JOBY Announces Full TelePod Line for Cameras and Mobile Devices

JOBY has now completed its TelePod series with three new telescoping tripods for supporting cameras and mobile devices. 

Still looking for a versatile tripod for all your shooting  projects? Now that the JOBY TelePod line has been completed, you might want to check out which telescoping tripod will most likely fit your needs. Joining the existing and well-known GripTight PRO TelePod are three new additions designed for today’s generation of storytellers and content creators:  the TelePod Mobile, TelePod 325, and TelePod PRO Kit.

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REVIEW: Joby Gorillapod Mobile Rig

Is this the ideal tool for mobile content creators?

Joby and their Gorillapod brand have been around for forever, and these versatile tripods have long been a favorite tool for run and gun photographers and videographers who always needed a tripod they could put anywhere. But in this age of mobile content creation a new breed of content creators, utilizing the incredibly powerful tools at their disposal in smartphones and action cameras, are growing and need tools to support their passions. Enter the Joby Gorillapod Mobile Rig – possibly the ultimate all-in-one tool for these creative content producers. Continue reading…

Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Photography Endeavors

You always have it with you, you might as well try these few ways to get better images out of it. 

As the adage goes, the best camera is the one you have with you, and these days that is often likely to be your phone most of the time. That said, many of you are likely hesitant to use your phone or rely on it for pictures because of the poor quality phone cameras used to provide. But those were the old days, and phone cameras these days have more than enough performance for general use photography.

In order to truly get the most out of your mobile camera you are going to want to make sure to do some things – otherwise, you will not be taking advantage of the full capabilities of your phone and may end up disappointed in the images you take. In this post today we are going to cover what you should be doing in order to really take your mobile photography to another level, one you can feel good about. Continue reading…

JOBY Launches GorillaPod Mobile Rig for Pro-Grade Mobile Videos

JOBY adds new GorillaPod Mobile Rig into the slew of rigs for smartphone videographers to choose from.

Heads up, vloggers, content creators, and YouTube stars! JOBY, the makers of the original GorillaPod flexible tripod, introduced its new GorillaPod Mobile Rig today to help you create pro-grade videos with your smartphone. This new tripod accessory offers the same flexibility and versatility of the original GorillaPod, with the added functionality of mounting additional devices for your movie-making needs.

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Joby Updates GorillaPod Flexible Tripods With 15 New Models


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.

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Joby’s New Pro Sling Strap is Fastened by the Weight of Your Camera

Julius Motal The Phoblographer Joby Pro Slign Strap

At Photo Plus Expo 2013, Joby was showing off a very clever new camera strap called the “Pro Sling Strap”. Building on Joby’s previous strap designs, the Pro Sling strap includes a fastening mechanism that is actually activated by the weight of your camera. This helps not only keeping the camera in place while you’re on the move, but it also adds extra security as it keeps your camera from accidentally dropping. While visiting Joby’s PPE booth, we got a quick demonstration of the strap, and we have to admit that we were quite impressed.

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Joby Releases New Adaptable “Mini” Tripods

JOBY GPod Mini Magnetic

Joby has released two new adaptable mini tripods for your compact camera and phone. They are small, light, and fit in your pocket. The Joby GPod Mini Magnetic, which obviously was inspired by the Gorillapod tripod, has magnetic feet and can be secured to most metal objects. It was created to steady cameras like the Pentax WG3 or GoPros. The Joby MPod Mini Stand was created for practicality. It was designed to fit most smartphones, in or out of cases. With adjustable legs it makes it easy to get steady shots anywhere. Each mini-tripod weighs less than two ounces, making it truly portable and an ideal lightweight accessory for totes, backpacks, pockets or travel cases. Both the Joby GPod Mini Magnetic and the Joby MPod Mini Stand are now available for pre-order on

JOBY’s New UltraPlate Features Second Tripod Mount for Accessories

JOBY UltraPlate Tripod Quick Release Plate

The idea of multi-purpose tripod mounting plates seems to be making the rounds these days. The latest offering comes from JOBY, whose new UltraPlate features a second tripod mount for accessories such as camera straps. JOBY claims almost universal tripod compatibility for their plate which is made of anodized aluminium for high durability. Priced at only $19.95 (US MSRP), the JOBY UltraPlate is available now via JOBY’s online store.

