Hands-On With Belkin's New iPhone Continuity Camera Mount for Mac Desktops and Displays

Belkin last week quietly introduced a new iPhone Mount with MagSafe that's designed for Mac desktops and displays that you use with your Mac, allowing you to take advantage of Continuity Camera on those devices. We picked one up and thought we'd test it out for MacRumors readers who are thinking about ordering one.


The Belkin ‌iPhone‌ Mount for Mac desktops and displays is pretty similar to the mount for Mac notebooks that came out earlier this year, but there are some design and price differences. First off, it's $40 instead of $30, probably because the mounting portion is a good deal larger to accommodate displays of different sizes.

Design wise, the lip of the mount fits over the edge of a display or an iMac, and then there's an adjustable arm that secures it at the back of the device. An ‌iPhone‌ attaches to the mount using ‌MagSafe‌, and can be put in portrait or landscape mode. There are also adjustable viewing angles that you can use by tilting the mount hinge, something not available on the MacBook version.

Because of the tilt option and the general height of an ‌iMac‌ or an external display, the desktop mount is much better at Desk View, the feature that lets you show off your desktop while on a video chat. With the MacBook version, Desk View is much more limited, but you can see a lot more of the desk with the desktop mount, which makes it more useful.

Belkin's display and Mac desktop mount is particularly useful for Mac Studio or Mac mini owners who use it with a Studio Display or a third-party display that doesn't have a webcam, because it adds webcam functionality. There's also a 1/4" tripod screw on the mount, so you can use it with a mini tripod too, if desired, adding even more versatility.

The Belkin ‌iPhone‌ Mount with ‌MagSafe‌ for desktops and displays can be purchased from the online Apple Store for $40. It is backordered and will arrive to customers in late January to early February.

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Top Rated Comments

TracesOfArsenic Avatar
5 weeks ago
Apple engineering has hit peak Cook when we're strapping our phones to our Apple computers/displays.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Choco Taco Avatar
5 weeks ago

If only Apple did not save pennies and equipped all their new hardware with decent camera's. We wouldn't need these laughing stock hardware jokes in the first place.
There will never be a webcam that even remotely compares to the rear cameras on iPhones … and I’ve tried them all including the 4K ones. They are garbage even compared to 5 year old iPhones. And I’m assuming you’ve never tried the webcams on other laptops, because most are ten times worse than the Mac. The awful built-in webcams on Macs are actually some of the better ones on the market. Computer webcams are trash. They’re convenient to have if there’s no other option, but people buy webcams for a reason.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
5 weeks ago
I do wish Belkin had come up with a way to make one mount work for a wider range of screens. I definitely don't want to buy one of these for my MacBook and another for my iMac.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimHalfCooked Avatar
5 weeks ago
Tim employed Belkin to help him build new and innovative dongles.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Can't beat sticky velcro and the wall behind my monitor.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ShivneelSingh Avatar
5 weeks ago

Does anyone know what brand the tripod is in the hands-on video?
Manfrotto. I have a couple of them and they’re solid.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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