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JOBY - GripTight Mount PRO Holder for Smartphone-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 578 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Smartphone Mount

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    BestBuyCustomer
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    I needed a phone mount to attach to my tripod so I can make mini videos for my online business. I usually read reviews before buying products like this, but I didn't this time. I just went into Best Buy and purchased it. I have to say that I am happy with the quality of this little gadget. It attaches securely to my tripod, and the phone mechanisms adjust easily and securely to my phone. There are two screws to stabilize the phone, one for up and down angle and one to tighten the phone into the phone grip - Both are made well and secure the phone so I don't have to worry about my phone falling off the mount. The rotation option is great too because I prefer to have my phone in an upright position when making a video. I think that this was a good purchase for me and am very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality but, just a little fiddly, at first

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    Scottie
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    This is a good product, overall, and does what we need it to do. The only negative I’ve found is the mechanism for opening, closing the phone clamp, and rotating it (0-90 degrees, ie for landscape or portrait orientation) - Although a fairly simple mechanism, it is a little fiddly to use, as any movement requires some force, due to “tightness” of the assembly. On our product, based on the ease of adjustment, it was difficult to tell whether the release bolt was in locked or unlocked state. Once you’re aware of this minor challenge, it’s fine. It might even deserve a five star rating! Although, I’m not acquainted with competing products, I would say that this is a quality product, and a very good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Over-priced and under designed!

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    Mickey
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    I bought this in hopes that it would reliably and securely hold my $1k cell phone on a stick held out at about 3 ft. away. I have an OtterBox on my phone and this holder is just not designed to hold anything more than the bare phone. I just will not trust my phone being held at that distance with this holder. NOTE: The holder is extremely well made and very positive for a bare skinny phone, I just find it hard to believe that the designers would ignore the fact that most people have some sort of protective case on their phones and not allow for this added thickness. NOT rocket science guys!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too easy to drop your phone!

    Posted
    Gabriel

    The knob mechanism for tightening the grip in place is the same knob that allows you to swivel from vertical to horizontal. Therefore, if you have it in place and want to swivel the position, the entire phone comes loose and will easily (if not surely) fall to the ground while you are merely trying to change it's orientation. Such an incredibly poor design choice. It's a shame because the materials are all very sturdy and it otherwise does seem fairly pro. But I will not risk having my phone crash the ground. I've seen far cheaper phone holders with better design.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

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    EveryDayTeq
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    The Joby TightGrip PRO is definitely a smartphone grip for anyone who uses their device to shoot pictures, vlog, etc. The fact that it’s made of metal and not from cheap plastic and cheap springs makes the few added dollars worth it. Since using it, I’ve not once worried about my phone coming out. Even better, you can maneuver the unit in different angles without doing anything crazy with your hand or tripod. I’m seriously considering buying a second one just as a backup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone Holder

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    Railimages
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    I needed something that would hold my phone on a tripod so I could do Facebook Live videos. This worked great for what I needed it to do. The photo that BestBuy has on their site is not what you will get when you purchase this. The photo shows a section on the bottom that swivels and extends the hold higher up. This DOES NOT come with it. I took a look on the manufacturers website and that part costs another $49. You really need that part if you want it to hold your camera in a vertical postion and still clear the tripod head other then that it worked fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Heavy Duty Phone Holder

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    PeterD
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    I can be certain when I buy Joby products, I will get a quality item. I have the small gorilla pod and this works fine on it. Like I mentioned, its heavy so keep that in mind when putting it on a small tripod with your phone. The original clamp that came with my gorilla pod was easy to use since you just pull it open, but this is nice if you want to put your phone in portrait mode. Also it takes one screw to be able to rotate and open it, which makes it quick to use, but if you just want to rotate it, you must be aware of your device coming out. Works nice on a full size tripod as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Smartphone Mount, Even better price

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    Devo
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    I bought this to attach my IphoneX to a tripod for shooting my youtube channel videos, so therefore, it will fit on any 1/4 screw mount Tripod,Stand,Gimbal Very well built , super solid , this Smartphone Holder is the best on the market now, i know it will fit the Apple IphoneX perfectly, with the case on the phone.... JUST PLEASE check the exact specifications on sizing to make sure your phone is supported. 10/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for any smartphone

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    DrPerez
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    I bought this holder as a gift for my younger sister, she's a personal trainer and post workout videos for her clients. She's made great use of this holder as it allows the phone to be placed at any angle. I ordered a second one a few months later for myself, great to use with any tripod to take pics or video. I also use it to watch videos on my phone while I lay in bed. I would definetly recommend this holder, especially if you already have a tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and functional

