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Friday Finds: Photography that makes you think and the GorillaPod – the Outdoorsman’s Best Friend

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Happy Friday Creactives!

Today, I stumbled across this intriguing image with  a scary JOBY GorillaPod plus camera peering ominously over fright-filled cigarettes. The story behind the image is even more arresting as it is by a  Spanish photographer, J. Tiogran Solana who recently quit smoking and used the money he saved from not smoking to buy himself a camera. The cigarettes are there to help celebrate his one year anniversary with the his camera.

The Attack of the Tobacco Killer Camera

Two fun videos appeared this week embracing outdoor adventures. The first is a video of a clear love affair with  a Cannondale bike captured with a GorillaPod SLR Zoom.

Cannondale Bad Boy 2010 Hybrid from Tony Slater on Vimeo.

The second, makes me want to hit the slopes as the film captures the child-like grin you get while skiing…and the inevitable fall that comes when you are filming yourself doing it.

2011-02-23 FILE0010 Brighton Snowshoe Veljko and Devin Ski Pole Cam from Veljko Roskar on Vimeo.

Continuing to attract attention for it’s unique look and ergonomically-empowered  positions, the GorillaMobile Ori for iPad had a few strong write ups this week in iPhone Life Magazine and MacStories.

Great opening paragraph in the MacStories article:

For those still holding onto the original iPad, have you ever thought about stepping your game up when it comes watching a family movie or utilizing the iPad as a bookstand? That folio case you have isn’t going to elevate the iPad above those popcorn jaws, and you certainly aren’t going to get a stable viewing angle on a leather cover as you tap through a recipe book. Even with a slew of gadgets and arms, the iPad is only as flat as its case. JOBY will help your iPad avoid disaster with a product that’s quite transformative.

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.
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