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JOBY Extends its Gorillapod Professional Series with Ballhead X

JOBY newest photography product now available globally

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 6, 2010 – JOBY, the world renowned designer of the Gorillapod™ line of innovative camera tripods, is pleased to announce global availability of the Professional Series Ballhead X, a lightweight yet robust ballhead optimized for use with the Gorillapod Focus. With the Ballhead X, JOBY adds a whole new dimension of movement and adaptability to its Gorillapod Focus, and demonstrates its commitment to making thoughtfully-designed, revolutionary products that meet the creative and active needs of the photography community.

The Ballhead X is JOBY’s latest addition to its Professional Series of photographic equipment. The portable yet sturdy Ballhead X supports 11.1lbs (5kg) and allows the user to easily and fluidly pan, tilt, and rotate his camera while still enjoying the versatility and reliable support of a Gorillapod on virtually any surface. Built with the serious photographer in mind, the Ballhead X is lightweight and compact, yet still robust enough to support professional SLR cameras with substantial zoom lenses and sizable camera rigs. It further extends the functionality of the Gorillapod Focus by allowing even more creative camera positioning, enabling the user to capture great shots anywhere his travels take him! While it is optimized for use with the Gorillapod Focus, the Ballhead X can accommodate both 3/8” and ¼” threads, allowing convenient compatibility with any tripod.

The Ballhead X for Gorillapod Focus is constructed from precision-machined anodized aluminum, weighs just over 9 ounces, and is 3.3-inches tall. The Ballhead X is available for purchase on its own for $69.95, or bundled together with the Gorillapod Focus for just $149.95.

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JOBY creates well-designed, revolutionary products that inspire the creative and active lifestyle. The Company revolutionized the camera accessories market in early 2006 with its Gorillapod line of flexible tripods and continues to redefine the consumer electronics market with its Gorillamobile and Gorillatorch product lines. Founded in 2005, JOBY is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Santa Cruz, CA; Geneva, Switzerland; Singapore and Shenzhen, China. For more information about JOBY please visit