Studio Neat’s Glif
Studio Neat originally released the Glif, a tripod mount for iPhone. It was a solid accessory for those wanting a way to hold their iPhone in place when capturing photos, but it had its drawbacks as well. Fast forward to the second version of Glif, and you’ll see that Studio Neat has taken into account the drawbacks and tried to account for them all. How does it stack up?
- Priced right
- I don’t have any for this model
The Glif comes in a completely new form factor in its latest iteration. Instead of having a track for the phone to lay in, the revamped Glif offers a way to adjust it, using a common hex key to make room for any device, with or without a case. Devices ranging between 2.3″ to 3.4″ in width will fit in the Glif. The circular design makes for a more solid base, when compared to its predecessor.
The new version of the tripod mount for smartphones also includes a method for securing a device, no matter the orientation and setup. Meaning, you can now use a tripod to hold the device sideways or upside down, without requiring an extra attachment to ensure the device stays put.
The same features that were loved of the original Glif; the ability to use it as a stand, prop a device up for FaceTime calls, and the same portability (even though the overall footprint is bigger, it’s still just as portable) are still present.
I had success using the Glif with a Nexus 5, iPhone 5S, and a Moto X. It only takes a few moments to adjust to a new device, assuming you have the hex tool with you.
You can order the much improved Glif from Studio Neat on Amazon.com for $30.
* Review sample provided by Studio Neat