Choosy Phones Choose Glif

The Kickstarter crowdfunding for Glif, an iPhone 4 tripod adapter, is a few hours from ending. The two designers hoped to raise $10,000 over 30 days to fund a few hundred production units of low-volume injection molding and break even. Instead, their total is closing on $135,000 with over 4,500 people paying $20 for what will be higher-finish first run model, and over 500 for that plus a 3D-printed model that will be sent shortly after funding closes. Glif involves nearly every current Internet buzzword, and it's cool to boot. I interviewed Dan and Tom, Glif's designers, for the Economist a few days into their project. Nice guys, and good luck on shipping!