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JobyGripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal)
 
4.5

(based on 84 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (56)
  • Compact (46)
  • Easily adjusted (45)
  • Locks in tight (30)
  • Good footing (29)

Cons

  • Difficult to adjust (5)
  • Jerky movement (5)
  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (33)
  • Travel (29)
  • Outdoors (24)
  • Video (24)
  • Landscape/scenery (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual user (6), Pro photographer (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Joby GripTight Excellent Product

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my family and they absolutely loved it. It is incredibly convenient for all settings and purposes. The added bonus is that it can support both regular cameras...Read complete review

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my family and they absolutely loved it. It is incredibly convenient for all settings and purposes. The added bonus is that it can support both regular cameras and cameraphones of just about any type. As of now I have no complaints, the product has lived up to its reputation of being completely dependable. Phones can slip out of the stand if you don't take the time to make sure it is firmly adjusted, however this is just a reminder to be careful more than anything. Very satisfied with this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice phone holder, not as tight or stable as I expected

I was planning to use these holders to record video/timelapse with my cell phone(s). They do a pretty good job, but are super light and with big phones can be pretty...Read complete review

I was planning to use these holders to record video/timelapse with my cell phone(s). They do a pretty good job, but are super light and with big phones can be pretty top heavy (can blow over easily in the wind). Also, the holder doesn't grip as tight as I'd like, nothing has fallen out, but not a very reassuring hold. Lastly, if your volume or power buttons are on the side like many phones today, you have to position it accordingly and can get side heavy to go along with the top heavy.

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4.0

HANDY ON THE GO!

By Jimmy B

from Benton, AR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

I purchased this for capturing time lapses with my iPhone6. It does what it was designed for, although i wish the "grip tight" gripped a little tighter. I like how the mount does lock into place on to the gorilla pod. The "fingers" themselves grab exceedingly well beyond my expectations.

 
4.0

Nice lightweight tripod

By Jeff

from Lafayette, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

does what you need - holds either a smartphone or a conventional camera - using either the standard screw for the latter or a secure clamp device for the phone. Weighs almost nothing but looks to be well made.

 
4.0

Very good but not perfect

By Albert@Yale

from New Haven - CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

Very good for holding phones in many different position.
Rubberized bottom of legs are very useful to be more tight and avoid excessive sledding...
Parts are quite resistant but it might break under excessive weight (i.e. into a backpack).
Head-holder is good but there is nothing to really lock tight the device, so in case of motion usage or dangerous positions, might be safer to use a stripe of tape.

 
4.0

Does its job perfectly.

By JPerks87

from Saint Louis, MO

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Durable Construction
  • Stable
  • Stores Easily

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Having Around The House
    • Outdoor Filming
    • Portable Electronics
    • Travel

    Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

    I use this to video things like off roading in my jeep. It is very flexible and holds well. If I did it again I would probably spend more and get the bigger one though. Either way you will not be disappointed.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Good for iPhone 4s

    By SteveDoc

    from New York

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Good Footing
    • Lightweight
    • Locks In Tight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

      Sturdy, stays in position- been using it to convert old iPhone 4s into a surveillance webcam, using 'Presence' app.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      < 3

      By Janepod

      from SLC, UT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Adjusted
      • Good Footing
      • Lightweight
      • Locks In Tight

      Cons

      • Jerky Movement

      Best Uses

        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

        I do love this little tripod/phonecamera attachment. I use it mostly to take video and set up self-shots. It's stable, adjustable, portable, and inexpensive! I wish it had smoother position adjustment, but I could get that with an upscale model from Joby. Great for phones!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nice phone holder, not as tight or stable as I expected

        By Dad VOD - Trevor V.

        from Saint Paul, MN

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Flexible

        Cons

        • Difficult To Adjust
        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

        I was planning to use these holders to record video/timelapse with my cell phone(s). They do a pretty good job, but are super light and with big phones can be pretty top heavy (can blow over easily in the wind). Also, the holder doesn't grip as tight as I'd like, nothing has fallen out, but not a very reassuring hold. Lastly, if your volume or power buttons are on the side like many phones today, you have to position it accordingly and can get side heavy to go along with the top heavy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great for uneven locations

        By rmusarn

        from Rochester, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Outdoors
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

        This is a nice supplement for taking pictures and videos instead of my tripod but the ring around the neck that serves as a lock/unlock feature was too flimsy it was broken when I tried it. I don't know if I did it or it was just the way it is. It does still serve its purpose though so I decided to just keep it instead of going through the hassle of returning it. This will prove useful for taking pictures and videos particularly this summer season for vacation and camping.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Better than I expected!

