JOBY Press Release
Killer GoPro® angles made easy with the JOBY Action Series
JOBY’s new action video tripod and mounting clamps gives GoPro® users their own video crew
SAN FRANCISCO, November 18, 2013 – Action video camera users can now shoot unique, third-person video at any angle in any type of setting with the new Action Series line from JOBY. The GorillaPod Action Tripod with Mount for GoPro®, with its award-winning flexible GorillaPodTM legs, lets users position their GoPro® camera on uneven terrain and wrap it around objects. The Action Clamp & Locking ArmTM and Action Clamp & GorillaPod ArmTM let users easily and securely clamp their GoPro® to edges and poles at any angle.
“We see mostly first-person viewpoints in action video, but we think that gets boring fast. If you want to show off your stylish kickflip or show yourself flowing down a mountain bike trail, you need an off-body place to mount your camera. You need something that lets you film yourself at any angle in any environment or even multiple cameras shooting from different angles. When you can do that, you get to be the director, the camera crew, and the star,” said Michael Jue, director of product design at JOBY.
To give users their own video crew, JOBY brings three unique products to market. The JOBY GorillaPod Action TripodTM builds on JOBY’s award-winning GorillaPod line. Its longer, flexible legs let your action video camera tackle any type of terrain or wrap itself around objects like a tree branch or a fence. An integrated ballhead with bubble-level gives you pinpoint control on the camera angle that you need.
The Action Clamp & Locking ArmTM brings an innovative clamp that lets users quickly clamp their GoPro camera to any surface less than two inches (5.08 centimeters) in width. Now, a stop sign, table ledge, handrails, or doors can be used as filming platforms. The locking arm has two fully articulating ball joints that position the camera at any angle needed while providing a long-lasting, vibration-resistant hold. The Action Clamp & GorillaPod ArmTM has the same action clamp but is equipped with a flexible GorillaPod Arm, making it perfect for fast, on-the-fly adjustments with its five balls and sockets.
All of the Action Series products come with a removable Tripod Mount for GoPro® that can be used on any tripod with a ¼”-20 screw. Removing the GoPro® mount makes each of the Action Series products compatible with other action video cameras that use a ¼”-20 tripod mount such as the Sony® Action Cam or Contour® cameras.
“We design adaptable gear for people who want to shoot wherever they are or at whatever crazy angle they want to capture. With just a few of our products, you can shoot great scenes that look like you have three assistants setting up your shots,” said Noah Balmer, JOBY designer.
The JOBY GorillaPod Action Tripod retails for $39.95 (US MSRP). The Action Clamp & Locking Arm retails for $39.95 (US MSRP) and the Action Clamp & GorillaPod Arm retails for $29.95 (US MSRP). All three products are available for purchase at popular outdoor retailers, consumer electronics stores and JOBY.com. To learn more, go to http://joby.com/whatsyourangle.
Based in San Francisco, California, JOBY was founded in 2005 with the introduction of the industry-defining and best-selling GorillaPodTM flexible tripod. JOBY creates innovative, adaptable photography and mobile products that inspire a creative lifestyle. We believe great design starts with a user-centric approach, is functional yet playful, and empowers people’s imagination. For more information, please visit JOBY.com.