It’s time for another one of our Two Minute Reviews. This time its the Gorillapod Video from JOBY.
The Gorillapod Video is the most adaptable on-the-go video tripod system. Designed for mini and pocket camcorders, point-and-shoot cameras and other video recording devices, it provides omni-directional aliminum positioning with a smooth 360 degree pan and 135 degree tilt. It also has a quick release plate for easy filming on and off the tripod.
Who are JOBY?
From their website:
JOBY creates well-designed, revolutionary products that inspire the creative and active lifestyle.
JOBY is a young, high-growth company that revolutionized the camera accessories market in early 2006 with its GorillaPod line of flexible tripods and continues to redefine the consumer electronics market with its GorillaMobile and GorillaTorch product lines. The brand has a strong and loyal following of consumers who are passionate about both innovative design and functional performance. Founded in 2005, JOBY is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Santa Cruz, CA; Geneva, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore and Shenzhen, China.
Designed For : Mini and pocket camcorders (FlipVideo and Kodak Zi8) and point-and-shoot cameras with video capabilities
Holds Up To : 11.5oz (325g)
Connection : Universal 1/4-20 screw
Size : 1.2″ (dia.) x 7.2″ (30 x 183mm)
Weight : 2.8 oz. (80g)
- Machined aluminum
- High quality ABS plastic
- Powerful neodymium magnets
- Corrosion resistant steel
- Durable TPE grip rings
Price : £24.95
What’s in the Box?
The box contains the Gorillapod Video and an instruction manual.
A Closer Look
You can position the legs in many different ways and it is very simply.
Using the Gorillapod Focus
After fitting your device to the top of the Video (which was just a case of screwing it in place), you then just position the legs into whatever position you want to use it in. They can easily bend into a variety of positions, and having magnetic feet as well holds the whole thing firmly in place.
You can even wrap them around objects and they hold the Video into position firmly and securely. Here you can see my Bloggie hanging from a curtain rail using only the magnetic feet!
The Gorillapod Video is very simple to use, and it can be positioned in many, many different ways and on a variety of surfaces (even and uneven).
I found it very easy to use and it took very little effort to get it into position, whether that was using in on my desk, wrapping it around my desk or hanging it from a curtain rail.
It felt very secure and I wasn’t concerned for a moment that it would drop!
If you have a need to use your device in such a way then you should seriously take a look at this, you won’t be disappointed.
The price is cheap at £24.95 and it is small enough to carry around in your bag.
The Gorillapod Video is available now from the JOBY website.
If you need something bigger and you want to hold a heaving device, such as a DLSR, then take a look at the Gorillapod Focus.