The Glif is a tripod mount and stand for the iPhone 4. It first made headlines through its funding via Kickstarter. It initially seeked $10,000 to get their accessory off the ground, but thanks to the Internet and their unique idea, the Glif team received over $137,000US in backing. I was one of their supporters.
Small, simple, and elegant. That’s what we were going for when we created the Glif. But out of this simple design emerges countless uses. Mount your iPhone 4 to a tripod for taking great pictures or making movies. Prop your iPhone up for hands-free FaceTiming or to watch videos. All of that and more in a compact design that is manufactured in America.
My Glif arrived just in time for Christmas! Here are some unboxing pictures:
The Glif is exactly as described. Made out of Santoprene (grade 101-87) hard rubber, the small device is lightweight and fits securely to your naked iPhone 4 through light grip pressure. It’s not meant to work with an invisibleSHIELD installed, but I tried it and it was fine. However, after removal my skin was stretched–so it’s not recommended (as per the words of the Glif team).
This mounting solution for the iPhone 4 is simple, light, and effective. It cost me $20US + $3 shipping (this was the Kickstarter price), and I think it’s totally worth it to support the development of such an innovative product. I’m a happy camper this Christmas and I’m excited to use my iPhone 4 with a tripod mount.
Click here to check out the Glif for iPhone 4.