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Friday Finds: Foot tapping worthy videos filmed with Gorillapods and Press for Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

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Hello Creactives,

To get us into a swinging weekend mood, I have two great videos filmed with Gorillapods this week. The first one really has a Gorillapod SLR Zoom as the star of its very own madcap adventure movie.

1-Mintue Silent Film from Fatma Al-Nasr on Vimeo.

This video of the cameraman doing his thing during a soccer game comes with a dancing-in-your seat worthy ditty.

Offside – Swedbank Stadion from Niklas Kristensson on Vimeo.

And of course, this week would not be complete without mention some of the amazing press we received for Gorillamobile for iPhone 4; including ZDNET, Engadget Macworld, and Gizmodo. Plus, Gorillatorch Switchback got  a lovely write-up in WIRED who declared “Headlamp + Lantern + Tripod = Sheer Brilliance.” We may blush, but we’ll take the compliment.

For all of you in San Francisco, JOBY will be at GDGT Live tonight, be sure to swing by!

Friday Finds: Furry Creatures in New York and funny press for the Gorillapod and Gorillatorch Blade and Gorillatorch Switchback hit the mark

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Hello Creactives,

Friday has arrived and a restless spirit has descended on the Joby office. It has been quite a week in San Francisco. In case you didn’t know, the Giants won the World Series, there was an election and somehow we managed to have summer in November for a few precious days.

To start off Friday Finds, I wanted to share this humorous take on the Big Apple (where I was last week). There is nothing quite like a fuzzy monster walking through Time Square. I love the fur on this guy.

Up in the Air

We were honored to appear in the “What is in the Staff Photographer’s bag”  by Fred Lum from the Globe and Mail. Here’s what he had to say about the trusty Gorillapod:

Lastly, there’s one piece of gear I don’t use very often but find it indispensable when I do need it and that’s a Joby Gorillapod. It’s got articulated legs which have rubberized rings and feet which have tremendous stiction and can wrap around whatever you can find.

The San Francisco Chronicle suggests that the solution to your camera “shaking like a nervous chihuahua” is the Joby Gorillapod. Plus, love the title of this piece, “Six reasons your travel videos stink.”

November is here and with that starts the Holiday buying season and the gift guides. Blast Magazine honored Gorillatorch Blade (even though the Gorillatorch Flare is shown) as a selection in their 2010 Holiday Automative Gift Guide for “anyone who drives or loves their automobile.”

“Gorillatorch Switchback sheds light on campers,” states USA Today in this review of the latest product in the Joby arsenal. Happy to help her cross her nephew off the gift list for the Holidays.

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday Finds: Gorillatorch Switchback Arrives, Transforms, Finds Love and Other Happenings

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Happy Friday Creactives!

Thank you so much for all of you who attended our Tent City event last night! It was a blast (photos will follow shortly) and we were thrilled to introduce the world to the Gorillatorch Switchback accompanied by tasty treats, drinks and the wilderness.

Some of the best press hits for thus far include Gadling who remarked on Joby “being on a roll” (something we are always happy to hear). Wired, on the other hand,  pumped up the Halloween theme with a variation on “things that go bump” in the night. Engadget chose to go mythical with reference to Jason and the Argonauts.

Not to be forgotten, the Gorillatorch Blade got really detailed and fabulous coverage in CNET.

Between the legs’ ability to wrap around smaller objects and the feet’s ability to hold onto larger ones, we didn’t find too many situations and angles that could shake the Gorillatorch Blade. And with two brightnesses to chose from and a generous battery life, the Blade supplied us with more than enough light and use time to install a pair of car stereos in our dark corner of the CNET garage.

Gorillapod Video, also had its chance to be road tested by the Mac:Life Show, where they gave it ride on their scooter and saw just how strong our magnets are.

Friday Finds: First Day of Skiing – Really? Press for Gorillapod Focus and Gorillatorch Blade

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Happy Friday Creactives!

