Glif – iPhone 4 Multipurpose Tripod Mount & Stand

I saw this over at TUAW and thought it was pretty ingenious. Its called the Glif and its a multipurpose iPhone 4 stand and tripod mount. The Glif isn’t in production yet. In fact, its up over at Kickstarter where the inventors are trying to gain funding for it. As of me writing this, they have already surpassed their goal by a huge amount.

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I honestly hope that it becomes a reality as I’ve been trying to find a decent tripod mount for my iPhone 4 that doesn’t require me to tape something to the back of it or use a bulky add-on case.

The idea for the Glif was first formed when we realized the iPhone 4 is literally the best camera we’ve ever owned. With the addition of HD video recording and High Dynamic Range photography, it’s clear Apple is positioning the iPhone as a very high quality portable camera. But because of its small form factor (and Apple’s minimalist design approach) it will never contain a threaded nut for attaching a tripod – standard on almost all photo and video cameras. Solutions for mounting an iPhone to a tripod exist (DIY or otherwise) but they are typically bulky and cumbersome. Our goal was to create something small, simple, and elegant.

It was always our intention for the Glif to serve as a kickstand for the iPhone as well, but it took several design iterations before we got it just right. The beauty of the design we finally arrived at is that it allows the iPhone to be positioned at a variety of different angles and orientations.

[via TUAW via Kickstarter via The Glif]

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