Any Gorillapod camera tripod users out there?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by colmaclean, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. colmaclean macrumors 68000

    colmaclean

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    This looks like a pretty neat addition...

    http://joby.com/gorillamobile

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    Fortunately if you already have the 'pod, you can buy the sucker fitting as a stand-alone accessory.

    Don't know if I'd trust it on my bike, though!
     
  2. Pointer macrumors regular

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    Would also be interested to hear from anyone who uses one of these with an iPhone 3GS.
     
  3. jjk454ss macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    I love mine for my camera. I will probably get the adapter for my iPhone, but I wish it was an actual clipon that holds the phone, not a suction cup.
     
  4. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

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    According to the website, it's not available until August 10.

    That looks really cool and I'd buy it in a second if it wasn't for the suction cup attachment. I'd much prefer a clip. I just don't trust a suction cup to hold my iPhone securely.
     
  5. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    The hell? I had this (or a version of this) when it was called the "Gorillapod Go-Go".

    I use my Gorillapod go-Go just about every day.

    The Go-Go came with the suction cup head. but ALSO with a permanent 3M sticky head attachment which is what I use. I stuck the permanent attachment to the back of a Contour Slider case so the connector isn't permanently on my iPhone.

    Works GREAT! I use it for watching movies on my lunch break. If I'm in the lunch room I stand it up, or sometimes I'll eat lunch in my car and I wrap it around the steering wheel, recline the seat and enjoy 55 mins away from the world.
     
  6. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I love my Gorillapod for my P&S camera, but I'm not sure about using just a suction cup to hold my iPhone. It's a cool concept, though.
     
  7. Pointer macrumors regular

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    Well I picked up an original gorillapod from eBay for £10 (Inc. shipping) and have pre-ordered the mobile kit from www.joby.com for a very reasonable £8, again including shipping. Thought it was fantastic that the shipping for the kit from the USA to the UK was just $3, well done Joby, too many firms rip people off on the shipping.

    So £18 all in, we shall wait and see how it performs!
     
  8. Pointer macrumors regular

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    Well Joby shipped out the mobile accessory kit earlier this week so I'm hoping to receive that next week and will feedback on how it goes.
     
  9. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    A suction cup should be ok. My TomTom has never fallen off the windscreen after many 1000's of miles of rough roads.
     
  10. Gin Gin macrumors regular

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    I just got this last week. Mine was called the Gorillapod go-go, but as far as I can tell it's the exact same product. Came with 1 suction cup mount, 2 permanent adhesive mounts, and 1 screw mount for a small digi cam. The suction cup seems to hold well, but I don't trust it enough. My Garmin suction mount in the car comes loose all the time. I plan to sacrifice one of my cases and attach one of the permanent adhesive mounts to that.
     
  11. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I bought one for use with a small camera in the car, and on the bike.

    I used it once or twice and decided it was not worth the risk it represented to the camera.

    It's now in a box of Photography Gadgets that will rarely get used.

    Wrapped around handle bars it really did not 'grip' all that well.

    Others may have had different experiences.
     

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