It has been fantastic weather here in San Francisco with lovely summer-like evenings. Of course, elsewhere in the world, they seem to have made the transition to cooler climes. I love the miniature look of the video below taken by Fredrik Nordheim as he rediscovered his winter feet (ie skis again).

A short film from my first day on skiis this year in Engelberg. from Fredrik Nordheim on Vimeo.

Crunch Gear published a great story about how to take good pictures of the night sky and even gave a shout out to our lovely Gorillapod.

Sharing the News

The Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X got even more attention this week with this full review on Crunch Gear.

The press keeps coming for the Gorillatorch Blade, below are a few excerpts from some of the great hits we received.

On Gadget Review:

The Blade on the other hand is solid all around. It’s body can best be described as a chunk of solid metal (aircraft-grade aluminum) – that’s a good thing. And of course there is Joby’s patented bendy legs with magnetic feet, which means it works just about any where you need to stick it. It’s rated IPX-5 water resistant and uses a an ultra-bright CREE XLamp XP-C LED bulb.

The battery, which lasts about 2.5 hours on full power (130 lumens), is completely rechargeable. A mini-USB port is hidden behind the rubber switch, which flips opens to reveal the port and they’ve include a wall wart with a USB plug, so if need be you could charge this thing via your computer’s USB port. Charging is indicated by a blue LED inside the lens that remains lit until charging is complete.

I4U gave a 9 out of 10 rating for the Gorillatorch Blade.  They particular were excited about the ability to use the light both hands-free and tactically.

The Blade flashlight slips off easily but it is held very snugly when on the rail so you can poison it in any direction without fearing that it will slip off the tripod. Another key difference in the Gorillatorch Blade and the other Gorillatorch flashlights is that the Blade has an internal rechargeable battery. A rechargeable battery can be both good and bad.

Friday Finds: Stop Motion Videos and Gorillatorch Blade Shout Outs

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Hello Creactives,

It is still Friday…really… and somewhere in the Pacific it is the middle of the day, so it must be time for Friday Finds.

We have some absolutely fantastic stop motion videos this week.  Executed,  of course, with a Gorillapod. The first one has a lovely twist about halfway through and is beautifully rendered with a touch of whimsy.

Pensées Effeuillées from Aziz Oulhiyane on Vimeo.

The second is another stop-motion film utilizing Legos and humor.

Gorillatorch Blade Takes Aim

It’s been quite a debut for Gorillatorch Blade, with Wired’s claims that it is “tough enough to kill Vampires,” Mashable‘s correct assertion that “it cuts through the darkness,” and Engadget‘s claim that it  is slim.

But before that, we had this great write-up in the Wall Street Journal’s The Fixer column for the Gorillapod. Making it even more appealing, it came with a clever title, “Me, Myself (My Thumb, My Arm) and My Camera.”

Friday Finds: Nature Calling, International Gorillapod Fans and What it Feels Like to be a Trombone

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Hello Creactives!

Nature Calling

This calming video shows some lovely  images of natures from the vantage point of a canine. Made by creating a steadicam out of a Gorillapod SLR Zoom and string, Etsu Ha claims to have created the cheapest steadicam.

Dog’s eyes the cheapest DIY Steadicam? from etsu ha on Vimeo.

This quiet video of sunrise by Eric Crowley is shot with a D90 and a Gorillapod and is a gentle view of the beginning of the day.

Sunrise from Eric Crowley on Vimeo.

International Press

Joby’s presence at Photokina last week (pictures to come shortly) was heralded by a number of foreign language press. Unfortunately, I cannot speak all of these languages but it is exciting to see some of the great International fans we have.

Starting with the Dutch….

Moving onto the French (I love it when cool technology like this 3D Camera is aided by a Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead 1 to get the job done right)…

And even some Vietnamese….

Adventures in Trombone Land

The inner music dork in me loved this little trombone, Flip HD and Gorillapod test. Not to mention that I was just making a fool of myself the other day trying to explain to my niece what a trombone was. This video would have come in handy for sure.

