How The Glif Got Made: From Design To Sales In Five Months
The Glif is an iPhone tripod mount. That’s it. It’s just a little hunk of plastic that, because if its unique shape and threaded mount, is insanely useful. If you’re not using it with a tripod you can easily attach it to add a bit of an angle to your iPhone for movie viewing. That’s it. It’s pretty basic.
But what’s cool is that it took the inventors, Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost, five months to go from idea to finished product. They prototyped the device using Shapeways, refined it, pre-sold it through Kickstarter, manufactured it South Dakota, and shipped it out using a fulfillment center. And they did it all via the Internet.
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