Joby’s GorillaPod adds video …
Joby's GorillaPod Video is an ideal accessory to the pocket camcorder.
Joby’s Gorillapod line can turn just about anything into a camera platform. But up until recently, it hasn’t given much other than static ability to camcorders. Now, Joby has the Gorillapod Video, and let me tell you, it’s the icing on the cake.
I had a chance to test out the Gorillapod Video, and essentially, the foundation isn’t any different. Users still have those three legs with over two dozen leg joints that bend and rotate 360°. This gives it the ability to wrap around like about anything and turn it into a camera platform. The legs also come with strong, heavy duty magnetic feet which can adhere the Gorillapod to a metal surface.
But above the legs, the Gorillapod Video really comes into it’s own. In addition to the stock quick release lock ring, the Gorillapod Video has a machined steel ball joint which allows for 360 degree panning, as well as a metal handle that allows for 135 degree panning and tilting. So now, the Gorillapod has three dimensions and gives pocket video fans and YouTubers more sophisticated options for shooting video and making it steady.
The Gorillapod Video can work with just about any pocket camcorder, and with the right adapter case, even an iPhone can be screwed onto it. It’s a tad over 7″ long, so it can fit inside a small camera case, fanny pack or purse for those on the go, weighs less than 3 ounces, and sells for just under $30.
If you travel a lot or just plain on the go, the Gorillapod Video is an ideal accessory to add to your pocket camcorder.