Glif Hex key

The Glif is one of my most used iPhone accessories, because it allows me to mount my iPhone 5s on a tripod to take photos and videos. It’s been an instrumental tool as I’ve navigated away from the standalone DSLR. The Glif has made taking iPhone photos so much easier.

As noted on Twitter by Matthew Panzarino, Studio Neat, the team behind the Glif, just announced a new and improved version of its tripod mount. The Glif is venturing into new territory, as it now sports adjustability that makes it work with virtually any smartphone. Studio Neat put together a video showcasing the new Glif. Have a look inside to check it out.

The new Glif includes a hex key that allows you to easily adjust it. With its newfound adjustability in tow, the Glif will work with devices between 58.4–86.4mm wide and 3.1–12.7mm thick. That’s a wide range of potential devices to support, and it should open up the Glif to a much broader range of consumers, including iPhone owners who use cases.

Glif Packaging

Besides working as a tripod mount, the Glif also functions as a stand. I don’t normally use mine as a stand, but as you can see in the promo video, it should work well when viewing movies, and browsing through your Twitter timeline.

The new an improved Glif can be had for $30, and ships in 1-2 weeks. International orders will ship in 3-4 weeks. If you’re someone who prefers the simplicity of the original Glif, and you don’t mind that it only works with case-less iPhones, you can still order the original via this link.

Do you own the original Glif? Tell us what do you think about the new version.

  • Last GLIF sucks because it doesn’t savely hold my iPhone… so never again..

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      It does hold mine without an issue though.

      • Mine not, my iPhone falls of while moving the tripot just half a mter

  • chumawumba

    I was just about to buy the old one. Thanks iDB!

  • illK†Δ

    Waste of money IMO.

  • pegger1

    Why would they make it that you need a wrench to adjust? Should have been a thumb screw or free sliding to adjust then a lever to lock in place.

  • Diego Gastón Milano

    I don’t think it’s worth the investment if you already own the old version of Glif. Besides, Glif is only usable as a stand for the iPhone as that part of the accessory cannot be adjusted, which sucks because those who use a case won’t be able to use the Glif as a stand due to this limitation.

  • BoardDWorld

    I think this would have been a good idea if it was a loose fit but the clamp pulled down slightly more firm when you screwed it down on the tripod. As it is you’ll be either marking your device as you pull it in or out or risking it falling out.

    Price, $30? Must be for the intuitive idea for the packaging that came from a poster sleeve.