Preview: Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

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Though we wanted to be excited about Joby’s new Gorillamobile for iPhone 4 ($40), the company’s latest versatile camera mounting system for an Apple device, another unexpected little implementation problem popped up in this year’s version. Joby previously released iPhone and iPod touch versions of this mount with shell-like cases that were underdesigned, and this year unfortunately chose Apple’s not-so-great Bumper as the inspiration for a more elaborate device protector — we say “unfortunately” because while Joby’s version has the same metallic button guards Apple used, the shell is even harder than the Bumper, less accessory-tolerant, and tore off the screen protector we had installed on our iPhone 4. Made from hard plastic, the semi-case slides into a mount on Gorillamobile’s top, which can also be used with an included screw-based mini-mount for digital cameras. The major feature of this tripod is its ability to wrap around pipes or curve to stand up on uneven surfaces.

Preview: Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

Preview: Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

Preview: Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

Preview: Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

Preview: Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

Our Rating

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Not Rated

Company and Price

Company: Joby

Website: www.Joby.com

Model: Gorillamobile

Price: $40

Compatible: iPhone 4

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.