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JobyGripTight Mount for Smartphones
 
4.6

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (58)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Durable (25)
  • Fits well (14)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (40)
  • Everyday (30)
  • Home (25)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Landscape photography (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Professional (12), Semi-professional (11), Photo enthusiast (9), Casual user (8)

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 85 customers

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4.0

Nice!

By NUBIAN

from NYC

Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

I like this for now to record myself working on the mannequin. However I wish it leaned forward it backward I believe sideward but not forward. Will fit most mobile phones

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5.0

Great buy

By Jonathan

from Los Angeles

Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

Easy to use/store, swapping from different tripod head is simple and fits perfectly with my iPhone without any issue

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3.0

GripTight Mount

By nobody famous

from Los Angeles,CA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easily Adjusted

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

Useful and Lightweight

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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2.0

Not a tight grip

By PPen

from Ashburn, VA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Jerky Movement
    • Slips Out Of Position

    Best Uses

      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

      Mounts my iPhone to tripod but grip is disappointing. I have to reinforce grip with rubber bands.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Very handy gizmo

      By Michael G

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Semi-pro 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 Mount for Smartphones:

        Nice little item. Works well with my iPhone 6 in a case.

        I watched a video on the phone with the mount on a small tripod while I wa baking a pie the other day. Made it easy to view the phone.

        Folds away and takes up no room at all in a bag or pocket. Looking forward to shooting time lapses and videos with it in the future.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect, makes cell phone pics and video so easy!

        By Warhead

        from Orangeburg, SC

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

            It fits my Samsung Galaxy S4 perfectly, which has a great built in camera but I was tired of everything having a bit of blur when shooting by hand. It does what it says, and the build feels solid.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Work with a Samsung galaxy S5

            By Acaman

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling

              Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

              This is being used to mount a cellphone to a cold shoe on my camera. Very light weight compact and portable. Works fine with the S5. Hope it holds up over time.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent tool!

              By Imryh

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Video

                Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                I've been looking for something like this for a while. A really easy and simple way to connect an iPhone to a professional tripod. Since iPhone cameras are so good now, all I need is stability to shoot with them. This does the trick.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Works great

                By Monti

                from New Hampshire

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                  Got this to mount my phone to a DIY stabilizer. Just fits my Galaxy S5 with the case on. Good build, I can use it without hesitation or fear of it breaking.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Easy, simple, and extremely useful.

                  By Shade

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                    You'd think this would fall apart or drop your camera, but no, this very simple and easy-to-use device gives you instant video attachment for your phone in a durable, graspable format. Just attach to your tripod head, stretch, and voila! Instead phone-as-steady-camera. So thankful they had these in stock!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Does the job

                    By padartha

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cheap
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Not Durable

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                      Attractive mount for your iPhone due to its affordability.

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                      5.0

                      What a Grip

                      By SoundGuy

                      from Lincoln, NE

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                          This product is exactly what I needed to mount my phone on a tri-podand it keeps it really secure. I highly recommend this grip to anyone using a phone for camera or video use. Thank you

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          All expectations met.

                          By Zach

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Not Durable

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                          I needed a good trip pod mound for my iPhone. This does the job great. Grips very well and mounts with ease. The only reason I didn't give it a perfect "five" is that I could not find one made of metal. There were others out there of metal, but I'm partial to B&H as a customer.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          simple and easy to use

                          By Jeremy

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount for Smartphones:

                            This is small, lightweight, plastic. It fits in your pocket when not used. Holds my Iphone 5s on a tripod perfectly. No frills, just a basic phone support that does what i need it to do.

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                            • No

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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.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              iPhone 6 tripod mount

                              By Phil Anderson

                              from Minneapolis, MN

                              Verified Buyer

                              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.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • 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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