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Joby Gorillatorch Blade Tactical Flashlight

Adjustable tripod mounted rechargeable flashlight

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This Torch is HOT!

  • Jan 5, 2011

No bones about it--I love this thing. The Joby Gorillatorch Blade Tactical Flashlight has got to be the coolest and most useful flashlight I've every had the pleasure to use. The Joby video up top does a great job of illustrating all the cool points, but here is are my favorite things.

• The magnetic feet. An inspired idea and man are they strong! Just two of these will firmly attach the Torch to most metal surfaces. If you use all three it is like the flashlight is cemented to the surface. Great for working under a car's hood.

• The flexible "gorilla" legs. The tripod design bends in just about any direction and and wrap around poles, tree limbs, railings, ...you name it! Once in position they keep their pose too.

• The tilt and swivel base. If the legs didn't give you enough flexibility, then the adjustable base will help you get things perfect.

• The spotlight lens. A feature I never much considered but now see how useful it can be when you want to get the right amount of light over a certain area. It adjusts from a nearly pinpoint spotlight to a very wide beam. Either way, this is a bright flashlight for its size.

• Removable light. The legs getting in the way or do you want to get the light in a tight spot? Just slide it off the rails.

• Durable. The entire Torch is built like a tank.

• Rechargeable. I hate having to put batteries in a flashlight. The flexibility of being able to recharge via AC or USB is a plus, though AC probably would have been enough. And the charge lasts quite a while.

When my Joby Gorillatorch Blade finally bites the dust, I won't hesitate to buy another, even at the current sixty dollar price tag. Yes, I like it that much.
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January 18, 2011
Very cool! I have a tripod with these types of legs, so I can only imagine the fun I can have with this flashlight :D Thanks for sharing!
January 18, 2011
I'm curious as to what kind of FUN you'd do with the flashlight, Debbie, LOL...
January 18, 2011
I'm VERY easily amused :P
January 18, 2011
As I mentioned, it s great for working under the hood of a car. I also like attaching it to trees and whatnot to get a beam of light for later afternoon or night photography. I've also used it under the sink to light up the pipes...just attach the magnets to the bottom of the sink or a nearby pipe and you can work with hands free light.
January 18, 2011
Yes! I was mostly thinking that I would use this photography. I can't count the times I've needed very selective lighting for little things, and I think this would be great for that.
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