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October 2009

Take a Photo, Win a Prize!

By | Contests, Gorillapod | 6 Comments
Pop Photo Magazine

We never cease to be amazed by our customers and their nearly infinite creativity. So many amazing images have been captured the world over using Gorillapods, and we absolutely love it when customers share their photographs with us. From happy accidents like the crasher squirrel, to carefully crafted nature shots by award-winning pros, Gorillapods have enabled users to capture some incredible imagery.

To celebrate the creativity of photographers everywhere, Joby is proud to announce a brand new photography contest! We’re looking for your very best photographs, taken with or without a Gorillapod. The grand prize winner will receive our entire Gorillapod line, and will have his/her photo published in Popular Photography!. There are lots of great prizes for runners up, too.

We know that you probably have some amazing photographs, and we want to help you share them with the world. Just as our customers are passionate about photography, we’re passionate about building great products and promoting the creativity of our fans and users.

Full contest rules can be found over on our contest page, but here’s how to enter:

  • Send an email to contest@joby.us with up to three (3) images. You can send us a link to the images, or attach them to the email (max attachment size 10MB).
  • Each entry must include the following info:
  1. Your full name
  2. Your email address
  3. Contact phone number (and/or mailing address)
  4. Your country of residence.
  5. Where the photo was taken.
  6. Was a Gorillapod used in the creation of the image?

Questions? Email contest@joby.com. We look forward to your entries!

Gorillapod as Gadget of the Decade?

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Photography Gadget of the Decade

The popular UK television show, The Gadget Show is running a contest to select the photography gadget of the decade, and Joby’s own Gorillapod is in the running!

The Gadget Show’s contest actually has two categories:
Photography Gadget of the Decade, and
Overall Gadget of the Decade

You can vote for Joby’s Gorillapod in BOTH categories! Contest only runs through November 19, so hurry over there and vote for the Gorillapod!

Joby Inspired – Product Launch Party

By | Gorillamobile, Gorillatorch, Joby Inspired | 2 Comments

Break out your party pants and strap on your dancing shoes! Joby’s throwing a party!

This Thursday, October 8 (aka tomorrow!) from 7-10pm, we’re celebrating the launch of our two most recent products: the Gorillamobile 3G/3GS with a case for the iPhone, and the Gorillatorch, a handy hands-free flashlight.

Those of you who follow this blog know that we’re currently hosting Joby Inspired, a pop-up retail store and art gallery in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Our party will be held in the Inspired space at 580 Hayes St. in San Francisco. There will be music, beverages, and lots of cool art and products to entertain you.

Kindly rsvp to: inspiredlaunch [at] joby.com and don’t forget those party pants!

Joby Inspired – Halfway Mark

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It’s day 5 of 10 at our Joby Inspired, and things are going strong!

We’ve had lots of visitors so far, and we love seeing people’s reactions to the artwork and our partners’ products. It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through! Many customers have told us that they wish we could stay longer, and frankly, we do, too!

If you haven’t visited the Joby Inspired space, there’s no time like the present! Even 7×7 Magazine recommends you check it out. We’re open daily from 11am-7pm at 582 Hayes St.

If cool products and killer artwork still aren’t enough for you, we’ve got an added incentive. This Thursday, October 8 we’re debuting two new products at our launch party. Stop by for some beats and a beverage from 7-10pm.

Here are some shots from our gallery to give you a preview:

Jobixie the Fixie

Joby Font by Richard Hansen

Lamps by Peter Stathis

More on our Flickr page.

Jobixie the Fixie

By | Contests, Gorillapod, Joby Inspired | 4 Comments

Some of you will recall our earlier post in which we asked you all to help us name the latest addition to the Joby family, namely our little fixie. We also alluded to the fact that our engineers would be performing a bit of a transformation on our two-wheeled wonder.

We’re pleased to announce that both the naming and the modifications were a smashing success. One of our engineers swapped out our fixie’s tubes and handlebars for Gorillapod Focus segments! And the pedals were transformed into Ballheads for the SLR-Zoom. The finished product is quite a work of art.

Of course, such an art piece needs a name, and you guys came through with some awesome suggestions! We loved your creativity. Ultimately the judges went with the name suggested by Matthew Harris: Jobixie the Fixie.

Jobixie is now on display at our Joby Inspired Gallery in Hayes Valley in San Francisco. Stop by and see her before October 11. You can also check out additional artwork by some very talented designers.

Joby Inspired!

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Our 10-day retail pop-up store and collaborative art gallery has launched!

Joby, in collaboration with a number of artists, designers, and select retail partners, is hosting a retail space and art gallery for a limited time in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley.

We’re super excited about this event, and we hope that any of you who might be in the SF bay area will swing by and say hello. The event kicked off with an amazing launch party last night.

You can see some photos of our space, learn more about the partners involved in Joby Inspired, or win some free goodies by entering our ongoing Twitter contest.

We’ve also got a product launch party happening this coming Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7-11pm. If you’re in the area, please join us!

P.S. The official press release is over here.