JOBY GripTight Mount - Universal Stand for Smartphones (2.1" - 2.8" wide)
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- RELIABLE GRIP. The JOBY GripTight Mount has a secure hold for phones with or without a case, for crystal clear images. The clamp style design and rubber grip pads and secure hold ensures your phone will stay in place, even when sideways.
- CAPTURE SUPERIOR PERSPECTIVES. Compatible with GorillaPod and other tripods via a universal stainless steel ¼"-20 thread, the GripTight Mount stabilizes and positions your smartphone to give you steady video and crisp photos from new perspectives.
- UNIVERSAL SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY. Take your mobile photography and videography to the next level with the GripTight Mount. It can hold devices that are 2.1” to 2.8” wide, with a patent-pending design for iPhones, Androids, and more.
- DURABLE DESIGN. With thoughtful engineering, the GripTight Mount is lightweight and pocket-sized; you can take it anywhere. Made of sturdy ABS plastic, TPE, and stainless steel, it handles the wear and tear of everyday life, or the rigor of adventure.
- GRIP, FLIP, & FIRE AWAY. Capture crisper photos, smoother videos, and optimal media consumption on your smartphone. Expand your range of phone photography and videography as you attach the JOBY GripTight Mount to any tripod with ease.
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|Item Weight||0.64 ounces||2.12 ounces||7.04 ounces||1.62 ounces||1.41 ounces||0.32 ounces|
CRISPER PHOTOS, SMOOTHER VIDEOS. Take better photos and videos with the JOBY GripTight Mount. Compatible with Apple and Android smartphones, you can stabilize your images, for a crisper, clearer click. Expand your phone photography and videography as you find stability in your images. Use this universal phone mount (2.1”-2.8” wide) as you keep your phone safe and secure. The clamp style design allows you to adjust to your needs. The discrete design won’t get in the way of lenses, filter and flash kits, or cases. The JOBY GripTight Mount will never cramp your photo style. TURN YOUR WORLD UPSIDEDOWN. Take your phone anywhere and capture any angle with the GripTight Mount by JOBY. The lightweight, compact design is easy to travel with and the rubber pads lead to a super-secure mount and grip. The small design can fit in your pocket, backpack, purse, or camera kit comfortable. With a hole to attach a keyring or camera bag, it’s one less thing to think about. When using the GripTight you have the freedom to unleash your creativity so you can get the best shot, at the best angle. COMPATIBILITY OPTIONS. Made out of durable, yet lightweight ABS plastic, acrylic, TPE Grip pads, and stainless steel, the JOBY GripTight Mount Pro will never let your smartphone slip out of its grasp. Designed for any cell phone, with or without a case, (54mm-72mm) including iPhones, Nokia Galaxies, and Nokia Lumia’s. Whether you’re creating, viewing, or sharing, you will get a better experience with the GripTight. Enhance your proficiency with your favorite apps, such as GoPro, Photoshop, Instagram, or Snapchat when using this cellphone mount. With a ¼”-20 thread standard tripod mount, you can easily use it with other JOBY tripods and stands. Give yourself the tools you need to take better photos and smoother videos with the GripTight Mount, the ultimate versatile smartphone mount.
From the Manufacturer
Any Smartphone! Any Tripod! Anywhere!
Take your phone photography up a notch with the GripTight Mount™ from JOBY, the only tripod mount that supports the best-selling smartphones, with or without a protective case. Compatible with GorillaPods™ and other tripods via a universal stainless steel ¼"-20 thread, the GripTight Mount stabilizes and positions your smartphone to give you steady video and crisp photos from new perspectives. The GripTight Mount will fit the phone you have now and the phone you'll get next year, making it the perfect smartphone accessory.
Designed with a durable steel inner frame and rubber grip pads, the Mount holds your phone in place, even when rotated sideways or upside down. So get a grip on your smartphone camera, capture a short film on your iPhone, or shoot a street scene with your Android or Windows smartphone—it's easy with your handy tripod and the GripTight Mount!
From Pocket-Sized to Shooting in Seconds
The GripTight Mount is foldable and super compact, and quickly attaches to your tripod. Because it doesn't require a special case or mounting mechanism, it's a breeze to set up.
