What you need to know
- JOBY has announced a new MagSafe-based system for mounting iPhones while vlogging and creating content.
- The system consists of three accessories; a wall mount, a handheld mount, and a GorillaPod mount.
JOBY has announced three new accessories that are designed to use MagSafe to make it easier for vloggers and other content creators to film while on the move.
All three accessories are useful for different reasons, but they all revolve around MagSafe — Apple's magnetic mounting system for iPhone — including the upcoming iPhone 13.
The GripTight Mount for MagSafe (opens in new tab) is a clamp that works in portrait and landscape modes and can be used with any MagSafe iPhone. It can also be paired with lights and microphones as well, turning it into the ultimate on-the-go production studio. The standard mount costs $23.97.
Need a way to stand the whole thing up? The GripTight GorillaPod (opens in new tab) adds the famous tripod to the mix for quick and easy filming, no matter where you want to set your iPhone down. Whether you're standing your iPhone up or wrapping it around a fence, the GorillaPod will have your back for $41.97.
Another option is the GripTight Wall Mount (opens in new tab), a $14.97 suction mount that can be used to stick your iPhone to a surface like glass, including mirrors. The Wall Mount could come in handy for vlogging in a hotel room while keeping your hands free, for example.
MagSafe has been a slow burn but more and more accessory makers are starting to take advantage of it. It's perhaps the most underrated, but also one of the best iPhone features of the last couple of years.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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