We review the Joby GorillaTorch – A new flashlight based off of the hugely popular Joby GorillPod.
Tool Review– Joby GorillaTorch Original
Tool Model – FL1-01AM
Pros: Amazing Adjust-ability, Stays Cool, Bright LED, Dimmer, Powerful Magnets
Specifications of the GorillaTorch
- Ultra-bright 65-lumen/1 watt CREE LED
- Flexible legs with rubber grips
- Super powerful neodymium magnetic feet
- Dimmer switch for precise light control
- Rugged toughness
- 4 colors available
- MFG Model # : FL1-01AM
- US MSRP of $29.95-$34.95
Nuts & Bolts of the Joby GorillaTorch
|Power||3 AA batteries|
|Run-Time||20 to 80 hours adjustable|
Joby, Inc. warrants all products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. 3 Year Limited Warranty
- 1 Year Warranty
First we have to give kudos to Joby’s marketing team for their eye catching unique packaging of this product. It screams buy me! But it is what's in the packaging that really impressed us. The build and quality of this product is top notch. The innovative adjustable tripod mount is amazing with its powerful magnetic feet and adjustable rubber legs. It can be set up for hands free illumination in almost any situation without scratching the surface its attached to. It weighs just under 9 ounces and stands 8” tall when fully extended.
On top of the tripod sits a dimmer adjustable 65 Lumen Cree LED light in a rugged water resistant enclosure. One side rotates open to reveal the 3 AA batteries and the other side rotates to control the dimmer and turn the light on and off. The dimmer options are great for any light situation and can also be used to conserve power. Joby reports the light will do 20 hours on maximum, 50 hours on optimum and 80 hours on economy.
The overall build quality of this product is excellent, rubber gaskets are used to help resist water and moisture. The adjustable legs have a tight quality feel to them and position precisely where you put them with the help of the rubber rings on each section. The magnets are quite powerful, in fact the GorillaTorch can hang from one magnet without a problem. With all three magnets are in place the tool really locks down and holds its ground.
We found this light to be surprisingly bright and focused. The dimmer feature is great when you're looking for a soft light, need less glare or want to conserve power. As you can see from the pictures the GorillaTorch has a fun factor and we can see playing with it for hours!
The GorillaTorch is a modern marvel, the combination of Jobys award-winning bendable flexible legs and a high quality LED adjustable flashlight make this a winning combination, a must have for everyone's tool box.