Belkin makes the MagSafe iPhone docking station for desktop owners who want a better webcam

Zoom in / iPhone 13 Pro stuck to Belkin’s MagSafe camera mount for laptops. The desktop version works similarly, just with a different layout for thicker screens.

Andrew Cunningham

The Camera continuity feature It was one of the headlines macOS Ventura UpdateAny Mac can now use any compatible iPhone as a webcam via a Lightning cable or wireless connection. And the Which The iPhone camera is a significant upgrade over the 720p and 1080p webcams that ship with the iMac and most 1080p desktop webcams from the likes of Logitech, Microsoft, and Razer (for Mac mini and Pro owners without a built-in webcam).

The problem is finding a place to put your iPhone while trying to use it as a camera. Belkin The making of the MagSafe mount This can quickly clip the iPhone to the top edge of the MacBook, but the retention clip is too narrow to use with most desktop screens. A new version of the stand, announced today, has been created with a wider base and a kind of kickstand to help it rest on top of most desktop monitors.

Belkin's MagSafe iPhone mount for desktops has a thicker base that sits on top of your monitors, as well as a kickstand that secures it to the back of your monitor.
Zoom in / Belkin’s MagSafe iPhone mount for desktops has a thicker base that sits on top of your monitors, as well as a kickstand that secures it to the back of your monitor.

Belkin

As of this writing, a Belkin iPhone Mount (Magsafe Compatible) for Mac Desktop Computers It’s listed on Apple’s site for $29.95, though a Belkin representative told us the correct price was $39.95. Images of the product show it sitting on a studio display, which includes a front-facing camera similar to the one Apple includes in its iPads, but image quality was a bit of a mixed bag.

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As a MagSafe accessory, the Belkin mount will only work with a subset of iPhones that support the continuous camera feature. MagSafe is included on all iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 models (Pro, mini, Max, and more), while Continuity Camera works with phones as old as the 2018 iPhone XR. To support Continuity Camera, your Mac must be running macOS Ventura, and your phone must be running iOS 16.0 or later.

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