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JobyGripTight Mount for Smartphones
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (57)
  • Lightweight (45)
  • Reliable (26)
  • Durable (25)
  • Fits well (14)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (38)
  • Everyday (30)
  • Home (23)
  • Portraits (20)
  • Landscape photography (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (18), Professional (12), Semi-professional (10), Casual user (8), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (57), 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 78 customers

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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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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

                  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.

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                            • 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!

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                                • 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.

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                                  • 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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