Joby has introduced an action camera-focused jib kit to let you capture your extreme endeavors (or more mundane activities) from a new perspective. Part of the Action Series
line-up, the Action Jib Kit and Pole Pack is designed for action cameras including GoPro
and the Sony Action Cam
. It should make it easier to film that skateboard trick you've been practicing, with more cinematic-style camera movements.
Action cameras don't have to be mounted to the chest of a sky-diver, the back of a dog
, or the helmet of someone mowing the lawn
, to shoot interesting footage. The new Joby Action Grip and Pole are action-oriented accessories designed to help users shoot from different perspectives while retaining hand-held control over their camera. Gizmag recently spent a bit of time with the kit ahead of its release.
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.
Joby has released its latest tripod designed for steadying your smartphone, the MPod Mini Stand. In addition to the typically bobbly flexible-jointed legs you'd expect from Joby, the MPod Mini features an expandable head mount with rubberized jaws which can clamp almost any smartphone in place, even something as big as the Samsung Galaxy Note II
The Joby UltraPlate is a new universal quick-release plate which enables photographers to attach both a tripod and a shoulder strap to their camera. What makes this plate stand out from the rest of the field is that both accessories can be connected simultaneously, meaning no more unnecessary fiddling when moving between tripod and hand-holding a camera.
Although Joby has found yet another use for its bendy support technology with the Yogi iPad
stand, our eyes were drawn to the company's other release at this year's CES
. If you're a fan of origami then you are simply going to love the seriously clever Ori, and even if you just don't get the fine art of paper folding we still think you'll be impressed. As well as spending some of its life as a protective cover, this smart-looking metallic stand can also transform into different structures to provide a variety of viewing possibilities.
Joby is continuing its run of clever designs with the fourth installment in its hands-free torch line-up
– the Gorillatorch Switchback. As anyone who's ever been on an overnight hike can attest, any practical two-in-one solution that cuts down on baggage is a bonus, and this one seems to tick the boxes. The Switchback uses one 130-lumen LED light array as both an LED lantern and a headlamp, plus the lamp stand doubles as a camera tripod... better make that three-in-one.
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.
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.
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.