The Glif: a kickstand/camera mount worthy of your iPhone 4

It’s no secret that the iPhone 4 takes great pictures and video and is equally adept at viewing them, but I often find myself in positions where I wish I could attach it to a tripod or prop it up. Given the iPhone 4’s beautiful design, however, I am reluctant to pair it with just any accessory. Enter the Glif.

Glif is a ‘labor of love of just two individuals,’ Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost of New York City, who ‘realized the iPhone 4 is literally the best camera we’ve ever owned.’ It is a striking design that derives its name from its unique shape and matches its elegant form with a surprising array of function. Glif doubles as both a camera mount for standard tripods as well as a kickstand that can prop up the iPhone 4 at an angle. Judging by the video, it seems to do both splendidly.

Glif has a $10,000 funding goal on Kickstarter which they surpassed yesterday and have now nearly quadrupled with over 1500 backers. If you would like to contribute, you can still do so here. A pledge of only $20 will get you your very own injection-molded Glif as soon as production starts, not to mention the warm, fuzzy feeling you get funding two guys who had a great idea that is about to become reality.

Sources: The Glif via Gizmodo