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JobyGripTight Mount (Black)
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (41)

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    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Reliable (17)
  • Durable (15)
  • Fits well (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (28)
    • Everyday (16)
    • Home (13)
    • Portraits (12)
    • Video (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (14), Photo enthusiast (8), Professional (6), Casual user (5), Semi-professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39)

    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

    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 (Black):

      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 (Black):

      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 (Black):

      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 (Black):

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

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        • 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 (Black):

          Amazing build. works great!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best thing for iPhone

          By Azzie

          from Azzie

          Comments about Joby GripTight Mount (Black):

          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 (Black):

            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 (Black):

            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 (Black):

              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 (Black):

                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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                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 (Black):

                  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 (Black):

                  Great product! Don't second think it :)

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product.

                  By bigjake

                  from wi

                  Comments about Joby GripTight Mount (Black):

                  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 (Black):

                        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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                        5.0

                        great for iPhone

                        By twagn

                        from KCMO

                        Comments about Joby GripTight Mount (Black):

                        this is exactly what I was looking for. Grips my iPhone 5s w/ otter box case perfectly. One thing to note.... you want this grip with the Gorilla pod stand for $ more

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                        5.0

                        Awesome product

                        By dardog

                        from greenville, nc

                        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 (Black):

                          Product is awesome. Holds my phone great on my tripod for those steady shots. I recommend this product for anyone that wants to use their phone with a tripod.

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                          5.0

                          works great

                          By iaustinpn

                          from Austin, TX

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Iphone Stop Motion

                            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount (Black):

                            this grip mount works great with my Joby GorillaPod and my iphone 5s in a case!!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Superb Grip, Solid Built

                            By BHLoyalCustomer

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable
                            • Superb Engineering
                            • Wonder Of Design

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Iphone Video
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount (Black):

                            This little iphone grip is a wonder of design and engineering. It's super small but It's very very sturdy, the grip is super strong and it does not feel cheap at all, more like the rolls royce of grips. I'm amazed at the size and the fact that it folds on itself so you can put it anywhere because of its size. the most amazing product I bought for the iphone. Flawless product.

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                            5.0

                            Holds cell / smart phone well

                            By Spiffy

                            from Milwaukee, WI

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • No Vertical Hold

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Joby GripTight Mount (Black):

                            It is made mostly of plastic so it does not weigh very much. It gets rather small as you can fold in the clamps and put it in your pocket. A spring is inside and as you open the clamps you can feel the spring against you and then against the phone and that is what holds it. Since it is plastic it is a good idea to use a timer on your photos to get the vibration out of the plastic before you take your photo.

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                            5.0

                            simple and effective

                            By ManimaL

                            from NY NY

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about Joby GripTight Mount (Black):

                              works well, simple set up

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                              • No

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