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MacRumors
Mar 16, 2011, 02:22 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article/2011/03/16/151652-image_500.jpg

Steven let us know about his unique use for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. Try at your own risk.

Article Link: iPad 2 + Smart Cover = Refrigerator Magnet? (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/03/16/ipad-2-smart-cover-refrigerator-magnet/)



Dragonforce
Mar 16, 2011, 02:26 PM
I am NOT going to try this.

DavidLeblond
Mar 16, 2011, 02:26 PM
Oh HELL no!
:eek:

GeekLawyer
Mar 16, 2011, 02:27 PM
Oh, cool. Great use - maybe keep recipes on there?

Like a recipe for disaster!!!

Fliesen
Mar 16, 2011, 02:38 PM
better stick with the Velcro ;)

djon41
Mar 16, 2011, 02:43 PM
Dangerous move.

While waiting in line at the SXSW pop-up Apple Store, an employee was walking up the line with a show model to let people handle before going in (it was Saturday after launch day) and the person in front of me in line held it up in a similar manner, which somehow resulted in the ipad detaching and crashing to the sidewalk where it tumbled another few feet before stopping. It came out of it with nary a scratch, fortunately. (I really have no idea how, it looked and sounded like a really bad fall)

ciTiger
Mar 16, 2011, 02:44 PM
Wow, won't it fall? Is it really safe opening and closing the fridge?:D

Charlie Sheen
Mar 16, 2011, 02:46 PM
Pretty awesome. I think i'm not going to try that.

thefu
Mar 16, 2011, 02:47 PM
Soon to be seen in a follow up image on EpicFail!

Surklyn
Mar 16, 2011, 02:52 PM
Oh, cool. Great use - maybe keep recipes on there?

Like a recipe for disaster!!!

Omg I am dying!! Lol!! Too funny! On a side note, gizmodo is reporting that a wifi ipad2 tethered to an iPhone uses the iPhones a-gps chip. That's great news for those who have iPhones and don't want to shell out $130 for the 3G version

Charlie Sheen
Mar 16, 2011, 02:52 PM
Soon to be seen in a follow up image on EpicFail!

More like a before and after. The first one is a win and the other one is fail

nagromme
Mar 16, 2011, 03:02 PM
Scary! But you know, someone could sell a magnet bar that stays on the fridge and holds the iPadís bottom edge, and then it MIGHT be pretty secure. Maybe.

brian3451
Mar 16, 2011, 03:07 PM
Terrifying

Charlie Sheen
Mar 16, 2011, 03:11 PM
Scary! But you know, someone could sell a magnet bar that stays on the fridge and holds the iPadís bottom edge, and then it MIGHT be pretty secure. Maybe.

And call it the istand and cgarge you $50 for it

eastercat
Mar 16, 2011, 03:11 PM
It's obvious this is like the movies. The padded cushion is on the floor. ;)

ucfgrad93
Mar 16, 2011, 03:13 PM
I am NOT going to try this.

Agreed. That will not have a happy ending.

Consultant
Mar 16, 2011, 03:14 PM
Oh, cool. Great use - maybe keep recipes on there?

Like a recipe for disaster!!!

LOL. Good one. Nice recipe!

GeekLawyer
Mar 16, 2011, 03:22 PM
Thank you, thank you. I'm here all week. Tip your Geniuses.

Friscohoya
Mar 16, 2011, 03:25 PM
Some people dont even have their IP2's yet and this guy is clowining around with his. Fortunately I am not in that boat.


Hahahaha....IP2

Noisemaker
Mar 16, 2011, 03:48 PM
Someone needs to get in here with GarageBand on their iPad 2 so that we can get a "Ba-dum Chaaaaaaaaaaa" after each of the jokes.

It's like open mic night in here. :D

Dagless
Mar 16, 2011, 03:49 PM
Oh HELL no!
:eek:

I saw the picture and those where my exact thoughts! Even down to the capitalised HELL :D

NickUK69
Mar 16, 2011, 03:50 PM
Looks like an old fridge...

mattwolfmatt
Mar 16, 2011, 04:03 PM
Scary! But you know, someone could sell a magnet bar that stays on the fridge and holds the iPadís bottom edge, and then it MIGHT be pretty secure. Maybe.

