The Joby GPod Mini and MPod Mini are both great small device stands with a screw on or elastic holder for devices like point and shoot cameras and smartphones.
Ease of Use, Performance: 5/5
Look & Feel: 4/5
How much I enjoy: 5/5
Recommendation: 4.5/5 Stars
The MPod Mini Stand is a handy tripod with an elastic clamp for holding smartphones or media players while the GPod Mini Magnetic tripod holds tight to surfaces using its magnetic feet. The GPod Mini Magnetic is a point and shoot or action camera stand that has magnetic feet and flexible legs for a handy small tripod.
Digital cameras come in all sizes with those smaller point and shoot cameras handy for quick photos at great quality with a smaller sized camera but tripods are more for bigger cameras. Joby is the creator of the Gorilla Pod with its unique flexible leg section being a trademark of the line of tripods and stands that can both grip and change the shape of your tripod.
The Joby GPod Mini Magnetic is a small compact tripod for point and shoot digital cameras that feature magnetic feet strong enough to support those lightweight cameras. The GPod Mini Magnetic is about 3.5 inches tall but can be used as short as about 2 inches not including your camera.
The Mini Magnetic has magnetic tipped feet with the flexible legs familiar to Gorilla tripods as well as the 1/4 inch mount for a unique tripod that is perfect for smaller devices. The Mini Magnetic can support up to 11.2 ounces and can be used with anything that has the 1/4 inch screw mount like my Canon PowerShot camera.
The Mini Magnetic has the three rubber tipped feet for normal use and the feet can be wrapped around smaller objects like a fence post or handrail but is also handy on metal objects like playground equipment. The small size means you can easily fit the mini Magnetic in your pocket or smaller carry cases for your digital camera and easily attaches using the 1/4 inch screw on post.
The GPod Mini Magnetic costs about $15 which is a great price for the handy tripod which is made from quality metal, plastic and rubberized materials. The leg sections are a cup and ball design that fit snuggly into each other and I have not had any sections pull out in all my uses of Gorilla Pod tripods.
The tripods feature the leg sections that have made adjustable tripods a unique part of outdoor and indoor photography where you can use existing structures to hang your camera easily. I found the park a perfect example where you can use a fence post, fence section or playground equipment to munt your camera using the GPod Mini Magnetic feet to capture that full family moment.
The MPod Mini Stand is another great tripod in the smaller size at about 4.5 inches tall and can hold smart phones and media players that are up to 3.2 inches. The clamp device for the MPod Mini can hold devices up to .45 inches thick which works for a wide variety of phones even with cases.
The MPod Mini held my smartphone easily even with a plastic rubberized case but my Sandisk Fuze with a case was just a bit too wide for the clamp. I simply removed the case and the Fuze fit just fine in the MPod Mini for handy desk or table access of the media player.
The MPod Mini Stand works well and is a great way to keep your smartphone handy on your desk or table and you can use the stand for digital photography using a smartphone. The MPod Mini also costs about $15 and is available at a variety of online sites as well as select brick and mortar stores.
Both the MPod Mini and the GPod Mini make great ways to keep your devices at the ready for quick shots or just hanging around. I highly recommend both the JOBY MPod Mini and GPod Mini Magnetic for great flexible stands for cameras and smartphones that work extremely well.
MPod Mini @ JOBY
GPod Mini Magnetic @ JOBY
Handy and convenient stands for devices
Flexible legs for variety of uses
Both tripods are made from quality materials
Only for smaller devices