Studio Neat's clever Glif looks like a musical note from the side, hence its name. But that's not the cool thing about it -- Glif snaps onto your iPhone, then lets you securely screw that device onto a tripod or other camera-mounting system, so you can take better photos.
Oh come on, don’t act so surprised -- someone was bound to make one of these eventually, right? We all know the iPhone 4 takes great 720p HD video, but usually it looks like we were shooting during an earthquake. Now you can shoot video like the pros with the Steadicam Smoothee.
These days, everyone is an amateur Francis Ford Coppola—or maybe that’s an amateur Kevin Smith. Anyway, if you go to any sporting event, birthday party, soccer game, or random Tuesday happy hour, someone’s bound to break out a portable video camera to capture the moment. They’re practically weightless, easy to use, and can shoot in full HD—so why not? But if you’ve ever been subjected to someone’s shaky video of the time they hit a perfect 450 playing Skee-Ball, you know how nauseating 1080p video can be when it’s shot handheld.
The iPhone 4 is a phenomenal on-the-go camera. It takes wonderful pictures outside in the sunlight, and crisp, clear photos in the evening with the HDR setting. However, getting that perfect photo is really hard to do when you're holding on to the iPhone 4 with a shaky hand, which is why a mobile tripod is an excellent solution. Joby's new GorillaMobile for the iPhone 4 does just that, though if you're looking for a tripod that doesn't require its own case, you might want to look elsewhere.