Generally, I like to keep magnets FAR AWAY from my electronic devices, especially those with a screen.

Of course, ipad 2 has been designed to be used with special magnets in specific places. But I'd be concerned to keep all other magnets away from the ipad.

borg1of2
Mar 16, 2011, 04:06 PM
Recommend trying that with a Stainless Steel refrigerator. :D

Dr Kevorkian94
Mar 16, 2011, 04:21 PM
Recommend trying that with a Stainless Steel refrigerator. :D

Ha I only have stainless steel, no I won't try it lol

QuarterSwede
Mar 16, 2011, 04:27 PM
Recommend trying that with a Stainless Steel refrigerator. :D
It'll work on the side no problems. Other than looks stainless steel appliances aren't that great. Talk about a pain to clean.

theelysium
Mar 16, 2011, 04:30 PM
I can hear the commercial now:


"Why your refrigerator, won't be a refrigerator anymore."

LDec
Mar 16, 2011, 05:19 PM
Not sure if I would try, but made me laugh ...

mbrannon47
Mar 16, 2011, 05:25 PM
Oh, cool. Great use - maybe keep recipes on there?

Like a recipe for disaster!!!

Funniest post all day. :D

hallmarkt
Mar 16, 2011, 05:26 PM
Totally reminded me of one of those interactive fridges. Here's an LG:

http://www.tvsnob.com/archives/images/lg_hdtv_fridge.jpg

muxbox
Mar 16, 2011, 05:38 PM
I love it. Will it work in the bathroom too on a steel radiator. If so i can watch movies in the bath :)

sinsin07
Mar 16, 2011, 05:53 PM
It's white, let it crash and burn.

dbwie
Mar 16, 2011, 05:58 PM
Could be an excellent way to sell more refrigerators?:)

rick98761
Mar 16, 2011, 06:20 PM
Omg I am dying!! Lol!! Too funny! On a side note, gizmodo is reporting that a wifi ipad2 tethered to an iPhone uses the iPhones a-gps chip. That's great news for those who have iPhones and don't want to shell out $130 for the 3G version

Just tried on mine. It didn't work at all. Maps said location can not be determined on the iPad. IPhone zeroed right in.

anubis72
Mar 16, 2011, 06:36 PM
And when it falls and shatters, it's Apple's fault, right? So just go for it!

Regens
Mar 16, 2011, 06:38 PM
i tried it...it was scary but it worked...im gonna take it down now haha

jake4ever
Mar 16, 2011, 07:31 PM
Ha. Ha. Ha.

Jelite
Mar 16, 2011, 07:45 PM
It's obvious this is like the movies. The padded cushion is on the floor. ;)

Actually there's an iTrampoline, if it falls it just bounces back up and sticks on again.

hotrock3
Mar 16, 2011, 07:46 PM
Generally, I like to keep magnets FAR AWAY from my electronic devices, especially those with a screen.

Of course, ipad 2 has been designed to be used with special magnets in specific places. But I'd be concerned to keep all other magnets away from the ipad.


Being as the iPad has no hard drive or CRT monitor I see no problem in having magnets around it. LCDs are not bothered by magnets.

xnu
Mar 16, 2011, 07:53 PM
"coolest" thing I have every seen.

Tom J
Mar 16, 2011, 08:10 PM
Meanwhile...

Class action lawyers are tripping over themselves to file suit which will probably go something like this:

"Hanging an iPad from a refrigerator by a magnetic cover is an obvious use of this device. However, Apple has placed children and dogs at great risk due to their defective design"

ugp
Mar 16, 2011, 08:12 PM
I am not going to even try this. Oh hell no!

drale
Mar 16, 2011, 08:19 PM
Tried this and it works! My heart was racing pretty fast the whole time though...

http://instagr.am/p/CSvgR/

Chip NoVaMac
Mar 16, 2011, 08:28 PM
<snip> On a side note, gizmodo is reporting that a wifi ipad2 tethered to an iPhone uses the iPhones a-gps chip. That's great news for those who have iPhones and don't want to shell out $130 for the 3G version

Happy to hear that side note, need to find the article on that great news. Just hope that Apple doesn't close that up with iOS 4.4 or in the iPad 3...

