Testing Belkin's Auto-Tracking Stand Pro With DockKit

Belkin recently came out with the Auto-Tracking Stand Pro for capturing video, and while there are several other similar products with video tracking on the market, we thought we'd test Belkin's because it brings something new - support for DockKit.


DockKit is a feature that provides automated subject tracking technology through the iPhone itself, which means the Stand Pro is the most advanced of the movement tracking stands on the market. Note that the Stand Pro is only for capturing video - it doesn't work with still photos.

The Stand Pro can follow you on camera as you move around a room, offering 360 degrees of panning and 90 degrees of tilting for video calls and recording content. It is compatible with both the front and rear cameras of the ‌iPhone‌ and can be used in either vertical or landscape orientation.

The Stand Pro requires an ‌iPhone‌ 12 or later with MagSafe, because it uses a magnetic attachment to hold the ‌iPhone‌ in place. Pairing to an ‌iPhone‌ is done through NFC, and then the Stand Pro can be used with any app that needs the camera. It works with FaceTime, Instagram, TikTok, WhatsApp, and more, and turning it on and off is as simple as pushing the single button on the device.

With a built-in battery, the Stand Pro can work for up to five hours so it can be used anywhere. When it is plugged in, it can charge a ‌MagSafe‌ ‌iPhone‌ at up to 15W. Belkin includes a five foot USB-C cable and 30W power adapter.

The Auto-Tracking Stand Pro is available from Belkin for $180.

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Top Rated Comments

rbramseyjr Avatar
8 weeks ago

Yeah, fine, but I hardly ever use FaceTime. What I really want is a swing arm tentacle, hanging from the ceiling, that'll swing it around, like. Always keep the phone within FaceID range and so I can see my OTP codes. I have three workstations, plus tablets, in a big U shape, and I go zippin' around all day, with MFA prompts coming at me from every direction. It has to dodge me, but stay close enough at all times. And respond to voice prompts when it guesses wrong, like, "Hey, over here!" and "Get away!" Plus it has to hold a light and a magnifying glass. And reach down and move the mouses on other computers so they stop going to dang sleep all the time. Think I need to have me a talk with ol' Belkin, there...
... you okay bro?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bodhisattva Avatar
8 weeks ago
Video states "landscape is best" but goes on to say "horizontal recording is also possible." Technically these are the same orientation. He meant/should say "vertical" or "portrait" is also possible.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipaqrat Avatar
8 weeks ago
Yeah, fine, but I hardly ever use FaceTime. What I really want is a swing arm tentacle, hanging from the ceiling, that'll swing it around, like. Always keep the phone within FaceID range and so I can see my OTP codes. I have three workstations, plus tablets, in a big U shape, and I go zippin' around all day, with MFA prompts coming at me from every direction. It has to dodge me, but stay close enough at all times. And respond to voice prompts when it guesses wrong, like, "Hey, over here!" and "Get away!" Plus it has to hold a light and a magnifying glass. And reach down and move the mouses on other computers so they stop going to dang sleep all the time. Think I need to have me a talk with ol' Belkin, there...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rbramseyjr Avatar
8 weeks ago
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WhiteShadow Avatar
8 weeks ago
Wonder how it works with multiple people in the room
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Klae17 Avatar
8 weeks ago

They don't show it (I haven't seen a video) being used but do indicate in Belkin's literature that front and back work - I assume it just tracks like the front camera (or very similar) but you won't be able to see what your camera is looking at or tracking unless you have camera feeding to a remote monitor (or someone on the front of iPhone watching).
You can also watch on your Apple Watch or put a mirror up.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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