Joby has released a MagSafe Tripod Mount to simplify mounting an iPhone 12 and any future iPhone models that support MagSafe. The new GripTight mount provides a quick attachment, allowing the mount to hold your phone, either through the MagSafe magnet alone or with a more secure option that holds the edges of your phone securely, like Joby’s previous smartphone mounts. With the latter case, people may not know that you are partially connected to the GripTight mount with MagSafe, but at least you know it in your heart.
Available now for $23.97 on Joby’s site, this new mount will work on the company’s line of flexible GorillaPod tripods, as well as all other tripods that support the industry-standard 1/4-20-inch thread. The clamp can rotate 360 degrees, allowing you to switch between portrait and landscape shooting modes.
In addition, the company announced the GripTight MagSafe wall mount that costs $14.97. One side sticks to your iPhone 12 via the MagSafe magnet, while the other side has a sticky surface that allows it to be attached to flat non-porous surfaces, such as glass. Joby says you can restore the stickiness by rinsing it off with water.
Support for MagSafe as a means of charging phones hasn’t really grown that much, but at least more accessory makers like Joby and OtterBox have come up with ways to take advantage of the magnet in each of Apple’s latest iPhones.