Here is hoping that the iPhone 5 does some fun things with magnets...

iansilv
Mar 16, 2011, 10:26 PM
Oh, cool. Great use - maybe keep recipes on there?

Like a recipe for disaster!!!

I see what you did there!

Biscuit411
Mar 16, 2011, 11:32 PM
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Clearly a fake. Anyone with half a brain, a decent monitor, and 20,000X magnification can see that the scale of the handle clearly doesn't match with the scale of the door. The screw sets don't even match! I have the same Frigidaire FS2053 Model and it's not even close. I'm so tired of these preschool mock-ups. Pay attention people!!!

striatedglutes
Mar 16, 2011, 11:34 PM
Oh, cool. Great use - maybe keep recipes on there?

Like a recipe for disaster!!!

Thought this was in order...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/883799/CSI%20MIAMI%20fridge%20ipad.jpg

Don Kosak
Mar 17, 2011, 12:00 AM
Thought this was in order...

{Image of CSI Miami snipped}

OMG, this is the best thread in months.

For a minute I thought I was reading 4Chan or SomethingAwful...

spillproof
Mar 17, 2011, 12:13 AM
I'm nervous for that iPad.


lol @ CSI:Miami strip.

striatedglutes
Mar 17, 2011, 12:23 AM
On a serious note, I was pretty impressed with the magnet strength when I played with a cover in the store. I'm sure it'd be fine temporarily while cooking.

b0blndsy
Mar 17, 2011, 12:55 AM
Wow, won't it fall? Is it really safe opening and closing the fridge?:D

I guess no, Ipad can fall dangerously

mayhone1
Mar 17, 2011, 01:04 AM
http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/03/16/ipad-2-smart-cover-refrigerator-magnet/)


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2011/03/16/151652-image_500.jpg

Steven let us know about his unique use for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. Try at your own risk.

Article Link: iPad 2 + Smart Cover = Refrigerator Magnet? (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/03/16/ipad-2-smart-cover-refrigerator-magnet/)

Some people are looking for iPad really bad, and some of the ones who got it first are doing this?

snakelda
Mar 17, 2011, 01:35 AM
That's actually cool but a disaster waiting to happen!

Snowy_River
Mar 17, 2011, 02:19 AM
Hey, how about this...

Do you think I should actually develop this? Would it sell?

iMattcotv
Mar 17, 2011, 02:31 AM
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Hey hunny, check out what I did with your iPa--- OH ******* IT DROPPED.

NVM HUNNY, IM GOING TO GO GET SOME MORE MILK.

SOME VERY VERY EXPENSIVE MILK.

Night Spring
Mar 17, 2011, 04:25 AM
Hey, how about this...

Do you think I should actually develop this? Would it sell?

Someone did one already.
http://www.woodforddesign.com/FridgePad_Colour.html

But for what it's worth, I think your design looks more elegant.

tjcampbell
Mar 17, 2011, 05:18 AM
That's a great idea. I'm going to rig this up in my kitchen.

bushido
Mar 17, 2011, 06:44 AM
lol i always do stuff like that i just can't resist

Lob
Mar 17, 2011, 08:19 AM
That iPad needs an ice/water dispenser app developed.

Frosticus
Mar 17, 2011, 08:28 AM
Seriously, this person is asking for trouble and doesn't deserve an iPad...! :eek:

Chupa Chupa
Mar 17, 2011, 08:57 AM
How much longer before we read Apple is being sued for failure to warn that the Smart Covers are not suitable for attaching an iPad to a refrigerator. :D

pmz
Mar 17, 2011, 09:23 AM
Just the picture alone makes you want to reach out and stop it.

urbanlung
Mar 17, 2011, 09:39 AM
Damn my solid lithium magnesium alloy fridge! I've lost six iPads now, the damn magnets don't stick! Would a carbon fibre fridge be any better, it's very light?

