Joby has announced the first telescoping tripod for pro video content creators — the GripTight Pro TelePod. This new product is for videographers working with smartphones, action cameras, 360-degree and other small format digital imaging devices.
The GripTight Pro TelePod combines the function of a tripod with a lightweight extending pole. Features include adjustable tilt for various shooting modes for standard horizontal vertical video formats.
The GripTight Pro TelePod ($99.95) weighs 12.7 ounces and uses proven locking GripTight mounting technology. The handheld tripod works in four modes for maximum versatility. Those include a handgrip, extended grip, elevated tripod and tabletop tripod
The telepod comes with a grip mounted, removable Bluetooth Impulse Remote Shutter to capture shots without touching the phone. It includes a tilting tripod mount for cameras; a cold shoe pro mount to add lights and microphones; and a pin joint mount for GoPro and other action cameras.
The tripod is constructed of fiberglass reinforced nylon and stainless steel and telescopes from 13.5 to 31 inches. The adjustable legs click-set into three positions for stability on uneven surfaces and also flatten to a maximum of 14 inches for added stability in windy situations.
Joby also introduced GorillaPod Mobile Rig for any smartphone ($99.95) It allows up to three additional devices like mics, lights and action cameras via the standard ¼-inch, 20 tripod connections.
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