Joby GripTight Pro Video GP Standard Review

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Joby GripTight Pro Video GP Standard Review

When it comes to purchasing a sturdy and steady tripod for your phone, there are not many on the market which are as strong or as professionally built as the Joby Griptight Pro Video. This is one tripod solely dedicated for your Smart phone, which supports video fluid motion pan and tilt.

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Package Contents
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Within package there is 1x smart phone ball head, 1x Joby small tripod with 1/4inch screw and 1 set of instructions.


GripTight PRO Video Mount

  • Universal smartphone compatibility, with or without a case
  • Hardcore construction! Made from durable stainless steel, anodized aluminum, ABS plastic and TPE rubber
  • Locking stainless steel jaws clamp phone securely within TPE grip-pads
  • Anodized aluminum panning arm for precise movements
  • Locking tilt functionality for hands-free use
  • Easily switches from portrait to landscape mode
  • Pan arm rotates into compact position for easy transport
  • Connects to any GorillaPod or tripod
  • Perfect for recording video or live streaming!

GripTight PRO Video Mount

Product Dimensions:5 x 8 x 20 cm (1.97 x 3.15 x 7.87 in)
 Weight:142 g (0.31 lbs)

GripTight PRO Video GP Stand

Product Dimensions:5 x 8 x 30 cm (1.97 x 3.15 x 11.81 in)
 Weight:282 g (0.62 lbs)

Adjusting for Smart phone width

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At the rear of the Video GP Stand there is a securing knob which allows you make any necessary adjustments for the size of your smart phone, like the iPhone X to Galaxy Note 8 etc. The phone can be rotated between landscape (sideways) and Portrait (upright), just by adjusting this screw located at the back.

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For controlling the Pan arm, you have to pull the arm socket, then twist to the angle you prefer, the pan arm will then lock back in to place. The Pan arm is spring loaded for this reason.

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So the pan arm doesn’t show in the camera’s, you can position it where you feel more comfortable. This make the Joby GripTight Pro Video a very versatile tripod.

Joby Mounting Options

Joby GripTight Pro Video GP Standard Review

Now, if you are out and about, you will twist the legs you can secure the Joby GripTight Pro Video to a pole, log or a tree branch.

Joby GripTight Pro Video GP Standard Review

If you wish to put the phone in to Portrait mode (upright), just twist the knob at the back of the phone mounting bracket and twist the bracket 90 degree’s counter clockwise.

Joby GripTight Pro Video GP Standard Review

When placing the Joby GripTight Pro Video on a rough surface, the legs are easily adjustable to suit any surface or uneven terrain. The Joby GripTight Pro Video is more than capable of dealing with these awkward situations.

Final Comments

The Joby GripTight Pro Video is one very versatile tripod for most of the new smart phones. The tripod does support small compact camera’s or smaller DSLR’s but will not support the more expensive and Pro DSLR’s. The Joby GripTight Pro Video is primarily just for smart phones and I can see me using this in a LOT of situations. I really need to go out and field test it in many more situations. For Vloggers who love using their smart phones, this tripod will come in very handy.

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John M

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*Disclosure: I was gifted this item in exchange for a review


    • This is the reason why Joby have released this type of tripod. For Vloggers who use the smart phones and the stability of taking selfies. They are way better than a selfie stick.

      John M.

  1. This looks like a really good tripod. I’ve been wanting to get a smaller tripod for a while so I’ll bear this one in mind. Thank you.

    Ami xxx

  2. I am looking for a hands free way to take video with Iphone- going to Alaska- ie for dog sledding, can you recommend attaching this to a head band and if so , which brand is good ? Any other way to video- I am afraid a chest band would not give a good view. I am very much an amateur and not looking to get into photography or videoing in a bigger way.Thanks !!!!!!

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