For many photographers, a tripod is a necessity, and while they do not replace a standard size tripod in all ways, Joby’s line of GorillaPod tripods have been incredibly popular for minimalist ‘grab and go’ photographers who just need a sturdy place to place their camera. The GorillaPod lineup had been aging though since their last update, but that all ended recently with Joby’s announcement of 15 new updated models.
The new GorillaPod lineup, as mentioned, consists of 15 models ranging from the small point and shoot/phone focused 325 up to the 5K which is designed to handle the weight and needs of professional DSLR setups. All of the GorillaPods feature that signature bendable leg design that allows the legs to be wrapped around tree branches, light poles, and other objects in the world.
In more recent times, these GorillaPods have even been used to great effect as for make shift ‘selfie sticks’ for photographers with standalone cameras and wide-angle lenses.
Focusing real quick on the 5K model, since that is the heavy duty DSLR approved version of the GorilaPod. This unit stands apart from all the other GorillaPod’s in that they have aluminum in the construction – making the unit much more durable than the others with their all plastic construction. The 1k, 3k, and 5k also all come with detachable tripod heads, or stand alone with just the legs.
In terms of pricing, you can expect to find these ranging from $20 or so for the low-end phone/point-n-shoot models up to the 5K, which will sell for as much as $180 or so in the kit with both the tripod head and legs. You can find all of the new GorillaPods over on Amazon, here.
For more information about Joby and the new GorillaPod releases make sure and check out the Joby website.