- Universal Smartphone Compatibility - Patent-pending design supports an iPhone and most smartphones, with or without a case
- Camera Stabilization - Mount connects to GorillaPods and other tripods via stainless steel ¼"-20 thread
- Phone is Secure - Rubber pads secure phone in place, even when turned sideways
- Portable Design - Lightweight and pocket-sized form includes hole to attach to key ring or camera bag (lanyard not included)
Finally, a Tripod Mount That Works with Your Case & Accessories
The GripTight Mount is ideal for using with cases and other accessories. The clamp-style design doesn't get in the way of your snazzy case, cell lenses, filter kits or flash, and still keeps your phone safe and secure. Now you can focus on being more creative with your phone photography and videography because your tripod mount isn't cramping your style.
- Clamp-style design is compatible with most phone cases
- Compatible with many popular smartphone accessories, like lenses and filter kits
- Mount is compact, lightweight and durable so you'll never leave it at home
GripTight Mount Technical Specs
- Designed for: iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3/3G, and other smartphones (such as Samsung Galaxy S III, Nokia Lumia 900, Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX or HTC Evo 4G), with or without protective cases
- Min/Max Phone Width: 2.1-2.8" | 54-72mm
- Max Weight Load: 11.5oz | 325g
- Tripod Interface: Stainless-steel ¼"-20 thread
- Materials: Durable polycarbonate-ABS plastic, TPE grip pads, steel springs and stainless-steel pins
- Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 1.1 x 0.3" | 78 x 27 x 7mm
- Product Weight: 0.7oz | 20g
- Color: Black
- 1 Year Warranty
JOBY GripTight Mobile Line
|GripTight Mount||GripTight Micro Stand||GripTight GorillaPod Stand|
|Designed for:||Smartphones between 2.1-2.8" (54-72mm) wide||Smartphones between 2.1-2.8" (54-72mm) wide||Smartphones between 2.1-2.8" (54-72mm) wide|
|Dimensions:||3.1 x 1.1 x 0.3" | 78 x 27 x 7mm||Folded: 1.1 x 0.7 x 3.2" | 28 x 18 x 81mm Open: 3.3 x 3.2 x 3.8" | 84 x 81 x 97mm||3.4 x 1.2 x 6.8" | 86 x 30 x 173mm|
|Weight:||0.7oz | 20g||1.7oz | 49g||2.4oz | 67g|
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We believe great design starts with a user-centric approach, is functional yet playful, and enhances people's lives. JOBY was founded in 2005 in San Francisco, California with the introduction of the industry-defining and best-selling GorillaPod flexible tripod. From pocket-sized tripods to revolutionary camera straps, JOBY designs award-winning photography products that enhance the active lifestyle and stretch creative possibility.
Top customer reviews
This Joby GripTight XL measures 1-1/16" Wide at its widest point, 3-5/8" Long (when folded), and 1/4" Thick. When the sliding mechanism and folding "Jaws" are expanded to their largest opening, it will accommodate a smartphone (or smartphone with case) that is a maximum of 3-7/8" wide and a smartphone or smartphone with case that is up to 1/2" maximum thickness. When the sliding mechanism is at its minimum width (at rest and with the jaws open) it measures 2-1/2" wide between the jaws. So the smallest device it will hold securely will need to be at least 2-9/16" wide.
This design works extremely well for static photos and video when mounted to some type of fixed, non-moving tripod. The jaw "claws" extend less than 1/16" of an inch, so they do not obscure the view of your smartphone's screen or display at all. This is both good and bad. It's good for the unimpeded view it offers, but bad because the "claws" do not wrap around the front of the smartphone enough to really keep it completely secure.
These "claws" will work better to secure devices or smartphone cases that have a square or flat edge profile. When testing this with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which is fitted with a Case-Mate "Tough Case", the Note 2 would fairly easily pop- or twist-out of this holder if bumped on one end of the device, especially if your device is not perfectly centered in the mount for even weight distribution.
The Case-Mate "Tough Case" has rounded edges (as does the phone itself) so the TINY claws on the spring-loaded jaws of the mount easily slide right over the rounded edges and your phone will fall out! I would say that smartphones with square sides or edges such as the iPhone 4/4S/5/5S would be much more secure in this mount than the rounded edges of the iPhone 6/6+, etc. You also need to be careful to make sure that the jaws are not placed over any of the buttons on the side of your device, as they will be activated or pressed by this mount. This shouldn't be a problem as long as you are careful with the placement of the jaws on your device.
