Update on the Glif
[Via Daring Fireball]
Nice report by Glenn Fleishman on the status of the Glif, the upcoming Kickstarter-funded iPhone 4 tripod adapter from Dan Provost and Thomas Gerhardt.
I’ve talked about the Glif before. What is interesting is that something that started out as a small scale project for $10,000 was hit with becoming a much larger project of almost $14,000. Reading about how these guys adapted to the huge success they achieved is marvelous.
How repeatable is this sort of thing? Hard to know but it demonstrates an entirely new way for innovations to get out there – no venture capital, no borrowing, no real capital expenditures until they know they have a success. It wlll be fascinating to see how this sort of approach takes off.