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You Have a Few More Days to Win While Supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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The contest has been extended a few extra days. This contest is about doing something that really matters and now you have little more time to do so. We’re partnering with the Team in Training LA group to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Three winners will receive a special package kindly donated by Daymen who owns Lowepro and JOBY consisting of a Lowepro Photo Hatchback backpack 16L ($100 value!), JOBY GorillaTorch ($30 value), and the original GorillaPod ($20).That’s $150 of awesome photography gear that might already be on your wishlist. 

Here’s all the details for you:

How to Enter: Head on over to this page and kindly donate $10 to the cause. Your name will be put into a hat for drawing.

Contest Duration:  The contest has been extended to Sunday April 14th!

And that’s it. We’ll announce the winners the next day (we promise!) in a blog post.

Review: Cinetics Cineskates

Cinetics CineSkates

Around these parts, I’m known as the Kickstarter addict or at least it’s step one to admit it. Today we have a special review for you of a successful product that came from the crowdfunding forest of toys. CineSkates is that product and it is a part of the Cinetics system. The goal and purpose of CineSkates, in case you’re not familiar, is to give you smooth video pans in any direction.

I took a trip out to the Salton Sea and put the CineSkates system to the test. Let’s see how the scenes turn out in the review. Continue reading…

Review: Joby Ultrafit Slingstrap Camera Strap


It is always cumbersome to have to deal with your camera strap during a photo walk, especially the traditional ones that hang around your neck. I personally hate having to use a camera strap because most of the time, it just gets in my way and can become quite uncomfortable during an active photo walk or a hot summer day as the rubber grip likes to stick to my skin. I’ve always preferred to just go strap-less to avoid the hassle. However, I never thought to consider a shoulder strap until Joby sent us the Ultrafit Slingstrap for review. After around a week of testing, I have found a lot of good things to say about it but also some bad. Head past the break for the full review.


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Photo Plus 2012 Ultimate Roundup

As you probably figured out by now, The Phoblographer team has been working around the clock for the past couple days to get you guys the juicy details from this year’s Photo Plus Expo in New York. To make your day a little easier, we’ve got a complete roundup of the entire event right here for your viewing pleasure. Head on past the break to see everything that went down this weekend!


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Joby Announces Their First, “Ultra Comfortable Camera Straps” and More

We’ve seen a variety of camera straps in our lifetime, ranging from the standard straps that we get from a DSLR purchase to the high quality straps such as the Wapiti Strap that we can’t believe exists. Joby is looking to join the latter category with their UltraFit Sling Strap and the 3-Way Camera Strap. These straps integrate comfort, style, and utility into a highly promising product.


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Joby’s Latest Gorillapods Can Hang With all the Stylish Clothing on Your Closet Rack

You know how Gorillapods were first marketed to being awesomely strong and look a bit like gorillas that could also cling to stuff? Well today, someone seems to have died their fur a bit. The company announced today that there will be cosmetic alterations in their original version. Now, they’re available in lime green, fuschia, charcoal, and sky blue.

And to kick off the launch, they’re featuring a contest on their Pinterest page.

They will ship on June 4th for around $19.99.

Review: Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom
GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

Joby has been creating their signature GorillaPods for quite some time now. They have been the perfect little throw in your bag, go anywhere tripod. The big plus with GorillaPods are that they effectively made anything into a tripod. Wrap the GorillaPod around practically anything to create an instant tripod.

For a while, GorillaPods where only made for use with small compact cameras due to the weight of the bigger DSLR’s on the market. Luckily Joby stepped up and created the SLR-Zoom GorillaPod.

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog posting by Travis Lawton. You can find more of his work on his website at Travis Lawton Photography as well as his blog at The Lawtographer.

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Quick Review: Joby Gorilla Mobile for Apple iPhone

Joby GorillaMobile
Joby GorillaMobile

Joby GorillaMobile

I know many people who own, use, and love Gorilla Pods. Most people probably have one of the normal Gorilla Pods or maybe the new SLR Zoom version (review on the way), but you may not know about the Joby Gorillamobile, one of their newest products. Unfortunately, this newest version only works for one specific camera. You probably think it’s pretty silly for a company to make an accessory for just one product but when I tell you it’s for the millions upon millions of people who own an iPhone 4 or 4s, it makes more sense.

I was intrigued when I first heard about this product and decided to request a review unit. I thought about what its purpose is and what it allows you to do. Well, if you’re an iPhone 4 or 4s owner, click through to learn what this nifty little device can do for you.

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