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JOBY - Action Series Suction Cup and Locking Arm-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 189 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'll be buying more of these

    Posted
    matt
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    This thing is sweet. I am extremely impressed with this piece of equipment. There is slightly more shaking than the GoPro brand mount when mounted to a moving vehicle but only slightly. The upside is that you don't need five different attachments to get the angle you want. The two ball joints give you almost unlimited angles with just the one mount. For 20 dollars you can't beat this thing. Pros: -suction cup is a beast. It's not going anywhere. -small footprint in your bag or carrying case -almost unlimited angles with the two ball joints -easy to use -will hold a full size DSLR (I wouldn't mount it outside of a moving vehicle even though it would probably be fine. I have only tested stationary position with DSLR) -quality product Cons: -I wish there was a was to extend the middle section or combine several of these to make a "tripod" on the side of a vehicle. (Not really a con, but nothing is perfect)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    GoPro Hero5 Black Belongs To Davey Jones' Locker

    Posted
    Poslla28
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    I wanted to share my experience with the Jobe Action Series Suction Cup and GorillaPod Arm for the GoPro. I was really stoked about this item and was able to get a great deal on this item at Best Buy. Yesterday, 1/15/2017, I was finally able to really test out my brand new GoPro Hero5 Black as we were going out into the Gulf to do some fishing. I attached the Jobe suction cup to a CLEAN & smooth surface on the top of the boat (fiberglass – which falls under the “nonporous surfaces”). I pulled and pulled on it before moving anywhere, and it didn’t budge, so I figured we were good to go. So, we hit the channel in the Gulf, and hit 25-30MPH, no problem. We stopped at a little red snapper fishing hole we know of; while sitting there fishing, the d@mn think un-attached and started sinking in the ocean…I dove into the cold water as soon as I saw it sinking. But, the water was so murky and deep, I couldn’t reach/see it underwater in time. So, my brand new Gopro Hero5 (less than 1 month old) is now part of Davey Jones’ locker…what a day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Update: Not as good as I originally thought

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    outflyin
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    Now that I've had this for a while, I'm realizing it's not as great as I thought when I first got it. I liked it at first because it was much more easily positioned to where I wanted it compared to the GoPro suction cup mount, but it is not as solid. If I didn't have a Hero5 with image stabilization, I would probably hate this mount. It just vibrates too much when attached to my car windshield. I also recently bought a RAM mount which makes this mount look like cheap junk. The RAM mount is solid, really solid, no vibration whatsoever even on rough roads. I also mentioned in a previous review that this mount's rubber ball joints will crumble if you try to reposition it when it's tightened down a little. I don't see that happening with the RAM mount. It's rubber ball joints are 1" diameter and very solid.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of if not Best Suction Cup Mounts for GoPro.

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    CrisMassacre
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    So I was really impressed with this mount as where you wouldn't expect it to be so secure because of its lightweight and ease of use. The screw tight system works wonders compared to the push down button system as it's extremely easy to tighten and loosen. I tried this on my car going about 100 - 110 and it stuck on to my car great. One down fall to this I would say is that the top ball joint even if tightened can be moved with enough weight on it. Also both ball joints are tightened by the same knob which kind of takes away from how easily you would be able to angle it and secure it if it was independently secured. All in all I love this car mount and only gave it 4 stars because of the fact that with enough weight depending on how you are angling it can move.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super strong suction

    Posted
    Skiandclimb
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    I bought this mount to throw it on my Jeep while off-roading with my Hero 5. It works very, very well. I can mount it on the windshield, doors, hood, widows...allowing me to change up my camera angles. The best part, aside from solid adjustability, is the crazy-strong suction cup! There is a locking ring to secure the suction cup, which makes it feel like a permanent mount. It really IS that strong. I would highly recommend using this mount to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great adjustability but be careful

    Posted
    twilly
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    I bought this for attaching a GoPro to a car. It has excellent 360 degrees adjustability and good suction. The bad news: because of its "twisting" motion to lock in the suction, rather than a lever, it is possible you can scratch the finish of your car if you allow the cup to spin while you try to tighten the rotating red ring. I learned this lesson the hard way -- I now have a ring-shaped scratch which I will need to buff out. I will not use it again on my nice car. And yes, the car was polished and wiped clean prior to attaching the Joby. A great device otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Grip!

