Joby’s GorillaPod tripod has long been a tool for photographers to take the best, stable, shots at any angle. Its flexible legs can wrap around objects or bend to accommodate all kinds of situations. Now, the company is adding a MagSafe tripod mount to its repertoire for even more versatility.
This Griptight GorillaPod for MagSafe Kit Has its Core griptight mount for magsafe. The nomenclature is a bit confusing, but essentially Joby is making a tripod mount with a MagSafe compatible magnet. So if you already have a GorillaPod tripod you can buy the new MagSafe mount separately. If not, you can buy kits that include both components together.
The addition of MagSafe allows anyone who has an iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 to carry it near the mount for automatic and secure attachment. But unlike other MagSafe mounts, it has a versatile trick—its spring-loaded clip—to make it useful in every situation and work for all phones.
- Strong MagSafe Magnet
- Versatile magnet and clip secure mechanism
- Mount does not bend forward
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While the MagSafe, for iPhone 12 and 13 models, is the easiest way to attach a phone to a holder, it’s still susceptible to falling apart in more extreme situations. If GripTight only used MagSafe for the MagSafe mount, its name wouldn’t matter much. The mount has two clips that move around to secure any phone, not just iPhones with MagSafe magnets. Meaning, it can hold really tight when needed.
There’s a standard threaded hole for any standard tripod on the bottom of the mount. The circular part of the mount can rotate 360 degrees with the magnet. The mount cannot lean forward or backward. It would be nice if it had that functionality, but it shouldn’t be a deal breaker for anyone considering it.
I found the MagSafe compatible magnet stronger. In every situation I used the mount, on a tripod, I never dropped or loosened the phone. I’d feel a little uneasy about using the iPhone with MagSafe in more extreme situations, like keeping it out of the window of a moving car or while running. But the strength of the magnet was not a problem when hanging upside down from a tree branch. Also, it’s situations where a phone is on the mount while carried around that cause me some concerns.
Luckily, if you want to do those kinds of action shots, you can clamp down to your phone using the mount’s spring-loaded clips. With the clip on the phone, securing any phone feels very secure.
The arms protrude around—or move out of the way—the MagSafe compatible magnet on the mount swivel. This makes the mount good for casual times or more extreme uses.
GripTight GorillaPod Kit
The GripTight Mount for MagSafe is great on its own, any tripod you can have. But, it’s also a great addition to the GorillaPod tripod. Together, the new MagSafe compatible mount and GorillaPod make up the packaged kit that Joby is selling. Since the GorillaPod tripod is such a staple for both traditional photographers and mobile phone users, there’s little to say about it here. The legs can wrap in any position, and each can be individually adjusted to correct the tilt and angle. It’s an all-round convenient option to help you shoot still images or videos.
Not everyone needs a tripod, but I would say having a tripod for your phone is very handy. Whether it’s for video calls or using both iOS and Android’s night photography modes, there’s a lot of value for a portable mount and stand like this.
Should You Buy the GripTight GorillaPod for MagSafe?
For comparison, I’ve tried Moment’s MagSafe compatible tripod mount and I liked it. It’s very simple and sleek, which is part of its appeal. as an alternative, griptight mount for magsafe The mount from Joby is a bit more involved, but it certainly has a wider range of uses due to its spring-loaded clamps.
There’s a wide range of tripod mounts, but it’s clever to combine MagSafe compatible magnets into one. Even more clever is the ability to use this mount with any phone in almost any position. This is the mount I would currently buy because of its versatility. Whether you want or need a GorillaPod tripod will depend on how you’re using the mount.
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