Along with the release of macOS Ventura in October, Belkin released an iPhone Continuity Camera mount for MacBook models. At the time, the company unveiled another seamless camera mount that’s compatible with external displays like the Studio Display.
Starting this week, a version for external displays and Mac desktops is also available…
Continuity Camera is a new feature in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura that lets you use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac. The feature works completely wirelessly, connects automatically, and works with any video calling app on your Mac. As we’ve covered in depth, the feature is incredibly impressive and offers a significant leap in video quality over Apple’s built-in Mac webcams.
Belkin’s Continuity Camera mounts exist as a way to attach your iPhone to the top of a Mac using the iPhone’s MagSafe technology. This new model is designed for the “Mac desktop,” which includes products such as the 24-inch iMac, Studio Display, and Pro Display XDR. Belkin says it should be “compatible with most external displays and monitors.”
The Belkin iPhone Mount (Magssafe Compatible) for Mac Desktop takes advantage of the new Continuity Camera features in the latest version of macOS Ventura. You can easily mount a MagSafe-compatible iPhone to your Mac desktop or display with this durable mount for FaceTime, content capture, video conferencing, and more.
The magnetic attachment allows for easy, seamless, hands-free streaming of the camera. Easily rotate your iPhone to portrait or landscape and adjust viewing angles from vertical to 25 degrees downward with the tilting mount.
The release of the new iPhone Belkin Continuity Camera mount for external displays is of particular note to Studio Display and Pro Display XDR users. The Studio Display features a built-in webcam, but it has been heavily criticized for its poor performance. The Pro Display XDR doesn’t have a built-in webcam at all.
The new Continuity Camera mount for the Mac desktop from Belkin is now available to order from Apple’s online store. It’s $29.95, but the downside is that the first orders won’t start shipping until mid-January. In the meantime, there are several other continuous camera mounts available on Amazon, but your mileage may vary in terms of quality and device compatibility.
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