October 26, 2009 05:00 ET

Joby Announces the Global Availability of the Gorillatorch™

Features include a 360 degrees high powered directional light, flexible leg joints with rubberized grips, magnetized feet for maximum flexibility and a fully adjustable dimmer for energy conservation

GENEVE, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2009) -

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Joby, the world-renowned designer of the Gorillapod™ line of flexible camera tripods, announces the global availability of their new Gorillatorch™. Straying from traditional flashlight design, the critically acclaimed Gorillatorch is mounted on Joby's award-winning bendable and flexible legs. Combined with its powerful magnetic feet, the Gorillatorch will grip to virtually anything allowing one to illuminate any target, hands-free. 

The Gorillatorch features an ultra-bright, white CREE™ LED, powered by three AA batteries which are not included in the packaging. A dimmer feature allows users to select the ideal brightness for any situation, ranging from a powerful 65 lumens to softer light for more delicate or energy-saving applications. The Gorillatorch is water resistant and offers up to 80 hours of use. Its compact, lightweight design allows for easy storage in a toolbox, 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 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 weights less than 197 grams (9 ounces), is 20 centimeters tall (8 inches) and has a recommended sales price of €39.95.

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Founded in 2005, Joby designs creativity-inspiring and life-improving consumer products including the Gorillapod, Gorillamobile and Gorillatorch. All of Joby's products are created using principles of intelligent and user-centric design. Joby's products are sold in more than 70 countries. For more information please visit

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