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JOBY GripTight POV Kit Review Round-up

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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

 

 

 

Say Hello to MPod Mini & GPod Mini Magnetic!

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We’ve added two new products to the JOBY family and boy are they fun little guys!

MPod Mini is a great on-the-go stand for your smartphone. It’s jaws expand to fit just about any smartphone, including the massive Galaxy Note II! iPhone 5, Galaxy SIV, HTC One—they all fit (even with a case!), no problem!  Plus, MPod is just $14.95!

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We’ve also got GPod Mini Magnetic! A tiny tripod with super strong magnetic feet that is great for your point and shoot camera, GoPro or Contour camera. He might be tiny, but we are not messing around with those magnetic feet! They are STRONG!  Take him home for just $14.95!

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Want to see more of MPod Mini and GPod Mini Magnetic? Follow @jobyinc on Instagram!

How to Shoot Fireworks with Your Phone

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With Independence Day upon us, I thought it only proper to give a quick tutorial about the how to best capture the fireworks displays that will be shooting up all over the USA. You don’t want to miss the shot because you’re fumbling with your iPhone or Galaxy SIV, right?

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So here we go …

1. Don’t forget a tripod!!! Bust out your iPhone or Android smartphone + GripTight phone tripod and position it appropriately to capture the action. Watch out for trees, buildings and other spectators who might block your shot.

2.  Turn off the flash! 

3. If you have an iPhone, use out our iPhone camera app GorillaCamPro. If you have an Android, check out Lapse It.  Set yourself up for success, which means lots and lots of shots. Set up the apps to take photos at a 1, 5, 10 or 30 second intervals, sit back, enjoy the show and let your phone do all the work for you!

4. Use a self-timer  to avoid camera shake when you hit the shutter button.

5. Test out long exposures. An app like SlowShutter or Dr. Light will do the trick.

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What are your fireworks photo tips? Have a favorite fireworks photo? Share it with us on Instagram. We’re @jobyinc! Happy 4th!

How to Take Better Phone Photos with Matej Smucr

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We sent our new GripTight phone tripod to a few of our favorite Instagrammers, asked them to give it a whirl and then share their photos and experience here on the blog.  Matej Smucr is a iPhone photographer based in the Czech Republic. He captures beautiful images of the world around him, natural and man made. His curiosity and desire to discover and share his world through photographs is inspiring.  Thanks Matej for sharing your experience and photos! 
Matej Smucr
Czech Republic | @matescho 

How did you begin as a photographer?

I wasn’t interested in photography before I got an iPhone 3GS in 2010. Because there are so many apps for editing photos, I began to enjoy photography. In the beginning it was hard because I knew nothing about photography. I found some basics online, but the best way to really improve is just to shoot. I take photos everyday, everywhere and of everything. I also recommend looking at other photographers’ work. I have friends on Instagram who inspire me everyday.

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What do you like best about the GripTight?

From the first time I used the GripTight Micro, I fell in love with this amazing gadget. If I’m walking through the city and find an amazing spot, I just take my GripTight from my pocket and take a photo. I set it up with my iPhone, set a self-timer, focus on the spot where I plan to be when the timer goes off, press the shutter button and run, run, run. GripTight is really perfect for self-portraits (and also for people with shaky hands)!

Before I got the GripTight Micro, I used a GorillaPod SLR-Zoom for my iPhoneography. But it is a little big and I wanted something smaller that I could carry in my pocket the entire day. GripTight Micro is light, small and I can attach it to my keys. It’s a universal holder so I can use it with my iPhone with or without cases or lenses. Plus, it has rubber legs so it can’t slide down from any surface.

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Photographer Matej Smucr & his JOBY GripTight from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

 

What are your favorite apps for shooting? For editing? 

I like retro and vintage photos so I edit my photos in this style. My favorite app is VSCO Cam, which I use almost for every edit. I like filters 02 and 05 the best. I also use PicFX, which has so many filters that can be combined. Photoforge2 is good for layering. Camera+, EasyTitler and Gorillacam from Joby are also favorites.

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Have you discovered any other uses for your GripTight?

When I’m not taking photos, I also use the GripTight Micro to surf the Internet, watch movies or just as holder for my phone.

