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The Glif: iPhone 4 / 4S Tripod Mount & Stand
|Price:||$19.99 + $4.02 shipping|
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- Can be mounted to any standard tripod (1/4"-20 tripod thread)
- Works in portrait and landscape orientations.
- Compatible with the iPhone 4 and 4S (caseless)
- Made in the USA
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My team and I used this little piece to successfully record 3 television commercials on a new iPhone 4s. That's right. This little piece allowed us to fully integrate into our high-end production equipment and successfully get stellar shots that shocked our clients and passer-bys alike that we were using a smartphone to achieve the look and feel we were wanting.
The Glif is probably one of the best engineered pieces I've seen for a sub-$20 accessory on the iPhone. The grip is tight enough that we used the camera in multiple positions, including upside down on a balancing rig to get a low-profile picture field and had zero issues with any dropping of the phone. The greatest part about this is that you can USE your phone for projects like this. I would rather use my phone to capture ground-level or low-profile action shots where we used to be conscerned about getting our professional camera equipment hit or jostled.
Buy this if you are a novice photographer or videographer who wants to get the BEST out of your iPhone. And if you are a professional and want to take a step out of your comfort zone - this is the BEST $20 accessory I could recommend you buy!
FOLLOW-UP (4/11/2012): this piece is still a mainstay in our bag of tricks. Now with the addition of the + package, they just added another safety that provides additional piece of mind, especially when using near or above water.Read more ›
Unlike a couple of the reviewers, I don't think it doesn't have a good grip on the phone. I wouldn't let it grip my phone over a body of water or something, but I don't need to do anything extreme with it (let alone anywhere besides my desk).
I was a little sad to see on Studio Neat's site that about a week after I bought this on Amazon, they released a "plus" version that comes with a second clip that hold the phone even more securely on the regular glif. I think it's a little more, but I'm hoping I can e-mail them and they'll send me one for a couple of dollars. Regardless, this product is simple and works. It gets the "I'd give it 5 stars if it was just cheaper."
Update: I see on their website that you can buy the Glif+ additions for $11. Not the greatest deal for what is just a little piece of plastic and a keyring attachement. I probably won't end up buying this and eventually I would hope they'll drop the price for the entire Glif+ package to $20. I think they're starting to push the limits of the value of such a simple product.
I watched the youtube reviews, I read all the glowing Amazon reviews, and took the plunge with high hopes. However, the reality doesn't live up to the hype. It's true that it's a snug fit for the iPhone, but it is not a secure kind of snug. My iPhone fell out while I was placing the Glif + iPhone on my Gorillapod tripod, and luckily only fell a few inches onto the table. I can't imagine actually trying to use this thing mounted on a tripod to take pictures or video while out and about, I'd be paranoid about my phone falling out. Doubly so, since as others have said, there is no way to use a protective case with this thing.
The kickstand feature is also greatly overrated. I'll admit that it works well in landscape mode, but it does block a portion of the screen unless you clip it off to the side rather than on top. It doesn't work very well at all in portait mode, since you can't raise the Glif very far up the side of the phone before the whole setup topples over due to being imbalanced.
Bottom line, the Glif is a nice idea, but is not really practical. There are those that seem to really like it, and that's cool, but my opinion is that this thing is more an interesting curiosity due to the story behind it rather than a practical tool.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I call so many levels of shenanigans on the price of this piece of plastic that every leprechaun in the world is currently marching on the headquarters of Studio Neat. Its great. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve Hardy
Useless...it does not hold the phone at all, nothing securing it but gravity.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Totally the bomb if you have need to tripod mount an iPhone 4.Published 5 months ago by J. Fletcher
This tripod holder for the iPhone works good. Problem is it only works on the iPhone 4 and 4S.Published 19 months ago by Weathervane & Cupola Guy
Works fine with my iPhone 4S, but the end of the glif that fits around the corner of the phone is too flexible, so I don't always feel like I have my phone perfectly leveled on the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Josh Fossgreen
This screws right in as advertised. The only advice I have is to make sure you order the correct one. I wasn't paying attention I guess and ordered the 4S and really wanted the 5. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rex Madden