Flexible, Portable Smartphone Rig Enables On-the-Go Creation of Pro-Grade Videos, Vlogs and YouTube® Content
Petaluma, Calif. – (January 4, 2018) – JOBY, makers of the original GorillaPod flexible tripod, today announced the new JOBY GorillaPod Mobile Rig™, the perfect smartphone accessory for the creation of pro-grade videos, vlogs and YouTube® content. Taking design feedback from the active JOBY community of content creators, the GorillaPod Mobile Rig builds on the original patented GorillaPod design, with flexible arms for more versatility. Its secure mount works with any smartphone and up to three additional devices like mics, lights and GoPro® cameras.
This product supports the rapidly growing trend for video content on social media platforms including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope. The GorillaPod Mobile Rig is flexible, portable and easy to use, making it the essential tool for any content creator, vlogger or journalist creating pro-grade video.
Advanced features include: adjustable tilt for selfies, and landscape or portrait shooting modes for standard horizontal formats like YouTube as well as vertical video for platforms like Instagram and Periscope. This versatility, combined with the ability to add up to three additional devices like mics, lights and action cameras via the standard ¼”-20 tripod connections, gives you the perfect mobile video rig.
“Our community of JOBY makers live in the moment. They are constantly looking for the next content creation opportunity and need tools that are as unique and flexible as they are,” said Tim Grimmer, Vice President of Brand and Product for JOBY, Vitec Imaging Solutions. “With our new GorillaPod Mobile Rig, we’re helping vloggers and mobile video content producers truly get a grip on the creative capabilities of their smartphones and action cameras.”
The GorillaPod Mobile Rig for any smartphone (US MSRP $99.95) is lightweight (362g/12.8oz) and leverages the patented GorillaPod ball and socket design with rubberized grips to provide endless flexibility and quick adjustability. The GorillaPod Mobile Rig securely mounts to any smartphone with a pro-grade, locking GripTight™ mount.
The flexible legs on the GorillaPod Mobile Rig can be used as a handle, wrapped around objects such as trees or polls for unique videos and images, or used as a tripod. The two 6-socket GorillaPod arms with the standard ¼”-20 tripod connections, two Cold Shoe mounts and one GoPro® mount provides content creators with the ability to add up to three devices at one time.
We live to ignite your creativity. JOBY’s award-winning mounts, stands and grips are flexible, easy to use and designed to elevate the potential of the latest mobile and imaging devices. Our innovative accessories bring creative vision to the next level, empowering users to capture adventure from any angle. We redefined the tripod industry a decade ago when we developed the GorillaPod™ flexible tripod. For more information, please visit JOBY.com.
About Vitec Group plc – vitecgroup.com
Vitec is a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions to the fast changing and growing “image capture and sharing” market. Vitec’s customers include broadcasters, independent content creators, photographers and enterprises, and our activities comprise design, manufacture and distribution of high performance products and software including camera supports, wireless systems, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lights, mobile power, monitors and bags. We employ around 1,600 people across the world in ten different countries and are organized in two divisions: Broadcast and Photographic. Vitec’s owned brands; Avenger, Gitzo, JOBY, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Lowepro and Manfrotto are represented in the United States by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution. Additionally, Manfrotto Distribution is the US distributor of Gossen, Metz, 360Rize, Shoulderpod and National Geographic. The Vitec Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with a 2016 revenue of £376.2 million.
About Manfrotto – Vitec Group
Manfrotto is the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrotto’s experience, and its mission has always been to support and simplify the work of reporters, photographers and producers. The Imagine More project adds to this historical mission the idea of fuelling the enthusiasm of weekend photographers and supporting the surge of new amateurs. Part of the UK-based Vitec Group since 1989, Manfrotto has now become a worldwide presence. In its nine key markets – Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong, the United States and from 2016 in the Netherlands – it is represented by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution, whereas in 80 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors. Through the Imaging Division of Vitec Group, Manfrotto Distribution owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Avenger and is the U.S. distributor of Bowens, Gossen, Metz, 360Rize, Shoulderpod and National Geographic.