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JOBY @ NAB Show Review Round-Up

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The JOBY team had a great time at this year’s NAB Show, showing off the new GorillaPod Rig, Mobile Rig, and Griptight PRO TelePod to the crowd of broadcasters and content creators.

Check out all the informative interviews from the show floor and see if any of the new line has a spot in your everyday gear setup.

#JOBYAmbassadors Wil Dasovich Wins Vlogger of the Year

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, JOBY Ambassadors, Uncategorized, Vlog | No Comments

Vlogger and JOBY Ambassador Wil Dasovich had a fantastic 2017, sharing all his amazing journeys and challenges through his YouTube Channel. His community lifted him through his struggles with cancer which he conquered with the love from his family and friends.

He was recently nominated for Vlogger of the Year at the 2018 Shorty Awards with other talented vloggers like Alex Wasabi, iJustine, and Todd Smith. On April 14th his name was called out to his surprise at the New York show, and he took the stage to graciously accept the award in front of many respected creators like his idol, Casey Neistat.

We’re so honored to work closely with Wil and can’t wait for what he does next on his journey that he shares with the entire world.

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The Mobile Rig and TelePod videos featuring Wil Dasovich.

Premiere Gal Gets Cooking with the GorillaPod Mobile Rig

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, Mobile Filmmaking, Tutorial | No Comments

Premiere Gal creates tons of helpful videos to make it easy for you to create your own content. Watch her get cooking in these two tutorials featuring your favorite piece of gear, the GorillaPod.

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YouTubers Sara Dietschy And Wil Dasovich Go To CES

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, JOBY Ambassadors, Mobile Filmmaking, Vlog, YouTube | No Comments

YouTubers Sara Dietschy and Wil Dasovich recently traveled to CES, armed with the new GorillaPod Mobile Rig and GripTight PRO TelePod for their mobile phones. Check out their adventures through the tech jungle and see how they put the new gear to the test.

Follow Sara on all her social media channels.

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Follow Wil on all his social media channels.

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Taking Vacation Photography to the Next Level with Your iPhone with #JOBYAmbassadors Atort

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, JOBY Ambassadors, Mobile Photography, Travel, Tutorial | No Comments

#JOBYAmbassadors and photographer Atort Photography shows you how to get the most out of your smartphone with his best five tips for vacation photography.

Aloha from the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii, where every day feels like a vacation! Depending on where you live, though, summer holidays are in FULL swing. With a month and a half left until Fall, some of you still have vacations to look forward to. If you’re like me, you’ll want to remember every epic moment. And if you’re like me and 99% of other smartphone users, you’ll use your phone to capture those moments. Why? It’s just so convenient!  You know what they say…the best camera is the one you have with you!  Using your smartphone as your camera allows you to reduce the amount you have to carry and pack – in addition to having it ready for those Instagram-worthy shots at a moment’s notice.

As a professional photographer, I’ve spent a lot of time shooting photos and video not just from my Nikon professional cameras, but also from my iPhone 7 plus. I’ve gotten SO good at it that one of my images was featured in the “Shot on iPhone 6” campaign! Since I’m both a local in Hawaii and a phone photography evangelist, I wanted to share a few tips with JOBY fans to help take your vacation smartphone photos to a new level. Here we go!

 

