JOBY creates well-designed, revolutionary products that inspire the creative and active lifestyle.
Based in San Francisco, CA, JOBY revolutionized the camera accessories market in early 2006 with its GorillaPod line of flexible tripods and continues to redefine the consumer electronics and photography markets with its GripTight, Camera Strap and GorillaTorch product lines. We believe that great design starts with a user-centric approach, is functional yet playful, and enhances people’s lives. Our brand has a strong and loyal following of customers who are passionate about both innovative design and functional performance. In 2011, JOBY was acquired by the DayMen Group, an innovative manufacturer and distributor of photographic accessories including the Lowepro and Acme Made brands.
When JOBY launched the GorillaPod in 2006, we recognized the GorillaPod was an innovative product that inspired consumer creativity — but we didn’t expect it to become a cultural phenomenon. Photo enthusiasts are constantly seeking new and better ways to capture photos — different angles, new perspectives, stability in long exposure or low light situations, or the simple joy of getting in your own travel shots! JOBY studies consumer behavior closely, and is always thinking about innovative new ways to address the needs of creative and active consumers.
How does such a seemingly simple product as the GorillaPod enable such incredible functionality? The magic is in our proprietary “ball + socket” industrial design, which easily solves some complex problems. How can something so lightweight support a camera so heavy? How are the flexible legs able to wrap and hold so tightly? How does the GorillaPod work so reliably time after time, in virtually any environment? We can’t share our trade secrets, but rest assured that “tensile/ compressive strength”, “friction coefficients”, and “weight distribution” are just a few of the sophisticated engineering concepts at work every time you use your GorillaPod.
The materials used to create the GorillaPod are some of the very finest available — anywhere in the world. From the medical-grade ABS plastic sourced in Japan, to the TPE Rubber produced in Germany, to our custom-machined Stainless Steel screw — we hand-select the highest quality materials to ensure that the GorillaPod will stand up to the rigors of everyday use. We’re so confident in our superior materials that we stand behind every GorillaPod with a one year warranty. No other flexible tripod can say the same.