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New JOBY Camera Straps! UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate & DSLR Wrist Strap

By | Camera Straps, New Product Launch | 2 Comments

Our camera strap family is growing! We’re happy to announce our newest camera straps, the UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate and the DSLR Wrist Strap!

Streamlined, versatile and super cool, you’ll have to take one of these puppies home!

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Introducing the JOBY UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate

The UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate combines a streamlined hand strap with our super rad UltraPlate baseplate. Because the hand strap is paired with a universal quick-release plate, you can keep the hand strap attached to your camera while mounting it to a tripod or even using another camera strap. The UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate is compatible with standard and pro DSLRs with or without a battery grip.

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The hand strap features JOBY’s UltraFit Layered-Pad Technology™, which provides lightweight support without the bulk. The thin strap pad conforms to the shape of your hand and won’t interfere with use of the camera’s controls. The UltraPlate’s practical design also provides easy access to a camera’s battery door for changes on the fly.

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Comfortable for handheld shooting, the UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate is also ideal for shooting with a tripod. The UltraPlate features a universal tripod quick-release plate with built-in Arca-Swiss compatibility. Unlike most baseplates on the market, the UltraPlate has two additional 1/4″-20 screw mounts so you can attach all types of accessories (like camera straps or flash brackets) to the UltraPlate without removing the hand strap, unlike most other hand straps on the market. This innovative hand strap + baseplate design makes the JOBY UltraFit Hand Strap with UltraPlate compatible with all camera tripods and camera straps! No more strap-tripod hassle!

Get yours here!

Introducing the JOBY DSLR Wrist Strap

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The DSLR Wrist Strap is a simple cinching wrist strap designed for DSLRs or mirrorless/CSCs. Lightweight and comfortable – weighing less than a half ounce – it is our minimalist solution to keeping your camera safe and secure. Featuring a strongly braided cord with a smooth, soft-to-touch finish, the strap is designed to automatically tighten around the wrist if the camera is dropped. The DSLR Wrist Strap was designed for photographers who don’t want a camera strap that gets in their way but do crave the security a camera strap provides.

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The DSLR Wrist Strap connects to a DSLR or mirrorless/CSC via universal shoulder lug attachment. The DSLR Wrist Strap comes in one adjustable size to fit most wrists and in two colors: charcoal and neon green.

Get yours here!

 

Cinetics Gear to Create Pro Video on a Budget

By | Gorillapod, Photography | One Comment

Ever since our friend Justin launched a Kickstarter campaign a few years ago attaching skateboard wheels to the feet of our GorillaPod Focus, we’ve been hooked. In the intervening years, Cinetics grew and added even more awesome products to their product line. Today we’re happy to say that we’ll be featuring their gear for GorillaPod SLR-Zoom and GorillaPod Focus on our site.

We’re so happy to sell their gear because Cinetics just like JOBY strives to help their customers do more with less. Our goal has always been to create adaptable products that empower your creativity, not constrain it, and Cinetics embraces that vision too. Their products allow you to maximize the resources you’ve got and combined with a little creativity, help you capture epic footage you’d only thought possible with pro gear and a pro crew. Cinetics also holds their products to the same high quality and performance standards we do at JOBY. We’re stoked to have them as (an official!) part of the JOBY family!

Now, without further ado, the Cinetics gear that will turn your GorillaPod Focus or GorillaPod SLR-Zoom into an amazing video-making machine!

CineSkates for GorillaPod Focus

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Skateboard style wheels to capture seamless sliding, rolling and rotating shots. Perfect for dynamic moving timelapse videos too! >>Learn More!

CineSquid for GorillaPod Focus

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Suction cup feet to attach your camera to planes, trains and automobiles! Capture the unique perspective you’ve always dreamed of! >>Learn More!

CineVise for GorillaPod Focus

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Vise grip clamps turn your DSLR into a pro-style rig, allowing you to clamp down securely where a normal tripod just won’t do the trick. >>Learn More!

