Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Glif iPhone 4 Tripod Mount and Stand is Looking for a Kickstart

Glif, a nicely designed tripod mount and stand for the iPhone 4, is looking for a Kickstart. The design was conceived by Tom Gerhardt, a software and hardware developer and Dan Provost, a interaction designer/blogger.

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.

The duo is using Kickstarter because they don't have the capital required for the manufacturing process.

Glif Montage from Glif on Vimeo.

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1 comment:

  1. The glif is cool, but you do need to take your phone out of its case to use it and you need to have an iphone 4. I work for a company called PC Treasures and we make a tripod mount that works with any phone and lets you leave your phone in its case. Also, it's ten bucks cheaper. Check it out here: http://www.digitaltreasures.com/camera_acc_details.php?recordID=07471