Maxwell has announced a new Joby GripTight Micro Stand for Android and iPhone smartphones, at around $30.
The GripTight enables users to improve image stabilisation, shoot from different perspectives, and capture shake-free video. Using the stand as a ‘cradle’ it also enhances viewing video, browsing websites or even Skype and video conferencing hands-free. It’s compatible with best-selling smartphones such as the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III and Nokia Lumia 920, with or without protective cases.
Because smartphones are now the cameras that are always on hand, consumers are using these devices more frequently to shoot photos and video. Unfortunately, they don’t offer the stability of a conventional camera in the hand, and an accessory like the GripTight Micro stand should be an easy sell for canny photo specialists.
Joby says the GripTight Micro Stand is the only pocket-sized smartphone stand on the market. It’s designed with a steel inner frame and zinc alloy legs, and can be carried in a pocket or on a key chain for on-the-go convenience. Grippy, rubber feet allow users to stabilise their smartphones on uneven surfaces, and the mini-ballhead tilts 36 degrees in any direction for precise control of photo and video composition.
It’s ideal for smartphone photographers who want to be in their photo with friends or watch YouTube videos in a café. It’s portable, convenient and easy to set up.
‘The Joby GripTight Micro Stand is a must-have for any smartphone user that cares about the quality of the photos they are taking on the go,’ said Brendan Lee, marketing manager, Maxwell International Australia.
‘Expect to pay’ approximately $29.95.