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.

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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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