SkatePlate for GorillaPod Focus, GorillaPod SLR-Zoom and All Cinetics Gear

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Make your GorillaPod Focus, SLR-Zoom, ‘Skates and ’Squids even more versatile and easy to use with this rigid, adjustable plate.   >>Learn More!

And the Cinetics gear that will transform your GorillaPod SLR-Zoom!

MiniSkates for GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

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Skateboard style wheels to capture seamless sliding, rolling and rotating shots. Perfect for dynamic moving timelapse videos too!   >>Learn More!

MiniSquid for GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

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Suction cup feet to attach your DSLR, GoPro or iPhone to planes, trains and automobiles! Capture a truely unique perspective! >>Learn More!

Be sure to share your photo and video creations with us on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram!

 

Use your camera strap with your camera tripod!

By | Camera Straps, Gorillapod, Photography | One Comment

After our UltraFit Sling Strap launch, a good number of customers told us that they also wanted to use their camera strap with their tripod without having to unscrew the strap. So, we started looking for universal quick release tripod plates on the market to point our customers to. But we were surprised at how expensive and complicated they were. $50 – $100? That’s more than our sling strap!

So, our designers and engineers got to work.

We aim for simple but adaptable designs that put a lot of functionality in the hands of our users.

So, let’s start with a universal camera baseplate that’s made of hard-anodized machined-aluminum with a unibody design. That makes it tough, sleek, and small.

We’ll include two ¼-20” female mounting holes for your accessories like camera straps or flash brackets. We’ll include a slot for your hand and wrist strap.

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Let’s give it an extra long mounting slot so you can position the base plate where it makes the most sense to you. Now, you have a total camera platform!

Let’s make it an Arca-Swiss compatible tripod plate so you can just slide your camera into the most common mounting system for tripods. But if you’re using something like a Manfrotto® RC2 ballhead, you can attach the UltraPlate to the ¼-20” screw of an RC2 quick-release plate.

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We don’t like tools that get in our way so let’s make it small at 2.8” x 1.7” (Arca-Swiss dovetail is 1.5″ wide) x 0.5” (7.2 x 4.3/3.85  x 1.25 cm) and weighing only 1.65 oz (47g) so that it fits nicely underneath your DSLR camera or compact system camera.

And finally, let’s make it $19.95 so it’s a no-brainer for everybody to have one for their camera.

Check out our video below on the UltraPlate and buy one for your camera today!

 

Scuba Suit for Your DSLR? Check it out on Kickstarter!

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Our friends at Outex just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new DLSR drysuit with fully accessible viewfinder. If you’re interested in a scuba suit for your DSLR that is flexible, affordable and adorable, check out their project! And, their products are compatible with all GorillaPod tripods and JOBY camera straps!

Check out the video below and find out more information on Kickstarter. Or read up about it on TechCrunch!

12 Days of Giveaways! Day 8!

By | Contests, Gorillapod, Holiday, Photography | No Comments

GorillaPods love to party and we think there is no better way to ring in the holiday season than with lots of awesome giveaways! For twelve days starting December 3rd, we’re giving away a different prize every day! Prizes include all of our new products like the GripTight iPhone & Android tripods and Camera Straps,  plus some great gear from Cinetics and Olloclip and GorillaPod and GorillaTorch favorites. Enter for your chance to win a GripTight GorillaPod Stand, UltraFit Sling Strap, GorillaPod SLR-Zoom and more!

Today’s prize …

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with Ballhead and Cinetics MiniSquid suction cup feet for GorillaPod SLR-Zoom! When you pair GorillaPod SLR-Zoom and MiniSquid, there is a single place you can’t position your camera to capture photos and video! Enter to win one today!

 

Win our new gear, plus awesome prints from CanvasPop!

By | Camera Straps, Contests, Gorillamobile, Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | No Comments

We’ve hooked up with CanvasPop to put together an amazing prize pack including some of our best new goodies for both mobile photographers and the DSLR crew.