Tailpike1153
Mar 17, 2011, 10:10 AM
Steven let us know about his unique use for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. Try at your own risk.

Article Link: iPad 2 + Smart Cover = Refrigerator Magnet? (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/03/16/ipad-2-smart-cover-refrigerator-magnet/)

Not going to happen if you children under age 6. My gf's 2 year old niece likes to beat on fridge with a wooden spoon after she saw STOMP. That is just asking for kid to run up and break it.

GekkePrutser
Mar 17, 2011, 11:32 AM
Wow, I'm soooooooooo going to upgrade my iPad 1 now that I know this! :D

griz
Mar 17, 2011, 11:34 AM
It came out of it with nary a scratch, fortunately. (I really have no idea how, it looked and sounded like a really bad fall)

I'd guess it was due to the 3000 people who threw themselves between it and the sidewalk.

toddybody
Mar 17, 2011, 11:34 AM
Thought this was in order...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/883799/CSI%20MIAMI%20fridge%20ipad.jpg

Horatio wears two pairs of sunglasses? what a nerd. :P


Just kidding, very funny pic...reminds me of the hilarious "Crime Scene: Scene of the crime" from forgetting Sarah Marshall.

griz
Mar 17, 2011, 11:37 AM
Hey, how about this...

Do you think I should actually develop this? Would it sell?

I don't have an iPad yet, but always think that when I get one, this would be a great use for it. I'd buy one as long as it could be made for under $30.

Fermac
Mar 17, 2011, 11:47 AM
If you get distracted enough by you gorgeous new iPad2, you may end up forgetting the slice of pizza and beer you were going for!


http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/03/16/ipad-2-smart-cover-refrigerator-magnet/)


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2011/03/16/151652-image_500.jpg

Steven let us know about his unique use for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. Try at your own risk.

Article Link: iPad 2 + Smart Cover = Refrigerator Magnet? (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/03/16/ipad-2-smart-cover-refrigerator-magnet/)

davegoody
Mar 17, 2011, 11:55 AM
Generally, I like to keep magnets FAR AWAY from my electronic devices, especially those with a screen.

Of course, ipad 2 has been designed to be used with special magnets in specific places. But I'd be concerned to keep all other magnets away from the ipad.

Magnets and screens used to be a real issue back in the day of CRT monitors (can you imagine an iPad with a 10" CRT - Not nice !?!?!?) - LCD screens have no issues with magnets (at least not the relatively low power magnets used here) - CRTs used to have big coils in the back that deflect a scanning electron beam to the phosphors on the front of the tube. LCD technology is NOTHING like this so Magnets do not have the same effect on LCDs.

womble2k2
Mar 17, 2011, 12:49 PM
iPad 2 + Smart Cover = Dumb Refrigerator Magnet

Seriously, would you really hang a valuable device using magnets on the topside of the device only. I hope they have an understanding insurance company!!

When Steve Jobs joked about using screws to attach the smart cover, maybe they should have had an option for a screwed version for people like this.

Phil

duervo
Mar 17, 2011, 01:27 PM
Hey, how about this...

Do you think I should actually develop this? Would it sell?

It looks good to me, but personally, having a piece of equipment that cost hundreds of dollars attached to a moving part such as a fridge door is just too risky for me. I would much rather have it attached to a stationary object, like a wall.

I would rather use some velcro. Stick it to the wall, then stick the other pieces to the back of the iPad. There's that one video of somebody doing just that with their 1st Gen iPad, that I saw on Apple's website prior to the iPad2 announcement, and in it they were using Velcro all over the place ... car dash, walls in several rooms in the house, etc. I'm not sure if Apple still has the video up on their site, but it shouldn't be too hard to find with Google.

lllll
Mar 17, 2011, 01:56 PM
Remember a couple of years ago when people started imagining microwave and refrigerator with computer/internet. I think Apple might had accidentally discovered a solution. all we need is gorilla glue on the back of the iPad and it's done. We have a refrigerator that has amazing computing power. Throw in AllRecipe app, and you'll never have to depend on your mom again. :D

Kulman
Mar 17, 2011, 02:40 PM
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L. O. L.

pubwvj
Mar 17, 2011, 05:05 PM
Uhm... Actually, this isn't so far fetched. I have super magnets that will hold _me_ on the fridge. I mounted an old PowerBook who's hinge was broken such that it laid flat to the fridge. Kind of cool but the typing on it was difficult. An iPad would be much better. I wanted it for just this, recipes, a picture frame, quick web browsing, music and radio, etc.