  1. Shoot video horizontally! There are a few things that people don’t tend to think about when capturing video footage, but they really should! No one watches vertical television, so shoot sideways with your phone! TVs aren’t vertical, so video shouldn’t be either.
  2. Stabilize your images or video. Nothing is more frustrating (or nauseating) than shaky video or blurry photos, so I highly recommend getting some tools to help you stabilize your shots. I use the JOBY GorillaPod Focus with BallHead X most of the time. This bendable tripod can be used with heftier cameras, but is also great for phones when you pair it with the GripTight Mount PRO Phone. A tripod like this has limitless possibilities, meaning you can get exactly the angle you want, stabilizing your video to give it a more professional look and feel. Need something smaller? Try the GripTight POV Kit for easy handheld videos, the Bluetooth remote even helps you get better selfies!
  3. Consider your angles. Looking for the perfect shot? Consider which angle you are using. While unique angles can make for great shots, some just don’t work. If you’re shooting with a visible horizon, you’ll want to make certain that it’s always level in your background. Something else you may want to try is using scenery to frame your shot. Try to frame your photo with some interesting detail, like a palm tree framing the right end of a beach shot. These little details can transform a shot from blah to beautiful. I am a BIG fan of extreme perspectives … see how low you can go and get ground level … or get creative and use a selfie stick and your remote to get your phone as high as humanly possible to see what you come up with!
  4. Edit. Once you have that amazing surfing footage, you may think you’re done, but trust me when I say that a little editing can go a long way. There are some great free and paid tools out there that are well worth the time and effort. If you’re looking to make waves for yourself with a travel vlog – editing is essential. My go-to tool for editing is VideoGrade, which isn’t free, but is well worth the money for simple color grading of videos. Splice is another great easy app that works well for trimming and editing down your video, in addition to adding musical soundtracks. For still shots, Snapseed is one of my go-to apps, it’s very reliable, powerful and. Even just cropping or adding a filter through the built-in tools in many applications (like Instagram or Facebook) can turn an ordinary image into something extraordinary. The more you hone this skill, the better your video and images will be.
  5. Be respectful. Travel photography should be a sustainable practice that doesn’t compromise the environment or subjects you are shooting. Make certain you are respecting the culture and the rules of any place that you are visiting, in addition to other travelers. Don’t get too close to wild animals and by all means – don’t touch them! When I take people out to photograph turtles in Hawaii, the most important thing I do is show them how to do this the right way, without impacting these beautiful ancient Hawaiian creatures or their habitats. No shot is worth endangering or harassing the subject in any way whatsoever. If you want your shakas and aloha to actually mean something in both your images and your heart, please have sincere respect for our land and the amazing creatures that inhabit Hawaii.

Smartphones are incredible in that they make photography more accessible to people who have never picked up a standalone camera. Now that you have this amazing tool at your fingertips, I hope you are able to capture all of life’s best moments, whether on vacation or at home. These are just a few suggestions, and I know many of you out there are also highly skilled, so feel free to add your best smartphone photography tips below.

Aloha and mahalo.

5 Tips On Creating Killer Snaps with #JOBYAmbassadors Andy Burgess

By | DIY, Gorillapod, Instagram, iPhone, JOBY Ambassadors, Mobile Filmmaking, Snapchat, Tutorial | No Comments

Snapchat Filmmaker and new #JOBYAmbassadors Andy Burgess offers up five creative tips on how to create killer Snaps and Instagram Stories with your #GorillaPod.

Andy mastered his unique cinematic style of shooting Snapchat stories whilst living in NYC and has taken his followers all around the globe. As well as vlogging every day on Snapchat Andy continues to travel the world creating visually stunning vertical videos for brands such as Forbes, College Humor & Topdeck Travel.

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JOBY GripTight POV Kit Review Round-up

By | GripTight, iPhone, Mobile Photography | No Comments

The JOBY GripTight POV Kit reviews are in, and the community is discovering how useful it is in their daily vlogging, video creation, and photography.

The Impulse Bluetooth shutter, cold shoe adapter,  and added stabilization are all welcomed features and have been put to the test.

Check out these informative reviews and get a grip on your own!

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“The Joby Griptight POV kit is so much more than just a selfie stick. This portable smartphone mount has so many functions, despite its small size. Multiple viewing angles combined with a removable Bluetooth remote ensures that you will always capture the perfect picture.” Review from the AndriodGuys

“The GripTight Pov Kit is a great tool for new videographers, iPhone photographers, content creators, or weekend warriors. At only $49.99, it is well worth the investment and gives great value for the features and functionality that it provides.” Review from the Brotographer

 

 

 

JOBY Takeover: BMX Rider Nikita Ducarroz

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Our favorite female BMX rider, Nikita Ducarroz is set to take over our JOBY Instagram and Facebook this coming week! Nikita is a 19-year-old BMX phenom who’s been working her butt off in the BMX world. She’s been using GorillaPods to capture all her tricks at the parks which you can find on her Instagram feed nikitabmxgirl.

