mount unless I take away the plastic case. Quliaty is good and well build.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      joby great

                      By sonshine photography

                      from Mansfield Ohio

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                      Works great with the tripod I have. Thanks

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                      5.0

                      great mount

                      By mikwatr

                      from USA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      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:

                        This mount is easy to use. It is very portable and fits most of my devices that I tried with it. It has a firm grip on my phone at all angels that I use it.

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                        5.0

                        Better pictures with your smart phone

                        By michael

                        from Portland, OR

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                          This thing is awesome. Works with a tripod or on a flat surface to allow you to take advantage of camera apps that prolong your shutter speed and or take multiple exposures, create motion etc. When not in use it collapses to key chain size to take on the go. It is very intuitive, and essentially universal. No reason not to buy it unless you never use a smart phone for photos.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very handy device

                          By VDogger

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable
                          • Small

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                            I use this mount to attach one of my old cell phones to a couple of tripods. I only use that cell phone as a video camera now and before I had this little gadget I had to rig it using whatever would keep it attached to the larger tripod. I like that it doesn't take much space and I don't think I can think of any cons to this product.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Loving it!

                            By Stef

                            from Jordan, MN

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Just Awesome
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Nothing

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                            Great product! Don't second think it :)

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product.

                            By bigjake

                            from wi

                            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                            Great product. Reasonable price. Grips phone nice and tight. No worries of it falling out.

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                            5.0

                            Great way to improve cell phone images

                            By ML

                            from USA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                                  Perfect for optimizing cell phone camera images. Stable enough to rest on stable, flat, table-top. Mounts on tripod for improved video capture.

                                  Caveats:

                                  When used with Samsung Galaxy phone cover, the cover induces shake in a breeze.

                                  When used with LifeProof case on Samsung phone, it's a little tight and the plastic could conceivably break.

                                  Joby would do well to add an eighth of an inch to the maximum height to accommodate waterproof cell phone covers. As is, however, this is a fully workable stabilization tool.

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