The Glif is an iPhone 4 tripod mount and stand. As Gizmodo said, “the Glif is one impressive little piece of plastic… just a small piece of injection-molded plastic that’s shaped like a bottle opener.” Honestly, I wish it did have a bottle opener function, that’d give it even more utility.
The Glif gained Internet-wide attention last fall when it completely demolished its original Kickstarter goal of $10,000. The project achieved over 5,000 backers and $137,417 of funding by its goal date of November 2nd. I, like many others pledged, at least $20 to snag one of these accessories as soon as they were manufactured.
From initial uses, this thing is damned useful. It quickly dawned on me that I should really get a good tripod now (woops). Let’s face it the iPhone 4 has a fantastic camera, with particular usefulness because you’re unlikely to leave it at home. The Glif just makes it better and it’s great to enjoy hands-free FaceTime, watching videos, using your iPhone as an alarm clock (unless you’re greeted with the most epic fail-glitch of the New Year.)
The Glif is now available to anyone and everyone, check it out: www.theglif.com (Beware of backorders!)