 

12 Days of Giveaways! Day 10!

By | Contests, Gorillamobile, Gorillapod, Holiday, iPhone, 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 …

GripTight Micro Stand for iPhones and Androids and a GorillaPod Original in the color of your choice! Because it’s the  smallest smartphone stand ever, you’ll never leave home without your GripTight Micro! Take the GripTight Mount off the GripTight Micro Stand and put it on your handy GorillaPod for even more positioning possibilities! GorillaPod Original is also perfect for point & shoots! Enter to win one today!

 

iPhone or Android? Either! Our NEW GripTight fits all best-selling phones!

By | Gorillapod, iPhone, New Product Launch, Photography | One Comment

We are stoked to announce our brand new GripTight Mount, GripTight Micro Stand and GripTight GorillaPod Stand for smartphones! For the past few years, you’ve been asking for a GorillaPod that worked with your Samsung, Nokia, new iPhone, iPhone with an Otterbox case, Motorola, the list went on and on. We heard you. Our team created an awesome tripod mount that will expand to fit your phone and case—whatever phone you’ve got— and keep it securely positioned wherever your adventures take you.

GripTight will take your phone photography and videography from acceptable to awesome. Get more creative with photo and video apps. Watch movies or read books on the go without craning your neck. Skype or Facetime without exhausting your arm muscles. Use turn by turn GPS without looking down at the phone in your lap. Everything you love to do with your phone, but even better because it’s handsfree.

Check out the video to the GripTight in action!

JOBY GripTight Mount & Stands for Smartphones from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

GripTight Mount- Any phone, any tripod, anywhere!

The GripTight Mount works with any best-selling smartphone with or without a case, plus any tripod, including our GorillaPods. It is compact, lightweight and super versatile, making it the perfect smartphone accessory.

How to Use the JOBY GripTight Mount from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

GripTight Micro Stand – Smallest, sleekest smartphone stand

The GripTight Micro Stand is the most portable smartphone tripod ever! A tiny 3.2″ long when folded, it is so compact you’ll never leave home without out. It’s perfect it for impromptu group portraits, watching YouTube, reading the newspaper, or browsing your Flipboard.

How to Use the JOBY GripTight Micro Stand from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

GripTight GorillaPod Stand – Adaptable, flexible smartphone tripod

Everyone’s favorite tripod is transformed into an unstoppable force of smartphone photo and video production when paired with the GripTight. Position your phone just about anywhere to capture a self-portrait, try a new perspective or record shake-free video.

How to Use the JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand from JOBY Inc on Vimeo.

 

Our Favorite #GorillaPod Photos from the Week on Instagram

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We think Instagram is great for a lot a reasons—an awesome community of photographers, snazzy filters and lots of fun hashtags. This probably won’t come as a surprise, but our personal favorite is #gorillapod. Here are some of our favorite #gorillapod photos shared on Instagram from the past week. It inspires us to see our GorillaPods in action and the amazing photos you take with them!

Thanks to all the Instagrammers out there for the GorillaPod love! You guys rock!

This just in! We are just 10 photos away from 1,000 photos in the #gorillapod hashtag! Whoever posts the 1,000th photo on Instagram will win a special JOBY prize!  

@lokicoon

@adorama

 

@keykode

 

@joshuadubya

@matescho

 

@new1mproved

 

@gwijkhuijs

 

@aviatrix_

 

@glovercover

 

@jazzyjackhaha

Want to share your Instagram photo with JOBY and see it on our blog? Tag it #gorillapod  and we’ll be sure to check it out!

Just launched! miniSkates for GorillaPod SLR Zoom by Cinetics

By | Friends of Joby, Gorillapod, iPhone, Photography | 2 Comments

Our friends at Cinetics —the creators of CineSkates and CineSquid—have launched another great video product! Their miniSkates attach to our GorillaPod SLR Zoom and are designed for compact cameras and camera phones. Check out the new miniSkates in action in this demo video!

 

miniSkates Video Dolly from Cinetics on Vimeo.

miniSkates, a smaller version CineSkates, are a set of wheels that attach to the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom tripod to create a portable and versatile dolly system. miniSkates work with cameras up to 1.5 pounds, which includes compact cameras, smart phones, and point of view cameras like GoPro and Contour.

Justin Jensen, the founder of Cinetics, says that their goal is to get your cinematic ideas in motion. These new products are designed to allow anyone to create high-quality moving video with the cameras that are in their pockets already. We think that is rad!