        By Tom

        from Virginia

        Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

        This thing is awesome. Holds my iPhone 5S nice and tight and the thing can stand anywhere or wrap around anything. Super sturdy!!

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Jimbo

        from Whittier, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Good Footing
        • Lightweight
        • Locks In Tight
        • Smooth Movement

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

          Gorilapod has been excellent thus far. It's an actual Joby product like displayed, unlike other websites that claim to be and it isn't. Definitely recommend purchasing it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent value

          By Chuck

          from Philadelphia

          Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

          Note that the tripod head unscrews from the legs on a 1/4-20 thread & thus can be used to hold an iPhone or similar on most tripod heads.

          Really, it's two products in one.

           
          5.0

          SO MANY USES!

          By Mom

          from Summit, NJ

          Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

          I love this product & feel it's use has even more applications then the manufacturers advertise! I use it to hold my cell phone on my spin bike, in the kitchen while googling recipes & my kids use it on their guitars & drum set while looking up music tabs. It is well made & sturdy. I bought 17 to give out as gifts this holiday season!!

           
          4.0

          Great Periscope tripod!

          By Justin B.

          from Alexandria, LA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Adjusted
          • Lightweight
          • Locks In Tight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Outdoors
            • Video

            Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

            The right price! I was looking for a reasonably priced tripod for my iPhone. I use Pericope and have gotten tired of resting the phone on a book or inside of a cup. This worked beautifully. The only complaint is that the actually mechanism that attaches to the phone feels a little cheap but so far it has held the phone well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            does the job

            By stephanie

            from malvern, pa

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Video

            Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

            could be a bit sturdier/ have more grip for stability...but does the job : )

             
            5.0

            Simple Design

            By Z23 Studios

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Adjusted
            • Good Footing
            • Lightweight
            • Locks In Tight
            • Smooth Movement

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

              I purchased this stand to hold my iPhone 6s for a one time scenario. Turns out or use it every day now. Cool little product!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              The best gets smaller

              By Jory

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easily Adjusted
              • Good Footing
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wiggles A Little

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Outdoors
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

              I love these Joby Gorillapods....I have a larger one for my DSLR as well. It's perfect for time lapses, recording yourself on video, using video chat on your phone hands free, watching movies on your phone hands free...ect....

              This piece of gear is always in my backpack and I also use it frequently with my Canon s120 or H1 mic.

              There is a little wiggle between the attachment and the mount which I found annoying at first...but it hasn't been a problem in actual practice. Highly recommend this mini pod.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              great stuff

              By cr4shu

              from gdansk, poland

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

              The instructions guide may have been a little bit more comprehensive but other than that a solid quality product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Awesome!

              By Billiamruns

              from New Albany, IN

              Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

              This little gem has worked perfectly for the reasons I bought it. The first day after receiving it I used it for a time lapse video using my iPhone 6. It worked great! My main reason for buying this is to use it with my long exposure app. I have taken some amazing long exposures using this tripod. Hand holding for long exposures is almost impossible, but this tripod answered the call for me. With iPhones you can use the headphones as a cable release. Paired with this awesome little tripod you will get crystal clear photos every time. I carry it with me almost everywhere. It fits nicely in a cargo pants pocket and takes no extra room in my DSLR backpack. I'm not sure if this will fit phones any larger than iPhone 6, but it fits nicely on mine even with my Tech21 case still attached. The price point is great and I have had so much fun with it for the week I've had it that it has already paid for itself.

               
              5.0

              Love it

              By CarolJ

              from Durham, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easily Adjusted
              • Good Footing
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

                  This is a really awesome, handy gadget. I'm really glad I didn't get just a basic, boring tripod. Love the bendable legs. Good for more than just wrapping around a tree limb!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Super simple, Super effective

                  By Maximus

                  from Farmington, CT

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Locks In Tight
                  • Smooth Movement

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Joby GripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones (Black/Charcoal):

                      Used this for lab testing purposes and it completely replaced an extra pair of hands. Was really easy to use and could mount onto nearly everything.

                      Easy to clean too.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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