The Joby mount has soft, but very thin rubber "grip" inserts in each jaw where they come into contact with your smartphone or it's case. I found these rubber "grip" pieces to be actually quite slippery against the TPU or plastic/silicone edges of my Case-Mate ToughCase. They may grip better against a phone that has real metal or aluminum edges, but overall they don't seem too "gripy" if you you feel them by hand.
CAVEAT: Again, for static, fixed, non-moving still photo or video applications this Joby GripTight Mount XL will work great. HOWEVER, DO NOT use this mount for "ACTION SHOTS"...for instance, mounted to a hand-held pistol grip, or a steady-cam type of device, or a moving car/car mount, etc. The weight of your smartphone itself and G-force will cause your expensive smartphone to fall out of this holder with any slight change of direction, or a sudden start or stop! If the Joby GripTight were made just 1/16" thicker overall to accommodate extending the "claws" on the spring-loaded jaws by that same amount, I think that it would securely hold a variety of devices much better, and still only barely impede on the screen, if at all. See my attached photos in the "Customer Photos" section to see how small the little "claws" are on the front of the mount when attached to my Samsung Galaxy Note II with Case-Mate ToughCase.
For ACTION SHOTS or when wanting a mount to use for extreme motion, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the "RetiCAM® Smartphone Tripod Mount with XL Conversion Kit - Metal Universal Smart Phone Tripod Adapter - Standard Plus XL Conversion Kit". This mount will VERY SECURELY accommodate a wider range of smartphone sizes and thicknesses with its two sets of extension rails. In addition, the RetiCAM mount has "V"-shaped jaws that provide a recess for clearance of all of the buttons on the side of your device, so you can even position the jaws directly over the buttons if needed for positioning, and the buttons will not be activated by the mount. The ONLY drawback to the RetiCAM mount as compared to the Joby mount is size, as the RetiCAM mount is not nearly as streamlined or compact as the Joby GripTight XL.
If you are a "casual" user and will only need and want this mount for occasional static, on-tripod shots, I highly recommend the Joby GripTight XL. However, if you want a "Professional Use" smartphone mount I would definitely go with the RetiCAM.
I am giving this Joby mount a rating of 3-Stars mainly because I just don't feel that it is really a safe or sturdy-enough mount to use. Just suppose you pick up your tripod to re-position your shooting angle and you trip or stumble, or bump into someone, etc...your smartphone will most likely pop out of this mount, and hopefully you aren't near the edge of the Grand Canyon. Yes, it is a brilliant, compact, convenient design, but if it's not secure, it is a "No-Go" for me. I would have actually liked to rate this at 3.5 Stars if Amazon supported 1/2-ratings. I hope this information is useful!
This thing is awesome, just the right amount of tension to hold my phone in place for landscape mode (which is what I got it for). It's quite compact as it folds down flat, and it works great with my other JOBY gear.
I do have a few complaints/concerns however. While being able to hold my phone in portrait mode is not necessary, it would be a nice plus. In addition I'm a little concerned about the durability of this mount over time. It feels as if it might wear over time and eventually become less useful.
But for now it's working beautifully for what I need it for.
I have other Joby equipment, so I gave the GripTight Mount a shot. It's basically a frame with a spring-loaded extension that has a hook at one end. You screw the frame onto your tripod mount, pull out the extension, slip in your phone and let the extension close down until it's gripping it across the middle. Then you take your shots.
The frame is rubberized to hold the phone in place, and how well it works depends on the kind of case you've got on your phone; mine is leather, so it gripped pretty well. A friend's case is hard, glossy plastic, and her phone tended to slip a bit if you jostled the tripod. It didn't fall out of the frame when held parallel to the ground...but it did slip about an inch out of kilter. (The frame, by the way, was too small to fit another buddy's ginormous Android phablet, so this is a one-size-fits-MOST smartphones, not one-size-fits-all).
There was a fair amount of play in the spring-loaded extension, which felt a little flimsy. It certainly did the job indoors, but I probably wouldn't use it outdoors in windy or action conditions; the phone probably wouldn't stay in place.
Ultimately, fiddling with the GripTight and an iPhone in an overhead position was such a pain in the neck I broke down and bought a real digital video setup. But I don't really blame the GripTight for that; I think I pretty much got what I paid for.
In the use case of a fixed location or someplace where you're not concerned about dropping the phone, it's great. Otherwise, go with something like the RetiCAM Metal Tripod Mount (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FS5L9D4). The RetiCAM doesn't fold up but is rock solid and your device will not slip or fall out of that one.