While GoPro has become the best-known name in actioncams, Joby's GorillaPod
is likely the most popular "do-anything" tripod out there. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, to hear that Joby has just announced three new products, designed specifically with the GoPro HERO in mind.
If you’re a videographer, and want to elevate your work from just looking competent to looking slick
, one of the best things you can do is put your camera on a dolly. No, I’m not talking about a Ken or Barbie, but a wheeled camera mount that allows you to do smooth, fluid tracking shots. While the Spielbergs of the world use actual purpose-built camera dollies, lower-budget film-makers often make do with wheelchairs, skateboards, or wheeled spreaders that mount on the bottom of industrial-sized tripods. Given the popularity of JOBY’s compact and flexible GorillaPod
tripods, however, it perhaps shouldn’t be surprising that someone has developed a wheel system for them – it’s called CineSkates.
Joby has continued a steady stream of product releases by tweaking the Gorillapod mobile tripod series for iPhone 4
. The Gorillamobile for iPhone 4 features the flexible legs found on all Gorillapod
tripods and a stand-alone bumper case to protect your device when in your pocket or packed away.
Joby’s Gorillatorch line has been removing the torches from DIYer’s mouths and underarms for a while now with its original 65-lumens Gorillatorch
, which was joined earlier this year by the more powerful 100-lumens Gorillatorch Flare
. For the latest addition to the line Joby has again upped the light intensity with the new Gorillatorch Blade. The Blade features the instantly recognizable flexible legs that are found on all Gorillapod
tripods, along with a long-lasting CREE XLamp XP-C LED producing up to 130 lumens of light output, which can be adjusted from spot to flood.
. There’s something almost endearing about the little tripods that can hold onto things like branches with their grippy, bendy legs – they’re just the thing for getting a steady shot in those tripod-unfriendly locations. One might think that manufacturer Joby had gone as far as it could with its various versions of the Gorillapod, but at the Photokina
tradeshow in Germany, we spotted the just-released next step in the evolution of the device: the Gorillapod Video.
Chinese photographic accessory company Fotopro has developed a heavy-duty flexible tripod that has interchangeable feet. The Fotopro RM-110 is comprised entirely of adjustable joints and comes standard with four sets of feet: spiked, suction, rubber and magnetic. We’ve tried all four and they offer a stable mount on any surface, but particularly so on flat or metal surfaces - the suction cups and magnetic feet are capable of affixing so solidly they can handle the weight of even a middleweight pro video camera. We’re predicting the USD$60 RM-110 will become a standard fixture in the kit of every photographer and videographer.
Last August, we told you about the wonderfully-named Joby Gorillatorch. It’s an LED lamp mounted on a Gorillapod tripod, the bendy, knobby, magnet-tipped legs of which allow it to be mounted almost anywhere - it can wrap around branches, cling to a car’s fender, or hang from the inside of a tent. Now, Joby has announced that the Gorillatorch is being joined by a souped-up big brother... the Gorillatorch Flare.
Spider Podium is a versatile dock that can hold almost any mobile gadget. Manufactured by Breffo and available from Japanese company JTT
, the same people who brought us the Chobi Cam
a few weeks back, the Spider Podium provides a third hand to grip and display compact cameras, iPods, iPhones, PSPs and more.
Gorillapod's camera tripods have become a common sight since they were released a few years back and there's a good reason for that - it's a great idea. Now Gorillapod designer Joby has announced a new addition to the range - the Gorillapod Magnetic - which incorporates magnets into the feet of the flexible tripod allowing it to be anchored to any magnetic surface.
Joby, creator of the bendy Gorillapod
camera tripod, has announced a hands-free flashlight called the Gorillatorch. Consisting of an LED lamp unit mounted on a Joby flexible tripod, the Gorillatorch’s design lets you twist and bend the legs around to position the light just where you need it.