Don’t confuse Joby’s newest tripod, the Gorillamobile with the International calling service.  Although, both products do have a lot to do with phones.  Much like all of Joby’s previous tripods it uses the same ball-and-socket legs that can be wrapped around just about any surface (or pole) allowing you to easily mount your favorite mobile devices.

Attaching said mobile device to the GorillaMobile seems to come by way of either ‘a custom-engineered suction cup mounting system’ or ‘two removable high-bond adhesive clips’.  Both don’t seem very forgiving and I can only image what would happen to my iPhone if the suction cups suddenly lost its suck, or what the adhesive strips would do to phone’s shiny black finish.  Fortunately, they’ve tossed in the traditional universal camera adapter, but that only covers the point and shoot crowd.

The GorillaMobile, which weighs just 2oz and measures 6-inches tall, will ship later this summer and cost $34.95.

Full release after the ‘leap’

Joby Launches Gorillamobile, Ingenious Tripod with Widespread Mobile Device Compatibility and Limitless Functionality

Features include four interchangeable quick-release adapters, flexible leg joints with rubberized grips, secure locking mechanism and travel friendly design

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 29, 2009 – Joby, the world renowned designer of the Gorillapod line of innovative camera tripods, is pleased to announce the Gorillamobile.  Representing the first product in a new product line, the Gorillamobile promises unparalleled tripod compatibility for almost all mobile devices.  Featuring the critically acclaimed ball-and-socket tripod legs that affix to and balance on any surface, the Gorillamobile provides consumers with a universal system for mounting any portable device.  Photo-taking, video-recording, talking and movie-watching have never been easier!

The Gorillamobile is ideal for mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, GPS units, mini video cameras, pocket projectors and almost any other mobile device a consumer might want to utilize in a hands-free manner.  The Gorillamobile pack includes a custom-engineered suction cup mounting system, two removable high-bond adhesive clips and the traditional universal camera adapter to ensure maximum compatibility.  Whether the user needs a temporary hold or prefers something more permanent, the adapters provide the solution.

“The Gorillamobile will satisfy the overwhelming demand we’ve had to develop a portable and delightful product for the person seeking a tripod and flexible mounting system for all his mobile devices,” said Joby COO Forrest Baringer-Jones. “The Gorillamobile truly creates endless possibilities and is sure to become a ‘can’t leave home without it’ product.”

The Gorillamobile weighs under 2 ounces, is just under 6-inches tall and has a MSRP of $34.95.  The product will ship in late summer and will be available globally.

For additional product or company information, please contact media representative Greg Mondshein at gregmondshein@maxborgesagency.com.


Founded in 2005, San Francisco-based Joby has established itself as a leader in the design, development and commercialization of innovative products for the consumer electronics market. Joby’s Gorillapod™ product line is available in five sizes and is sold in more than 45 countries. For more information about Joby please visit joby.com.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."