Joby’s New iPhone Camera Accessories Use MagSafe


Photography accessory maker Joby has adopted Apple’s MagSafe technology for three new iPhone-specific mounts — the GripTight Mount for MagSafe, GripTight GorillaPod for MagSafe, and the GripTight Wall Mount for MagSafe. Each is designed to work with the MagSafe compatible iPhone 12 range, and hold your phone safely and securely in a variety of different situations.

Joby GripTight Mount and GorillaPod.

The GripTight Mount for MagSafe looks very similar to many phone mounts, but the secret here is the MagSafe connection on the back to hold your phone in place. What’s clever is the phone can be secured either solely by MagSafe in a vertical or horizontal orientation, or provided extra hold using a hybrid clamp system. The clamps can be folded away until needed, such as situations where the phone is held at an angle and you don’t want to fully entrust the phone’s safety to MagSafe.

There are three separate mounting points on the base of the GripTight Mount for MagSafe which are compatible with Joby’s and other manufacturer’s mounts. If you want the whole kit, Joby’s new GripTight GorillaPod for MagSafe bundles the standard GripTight Mount together with its versatile GorillaPod mount, ready to hold in your hand like a grip, or wrap around various objects for static shots. The GripTight Mount for MagSafe’s three mounting points let you attach Joby’s Beamo Mini LED light and Wavy Mobile microphone too, ready to make a MagSafe version of its mobile vlogging system.

Joby GripTight Wall Mount for MagSafe

The final new product is the GripTight Wall Mount for MagSafe. The circular MagSafe mount is attached to a suction cup designed for smooth, flat surfaces, so useful for general use around the home, or as part of an at-home vlogging kit. It’s designed with a cable management system built-in, where you can wrap a charging cable or headphone cables around the mount to keep everything neat and tidy. None of Joby’s MagSafe products include charging though.

The Joby GripTight Mount’s clamps can be folded away.

The GripTight Wall Mount for MagSafe is the cheapest of Joby’s new products at $25, while the GripTight Mount for MagSafe costs $39.95, and the kit with the GripTight Mount and the GorillaPod together costs $70. All the new accessories will be available to buy from today through Joby’s own website or Amazon. To use them you need an iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max. The upcoming iPhone 12S or iPhone 13 models will almost certainly contain MagSafe technology too, so you can buy with confidence even if you’re thinking of upgrading when the new models are released.

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