Glif Review

The Glif ($20), from Studio Neat offers a wonderfully simple and sleek solution to maximizing the capabilities of your iPhone 4. The Glif is both a kickstand that allows the phone to securely be viewed in both portrait and landscape modes at varying angles, but also doubles as a tripod mount, with a 1/4″-20 thread that fits any standard tripod or camera mount.

It is meant to be used on your iPhone 4 without the case, so that it fits snugly. I was pleasantly surprised at how secure my iPhone was, when mounted to a hanging Gorillapod. As for the stand, I love how small and portable it is. I am now able to prop my phone up for a quick FaceTime chat or to set it on my bedside table in alarm clock mode. I love stories with happy outcomes, and the culmination of The Glif is just that. Both Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost, two designers, teamed up to create and manufacture The Glif here in America due to a very successful Kickstarter campaign.  Their video can be viewed below. I am looking forward to testing out their next offering, The Cosmonaut, a chunky yet comfortable wide-grip stylus for touch screens, also successfully funded on Kickstarter. (Reviewed by Meredith Fire-Hess)

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