By Nate Adcock on Thu, 02/11/2010
I knew someone had reviewed the Joby Gorillapod line either in print or blog, and dug it up here on Heather Dale's site. I also have a fabulous Gpod camera holder/stand for my camera (kids bought it from ThinkGeek) and it doubles as a holder/stand thing for my iPod, and PDAs. It is often handy for taking steady, clear gadget close-ups. Joby just announced an expanded product line at MacWorld, so maybe our folks there can go check em out at booth#1659 – South Hall! I'm too busy back east shoveling snow...sigh! Read on for full press release, or click link above...
"Building on the success of the Gorillamobile product line, Joby is pleased to announce the Gorillamobile for iPod touch, further extending the revolution around mobile device interactivity. The Gorillamobile’s flexible, wrappable legs enable the user to securely mount his or her mobile device to virtually any surface, allowing limitless functionality and positioning capability for movie-viewing, music-listening, photo-taking, and more. With four interchangeable quick-release adapters, including a custom engineered, protective iPod touch case, the Gorillamobile for iPod touch supports one’s entire collection of mobile devices – iPods™, mobile phones, cameras, and more.
The Gorillamobile for iPod touch weighs just 4.4 ounces, is 8-inches tall, and will be available globally by the end of March. Like the Joby iPhone cases, the iPod touch cases will also be available for purchase independently, for consumers who already own a Gorillapod and would like to extend its functionality to their iPod touch.
In addition to the tangible Gorillamobile products, Joby’s Gorillamobile family includes the Gorillacam, a free iPhone application (built by AppTight) that extends the capabilities of the iPhone’s native camera to include a self-timer, time-lapse, continuous rapid-fire shooting, and other photographic features, and has achieved over 1.2 million downloads since its launch in the AppStore in December. Since the original app launched, Joby has received numerous feature requests, has listened to this feedback, and is excited to announce that the best photography app is now even better! The new, updated version, Gorillacam 1.1, now includes 4x digital zoom, anti-shake, and tap-to-focus (for 3GS) features, in addition to all of the beloved original Gorillacam features, and is available for free download on iTunes today.
Also new at the Joby Macworld booth this year is the Gorillatorch flashlight. In a shift from traditional flashlight design, the Gorillatorch features a 65 lumen ultra-bright CREE LED lamp mounted on Joby’s award-winning ball-and-socket legs with powerful magnetic feet, enabling the user to illuminate any target, hands-free. The Gorillatorch is now available in blue, orange, and yellow, in addition to gray.
All of Joby’s products will be on display at the Joby booth, #1659, Moscone Convention Center – South Hall.