Best mounts and stands to use with Apple's Continuity Camera feature
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Here are some great iPhone stands that you can use to try out Apple's Continuity Camera feature on macOS Ventura.
Apple debuted the new Continuity Camera feature at WWDC 2022 keynote, allowing you to use your iPhone camera as your Mac's webcam.
Apple also announced that it would be working with Belkin to release stands geared specifically for this feature later in the year. The stands enable users to clip their iPhone to the top of their Mac monitor.
However, you don't need to wait for these stands if you want to try it out — here are our favorite alternative stands you can use to hold your iPhone while using Continuity Camera.
UBeesize Phone Tripod
The Ubeezie tripod is a classic, lightweight, flexible tripod. Its bendable legs allow you to adjust it to the perfect height and give it a bit of extra stability. You could even wrap its legs around a railing or tree branch.
It features a spring-loaded smartphone holder that securely holds your iPhone for both selfie-and rear-camera shots. Its small size also means it should fit in just about any tech bag.
The Ubeesize tripod is available from Amazon for $14.99.
Lisen Cell Phone Stand
Cost: From $12.97
The Lisen Cell Phone Stand is a simple stand that could easily live on your desk as a convenient place to keep your iPhone when you're not using it. As a bonus, you can also use it to hold your iPhone when you're using it with Continuity Camera.
The heavy base ensures that it won't tip over from bumps, and its telescoping stand allows you to place it behind your monitor for all the great Continuity Camera features, like desk view.
You can pick up a Lisen Cell Phone Stand from Amazon for as low as $12.97
CloudValley Magnetic Phone Holder
While the official Continuity Camera stands won't be released until later this fall, several similar stands have existed for years.
The CloudValley Magnetic Phone Holder allows you to attach your iPhone magnetically to a stand affixed to the back of your MacBook or monitor.
While it's designed to be used off to the monitor's side, it also works for holding your phone a the top of your monitor as well.
The CloudValley Magnetic Phone Holder is available on Amazon for $15.99
Webcam stand + smartphone holder
If you want the Continuity Camera experience before Belkin and a horde of other manufacturers debut their iPhone mounts, you can go the slightly more complex route and DIY one.
First, you'll need to score a webcam stand, like the $9.99 Mokose Webcam Stand. This stand is designed to hold webcams above your monitor.
Then, you'll just need a 1/4"-mount compatible cellphone holder. You may already have one lying around, but you can pick up a two-pack of OctoMounts Universal Smartphone Holders from Amazon for $7.99.
Then, you'll need to attach the stand to your monitor and the smartphone holder to the stand. After that, you get a quick, easy, relatively cheap Continuity Camera stand.