Friday Finds: Gorillapod Video Makes Waves and Arresting Photography

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Hello Creactives,


What a week it has been. Gorillapod Video made a splash with the press including some great pick-ups in Engadget and Gizmodo. True to form, Wire‘s cheeky and slightly risque title definitely stood out.

Photography Perspectives

This haunting and beautiful shot was achieved by mounting a Gorillapod to a ceiling fan. Titled “Late at night–in your sleep–you’ll hear my lonesome call” (quite a mouthful) by  Flickr artist Bitca, this arresting photo is slightly odd and very intriguing.


Friday Finds: Sock Photography, a Large Gorillatorch and a Mini Car

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Happy Friday Creactives,

Having spent this morning freezing on the Golden Gate Bridge (you’ll find out soon enough why). This tender ode to socks really captured my fancy. Shot with Nikon and Gorillapod SLR Zoom and Ballhead as part of a 365 project, exhibits a gentle journey in reverse motion.

Gorillatorch Goes Big

This lovely juxtaposition of a larger than life Gorillatorch with an adorable car, comes to us care of Automechanika, a major automotive tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany.  Probably not the best for aerodynamics, but definitely good for finding your way in the dark.

Friday Finds: Inc 5000, Alternative Perspectives and Photography Contests

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Hello Creactives,

Thanks to a lovely 3 day weekend last week, Friday has arrived sooner than usual. Joby has been blazing trails for a handful of years now and we were thrilled to find out that our hard work has paid off! Joby came in at #924 in Inc.’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America ( I like to say we were in the Inc 1,000).

Alternative Perspectives

I spotted another lovely view from the top this week with this interesting mix of acrobatics, a Gorillapod and the London Underground. It took me a little bit to figure out that this guy is actually hanging upside down from the ceiling. The combination of the devilish grin and the “time to die nerd-boy!” t-shirt make this photo particularly hilarious.

Some days the tube rides you.

In a slightly darker frame of mind, this “War of the Worlds” poster, further explores the wonders of Gorillapods and legos. A sweet combination if I ever saw one. The dramatic red background with the ominous silhouette of the camera mounted Gorillapod makes for an amazingly human-like feeling. Too bad it looks like the Gorillapod is just as likely to eat as to talk to the lego.

War

Photography Contests

Joby is pleased to be sponsoring  two fantastic photography contests.

The first is the great concept called the  Vancouver 12×12 which is a 35mm film photography contest where contests receive marked rolls of film with only 12 exposures. At the top of every hour, for 12 hours, a new theme is randomly drawn. Contest are then charged with finding photos that interpret and capture the theme in one single exposure.  Find out more about 12X12.

The second allows you to participate by both entering and voting, so get to it! In it’s first year, Lux’s panel  of serious judges help lend professionalism to a great photography contest.  With judging in 4 categories; The Natural World, Bodies in Motion, The Urban Landscape and Universal Faces the competition has mass appeal and some top notch images. Entries Deadline is September 30th, so be sure to check it out.

Friday Finds: Robots, Leaps and Tailgating

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Happy Long Weekend Creactives!

We’re gearing up to take advantage of some much needed Vitamin D exposure here at Joby labs, but first some fun finds.

Robot Themed Reviews

Gorillapod loving seems to be get better with nerds. How can you resist taking advice from the Big Shiny Robot? Especially when it is coupled with such a contented, blue, lounging robot and providing “Nerd News & Reviews.”

Oh, and welcome to the world where absurd statements meet Joby love. I get a kick out of the idea that your only option for positioning might be to balance your Gorillapod on a robot.

Leaping Lizzards

This Gorillapod plus self-timer photo barely needs an introduction.

Football Season is Here

Shocking though it may be, Football (American style) season has arrived and according to Tailgater magazine, the Gorillatorch is a must-have item to accompany any pre-gaming feast.