The Original Joby GorillaPod

Got this Joby GorillaPod at a huge discount during the recent IT show (OK, not that recent already). Usual price is around S$40 in Singapore but it was selling at S$19 during IT show. Good deal.

The Joby GorlliaPod is unlike your conventional tripod. The legs of the GorlliaPod is made up of several flexible yet very sturdy joints. The joints are so flexible that it can support the camera in virtually any position. You can bend the GorillaPod’s legs so that it cling on any available object like railing or tree branch.

You can also use it as a conventional tripod if you are not so adventurous.

I like the Joby GorillaPod because it is compact and lightweight. Most importantly, it is very stable. According to the website, the original Joby GorillaPod is able to hold up to 325 grams. I tried mounting my Canon G11 which weighs 369 grams and it still holds well. But I guess anything heavier than a G11 will be too much for the original Joby GorillaPod. Joby have other model like SLR, SLR-Zoom and Focus which is able to hold up to 800g, 3kg and 5kg respectively.

But becareful when you shop for the Joby GorillaPod. There’s lots of imitation out there in the market. Most of them aren’t as sturdy as the original Joby GorillaPod.

By the way, I’m using my Glif to mount my iPhone 4 on the GorillaPod. The GorillaPod does not come with a Glif. Joby have a version of the GorillaPod that is specially built for the iPhone 4. But it can only mount the iPhone 4 and nothing else. If you want to use your iPhone 4 on the Joby GorillaPod or any tripod, I highly recommend you get the Glif.

6 comments

  1. Daniel: NEX 3 is 297g. Plus if I’m not wrong, the weight is not evenly distributed. The lens is heavier right? That’s why the original Joby GorillaPod can’t support it.
    Get the SLR Joby GorillaPod. It can support up to 500g.

  2. jack: Most camera shops are selling it. Try John 3:16 at Funan. Service there is good but always crowded.
    If you are not in a hurry, I suggest you wait for PC show then buy. Maybe got discount again. πŸ™‚

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