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Glif iPhone Tripod Kickstarts Over $100K in Pledges

In just over ten days, would-be makers of The Glif iPhone tripod mount (and stand) have raised over $100K on their Kickstarter page – not bad, considering their goal was $10,000.

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.

Glif Montage from Glif on Vimeo.

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.

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