JOBY GripTight Series for Smaller Tablets Gives Device Users the Freedom to Enjoy Media Everywhere

Lightweight, Compact and Simple-to-Use Stands and Mount Give Users the Best Angles for Smaller Tablet Viewing

May 26, 2015, 14:00 ET from JOBY

PETALUMA, Calif., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JOBY expands its best-selling collection of portable GripTight device stands to complement today's popular smaller-sized tablets, with or without protective cases, including: iPad mini, Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 7.0, Sony Xperia® Z3 Tablet Compact, Kindle Fire HD 7 and Nook HD models.

Tablets continue to be popular connected devices with Gartner, Inc. estimating that worldwide tablet sales will reach 233 million units in 2015, an eight percent increase from 2014. Gartner Press Release, Gartner Says Tablet Sales Continue to be Slow in 2015, January 5, 2015,    

"Due to their compact size, we are seeing consumers use their tablets far more diversely than anyone expected, bringing them beyond the couch, home or office into a wide-range of environments," said Kate Farmer, JOBY brand director. "The GripTight Series for smaller tablets allows users to set up their favorite compact tablets to achieve new perspectives and enable a comfortable, stable and convenient hands-free experience."

The GripTight Micro Stand for smaller tablets (US MSRP $49.95) is a pocket-sized stand that is ideal for reading the news, video chatting with loved ones, watching a movie on a plane, reading recipes from a kitchen counter, or even propping your tablet up and using a keyboard for ease of use. The stand features a steel inner frame and zinc alloy legs, and is sleek and durable enough to stash in a pocket on-the-go convenience. Grippy, rubber feet allow users to stabilize their smaller tablets on uneven surfaces, and the mini-ballhead allows you to pan and tilt 36 degrees to get the preferred angle for viewing various types of media.

The GripTight GorillaPod Stand for smaller tablets (US MSRP $59.95) is a fun, flexible, adaptable accessory that enables the optimal viewing angle, from curling up on the couch to surf the web to watching movies or hanging inside a tent during a camping trip. Designed with flexible, wrappable joints and grippy, rubber feet, this solution allows users to secure their smaller tablets to all kinds of objects and stabilize them on all types of surfaces for the optimal perspective.

The GripTight Mount for smaller tablets (US MSRP $29.95) is a compact, foldable mount that is compatible with larger GorillaPod™ camera tripods and standard tripods via a universal, stainless-steel ¼"-20 screw. The mount makes it easy to stabilize and position a smaller tablet to do everything from capturing a time-lapse to using the smaller tablet as a secondary screen. Both the GripTight Micro Stand and GripTight GorillaPod Stand for smaller tablets come with the smaller tablet mount.

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