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Originally Posted by Alphaman Uh, 'scuse me, but the iPad 3G does have a compass in it. And magnets do screw it up. Prolonged use of a magnetic mount like...
07-31-2010, 11:35 AM #41
07-31-2010, 12:11 PM #42
True magnetic shielding can only be created by completely enclosing an object in multiple layers of thick, magnetically permeable material. This would, of course, completely nullify the usability of the iPad, as you wouldn't be able to access it. And it would probably then weigh more than the refrigerator that you're trying to mount it on, and wouldn't fit in the mounting clips of the FridgePad...
Nope, iPads and magnets shouldn't mix. Putting magnets into products with compasses is a Dumb Idea (tm).
(FWIW, although there was an immediate improvement, it took my iPad several hours to restore the compass to normal working order after I cut the magnets out of my Eco-Vue.)
07-31-2010, 02:11 PM #43
For 78$ this better be able to hold a fridge on the ipad, not the ipad on a fridge.
07-31-2010, 03:54 PM #44Originally Posted by Aliquippakid;
07-31-2010, 05:06 PM #45
07-31-2010, 07:13 PM #46
lmao. the things people come up with...
07-31-2010, 08:50 PM #47
The iPad is useful on a refrigerator door how?
07-31-2010, 09:33 PM #48
07-31-2010, 10:47 PM #49
And yeah, I was exaggerating about it being heavier than the fridge. But still, to mostly protect the compass inside the iPad while still being able to see the display would require a shield bigger than the iPad (it would have to extend past the 4 magnets at the corner mounts), which would really make the fridge mount look pretty dumbass!
I did look around on the web and see one small shield box for about $375, but only the US gov't could buy it on a GSA contract. There aren't too many out there, and none suitable for fridge use! You could hack something together with a few layers of Nu-metal; that would be pretty cheap (and ugly.
My point really was magnets + iPads = bad idea. (I'm still p*d about my Eco-Vue.)
07-31-2010, 10:52 PM #50
07-31-2010, 11:50 PM #51
"Talk about a "cool" place to use the iPad...."
talk about who cares
08-01-2010, 03:53 AM #52
Hey. I'm still getting that to work. i4/tmob
08-02-2010, 04:21 AM #53
i think its quite cooldont you hate it when someones signature looks like someones post?
what a game