Prize Pack Includes:
• GripTight GorillaPod Stand
• GripTight Micro Stand
• UltraFit Sling Strap
• 3-Way Camera Strap
•  20″ x 30″ CanvasPop canvas print

Rules:
• Winner must reside in the continental USA or Canada.
• One entry per person.
• Contest closes on November 11 at 11:59pm PT.
• Entrants opt-in to JOBY + CanvasPop’s mailing list for cool promotions and inspiration, post-contest.

Now is your chance to score this amazing prize pack – enter now!

Plus, you’ll save 25% off your next CanvasPop order with code GREATGEAR25 through November 11. Sweet!

JOBY Makes Camera Straps Kick Ass!

By | Gorillapod, New Product Launch, Photography | 3 Comments

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new line of JOBY Camera Straps for DSLRs and compact system cameras! It’s been a while since we’ve ventured into a completely new genre of camera accessories, and we’d forgotten how fun it is to let our JOBY design and engineering team loose on something rather dull (camera straps) and see how they make it totally bad ass. Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the UltraFit Sling Strap for Men, UltraFit Sling Strap for Women and 3-Way Camera Strap!

The camera strap you think of when you think “camera strap” is probably the one that came with your camera—some cheap combination of plastic bits and abrasive webbing that just sort of hangs there. We’re guessing this is how your feel about it …

JOBY Camera Straps are an entirely different product. Instead of some limp piece of cloth attached to your camera, our camera straps are exactly what you expect from JOBY— innovative, multi-purpose, high-quality, and fun to use. This video will give you an idea of what JOBY Camera Straps have to offer.

We started this project by thinking about what we would want from a camera strap—something as versatile, hard-working and up-for-adventure as we are. Our ideal strap would be comfortable for long days of shooting, make sure our camera is always at hand so we never miss a shot, and would keep our camera safe from the bumps and bangs of active life. With this at heart, we’ve created three revolutionary camera strap solutions—the UltraFit Sling Strap for MenUltraFit Sling Strap for Women and 3-Way Camera Strap.

UltraFit Sling Strap for Men

There are just moments between you and the perfect shot. But, a lot of the time you spend shooting isn’t with your camera at your face. It’s looking for the next shot, mingling with the crowd, eating a burrito. We designed the UltraFit Sling Strap with this photographer-lifestyle truth in mind. Our strap allows you to cinch your camera tight against your body to keep it safe and secure and your hands free, but quickly extends to shooting mode with a simple pull on your camera grip. Much better than just hanging around your neck, right?

For more reasons why the UltraFit Sling Strap for Men is awesome, jump on over to JOBY.com or watch the snazzy demo video.

UltraFit Sling Strap for Women

We noticed that there were hardly any camera straps on the market that were specifically designed for a woman’s body—something the ladies at JOBY just wouldn’t stand for. After talking with female photographers and some serious ergonomics research, we designed a strap that was not only optimized for your curves, but also preformed better than straps designed for men. With the UltraFit Sling Strap, you can wear your camera cinched tight against your body for comfort and camera security, and with one fluid movement, extend the strap to shooting mode. A camera that is always at hand, yet conveniently handsfree. Sweet!

For more reasons why the UltraFit Sling Strap for Women is fabulous, jump on over to JOBY.com or watch the snazzy demo video.

3-Way Camera Strap 

Doing more with less is one of our favorite things here at JOBY. With this in mind, we designed the 3-Way Camera Strap. The 3-Way Camera Strap quickly transforms from a wrist strap to a full-length shoulder or neck strap with the push of a button. Thanks to an innovative retractor mechanism and hyper-strong Dyneema cord, the strap extends and retracts automatically! It is design magic that will totally impress your friends, in addition to being the most versatile camera strap out there.

Super strong Dyneema cord is a key part of the 3-Way Camera Strap. The Dyneema cord has 90 lbs tensile strength or, as we like to think, it will support the weight of four chubby corgis!

For more reasons why the 3-Way Camera Strap is rad, jump on over to JOBY.com or watch the snazzy demo video.

Let us know what you think about our new gear on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or in the comments. Plus, stay tuned for great giveaways!

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