I have talked on more than one occasion about the cool flashlights that Joby offers in the Gorillatorch line. These things are great for folks that need to work on something with both hands, but need a light to be able to do that work. Joby has unveiled a new Gorillatorch light today called the Swithcback.
The Switchback can be used as a headlamp and can then be transformed into a lantern to light a wider area. The Swithcback is adjustable can be used to provide multiple brightness with 5 lumens, 20 lumens, 80 lumens, and 130 lumen settings. The beam will go up to 23 meters and the battery life is up to 72 hours. The light has the articulating tripod stand with magnetic feet we are used to seeing from the company.
The Switchback is water resistant with a rating of IPX-4 and power comes from a pair of AA batteries. The lamp housing measures 2.6″ x 1.3″ x 0.8″ and the battery housing is 3″ x 1.8″ x 1.1″. When in headlamp mode the thing measures 4.5″ x 3.3″ x 2.1″ closed and 6.5″ x 3.3″ x 2.1″ open. The works weighs in at 8.8 ounces and sells for $59.95.