WTF – Joby Broke!

So while attaching Joby to my bike, he broke. Seriously! A leg snapped right off while I was bending it around my bike handle… you know like they show on and the packaging where it’s wrapped around a rope or railing.

Joby 2.0

When inspected more closely a socket had split, so I could pop the ball back in.
WTF - Joby Broke!
However, this didn’t leave me feeling all confident-like. Especially since I was putting my camera on my bike handles to take touring-TO time-lapse photos/video.  So I biked over to Black’s to see what I could do without my receipt and packaging.

They replaced it on the spot noting that this was the first one they’d ever seen broken.

Onto Joby 2.0.

[I’d feel less bad about it all if I hadn’t joked about Joby being a kid-equivalent. Geeze!]



Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

3 thoughts on “WTF – Joby Broke!

  • January 23, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Hi there. I work for Joby. So sorry to hear about this! It is definitely a rare occurrence. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you. Our customer support email address is info @

  • January 24, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Whoa, those things break? I was eyeing one after seeing it on PhotoJojo.

  • January 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    OMG! I want one, I don’t care if it breaks! (I’ve never claimed to be a smart shopper anyway)


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