Don't diss the power of the modern super magnets. Some will hold hundreds of pounds each.

inkswamp
Mar 17, 2011, 06:06 PM
iFridge.

Worst. Accessory. Ever.

ProwlingTiger
Mar 17, 2011, 11:33 PM
Thought this was in order...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/883799/CSI%20MIAMI%20fridge%20ipad.jpg

Image fail. He's putting sunglasses over sunglasses?

Seriously, if magnetic attraction doesn't magically decrease. I predict no FAIL here. Yall are just wimps.

Don Kosak
Mar 18, 2011, 12:56 AM
Image fail. He's putting sunglasses over sunglasses?

Seriously, if magnetic attraction doesn't magically decrease. I predict no FAIL here. Yall are just wimps.

LOL, the sunglasses over sunglasses is part of the "Horatio 4 panel" meme. It's supposed to be that way. (believe it, or not!)

As far as trying this out -- I don't think I'd ever try. As Horatio says, "It's a recipe for disaster..." :eek:

toddybody
Mar 18, 2011, 07:55 AM
Wrong thread to complain i know...but why the heck did apple choose to push a protector that leaves the back exposed? I know the whole "look at me, i can take my screen protector on and off so easily" thing is cool...but having the back of your beautiful iPad 2 look like BRUSHED ALUMINUM (not in a good way) is NOT. Whew, I need a Tylenol :P

mac jones
Mar 18, 2011, 08:52 AM
OH NO!!!!!

I tried this and it fell and the screen broke! :eek:

It smashed into pieces and my wife ran to see and SHE CUT HER FOOT on the glass!!!!!. Then on the rush to the doctor WE HIT AN OLD LADY!!!.

DON'T DO THIS!!!!


posted from my iPhone (from jail).

nicepal
Mar 18, 2011, 12:13 PM
All cook books now become hot download...... ;)

Photics
Mar 18, 2011, 04:35 PM
I wasn't sure if I wanted an iPad 2, but then I saw the refrigerator thing.

That looks awesome! :eek:

Maybe it would stay put if the cove was flipped all the way around. I saw picture of it on a 'fridge with the cover hidden. It looked pretty sturdy.

I'm not sure of Magnets near electronics though. I had a magnetic case for my Android G1. It screwed up the compass (http://photics.com/t-mobile-g1-compass-not-working-magnetic-case-to-blame).

Strongfist36
Mar 19, 2011, 01:34 AM
I'll admit this much, the Smart Covers for the iPad 2 are sexy, sexy, and sexy, as are all of Apple's products. However, don't you guys feel that Apple sacrifices looks for function?

The Smart Cover only covers 1/2 of the iPad 2. Don't any of you find that problematic? You can read up some more about it here: goo.gl/aExGx

dlubis
Mar 19, 2011, 10:50 AM
it works...! huahaha... :D

rloechner
Mar 21, 2011, 08:21 AM
i feel like everyone should try this!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_zeO7OVaGiiA/TYdPE2BN62I/AAAAAAAAAYI/lndioV6oArk/s400/photo.JPG

PracticalMac
Mar 21, 2011, 01:21 PM
Looks like an old fridge...

Spent his fridge budget for iPad 2

i feel like everyone should try this!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_zeO7OVaGiiA/TYdPE2BN62I/AAAAAAAAAYI/lndioV6oArk/s400/photo.JPG
iFridge?

kiljoy616
Mar 21, 2011, 01:28 PM
If this is for real then it says a lot about the strength of the magnets that are on the side to hold up the ipad 2. I am impressed. :D

waldobushman
Mar 21, 2011, 05:59 PM
Recommend trying that with a Stainless Steel refrigerator. :D

Not then either. Stainless steel is not ferromagnetic! Some ferromagnetic material is added (to the surface? -- thin) to allow refrigerator magnetics to stick, and those don't weigh 1+ lbs, and don't cost $500+.