Nikita will be traveling down south to Woodward West Summer Camp August 1st through the 6th where she will be hanging out with the campers and checking out the Mongoose Jam put on by Mongoose Bikes.

Our @jobyinc Instagram will be taken over by Nikita on August 2nd and 3rd, giving you a behind the scenes into her life as a BMX pro. On August 3rd at 2 pm PST, she will be on JOBY’s Facebook Live to do a Q&A from the camp. She’ll also be giving away a few prizes to viewers that tune in so you won’t want to miss out on all the action live! Other pro-BMX riders will also be in attendance and join Nikita on Facebook Live to throw down some tricks!

SCHEDULE

JOBY Instagram Takeover
Date: 8/2 to 8/3
JOBY Instagram

Facebook Live Q&A and Giveaways
Date & Time: 8/3 at 2 pm to 3 pm PST
Join the Facebook Event

Team JOBY is Bringing the Power to San Diego Comic-Con!

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Thousands of geeks of all ages will descend on San Diego this weekend to have the time of their lives at the annual San Diego Comic-Con. Team JOBY will also be in attendance to crash every Pokémon Go! Meetup and provide plenty of juice to all the dying cell phones in the form of the newly released, PowerBand!

The JOBY Mobile Charge Stations will be on hand, providing plenty of juice for anyone that needs it. Our awesome Pokémon Go! trainer team will be carrying giant PowerBand backpacks (that you can’t miss), providing Pokémon tips, and passing out exclusive discount cards. They’ll also tell you how to enter our cool giveaways, using #PowerBandGo.

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Instagram accounts for updates on our exact location!

Like Pokémon, you’ll have to find us before your cell phone hits 0%. We’re making it easy with this handy schedule.

SCHEDULE

Friday Evening at Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm to 9pm

Balboa Park is swarming with Pokémon! Missyeru, Victoria and Drcane will be cruising the park trying to help you stay juiced while hitting all the PokéStops and Gyms. Check our Twitter for our exact location.

Saturday Pokémon Go! SDCC Meetup

Time: 12pm to 2pm

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We’re teaming up with the biggest SDCC Pokémon Go! Meetup (Currently at 4,599 attending!!) to make sure your battery never runs out. TEAMJOBY will have designated charging stations for each Pokémon Go! Lyz will support Team Valor, Victoria is Team Instinct, and Drcane is Team Mystic! We’ll all be handing out tons of cool JOBY gear! This is the one meetup you need to be at!

Saturday Night at the Gaslamp Entrance

Time: 8pm to 10pm

We’re back at it again with Lyz Brickley, Missyeru, and Drcane, providing, juice, gear, and good times!

Sunday Around the Convention Center

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Ending SDCC with a bang. This is your last chance to catch Missyeru, Lyz Brickley, and Drcane before we bid a fond farewell to another awesome SDCC. Check our Twitter for exact location.

Team JOBY

We hired a team of elite trainers that will come to your rescue to provide battery juice and handy tips. Take some selfies with us and let us help you catch them all!

JOBY GripTight Mount Sizing Guide

GripTight Fitment Guide – Which GripTight do I need?

By | GripTight, How To, iPhone, Uncategorized

The following guide below is designed to answer most GripTight sizing questions you may have. With or without a case, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Android, we have the right GripTight Mount for your smartphone.

Available in two sizes. Regular or XL

JOBY GripTight Mount Sizing Guide

GripTight Mount for smaller smartphones (Regular)
Adjustable grip fits smartphones between 2.1-2.8 in | 54-72mm wide.

GripTight Mount for larger smartphones (XL)
Adjustable grip fits smartphones between 2.7-3.9 in | 69-99mm wide.

