Joby Gorillatorch Original

Hands-free LED flashlight

  • Joby Gorillatorch Original


  • Joby Gorillatorch Original

    Adjustable legs

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    Alternate front view

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    Another suggested use

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    Collapsed for storage, with battery compartment open

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    One more typical use

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    Shown in typical use

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    Suggested use

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    Typical use

Item #: 766JB00143

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Our take on the Joby Gorillatorch Original

by Woody Sherman

The Gorillatorch Original is one of those items that makes you question why you ever waited to order one. From the powerful neodymium magnets in its feet, to the rubberized rings and footgrips on its flexible, gooseneck-style legs, the Gorillatorch is supremely capable of giving you a rock-stable 65-lumen light source, when and where you need it. Wrap it tightly around any available support — it will stay put even when manhandled. And the flexible ABS plastic legs are built to take punishment. You may not think you need one, but when the right use arises and you don't have an assistant to hold your flashlight, you'll remember when you were looking at the chance to add one to your cart. You know you want one. Let us help.

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  • 65-lumen LED light sits atop flexible legs
  • two dozen ABS-plastic leg joints terminate in neodymium magnets at the feet
  • takes three "AA" batteries
  • rubberized ring and foot grips help secure device to almost any mounting
  • dimensions: 3"W x 8"H x 2-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • Black/white LED flashlight with flexible tripod mount
  • 3 "AA" alkaline batteries

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Overview: The GorillaTorch by Joby is an LED flashlight mounted onto a flexible tripod. It is made of high quality ABS plastic with durable TPE grip rings. The GorillaTorch weighs only 6.5 ounces, including batteries.

Flexible Legs: The GorillaTorch's legs have over two dozen leg joints which bend and rotate 360° to give you the flexibility to set up anywhere. The legs can also wrap around pipes or posts.

Magnetic Feet: The GorillaTorch has powerful neodymium magnets in the feet to ensure a solid hold on any magnetic surface.

Flashlight: The flashlight is equipped with a bright 65-lumen white Cree LED. The integrated dimmer switch adjusts the brightness level to provide the right amount of light for the situation, and to save battery power. In the maximum (65-lm) level, the typical battery life is 20 hours. Battery life is typically 50 hours in the medium light output position, and 80 hours in the low position.

Note: The GorillaTorch operates on three "AA" batteries (included).

Water/Drop Resistant: The GorillaTorch is certified IP65 water resistant, so it can be used in most any weather condition. It is also drop resistant up to 2 meters.


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Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,


Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 6/15/2012 10:18:00 AM

The Gorillatorch seemed like such a handy item, I had to check it out. Turns out it's the ideal flashlight for all those times when you need one — and a third hand to hold it.

The articulated legs wrap around just about anything, and powerful magnets in the feet let you just attach it to a metallic surface easily.

What most impressed me, though, was the light itself. The Gorillatorch uses a very bright LED light powered by 3 "AA" batters. The beam it throws out provides a lot of light, and it's adjustable. So it can light up a fairly wide area, or you can dial it down to a very small area — great for close work where shadows can sometimes obscure things. I'll never have to hold a flashlight in my mouth again.

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Great item !!

Written By Asagai, Manchester, NH on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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I bought this to send to my brother's daughter (they live in CA and shall enclose it in his 'birthday package' which I shall be shipping late next week) -- she sends me pictures of her two children ... but she and her husband are both having 'difficulties' living in 'the first bankrupt state' so I am certain she will be thrilled to receive the GorillaTorch.
Versatile, 'multi-functional', another 'useful thing' of which Crutchfield has many ... as well as 'good prices' and 'fast shipping' !!
I cannot think of any "Cons" for such a useful and versatile item.
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