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  • Glif Tripod Mount/Stand Now On Sale


    Studio Neat is now taking orders for the Glif, a combination tripod mount and kickstand for the iPhone 4. After designing the product, the two designers decided to crowd-source the startup funding on Kickstarter.com and ended up receiving more than ten times the $10,000 they originally wanted. The stand may or may not make it to customers by Christmas, the designers say, but you can order one today for $20.

    New York City's Tom Gerhardt, a software and hardware developer, and Dan Provost, an interaction designer, came up with an idea for a simple stand with a tripod mount on it. They originally set out to raise $10,000 in order to fund production through Kickstarter.com, and the elegant design got them a lot of attention. By the end of the 28-day funding period, they had pulled in a total of $137,417 in pledges.

    Injection-molded from recyclable rubberized plastic, the Glif comes with a 1/4"-20 threaded nut designed to fit any standard tripod or camera mount. It's also cleverly grooved and angled so that it can be used as a kickstand in vertical and horizontal orientation, or left in place along the long dimension to act as a bumper, preventing the Death Grip by insulating the two antennas.

    Shipping begins in 2-3 weeks. They say they are "making every effort to have these to you by the holidays," but can't guarantee that people will have their Glifs by December 25. However, they do suggest that "everyone sends positive vibes to our fulfillment service."

    Source: TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Glif Tripod Mount/Stand Now On Sale started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. dotFIVE's Avatar
      dotFIVE -
      Every time I see that title of GLIF I keep thinking it says GILF. Lord help me...
    1. trigun989's Avatar
      trigun989 -
      prly find a chinnese one for 5$.

      mean time i just prop my phone on something
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Quote Originally Posted by trigun989 View Post
      prly find a chinnese one for 5$.

      mean time i just prop my phone on something
      It is NOT being sold a a prop or stand people.
      It has a threaded mount for attaching it to a tri-pod. This is a very useful item.
      If only it was a bit cheaper.
    1. Treeml's Avatar
      Treeml -
      doesn't fit with a cover or bumper = fail.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      There is no way this would actually work, look close:
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      I have one of these too. I like it very much and was only $8
      and made from genuine Asian metal!

      Great holder for sure, but it does not do what the product listed here does.
      The listed product is atri-pod mount, and not just a stand as shown in the lead pic.
      It appears it would slide into the holder in either landscape or portrait view, and it is very portable. The problem I see is the price point. It would sell a bunch at $9.99, but not so much at $20. I am ready to make my own from an old case since I have a few laying around unless someone puts a decent one out that is fairly priced.
      Tell me where, I want one...
    1. ensigma's Avatar
      ensigma -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      There is no way this would actually work, look close:
      am I missing something? it looks like it would work perfectly to me..

      Quote Originally Posted by Treeml View Post
      doesn't fit with a cover or bumper = fail.
      This is the only down side I see in the design..
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      price is a little high but it is for a fund raiser thats why, i think its a great idea, but i wouldn't say elegant, i use the LUXA2 H1 holder
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by piston597 View Post
      People will waste money on the most useless things, what next a glove to wear when you hold your iPhone?
      OMG an IPhone Glove!

      Where can I get one?
    1. pilot14Juan's Avatar
      pilot14Juan -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      I have one of these too. I like it very much and was only $8
      and made from genuine Asian metal!

      Great holder for sure, but it does not do what the product listed here does.
      The listed product is atri-pod mount, and not just a stand as shown in the lead pic.
      It appears it would slide into the holder in either landscape or portrait view, and it is very portable. The problem I see is the price point. It would sell a bunch at $9.99, but not so much at $20. I am ready to make my own from an old case since I have a few laying around unless someone puts a decent one out that is fairly priced.
      Where did you buys yours from?
      im looking for one but cant find one :/
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I would never buy one of these for $20, but then I'm not a photographer looking to downgrade my camera to an iPhone 4.

      BUT, it's cool they had a vision and can bring a product to market (and hopefully make millions). That's what America is about!
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      That's a cool little product. It would be a whole lot easier taking that places than most other mounts.
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      It has one major, obvious flaw. It's made of rubber. Rubber flexes. When you tap to take a picture, the rubber will give a little and cause the phone to tilt ever so slightly forward which, as any photographer knows, is more than enough to screw up a perfect shot.

      And seriously, if you just so happen to have a tripod laying around chances are that you also have the camera that you bought the thing for. Are you really going to lug around a tripod just for your iPhone?

      This is an accessory in search of a need rather than in response to a need. The fact that they raised that much money through kickstarter.com for this just reinforces what I've always said: the masses are retards.
    1. iamthekiller's Avatar
      iamthekiller -
      Quote Originally Posted by sharp2G View Post
      ZeroChroma: Change Your Point of View

      Those stands make this look embarassing, I bought one for my 3GS and never regretted it.
      For $45 maybe you should have regretted it.
    1. nave3d's Avatar
      nave3d -
      20 for a peice of plastic? really?
      4.99 is all thats worth.
    1. duceduc's Avatar
      duceduc -
      Looking at the photo, the stand looks and reminds me of a cat 5 cable stripper. I still like my stock apple dock stand though.
    1. Tdog729's Avatar
      Tdog729 -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      I have one of these too. I like it very much and was only $8
      and made from genuine Asian metal!

      Great holder for sure, but it does not do what the product listed here does.
      The listed product is atri-pod mount, and not just a stand as shown in the lead pic.
      It appears it would slide into the holder in either landscape or portrait view, and it is very portable. The problem I see is the price point. It would sell a bunch at $9.99, but not so much at $20. I am ready to make my own from an old case since I have a few laying around unless someone puts a decent one out that is fairly priced.
      hey, where'd you get your stand from? seems like a more affordable idea