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Joby GripTight: A Universal Clamp-Style Tripod Mount for Smartphones

GorillaPod maker Joby announced a new product today designed for people who regularly use their smartphones for photography or videography. Called the GripTight, it’s a universal tripod mount that’ll work with most popular smartphones. It’s basically a compact spring-loaded clamp with a tripod mount built into the bottom. Stretch the rubbery clamp over your phone, and it’ll grip it tightly in place.

The limiting factor for the grip is how far the arm extends. Your smartphone will need to be between 2.1 to 2.8-inches wide for the clamp to fit snugly. Since it uses a clamp-based system, you don’t need any special attachments on your phone, and you can keep your phone inside any protective case you use.

The GripTight will also fit any tripod that uses a standard ΒΌ-20″ screw.

For extra portability, the arms of the clamp fold closed when you’re not using it, allowing it to take up minimal space in your camera bag.

The mount itself costs $20, but you can also pair it with a Micro Stand or a GorillaPod Stand for $30.


 
  • Mitchell Camps

    Love it. Look’s really portable and super handy! Seems easier and sturdier than my Glif..

  • http://www.richardsnotes.org Richard

    I’ve been waiting for something like this. Ordered. Nice that it will work with the gorillapod’s quick release system or a regular tripod.

  • V. Coelho

    Bought mine at DealExtreme for $5.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xsportseeker Renato Murakami

    China has been doing stuff like that for a while now… but this looks a more elegant and small solution. Might get one.

  • Marco

    Now I can hang my iPhone from my Black Rapid

  • Devilmonkey

    Much better than the Chinese designed/knockoff ones. They are compact, durable and have a great look and feel

  • Rookie11

    This is a tough choice between the MilliMount on Kickstarter. This one is nice & compact, but I like the MilliMount for the windshield mount capability… hrmnmn

  • 123

    or your Joby Slingstrap