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Tether ToolsJerkStopper Camera Support
 
4.6

(based on 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (50)
  • Lightweight (42)
  • Compact (30)
  • Highly compatible (30)
  • Improves performance (23)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (9)

Best Uses

  • In the studio (33)
  • Complex projects (5)
  • Home movies (4)
  • Independent films (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (19), Professional artist (18), Enthusiast (11), Tech savvy (6), Pro photographer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (7), Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Save The cameras port!

This is a great little product. The price seems a little high for what it is but it works! I shoot tethered in my studio for portraits and product shots. Even though I...Read complete review

This is a great little product. The price seems a little high for what it is but it works! I shoot tethered in my studio for portraits and product shots. Even though I use a bright orange 15' tether cord I still kick it stand on it and pull it getting my tripod in position. I believe I might have already damaged my camera's port so I built something out of wire so the "pull" would be on the cameras strap connection and not the connection point. My deal was unsightly, and cumbersome. and i had to undo it every day. it worked but not well. The jerk stopper works so much better than my rig. It holds the cable 98% out of 100. With an almost perfect angle to my cameras port. my design was maybe a 80%. And I would " wiggle it free or loose connection. If you shoot tethered get this. It's cheap compared to a new tether cord or sending your camera out for repair.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not stable, very flimsy

I don't know why I thought this was going to be just as good as a Zacuto Pincher. I shoot video on a Canon 7D and 60D and I just got a new monitor...Read complete review

I don't know why I thought this was going to be just as good as a Zacuto Pincher. I shoot video on a Canon 7D and 60D and I just got a new monitor that I mount on my camera rig. I wanted to protect the mini HDMI port on my cameras, but since I haven't bought into the Zacuto products, paying over $200 for their Pincher system was way over my budget. The JerkStopper is NOT a good solution for handheld video work. The construction is cheap plastic that I find extremely flimsy. In order for the device to even work properly, you need to give some slack on the input cable -- this partially secures accidents if the HDMI cable is pulled from the monitor, but what happens if you get the slack caught on something? The JerkStopper won't help it.

I'm really worried about protecting the mini HDMI port, so I'll probably just have to spend the extra $$ on the Zacuto Pincher -- I'm sure that what I really need.

Bottom line: do not buy this product if you are using it for the mini HDMI cable AND you shoot handheld.

Reviewed by 107 customers

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5.0

Essential

By Ludo

from ALtadena, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

It is an essential accessory and works well in stopping the cable from coming off. My only concern is that it is all plastic and does't like it will last long.

 
4.0

A bit pricey, but effective

By StudioGuy

from New England

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

If you shoot tethered or with devices (like CamRanger) connected to your camera ports, this is a simple way to prevent cables from being pulled out. The clip lets you keep one part attached to your camera and connect the cable retainer to it when you need it. (Just keep in mind when using it that if you trip over a cable, you may knock the whole camera over instead of just ripping the cable out, but the stopper certainly helps prevent disconnection from casual jostling.)

 
5.0

Buy this and no proble with connection and cable

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Small accessory perfect for the photo wired and avoids disconnection, do not deprive this accessories

 
5.0

Works

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Helps relive stress on you and your usb port.

 
5.0

Keeps cable secure without a lot of fuss.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Well designed and does exactly what it needs to do. Not much else to say.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Too Tight

By VRGuy360

from Undisclosed

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Doesn't work as well with the right angle USB cable with the Canon 5dm4.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Too tight

By VRGuy360

from Undisclosed

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Only a 3 star rating because the jerkstopper dies not work as well for the right angle USB cable. It's an extremely tight fit. String is too short.

 
4.0

Handy & effective

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

I'm happy with this. I think it's a bit overpriced but not an expensive item, so I bought it. .

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Woodie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Really solved a lot of headaches. My camera would often loose the connection with my laptop with just the slightest move of the camera. This reduces it a lot. Should have bought several of those years ago

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Protects your ports

By Kyle

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Since I knew I was going to be using a wired shutter release, I wanted to make sure I didn't do long term damage to the ports (either by weight over time or snags). This thing is absolutely genius.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Saved camera and cord

By Big John

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Glad I bought this along with the tether cord. Worked first day I used it. Set camera down and sure enough I tripped over the cord, jerking it violently. Moved the camera about 6 inches but cord remained in the camera and not damaged. Paid for itself first day.
It should just come with the cord.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Protect yourself.

By Kelsey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

I've ruined many cables and even one camera port before I used these.

 
5.0

Thought whatever, thinking now, yeah, this works!

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Definitely a peace of mind piece of equipment. I'm not so worried about cable drop or yank anymore.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just get one !

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

So... I bought this AFTER I needed it. Don't wait until it is too late !
Someone tripped on my tether cord and JERKED the cord from my DSLR's port. Now it will not make a firm connection and costs $375 to fix. Yes there is the argument to be made that tripping on the camera with the jerk-stopper could have caused more damage to camera and lens. Overall using a tether without a jerk-stopper will compromise the camera port. The weight of the cord and constant pressure from opposing angles as you move around will cause a loose connection over a short period of time.

 
5.0

Does the job

By Ryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Does the job it was meant to do in a quick and easy way

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent!

By Lada

from San Francisco

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

I got this jerk stopper after I damaged my cable by accident during the shoot by jerking on it while moving stuff around. It is brilliant, and will make sure your tethering cable stays where it should. Highly recommended!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

its betta with tetha!

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

so handy of you are working in a studio at a fast pace tethered!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have is you are tethering!

By Mpendergraff

from Bartlesville, OK

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

This product is very simple but a must have if you are tethering in the studio. It is well made and will last for a long time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Yep. I would and do buy again.

By Julian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

Of all the little doodads that this company makes I find this one to be the most useful and flexible. It helps keep the both the cable and more importantly the camera connector safe from the strains of daily use.

 
5.0

Does Its Job

By Lindsay

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support:

While a little on the expensive side for what it is, the JerkStopper does its job well.

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