Joby GripTight, GripTight Micro Stand
Amongst my family and friends it’s no secret I like taking photos. To be exact, I like taking photos with my iPhone. We’ve all heard the saying about the best camera is the one you have on you. Well, it’s true. And more often than not, my iPhone is my camera.
So naturally, I like to find and use iPhone accessories to help me look like a better photographer than I really am. When I heard Joby was going to be releasing a smartphone accessory, I had to say yes to the offer of being sent a preview sample without even knowing what it was.
- Light weight, very portable
- Strong grip, smart phone won’t fall out
- Future proof
- Inexpensive if you buy a combo pack
- I have pinched my finger a few times when removing a smartphone as the Grip Tight retracts. Be careful!
I received the mystery box from Joby, and there it was: the Joby GripTight. I was excited. The GripTight provides a mounting method not only for the iPhone, but for nearly any smartphone on the market. For the last year I have used the Magnetic GorillaPod along with the Glif to provide a tripod setup for my iPhone 4S. But, with the iPhone 5 being so much thinner, the Glif no longer works. I was tripod-less.
One of the first things I noticed about the GripTight is the fact that it’s compatible with nearly any smart phone, not just the iPhone. And not just the iPhone’s current form factor. It’s future proof. The GripTight is expandable up to 2.8″, meaning if your smart phone’s width is between 2.1″ and 2.8″, you’ll be able to use the GripTight. This covers the vast majority of Android devices, and of course, the iPhone.
The name, GripTight, is fitting. It literally has a tight grip on your smart phone, eliminating any fear of your device falling out, should you use a Gorilla Pod to mount it sideways or upside down.
You can use the GripTight with any standard tripod mount, including any of the Joby GorillaPods, or the new GripTight Micro Stand. The Micro Stand comes with a GripTight, and a smaller tripod which collapses down to fit on your key ring. The Micro Stand swivels, allowing you to easily adjust the angle of your smart phone. It’s perfect for setting up to watch a movie, FaceTime (video) calls, or to snap that perfect shot while you’re on vacation.
The GripTight Micro Stand is the perfect setup for taking photos with your smart phone. Your Android device or iPhone is your best camera because you have it on you at all times, by creating a super portable tripod, it’s possible to be ready for any photo opportunity that may present itself. Time lapse and slow shutter photos are two examples that come to mind.
The GripTight goes on sale October 24th for $19.95, or you can get it paired with the GorillaPod Original for $29.95. The GripTight Micro Stand, consisting of the GripTight and Micro Stand, is available for $29.95 as well. All of the products are available on Joby.com
*Review samples sent by Joby