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    JohnD
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    I wanted a sturdy adapter to use with a tripod or attach to a telescope (Orion universal mount). This one seems well made, holds the phone firmly, rotates easily from vertical to horizontal, and allows button access. I don't really understand the tilt feature. I expected it to tilt up OR down, analogous to a camera tripod mount. But it only aims downward, perhaps to allow better viewing of the screen between exposures. It is not a problem, but I'd have preferred no tilt. It is just one more thing that can break.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product - well designed - met need

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    Michael
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    For my daughter's Sweet 16 birthday party we wanted an inexpensive photo booth that would allow attendees to have a polaroid print as a souvenir - we provided properly sized frames as "favors". The setup was an IPhone 5S mounted to the "Joby - GripTight Mount PRO Holder" on a tripod - and the prints sent wirelessly to a Fujj Instax share printer. Everything worked great including the Joby head which offered the option of mounting the iPhone horizontally or vertically - a feature most other adapters do not have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good grip, works well

    Posted
    Telescoper
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    A reasonably priced smartphone holder. Well made phone grip with padding. Rotates from horizontal to vertical mode (or any angle between). Holds my iPhone 6+ across its width with room to spare, so the ability to rotate and firm grip are essential. The product image shows what looks like a joint between tripod mount and phone. This in fact only tilts in one direction, from vertical to down facing. You’ll still need some kind of head on the photo tripod for camera aiming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for steady iPhone video

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    WyoPhoto
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    I have used several products to hold my phone to shoot video and this is the sturdiest and most secure I have found. The mechanism is a little tight at first but after a couple of uses slides open easily and grips my phone tightly. I video a lot of different things with my phone, but use the Joby mainly for filing basketball practices from a full size tri pod. Even after having basketballs bounced around it for over an hour it holds the phone in a slim case tightly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great holder for any cellular phone in car

    Posted
    StuGo
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    This device will mount on any flat non-porous surface in your automobile and securely hold any size and make of cellular phone firmly in any desired position. A strong magnet in the device secures the phone after a metal plate is attached to the back of the phone. It will hold a phone with a protective case without taking the phone out of the case. The device is fastened to the automobile dash or windshield securely with a suction cup. Great value at a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for viewing phone, not for shooting with it

    Posted
    Murrey
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    It holds the phone securely and works well for reading the screen, but the swivel isn't enough to use it for photography without attaching it to another ball head. Attaching it to a mini tripod means it can shoot straight ahead, at best or angled down. To shoot up, even slightly, the tripod must be flexible or a ball/pan head used to point the phones camera up, mounting the phone backwards makes the camera hard to use since you loose access to most of the screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Holder

    Posted
    dakewlndn
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    This holds my Iphone X in a Pelican Voyager case It is solidly built and a night & day difference from the cheap plastic ones included in tripods Definitely recommend I Fits a Iphone 8 plus with a slimmer case but nearly out of adjustment to get any larger. May run into an issue of you have a larger case like an otterbox defender

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not enough grip if you have a case.

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    TechGuru
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    I ended up returning this unit. Although a little bit on the pricey side for what it is, it is all metal construction and has a nice look and feel. The issue I ran into was the unit will not work with most phones if they are in a case else you risk the phone falling out of the mount. If the come out with an adjustment or larger tongs/ way to accommodate when a case is on the phone I would be a buyer again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised

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    Even though they sell an "XL" version of this, this version fit my Nexus 6P just fine. I was otherwise very surprised by the sturdy and durable feel to the construction, and the rubber grips that hold your phone. This will attach to most standard tripods with changable heads. The very nature of the design of this phone means it will work with just about any phone. I never felt my phone was in any danger of slipping out of the grips.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    Posted
    ohmichea
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    I am using this with an iPhone X and it works great. I had bought a cheap holder and it was very unsafe as my phone kept popping out of it. This mount holds my phone securely and I don't have to worry about it getting damaged or falling on the ground. It's really quick and easy to get my phone in and out of the mount and it fits any tripod. Overall it is worth what I paid and I am happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product would suggest !

    Posted
    Nerdyd
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    Great product I bought it to hold my iPhone on my scooter and I use it there and also on my desk and pretty much everywhere it’s a great product and my phone is very secure in the jaws I have an iPhone 6s and I have an iPhone 8+ is a little tight with the defender series OtterBox in the 8+ But I would still suggest it for anybody that wants to make sure that their phone is not gonna go anywhere

    I would recommend this to a friend