Glif – the iPhone Accessory You’ve Been Waiting For

By , Oct 5, 2010

Glif is an upcoming iPhone 4 tripod and mount from the mind’s of Dan Provost and Thomas Gerhardt. Glif’s website describes the product as, “a simple iPhone 4 accessory with two primary functions: mounting your iPhone to a standard tripod, and acting as a kickstand to prop your phone up at an angle.”

The device is a small, L-shaped piece of injection-mold plastic with an embedded tripod mount. Glif locks around the long-sided part of your iPhone and snaps into any standard tripod… 

The device is also functional without a tripod for mounting your iPhone in all kinds of places. While there are other devices and DIY solutions for iPhone tripods and mounts such as the Gorillamobile or the MoviePeg, Glif looks to be the most elegant and functional accessory in this field.

The Glif project is currently being funded for manufacturing and distribution, but three times the needed amount has already been pledged, so Glifs should start sliding off the production line anytime now.

Visit Glif’s Kickstarter page to pledge and watch a video from the product developers. When you pledge you are also reserving a Glif when they ship. The estimated price will be around $20.

Would you use this product?

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  • Pissed_Off_NERD!

    Heeeeeeelllll Yeah im gonna buy that! But $20 is a bit expensive Sheesh!
    Either way when i travel im often looking for something lame to stand up my iPhone 4 while watching Porn…So ya….I would buy that!

    Bwaaahahaaa

  • http://psychowolf@gmail.com James

    LOL, ive got a 3G with a nice case with a good, i prop it up like this on anything from Thick erasers, to cigarette packs. THIS, would be much “cleaner” and look a lot better. I wonder what keeps it listed as “a 4g accessory”, and not for iphones in general.

  • Smoke

    Because of the shape of the phone. iPhone four is a rectAngle edge n older ones are more oval. Idk if u get what I mean haha.

    • http://psychowolf@gmail.com James

      oh, i get what you mean, but this accessory looks like it could easily clamp down on a regular iphone, too.

  • Cojendo

    I want one for me and my mom for in the kitchen would rock. I might make a $20 pledge.

  • brent

    I like this. I would use it. James, I imagine it’s for iPhone 4 only because the injection mold was designed to snugly fit that version. Older iPhones have a different shape.

  • c0ntr0l

    Would this work with the speck case iPhone 4

  • Gnargusto

    If you buy an Incase case, they throw one of these type of things in the box. Just sayin’

    • brent

      link?

  • John

    Why buy when you can do it for free! Watch the video, works great on trips because you can always grab a card from Starbucks!

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Credit-Card-iPhone-ipod-stand/

    • brent

      Where’s the tripod mount on that? Same question for the Incase guy above…I could be wrong, but I doubt the Incases have tripod mounts. That’s half the point of this Glif thing and why it’s a unique product, and why it’s garnered so much support so quickly.

  • Esquivo

    You can also open beers with it.

  • http://digitaltreasures.com Brad PCT

    So, I don’t know if you allow this kind of thing on your site, but if anyone’s looking for a product that’s similar to the Glif but ten bucks cheaper, the company I work for, PC Treasures, makes one. It’s called the GrippIt, and it lets you attach your phone to your tripod without having to remove the phone from its case. Check it out at http://www.digitaltreasures.com/camera_acc_details.php?recordID=07471