Joby's new ballhead offers increased control for Gorillapod focus users and supports upto 5kg of camera

The Joby Ballhead X is strong enough to support a proffessional DSLR kit and brings the Gorillapod flexibility to a new level. The ballhead is small enough to retain the Gorillapod’s portability and weighs just 255g (9 ounces) and yet it can support up to 5kg. The unit offers both tightness and resistance screws to vary the ballhead movement, and a quick release plate which can be left attached to the camera. 

 Joby gorilla pod ball head

Press release:

Joby is also excited to announce the Ballhead X
for Gorillapod Focus, the latest addition to its Professional Line 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 will be available both separately and bundled together with
the Gorillapod Focus.

The Ballhead X for Gorillapod Focus is constructed from
precision-machined anodized aluminum, weighs just over 9 ounces, is
3.3-inches tall, and will be available globally in April.