Joby GripTight Pro Video GP Standard Review

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.

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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.

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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.

Please Like and Comment Below.

John M

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



  1. 18 October 2017 / 12:42 pm

    this looks fantastic. Love how versatile it all is. I really need to get something like this for our travels and when I’m vlogging

    • 18 October 2017 / 11:51 pm

      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.

  2. 18 October 2017 / 8:45 pm

    That is absolutely awesome. I’ll have a look into this.

    • 19 October 2017 / 12:02 am

      Cool. I know you wont be disappointed.

      John M

  3. 19 October 2017 / 7:59 am

    I have one of these and it is amazing. Gets your camera in places it couldn’t get otherwise

    • 24 October 2017 / 11:26 pm

      Yep exactly what I have one. 😉

      John M

  4. amiroseblog
    19 October 2017 / 9:56 am

    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

    • 24 October 2017 / 11:28 pm

      A mini-tripod for a cell-phone, this is exactly what I needed. I bet if you got one, it would solve your problems.

      John M

  5. 19 October 2017 / 12:19 pm

    What a great idea! I don’t have one for my phone, but I do have one for my camera x

    • 24 October 2017 / 11:30 pm

      I have a really expensive tripod for my DSLR, and now I have one for my cell-phone. Couldn’t be happier.

      John M

  6. 19 October 2017 / 10:02 pm

    This looks great, I have a camera tripod but nothing to use for my phone. I’ll look into this.

    • 24 October 2017 / 11:29 pm

      This has solved so many problems with this tripod.

      John M

  7. 19 October 2017 / 10:25 pm

    I use a joby ballhead tripod for my DSLR camera and it is amazing, so I can imagine the smartphone version is equally as good

    • 24 October 2017 / 11:27 pm

      I want that one too for my DSLR too.

      John M

  8. 20 October 2017 / 9:20 am

    Ooh, this sounds like such a useful little gadget! I could do with picking one up myself for when I’m taking pictures on the go 🙂


    • 24 October 2017 / 11:25 pm

      It has already been paying off in so many ways. Thats why I asked for one.

      John M

    • 24 October 2017 / 11:24 pm

      I hope you managed to get a better one. The investment will payoff.

      John M

  9. 22 October 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I want to do more Facebook lives so this would be perfect. One of these is going on my Christmas list

    • 24 October 2017 / 11:22 pm

      Glad you liked it. This would be a great way to achieve this.

      John M

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