The Glif from Studio Neat is a handy little gadget for iPhone 4/4S owners that are aspiring photographers and videographers. It allows you to attach your iPhone to any standard tripod and also doubles as an easily adjustable stand. Let me show you how it works.
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The Glif is made of semi flexible recyclable rubberized plastic that has been molded specifically for the iPhone 4/4S.
There’s a trough to hold the iPhone securely.
And a 1/4″-20 threaded socket so that you can attach it to a tripod.
Your caseless iPhone is held in place in either portrait…
or landscape orientation as seen here. I have a protector on both sides of my iPhone and it still works with the Glif.
Here we see the Glif attached to the top of a tripod.
It’s very handy to be able to use a tripod with your iPhone. I have been using my phone to take short product demo videos and have found the Glif to be the perfect thing to allow me to shoot video easier when it’s attached to a tripod.
When you’re not using the Glif with a tripod, it doubles as a stand that can be used in portrait orientation as long as you keep the Glif as low as possible. Placing it higher up on the iPhone’s side will cause it to tip over to one side.
The stand works best with the phone in landscape orientation as seen above.
The Glif is a simple product that is very useful. It’s made well enough that it should last longer than you’ll probably own your iPhone. It’s handy to keep in your gear bag to use as a stand and for those times when a tripod will help you get that perfect shot or capture video.