    Posted
    dennyordinary
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    i have left this little guy sticking on my windshield for over 2 months and it stays there with no problem even with the temperature changes! i attached my sony fdr x1000 everyday on it for 2 months and it holds it in place with no problem. the arm is pretty solid but if you move it with little force while its in the strongest locking position it will easily moved though, but it does the job so well when you attached your action cam on it. i dont know if i will trust my gopro on it if i stick in on the outside of my car then drive 60mph though..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite suction cup mount

    Posted
    Adaber
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    The build quality is amazing and the suction cup gets extremely tight. I needed this mount for my car and couldn't be happier. As long the threads are secured and the suction cup is engaged, you're good to go. Also It is very easy to adjust since it has a ball joint on both ends. I haven't tried Joby's action adapter kit yet, but I am going to. My assumption is that if you use their tripod buckle adapter you'll get better audio/video since it is compatible with the anti-vibration insert.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Suction sucks

    Posted
    Mitch
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    I’m generally a fan of Joby products... but the suction on the two of these I own is bad. It initially has a nice solid suction that seems great. But within minutes it’s gone. I’ve damaged a Sony action cam when it was stuck to my car and I pulled out of a parking lot... numerous times it has dropped my cell phone. I don’t use them any more... I cannibalized them for parts to use with other similar devices (including other Joby stuff!)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works pretty well

    Posted
    outflyin
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    Suction cup is small, has very strong suction and is very easy to apply and remove. I've only tried it on house window and inside car windshield. Vibration does not seem to be a problem (unlike the goose-neck model) when mounted on car windshield. I'm using it with GoPro Hero5 Black with electronic stabilization on. It is very position-able, though not when tightened down. It has to be very loose to re position it or the rubber pivot balls will crumble.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Suction Arm for Action Cameras

    Posted
    NotHanSanSolo
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    This has been an awesome piece in my video kit. Recording video from my phone or action camera while in a vehicle has become very easy with this Joby mount. I would caution to make sure the window and suction cup are clean before using it as it will fall if you don't. If you're working on a professional shoot, use gaffer tape as insurance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Suction Cup Pod

    Posted
    Stever
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    This seems to be the best camera mount pod on the market. I mounted this silicone suction cup on the roof of my mom's car in subzero temperatures in northern Wisconsin and shot video of the trek. It held fast to the roof the entire distance. It is solidly constructed and well engineered and is a great item if you have a need to mount a camera firmly to an object and it's reasonably priced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well for mounting on car

    Posted
    Ashish
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    Useful addition to your GoPro accessories. It works well on glass and smooth (flat) metal surfaces on car. It has a regular tripod to GoPro mount adapter, which serves well for two additional usage. First, you can use your regular camera with standard tripod female threading on this suction mount; second, you can attach the little adapter to the GoPro and use it with your regular camera tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs Smooth Surface

    Posted
    TF01134
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    I wanted to use this for filming with my cell phone and Go Pro but It will only stick to completely flat surfaces such as glass or plastic. If there is any sort of texture it may initially stick but loses grip in a matter of minutes. If your not aware of this it could be a costly mistake. The unit functions as intended but is limited in it's uses. Well made and quality product like most of Joby items.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't stick to anything except glass

    Posted
    Alex

    I thought the suction was defective but even after JOBY sent me 3 new suction mounts, this stuff sucks!! The suction literally only suctions to glass. I was hoping it would work on my dashboard which it didnt, but the arm isn't long enough to move up from the windshield and stay upright. I tried it on flat, clean, smooth tables, tiles, and other plastics/metals, it doesn't stick to anything whatsoever

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Holy cow is this strong!

    Posted
    T3hKr4k3n
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    I use this on multiple surfaces; ranging from metal, windows, mirrors and it handles everything I throw at it. Once you lock it onto a surface, IT IS NOT COMING OFF (unless you unlock it lol)!!! I am a strong fellow and I cannot pull it off! I thought I was going to break my window because the suction cup would not give in. I use this for a pico projector and it works very well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for an Entry Level Automotive Videographer

    Posted
    JimBobaFett
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    It's been great for me save for one small issue. It is very sensitive to vibrations all the way up to the GoPro. I know it wouldn't be able to eliminate all vibrations but I'd like to see some more dampening somehow. However, it's a great suction mount for any clean and flat surface and I've not had an issue that wasn't my fault because the surface wasn't clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better then the gopro brand

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    arms sucks

    Posted
    Ying
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    The suction cup works great and has very good grip and can be mounted almost any flat surface. But the arm itself sucks. Mainly because the ball joint gets loose when u leave it in the car and the heat expands it. So i just went to home depot and got a 3inch long 1/4 screw without a head and used that with a gopro tripod mount on it and works great. Plus no vibration what so ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply the Best Mount

    Posted
    jedijurist
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    I've used several different mounts for my GoPro cameras including the GoPro original mount, a Fat Gecko mount and a few others, but this one is the best all-around mount on the market. Easy to use, easy to manipulate into the proper position and much smaller to store in transportation (great when you're using multiple mounts like me). Love this thing!

    I would recommend this to a friend