Joby GorillaTorch Review


GorillaTorchThe Joby Gorillatorch is a hands-free, ultra portable light that makes illuminating difficult spaces a breeze. With magnetic bottoms, a rubberized ring and foot grips, this compact cree LED light can illuminate just about any hard to reach angle.

After using the Gorillatorch to adjust a few cables behind my television, I was surprised by how strong the magnets were. The torch easily attached to the wall-mount behind the television, giving me enough light to make the cable adjustments. This was a much better solution than griping an unhygienic flashlight between my teeth.


The brightness is easy to adjust by using the dial that is conveniently positioned behind the light, with full brightness tapping out at 65 lumens. Be careful not to attempt to twist the opposite side or you will take off the battery cap. I did this a few times and my batteries almost flung out into the night.

The Gorillatorch takes 3 AA batteries, and the image below ‘illuminates’ the typical battery life depending on usage.


Don’t be afraid to take this light out into the elements because you’ll be delighted to know that it is water resistant and shock absorbent, making it a perfect companion for that rainy or snowy night when you get a flat tire.

Gorilla Torch

This tough piece of equipment has a durable polycarbonate lens, ABS plastic, TPE grip rings, and strong neodymium magnets. The whole unit will only set you back $29.95, and is available directly from Joby: They also offer gift wrapping for an additional $3.95.


Product Information

  • Portable, Light-weight & ultra-durable
  • Batteries only last 20 hours on full brightness. Batteries can easily fall out if wrong dial is turned.
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  • Mark Adkins December 10, 2009, 9:59 pm

    I’ve been looking for the perfect work flashlight- small, bright, and that can attach or mount in odd positions. This one looks like it will work nicely, and $30 is not as bad as a lot of fancy lights.

  • Michelle Michelson December 11, 2009, 12:08 am

    yeah, it’s a really great unit. The magnetic feet are awesome and super strong.

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