Gorillatorch: Coming to a Dark Room Near You

I am a huge fan of the Joby Gorillapod, a fantastically flexible mini tripod.  It is one of my favorite gadgets for my camera.  Well, now the good folks at Joby have brought the latest in the Gorilla line, the Gorillatorch.  This is an ultra-bright light, mounted atop the same three flexible legs as the Gorillapod.  At the end of those legs are magnetic feet, which allow you to position the light wherever you need it most.  This would be the perfect solution for workshops, autoshops, and even camping.  Hit the jump for the full press release.

Joby, the world renowned designer of the Gorillapod™ line of innovative camera tripods, is pleased to announce the Gorillatorch™. Expanding the Joby family of unique, creativity?inspiring solutions for the consumer, the Gorillatorch casts a focused beam of intense light and allows you to illuminate any target, hands?free. Straying away from traditional flashlight design, the Gorillatorch is mounted on Joby’s award?winning bendable and flexible legs comprised of medical?grade ABS plastic and German TPE rubber. Combined with its powerful magnetic feet, the Gorillatorch will grip to virtually anything.

The Gorillatorch’s lamp is powered by the three included AA batteries and allows the user to dictate brightness with the easy slide dimmer feature. Choose maximum power for 65 lumens of white LED light or turn the knob for more delicate or energy?saving applications. Its compact and lightweight design allows for easy storage in a kitchen drawer or camping backpack.

“The Gorillatorch finally corrects the obvious flaws in flashlight design we have all dealt with for years,” said Joby CEO Forrest Baringer?Jones. “Whether you need some hands?free light in the attic, under the hood of the car, on a hike, or in your studio, the Gorillatorch’s applications are as numerous as your imagination will allow. I can’t wait to see the many still undiscovered applications for the Gorillatorch our incredibly creative customers come up with.”

The Gorillatorch weighs under 9 ounces, is 8?inches tall, has a MSRP of $29.95 ? $34.95, and features a 1 year limited warranty. The product will ship in September and will be available globally.

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