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JOBY - Action Series Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 209 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Colester
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    I recently purchased a JOBY Suction Cup & GorillaPod Arm. I first used this product to make a video as part of a Colorado State University project. The suction cup was stuck on a clean surface on the outside of my car. It worked for a couple time-lapses and then fell of our car on a major road going approximately 40mph. The youtube video put out by JOBY claims that it will stay on at speeds of 150+mph. However, this was certainly not the case with my suction cup. I carefully followed all directions in order to avoid this situation... I then attempted to contact JOBY customer support and they were extremely useless. Taking forever to reply to my emails and they still have yet to send me a new product which they promised (proof in the screenshot). They also promptly denied reimbursing me the $50 it cost to repair my GoPro Hero 6. Never buying a JOBY product again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the one you want for Automotive

    Posted
    kdogbigdog

    So I heard great things about Joby mounts from friends so I got this one thinking it would give me the most flexibility for getting the right angle. I found while driving on the track that the flex arm does not do well with G-Forces you get through the turns. I found myself or passenger having to re-position the GoPro after we would go through a turn. There is another that has a fixed arm. Two of the other drivers had that one and it did great when mounted inside. I was leery of mounting to the outside so I mounted to inside of the window. The guys who had the fixed arm version mounted theirs outside the car to the roof. One made it around the track without issue, the other driver had his fall off. We came to conclusion after talking and other experiences the mounting surface needs to be very clean and smooth a glass. Any imperfection even though it feels suctioned down at first will allow it to pop off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Suction Cup REALLY Works!

    Posted
    rpelleti
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    I was skeptical about using a suction cup to hold my GoPro 7 Black camera, but this REALLY WORKS! I did not try freeway speeds, but once you install this suction cup, you can tell that it is not coming off your windshield. You have to place the suction cup on the window and then twist to lock it in place. Once locked in, it stays on. I tried this on speeds up to 45 MPH with temperature about 68 degrees F. I cannot tell you if it works on speeds faster than that or with colder or hotter weather.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Stability!

    Posted
    OSORIOMEDIA
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    One of the best windshield mounts I've used (I've actually seen the same Joby mount in some search engine research cars...) Very strong grip to the windshield. The only complaint is a lack of movement in the arms. I guess that's why they have a flexible arm solution... The red stands out and can sometimes show up as a reflection in the window. Otherwise, highly recommended for driving vantage points, both interior and exterior (haven't tried an exterior mount yet).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't what I needed, return policy changed

    Posted
    Ully
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    Purchased this and another tripod as potential mount solutions for my camera. I ended up going with a basic tripod instead of this, as the flexible arm portion of this was far to stiff for the daily use that I would be encountering with it. When I went to return it, I could not, as the return policy for Best Buy had changed since the last time I needed to use it. Now I'm stuck with a product I won't use. Shame on me for trying multiple solutions to my problem and not returning it immediately, even though I don't leave near a store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like the options/adjustability

    Posted
    RogueBMW
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    So far, high quality product. Good hold on the suction, very adjustable. Fit for standard camera/video screw mount (I used this for both digital cameras and a Contour Action camera) and a Go Pro camera mount. Wish it included extra suction cups (for when the original wears) and a screw/stud to attach a camera directly to the suction mount without the arm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Westminster

    Posted
    Drew
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    I purchased both of these joby mounts and they are both better then the go pro branded ones they are easier to setup and get angles with. Don't hesitate to grab one or both. For the price you can bet both compared to the overpriced gopro one and it's a lot better quality the suction mount technology is totally different then anything else on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    totally stuck on this

    Posted
    willyp757
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    great suction mount...arm works amazing and hold every position! only 4 stars because the set screw attachment for the camera is a bit wonky...make sure you have it snug! We use it to suction to the glass to video our son playing hockey: stays perfectly attached to a CLEAN flat surface

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Joby-action Series Suction Cup And Arm

    Posted
    AST08
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    This review is for Joby-Action Series Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm. This gets plenty of use since my son likes to record his hockey games. Sometimes the suction cups don’t hold too well. It has gotten a lot of use but they could do better with the suction cups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Obsessed

    Posted
    cbmiller365
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    I absolutely love this product. It is SO user-friendly. Just apply to glass surface, rotate the red ring until it clicks in place and it provides a magical suction that won't move until you easily either rotate it off or use the peel tab. I have used this in a car, golf-cart, and airplane. It also is adaptable to hold not only my GoPro, but my DSLR as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Holds under any circumstance.

    Posted
    MarkM
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    This flexible arm holds the camera firmly in place. The suction cup twists on or off, making the arm extremely easy to use or move. It's use is really only for stationary use, as attaching it on a windshield for recording of driving causes the flexible arm too much bouncing/jiggling. A great purchase for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, not as good as I hoped

    Posted
    Crankyoldfart
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    Got this for the flexibility over the GOPRO version. find the suction does not seem to work as well as the GoPro version thus not as practical as I hoped. Ended up using the GoPro version with extra connection pieces to get the angle I wanted. Based on how it stuck to my windshield I would not even think of mounting it on the body of the car or bike.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for getting those B Roll or action shots

    Posted
    afrodoprodo
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    I used this with my Sony x3000 action camera while I was on vacation. The suction mount held on strong to glass. FYI if you are using this in a vehicle, you may experience vibration while driving. If you got stabilization then its ok, except for maybe the sound will come through the footage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Arm is too short.

    Posted
    JimA
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    If the articulating arm were 4 in longer, I would give this item 5 stars. When I attach this to the inside of my windshield, the arm is not long enough to bend around and allow my camera to point straight ahead. The only way I can use it with my Sony Cybershot camera is to hang it upside down, and convert the video to right side up in post.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful for action cameras inside your vehicle

    Posted
    JLREVIEWS
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    I use this for attaching my GoPro or Sony action cam and film myself inside or the road on the outside through the window. Works great just wouldn’t trust it on the outside of the Vehicle. It fell off once luckily I was just pulling out and caught it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This thing suctions !

    Posted
    Bubisamongus
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    This is one strong suction cup. Im amazed at how srong it is. I like the gorilla style arm as well i have used this setup for shooting action but also ot is very handy when you want to do a time lapse or shoot yourself doing something like shooting with other cameras. You also have 1/4 20 suction cup you cam mount anything to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stuck to windshield for two hours

    Posted
    Eaglehawk
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    I have had better stands that allow for additional air to be purged from under the suction part of the contraption. This held up for two hours before dropping onto the dash, but failed to handle the truck vibration well. Returning and checking out another one (or getting my Touch controllers)! :-)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, high quality and built to last.

    Posted
    Zeen
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    Purchased this camera arm to attach to the window of my car. With minimal adjustment and automatic righting of the view it works perfectly. (I had to use the camera in the upside down position but with the automatic righting feature provided in the GoPro camera menu it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    Celtsian
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    I purchased this to mount my nest indoor camera to the inside of my window. I have tried other camera mounts without much luck. This one fits the bill, it has the right amount of flexibility and the suction cup is awesome. Highly Recommended!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Right Choice!

    Posted
    YTsGoPro
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    I was looking for something non-intrusive to mount the GoPro in the car and this did the job. I was able to mount it to the center and run it up without blocking the window. I've use it everyday for my commute and it works!

    I would recommend this to a friend