The Glif for iPhone 5 is here

Sooner than later, avid iPhone photographers yearn for a tripod mount to help frame their shots perfectly. That’s why we were so excited about the Glif, an all-in-one tripod mount that launched two years ago. And now, from the minds of the original creators Dan Provost and Thomas Gerhardt – the duo behind Studio Neat – comes the Glif for your iPhone 5.

First batch of this awesome accessory is on its way to the warehouse and will begin shipping early next week. If you’re serious about iPhoneography, this could be your must-have holiday item. If you’re interested in the Glif, I’ve included more info and a making-of video right after the break…

The Glif features a 1/4″-­20 thread that fits any standard tripod or camera mount.

Provost and Gerhard explain:

Our goal was to create something small, simple, and elegant. But out of this simple design emerges countless uses. Mount your iPhone 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. 

I love the propping up ability.

They make these from recyclable rubberized plastic, here’s the making-of clip.

The accessory starts at $20.

A pricier Glif+ bundle is available for an additional $10, containing the Glif itself plus an additional piece, the Serif, which keeps your iPhone secure on the tripod (for extreme situations) and the Ligature add-on which attaches to the tripod thread on the Glif.

Shipping in the United States and internationally is $2.5 and $7, respectively.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, head over to Studio Neat’s web store.