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Joby GorillaTorch Blade

B&H # JOGTB Mfr # FL3-01AM
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Product Highlights
  • Attaches To Any Surface
  • Compact And Lightweight
  • Durable Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Body
  • Up To 6.5 Hrs Per Charge
  • Bright LED (130 Lumens)
  • Precise Positioning With Pan And Tilt
  • Bendable Legs With Magnetic Feet
  • Rubberized Ring And Foot Grips
  • Water And Drop-Resistant

The GorillaTorch Blade from Joby provides bright illumination in any setting. Thanks to its lithium-ion battery you can rely on the GorillaTorch for long periods of illumination. It's not just for photographers, it can be used hands-free to illuminate any area. It's lightweight body (only 6.5 ounces), grip rings, and water-resistance make it usable anywhere and attachable to any surface, regardless of the conditions.

Super-Strong Magnetic Feet and Flexible Legs
The GorillaTorch can attach to any surface, no matter how slippery thanks to the strong magnetic feet and the flexible plastic legs which can wrap around any surface
Provides Hands-Free Light Anywhere
Using battery power make it perfect during power outages, for camping, roadside assistance, home improvement, auto repair, barbecuing, and more
Bright Output
Uses an ultra-bright CREE LED and can provide bright illumination to a large area
Twist Operation
Allows you to control size of the beam with a simple twist
Lamp Type Ultra-bright CREE LED
Maximum Output 65 lumens (standard)
130 lumens (boost)
Battery Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Battery Life Standard: 6.5 hrs
Boost: 2.5 hrs
Charging Method USB and AC
Construction Flashlight: Metal
Stand: ABS plastic, TPE grip rings, neodymium magnets
Water Resistant Yes
Dimensions 6.22 x 2.99 x 1.33" (158 x 76 x 34 mm)
Weight 6.5 oz (185 g)
Pan & Tilt 360° pan, 180° tilt
Joby GorillaTorch Blade
  • Rechargable Lithium-ion Battery
  • USB / AC Adapter
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    JobyGorillaTorch Blade
     
    4.9

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Bright (9)
    • Durable (8)
    • Adjustable beam (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Long battery life (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Car camping (4)
      • Day trip (4)
      • Backpacking (3)
      • Hiking (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      5.0

      Great little light

      By kimww

      from IN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Beam
      • Bright
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long battery life

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Computer Maintenance

      Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

      I use this light to help me see under the desk when I plug cables into the computer tower, organize a cable mess, trace cables...This light can be positioned in any position I need. When it's not being used, I store this light by wrapping it around the leg of a table near where I plug in a USB for my iPod. I just turn it on, and now can see where to plug in flash drives too.

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      5.0

      Coolest "flashlight" out there!

      By Purplehag

      from Mohave desert

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Beam
      • Bright
      • Durable
      • Hands Free
      • Long battery life

      Cons

      • Not Waterproof

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Car Camping
      • Day trip
      • Emergency ighting
      • Hiking

      Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

      Super compact and bright enough to handle relatively any job. I love the magnetic tripod and also the ability to take it off the tripod and carry it in a space of a pocket without trouble.

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      5.0

      Perfect for glove box or camera bag!!!

      By Ms71cherrybomb

      from Chattanooga, TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Pros

      • Adjustable Beam
      • Bright
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long battery life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping
        • Car repair
        • Day trip
        • Emergency car trouble
        • Photography Lightpainting

        Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

        This flashlight is practical for everyone to keep in their glove box. Also great help to mechanic's because of the hands free option from the magnetic feet. However I keep mine in my camera bag! It's perfect to use when lightpainting and small enough to fit in the smallest of camera bags. :)

        Such a great little flashlight. The fact that it comes with it's own mini tripod w/magnetic feet is just icing on top of the cake. The beam is adjustable and has a total of 130 lumens output! The entire setup tripod and all is extremely lightweight and so compact. But the best part is the rechargable battery via usb cord. That means you can recharge either at work/home, or on the go via a usb car charger.

        Would make a great stocking stuffer this Christmas. ;)

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        5.0

        The perfect flashlight

        By Mugwump

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Beam
        • Bright
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long battery life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Car Camping
          • Day trip
          • Emergency Kit
          • Hiking
          • Mechanics

          Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

          Received this torch and put it right to the test... dismantling an old truck in the middle of a field - at night.

          I spread out the tripod, stuck it to the bottom of the hood - and it held fast. Plenty of magnet power in the feet to hold it right where I wanted it, and it was hanging at an upside down 45° angle. Swiveled the torch head to the direction of the task, and it illuminated the entire area of interest.

          When I first opened the box that afternoon, I didn't think the light was all that bright, but in a dark environment it was PLENTY bright, and I really appreciated the even beam pattern - no hotspots, good white light.

          I had charged the battery via USB in the laptop on the way to the truck job, and it showed no signs of dimming after 4 hrs of constant use.

