Joby introduces GoPro-friendly actioncam mounts
By Ben Coxworth
November 19, 2013
While GoPro has become the best-known name in actioncams, Joby's GorillaPod is likely the most popular "do-anything" tripod out there. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, to hear that Joby has just announced three new products, designed specifically with the GoPro HERO in mind.
First up is the longly-named GorillaPod Action Tripod with Mount for GoPro. Like other GorillaPod models, it features the trademark flexible legs that can quickly be wound around things like branches, roll bars or sign posts. Those legs are longer this time around, however, to accommodate more "extreme" uses. It also features a ball head with bubble-level, and sells for US$39.95.
Next is the Action Clamp & Locking Arm. Instead of goofy bendy legs, it incorporates a clamp that can be secured to any object less than two inches (5 cm) in width, and a short arm with two ball joints that can be locked into position once the camera has been positioned. It's also priced at $39.95.
The Action Clamp & GorillaPod Arm is similar, although instead of the two-joint arm, it features a longer flexible arm with five ball-and-socket joints – imagine one leg of a regular GorillaPod, attached to a clamp. It costs $29.95. GoPro does offer a similar product of its own, although it sells for $49.99.
All three products also come with a Tripod Mount for GoPro, that acts as an adapter between the GoPro mounting system and the Joby devices' integrated quarter-inch threaded stud. Users can remove that mount, if they wish to use non-GoPro cameras that have a traditional quarter-inch screw hole in the bottom.
The devices can be seen in use in the video below.