JOBY have announced the first telescoping tripod for pro video content creators, the GripTight PRO TelePod, as well as the GorillaPod Mobile Rig. If the name JOBY rings a bell it’s because you have probably used one of their GorillaPod flexible tripods in the past.
The original GorillaPod came in a range of sizes and was one of those must have products that allowed you to mount small cameras in hard to reach places. The new GripTight PRO TelePod and the GorillaPod Mobile Rig, build on that same simple philosophy.
These new products are definitely designed for social media content creators, and look to be an ideal tool for vloggers and videographers working with smartphones, action cameras, 360° and other small format digital imaging devices.
GripTight PRO TelePod
The GripTight PRO TelePod combines the function of a tripod with a lightweight extending pole for increased versatility. Advanced features include adjustable tilt for selfies, and landscape or portrait shooting modes depending on whether you are capturing images for standard horizontal formats like YouTube, or vertical video for new platforms like Instagram and Periscope.
The GripTight PRO TelePod retails for $99.95 USD and weighs in at 359g (12.7oz). It uses the same proven locking GripTight mounting technology from the original GorillaPod. It has a payload capacity of 1kg (2.20 lbs), which only makes it suitable for smaller cameras. The handheld tripod and vlogging stick works in four modes:
Need a firm grip on content? Simply close legs and hold. Ideal for capturing the magic of city streets over the holidays.
Looking to grab an overhead or 360° shot? Just close the legs and extend the mount to capture the action around you.
Need to stand and elevate the view? The mount and legs can be extended to create an elevated camera/360° stand. Perfect for travel vloggers!
Getting a little closer to the subject at hand? Create a compact tripod stand by expanding the legs and retracting the mount. Ideal for foodies capturing how-to images or videos.
The GripTight PRO Telepod comes with a grip mounted, removable Bluetooth® Impulse Remote Shutter to capture shots without touching your phone. It includes a tilting tripod mount for cameras; a Cold Shoe PRO mount, to add lights and mics; and a Pin Joint mount for GoPro® and other action cameras. It has been built with durable fiberglass reinforced nylon and stainless steel and telescopes from 34 to 79 cm (13.5 to 31 inches). The adjustable legs click-set into three positions and also flatten to a maximum of 36 cm (14 inches).
GorillaPod Mobile Rig
The GorillaPod Mobile Rig, is a smartphone accessory for content creators. Taking design feedback from users of the original GorrilaPod, the GorillaPod Mobile Rig now features flexible arms that increase versatility. Its secure mount works with any smartphone and up to three additional devices like mics, lights and GoPro cameras.
Just like the GripTight PRO the GorillaPod Mobile Rig features Advanced features adjustable tilt for selfies, and landscape or portrait shooting modes depending on whether you are capturing images for standard horizontal formats like YouTube, or vertical video for new platforms like Instagram and Periscope.
The GorillaPod Mobile Rig for any smartphone retails for $99.95 USD and weighs (362g/12.8oz). The flexible legs on the GorillaPod Mobile Rig can be used as a handle, wrapped around objects such as trees or polls, or used as a tripod. The two 6-socket GorillaPod arms with the standard ¼”-20 tripod connections, two Cold Shoe mounts and one GoPro mount provides content creators with the ability to add up to three devices at one time.
Both the GoriilaPad Mobile Rig and GripTight PRO TelePod are now available to order from JOBY.