          I have yet to try this light in a photo environment, but as soon as I have a need for it and get all the grease off it, I can't wait to try it for that application as well.

          I can see this being my go-to light for all sorts of applications, and I have many MANY flashlights (a bit of a junkie for them). This is the best I've seen.

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          5.0

          why did I wait so long to buy thus

          By paul

          from west boylston massachusetts

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Beam
          • Bright
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Spare Bulb
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Plumbing

            Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

            I love didn't use it all the time

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            • No

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            5.0

            I love it!

            By Tibi

            from NE Ohio

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Beam
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long battery life
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Car Camping
              • Day trip
              • Hiking

              Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

              The flashlight was everything I expected. Very bright, focus-able beam, small but sturdy construction, highly adjustable tripod with working magnetic tips (tried it on the fridge door and it worked :-)) and the rechargeable battery pack makes it very versatile, went straight into my glove box. Fast, free shipping from B&H was tops. Will buy more as gifts and recommend to family and friends

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              4.0

              GREAT PRICE

              By ROB

              from RI

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

                  GREAT FOR USING IN TIGHT AREAS
                  EX: IN THE ENGINE ROOM ON A BOAT

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Good to go

                  By autoedit

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright
                  • Even light distribution
                  • Positionable over a wide
                  • Rechargable
                  • Removable from tripod

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

                      I've collected and used flashlights over the years and this may be the best. There's a real correlation between the rise of digital photography and the rise of LED lighting; they simply overwhelm the alternatives in most cases. The brightness is amazing, the beam is remarkably even, and the focusing works well with one hand. The tripod is more than adequate, and the magnetic feet. are strong. The rechargable lithium is a big plus.

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                      5.0

                      Great for tabletop photography

                      By Christina, photographer

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

                            I photograph table top/ miniature setups and this light is great! The ability to change from spot to flood is helpful, and the light is extremely bright for such a little guy. The magnetic feature is also great when shooting in tight spaces. Light color isn't exactly daylight, but I just got my chromes back and they are very close for artificial light - Tweaking in PS should only take a minute. I'm thinking about buying a second one!

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                            5.0

                            Great for macro--great for general use.

                            By badrufus

                            from East Tennessee

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Beam
                            • Bright
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long battery life
                            • Macro work

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

                                I bought this for preliminary illumination of macro subjects that I plan to shoot with the Nikon RC1 speedlight system, but it is great for carrying around for general use. It is great for any kind of mechanical repair--I just took it to a letterpress workshop and several folks were interested in getting one--to hang onto a press to illuminate a part buried in the machine. I think it will be good for motorcycle repair. The fact that you can recharge it via a USB connection is great. The fact that you can detach it from the tripod and use it as an all-purpose small flashlight is even better.

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                                5.0

                                YOU BETTER SHIELD YOUR EYES!

                                By [@]

                                from Costa Mesa, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Makes Buddies Jealous
                                • Powerful
                                • Stores easily

                                Cons

                                • I Didn't Get One Sooner

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Night Time
                                • Outdoors
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

                                If you are one of those photogs that like taking photos of small (I mean really small) items like I sometimes do for product photos than you need to buy the GorillaTorch Blade and keep it in your bag of tricks. Not only does everybodtbody around you ask what the heck it is wheen you pull it out of your bag, but if you, like me, have been one of the curious, skepticle people that think something that's LED and that compact just cannotdo the job that I have one small piece of advice for you. "Do not look into the GorillaTorch Blade and turn it on!" I did and I walked around seeing a spot in front of my efey for well over five minutes.The GorillaTorch Blade provides the targeted positioning required for hard-to-reach places. It uses a 130-lumen ultra-bright CREE® XLamp® XP-C LED and has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery via USB or AC adapters. As a guy that works at [...] I can tell you that Lithium Ion Batteries are the way to go. They last longer, are more consistant ans charge quickly without getting hot. (Better Eco Footprint)I cant say enough about this item and each of them have just enough difference between them that it makes sense to really look them over and get a few for different types of photography. I am a firm believer of this product.

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                                5.0

                                Best LED flashlight, Period!

                                By Logical1

                                from Seattle, Wa.

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Night Time
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Joby GorillaTorch Blade:

                                  A friend of mine got this flashlight for Christmas, I immediately fell in love with it. I work in theatrical production and restore classic cars for a hobby so I have used a myriad of flashlights! The Gorillatorch Blade beats them all. The solid metal body is rugged and well built, The Cree LED is bright and has great color temperature, The Gorillagrip tripod is sturdy and the magnetic feet hold strong! However this gem really shines do to the built in Lithium-ion battery and standard mini-usb plug charger. Never having to replace the batteries and being able to charge it on ANY computer and most modern phone chargers is invaluable! I just wish more companies would work together with standards so multiple products work with standard accessories.

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