Over the years, Joby’s GorillaPod has become a standard fixture in every video content creator’s stash, allowing you to mount your camera on a versatile tripod that can be held in hand, set down on a surface, or wrapped around an object. It’s awesome. The Joby GorillaPod Mobile Rig makes the popular tripod even better by adding multiple mounts that let you add up to three accessories to your on-the-go shooting setup.
A smartphone tripod, it retains the flexible legs of the classic GorillaPod, but reinforces it with two arms and a top mount for adding a trio of accessories. That way, you can create a more robust setup, all while retaining the single-handed use that makes the tripod so useful for filming different types of video.
The Joby GorillaPod Mobile Rig uses a clamp to the keep the smartphone in place, with an adjustable opening that allows it to accommodate any smartphone model. It’s so adjustable, in fact, that it can hold your phone in both landscape and portrait modes, so you can use this whether you’re shooting for Instagram stories or a YouTube channel, regardless of what make and model of handset you’re using. You can also tilt the clamp a full 180-degree range, allowing you to focus the camera with the simple turn of a knob, while a cold shoe mount at the top of the clamp lets you add a camera accessory, making it the perfect place to add a microphone or a light source to really improve your footage.
Unlike the regular GorillaPods, it comes with a pair of arms that are equally as flexible as the legs, allowing you to position them at a variety of angles. That way, you can easily focus the accessories at any precise direction, whether you want the mic to pick up sound from a particular source or the light to illuminate a specific area of the room. Each arm has a standard tripod mount on each end where you can attach any of the included mounts, namely two cold shoe mounts and one GoPro mount. Yep, they threw in a GoPro mount, in case you want alternate footage to go with whatever your smartphone camera captures. Both arms, by the way, are completely detachable, so you don’t have to walk around with two extra limbs sticking out if you don’t need them.
As with the rest of Joby’s flexible tripods, the GorillaPod Mobile Rig comes with flexible legs that can be bundled together for use as a handheld stick, wrapped around objects for versatile mounting options, and set down on a surface for standard tripod function. That means, you can still do everything you used to do on a regular GorillaPod. Except, you know, with the option to have three accessories in tow, allowing you to create a setup unlike any you’ve had before. Dimensions are 4.7 x 3.2 x 13 inches, with a weight of just 0.8 pounds.