JOBY, makers of the GorillaPod flexible tripod, today announced a one-of-a-kind telescoping tripod for video content creators called the GripTight PRO TelePod. Like a selfie stick on steroids, this new product is an ideal tool for travel vloggers and videographers working with smartphones, action cameras, 360° and other small format devices to create content for social media platforms. RVers will appreciate saving space with a small piece of gear that replaces several others.
The new device is especially interesting for those who go live on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope, as you can shoot in vertical and horizontal formats.
“Our active community of JOBY users give us their perspective on the world around them every day – capturing their surroundings in new and creative ways,” Tim Grimmer, Vice President of Brand and Product for JOBY, Vitec Imaging Solutions. “Like them, we are always searching for the next great shot or video clip. The new GripTight PRO Telepod telescoping tripod is designed to help professional content creators easily elevate their creativity without missing a moment.”
The GripTight PRO TelePod (suggested retail price $99.95) weighs in at 12.7oz and leverages JOBY’s locking GripTight mounting technology. The handheld tripod and vlogging stick works in four modes: Handgrip, Extended Grip, Elevated Tripod, and Tabletop Tripod.
It comes with a removable Bluetooth remote shutter to capture shots without touching your phone. It includes a tilting tripod mount for cameras; a Cold Shoe PRO mount, to add lights and mics; and a Pin Joint mount for GoPro and other action cameras. It’s built with 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.
The GripTight PRO TelePod is currently available on joby.com.