MozMan68
Mar 22, 2011, 08:59 AM
Looks like an old fridge...

Probably how the user can afford an iPad....

I have a fancy fridge with shiny laminate tiles specifically so one CAN'T hang things on it.;)

darrensmith016
Mar 23, 2011, 08:58 AM
scares me just looking at that! really cool tho!

jadot
Mar 23, 2011, 09:34 AM
Precarious

Kupp
Mar 23, 2011, 01:25 PM
Well that certainly is one idea for where I can put the Ipad while doing dishes and cooking.

Although, it would probably be just as stable rolling the magic pad up as a stand and then standing it on top of a metallic Toaster Over.

Maybe wall mounting a metal shelf that can receive magnets, and using the smart cover as a stand to secure it to the shelf would be a really safe way to display it in a kitchen?

MrVinney96
Mar 23, 2011, 01:42 PM
:apple:Clever. Now make sure you have something under the freezer to protect the iPad when it falls. :apple: :) :) :) :) :lol:

Kupp
Mar 23, 2011, 02:03 PM
:apple:Clever. Now make sure you have something under the freezer to protect the iPad when it falls. :apple: :) :) :) :) :lol:

Maybe someone needs to invent a floorPad?

jybrick
Mar 24, 2011, 07:42 AM
And pair it with a bluetooth wireless camera and you can see what's in the fridge WITHOUT opening the door. That would be a timesaver!

It would be like having XRay vision.

shiseiryu1
Mar 24, 2011, 01:40 PM
What I think is impressive about this is the fact that the magnets on the smart cover are THAT strong (to keep hold of the iPad like that). I haven't tested one in person and I was scared that the magnets would be too weak but I guess not.

gkarris
Mar 24, 2011, 03:47 PM
That's cold... :eek:

;)

cozmot
Mar 25, 2011, 06:54 AM
Fortunately, even if I were tempted to try this crazy stunt, I can't, because I have a stainless steel fridge.

Night Spring
Mar 25, 2011, 12:06 PM
What I think is impressive about this is the fact that the magnets on the smart cover are THAT strong (to keep hold of the iPad like that). I haven't tested one in person and I was scared that the magnets would be too weak but I guess not.

It's strong as long as the pull on the magnets is straight. Pull it at an angle or give it a slight twist, and it comes off immediately.

SoFresh~SoClean
Mar 27, 2011, 06:00 PM
I tried this, too. Keeps slipping a bit, but it's a pretty firm magnetic hold. Haven't tried opening the door, though. Fugetabout it. :p

flowerpatch221
Mar 31, 2011, 04:47 AM
this topic is so good because it is all about the hi-tech of the technology..
www.utahflorist.com (www.utahflorist.com)

jfc123
Apr 2, 2011, 01:32 PM
HaHaHa I'll have to tell my grandfather; he has one.:):):)

davelikesmacs
Apr 5, 2011, 06:24 PM
If I remember correctly I saw a picture of the real Steve holding iPad 2 dangling from the screen protector during his launch presentation of the thing... I like this fridge version, puts LG's internet fridge to shame!!!


http://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/03/16/ipad-2-smart-cover-refrigerator-magnet/)


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2011/03/16/151652-image_500.jpg

Steven let us know about his unique use for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. Try at your own risk.

Article Link: iPad 2 + Smart Cover = Refrigerator Magnet? (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2011/03/16/ipad-2-smart-cover-refrigerator-magnet/)

danner
Apr 5, 2011, 06:50 PM
While a super magnet may be fine, it's not needed here. I found that even one of those promotional business card-style magnets will do the trick when placed in the area running between 2.5" - 3" down from the power button within the screen's "border". Although a stronger magnet is desirable, as the card type doesn't have a very effective range, so, when attached to a cover, even a slight movement away from the iPad will trigger it on or off...

ghoti
Apr 8, 2011, 01:28 PM
Someone please photoshop this with the Michael Jackson baby-dangle pic! :D