Joby Spin Phone Mount Kit review

The Joby Spin is a 360º tripod that can add smooth panning video and timelapse sequences to your smartphone productions

Joby Spin
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Joby Spin enables you to capture smooth pans at varying speeds and in different directions, creating dynamic video or timelapse clips. It’s easy to control courtesy of the Joby Motion app and it complements the tracking shots captured by its sibling, the Joby Swing. It’s a lightweight and compact gadget that won’t hog space in your kit bag but it will dramatically extend your smartphone’s video and timelapse shooting abilities. If we didn’t have one already we’d want one!


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    Motion-control panning

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    Set start and end points via app

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    Quickly edit and share via the app


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    Supplied mount can’t tilt up while using the app

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The Joby Spin is an electronic panning tripod head that was recently released alongside the Joby Swing.  Both gadgets do similar jobs in that they move your tripod-mounted smartphone electronically.  

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.