iPhone 4 Mount and Stand Project Raises Ten Times Original Goal

Turns out having a tripod mount and stand combo is what many iPhone 4 owners have been yearning for — a Kickstarter funding project for a new mount raised more than ten times what the creators planned to raise. Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost originally intended to raise $10,000 over the course of a month to manufacture the Glif, a new tripod mount and stand for the iPhone 4, but ended up collecting over $135,000 from more than 5,000 backers who want such an accessory. You can find out more on the Glif website, or pre-order your own by contributing $20 to the project on the Kickstarter page.

(via Boing Boing)

  • Mr. Brimm

    I contributed to this project because I thought it was a great idea. I believe they were at just over 10k when I contributed. The amount the raised is amazing.

  • Guest

    For some reason when I read this article (and the associated links) I thought they were raising money for a cause. I guess when I hear the word “pledges” (on the Kickstarter page) that is usually what comes to mind. I was a little disappointed when I realized that they are just trying to raise money to manufacture and sell a product.

    It is a cool little stand though. When used on a tripod, does the iPhone just rest in the “cradle”? How about in the picture of the iPhone hanging upside down in the Gorilla Pod? Is is just a friction fit?

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  • PC Treasures

    The glif is nice but does have its drawbacks. My company, PC Treasures, makes a product called the GrippIt! that I think gives the glif a run for its money. Not only does it cost ten dollars less, but, unlike the glif, it works with any phone and lets you leave your phone in its case when using it. Check it out here: