My iPhone 4S produces high quality video and I’m finding that I’m completely ignoring point-and-shoot cameras that I would normally use. It’s all wasted, though, if the video ends up shaky which is the case with a video I recorded at a book launch a few weeks ago. I leaned my elbow on a table to steady the phone but someone kept bumping and shaking the table. I decided to get a case for my phone that would mount on a tripod. I had seen these cases at CES and looked for something similar. I was a little skeptical when I found the Glif tripod mount and stand on Amazon. I thought the phone might fall out since the mount doesn’t span the length of the phone but it turned out to be perfect.
I’m able to get better video and photos using the Glif as a tripod mount. Using my stylus instead of my fingers also improves the stability of the images captured. In addition, using the Glif as a stand allows me to use Facetime without having to hold the phone or prop it up. That’s pretty cool. It’s $20 though. (There are several cheaper alternatives on Amazon.)