 

Apple Smartphones 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus Mount Guide

Apple Smartphones

From the iPhone 4 to the 6 Plus we have a GripTight Mount for your current Apple smartphone of choice. The images in the guide below will help you choose which size GripTight is right for you.

GripTight Mount size guide for the Apple 4, Apple 4s, Apple 5, Apple 5s

iPhone 4 –GripTight Regular recommended (with or without case)
iPhone 4s – GripTight Regular recommended (with or without case)
iPhone 5 – GripTight Regular recommended (with or without case)
iPhone 5c –GripTight Regular recommended (with or without case)
iPhone 5s – GripTight Regular recommended (with or without case)


iPhone 6 with GripTight Regular and GripTight XL with iPhone 6 Plus side by side.

iPhone 6 – GripTight Regular recommended without a case.
Have a case? See additional images below
NOTE: GripTight XL will work, see images below.

iPhone 6 Plus – GripTight XL recommended without a case.
Have a case? See additional images below


iPhone 6 with GripTight Regular

JOBY GripTight Regular the perfect smartphone mount for the iPhone 6.


iPhone 6 with GripTight XL

While the JOBY GripTight XL will work for the for the iPhone 6 without a case the Regular size is recommended for a tighter grip.


 

iPhone 6 in OtterBox Defender case with GripTight Regular

The OtterBox Defender case is massive and is the largest case we could find for the iPhone 6. The GripTight Regular fits but just barely at it’s maximum opening width. Your case probably isn’t this large. With a case we would recommend the Regular size for the iPhone 6. NOTE: If you do have the OtterBox Defender case you should use the GripTight XL.


 

iPhone 6 Plus in OtterBox Defender case with GripTight Mount XL

The JOBY GripTight XL if perfect for the iPhone 6 Plus with or without a case. It even fits easily with the massive OtterBox defender case.

 

Android Smartphone GripTight Mount guide. Nexus, Motorola, LG, HTC, Samsung

 ANDROID Smartphones

On the Android side there are a few more options of smartphones to choose from, yeah! We have a few sizing examples of the current leading Android mobile phones (as of 2/15).

Moto X 2nd Gen with GripTight Mount Regular compared to Moto-X 2nd Gen with GripTight Mount XL

The Moto-X 2nd Gen is 2.85in | 72.4mm wide. Fitting both the GripTight Regular and XL fit. If you have a case or not will depend on which is best for you. See the images below.


 

The GripTight XL the prefect smartphone mount for the Moto X 2nd Gen.

Recommended – The GripTight XL fits the Moto X 2nd Gen with plenty of space between the jaws. Perfect for use with or without a case.


 

Moto-X 2nd gen with JOBY GripTight Mount Regular

Possibly Recommended? – The GripTight Regular fits the Moto X 2nd Gen with a small amount of space to spare between the jaws. This is preferred by some of our JOBY staff as it provides a very snug fit. Only recommended without a case.


 

GripTight Mount guide for the Samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 is 2.85in | 72.5mm wide. The GripTight XL is recommended and has plenty of room for most cases.

The Galaxy S4 is 2.75in | 69.8mm wide.
Without a case we recommend the GripTight Regular.
With a case we recommend the GripTight XL.


 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 GripTight Mount sizing guide.

Galaxy Note 3 is 3.12in | 79.2mm wide. The GripTight XL fits the Note 3 & 4 perfectly and has plenty of room for most cases.

The Galaxy Note 4 is 3.09in | 78.6mm wide. Use the GripTight XL

 


Basic Rule of Thumb:

Smartphones without a case:
Under 2.8in | 72mm wide use the GripTight Regular.
Over 2.8in | 72mm wide use the GripTight XL.

Smartphones with a case:
iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s with a case use the GripTight Regular.
iPhone 6, 6 Plus and similar size Android smartphones with a case use the GripTight XL.

 

Don’t see your phone? Still have a question?

First see if a phone above is a similar size to yours and follow the guide for that phone. If you still have questions email us at community@joby.com and we’d be happy to help.

 

 

 

 

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