Glif Tripod Mount Updated For iPhone 5, Preorders Start Shipping Next Week

Glif Tripod Mount Updated For iPhone 5, Preorders Start Shipping Next Week

Hip startup Studio Neat announced the original Glif on Kickstarter back in 2010, and the innovative iPhone tripod/mount hybrid became a huge success. Today Studio Neat announced that the iPhone 5 version of the Glif will start arriving to customers next week.

The regular Glif sells for $20, while the Glif+ with tripod lock and keyring loop costs $30.

The Glif is an iPhone accessory with two primary functions: mounting your iPhone onto a tripod and propping up your iPhone at various angles. 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.

The Glif is made from recyclable rubberized plastic that feels great and plays nice with your phone, and is small enough to fit snugly in your pocket, purse, or backpack. It has a 1/4’-­20 thread that fits any standard tripod or camera mount.

The Glif+ includes the Serif, a compact lock piece that’s used to keep your iPhone extra secure on the tripod. Buying the “+” package also means you’ll get the Ligature, a loop that attaches the Glif to your keychain, backpack, purse, etc.

Your iPhone 5 will need to be naked if you want to use it with the Glif. You can order one now on Studio Neat’s website.

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