Dan Provost may have had minimal goals, but demand for The Glif from iPhone users turned his project pledge page into a swarming hotspot for pledge contributions from backers simply placing their own pre-orders. Glif's function is simple: increase the functionality of the iPhone as a camera by making it tripod-ready, and add a kickstand for hands-free use. With a snappy demo video and stellar product sample photos, Provost (and co) now have thousands of eager backers.
Thomas Gerhardt and Dan Provost are the designers behind The Glif. They wanted a tripod for what they call "the best camera" they've ever owned. Then they realized The Glif makes a nifty stand for all kinds of purposes. With the iPhone propped upright on any flat surface, FaceTime, video watching and enjoying a variety of apps can be a hands-free experience. It seems that the Android EVO's handy built-in kickstand is finally getting an iPhone rival.
Upon announcement, their Kickstarter page was slammed with $50K in just a few days. With the current rate of pre-orders, meeting their original funding goal times ten entirely through croudsourcing makes a nifty marriage between a great idea and Kickstarter's methodology of directly funding creatives. They only have 19 days to go, The Glif is $20, and they're offering international shipping for $8.
Photos from The Gilf.