New JOBY GripTight PRO TelePod™ Elevates Creativity for Smartphones

Easy-to-Use Telescoping Tripod Makes the GripTight PRO TelePod Ideal for YouTube®, Live Streaming, Vlogging and On-the-Go Mobile Video

Petaluma, Calif. – (January 4, 2018) – JOBY, makers of the original GorillaPod™ flexible tripod, today announced the first telescoping tripod for pro video content creators, the GripTight PRO TelePod. This new product is an ideal tool for vloggers and videographers working with smartphones, action cameras, 360° and other small format digital imaging devices to create content for social media platforms.

This product supports the rapidly growing trend for real-time video content on social media platforms including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Periscope. The GripTight PRO TelePod combines the function of a tripod with a lightweight extending pole for versatility in capturing unique perspectives.

Advanced features include adjustable tilt for selfies and landscape or portrait shooting modes for standard horizontal formats like YouTube to vertical video for new platforms like Instagram and Periscope.

“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 (US MSRP $99.95) weighs in at 359g/12.7oz and leverages tested and proven locking GripTight mounting technology. The handheld tripod and vlogging stick works in four modes for maximum versatility:

  • Hand Grip: Need a firm grip on content? Simply close legs and hold. Ideal for capturing the magic of city streets over the holidays.
  • Extended Grip: Looking to grab an overhead or 360° shot? Just close the legs and extend the mount to capture the action around you.
  • Elevated Tripod: Need to stand and elevate the view? The mount and legs can be extended to create an elevated camera/360° stand. Perfect for travel vloggers!
  • Tabletop Tripod: Getting a little closer to the subject at hand? Create a compact tripod stand by expanding the legs and retracting the mount. Ideal for foodies capturing how-to images or videos.

The GripTight PRO Telepod comes with a grip mounted, removable Bluetooth® Impulse 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, making it the ideal tripod for any situation, in any location. It has been built with durable fiberglass reinforced nylon and stainless steel and telescopes from 34 to 79 cm (13.5 to 31 inches) for extended reach. The adjustable legs click-set into three positions for stability on uneven surfaces and also flatten to a maximum of 36 cm (14 inches) for added stability in windy situations.

The GripTight PRO TelePod is immediately available on For more information, please visit or follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

About JOBY

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

About Vitec Group plc –

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

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.