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Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by aceweil, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. aceweil macrumors member

    May 23, 2011
    So I figured i'm not the first person who was curious about this and wondered if anyone had given it a shot. SOOOO>>>>
    I have the belkin snap shield secure ipad2 model and love the magnetic back that is a part of this model and was so useful on my earlier iPad. Additionally, I have a really functional (and cheap) iPad 3 clear plastic backing on my iPad 3 that fits perfectly but unfortunately does not include this clever and functional steel strip. So.,... My question is wether anyone has tried to remove this strip from the prior model, or even more impressively incorporated a strip of similar function onto a properly fitting iPad 3 case. I would love to hear if anyone has given this a shot, and if so...any thoughts??
    Thanks y'all! This community is an essential component to owning an iPad if you ask me!:)
  2. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    I've had an idea to glue some tiny rare earth magnets on the back of a case but haven't done so yet. Will be interested to see replies to this thread.
  3. geoelectric macrumors 6502


    May 19, 2008
    AFAIK, the Smart Cover is already magnetic, so you only need something ferrous back there.

    3M magnet tape has been mentioned in other threads, though any info I can find on it says it's minimum thickness of ~.9mm. That's actually pretty thick to try to flush-mount.
  4. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    I won't use the :apple: smart cover but do use other cases with smart covers. Magnets don't seem to be strong enough to hold very well. I tried 3M magnet tape but apparently I got the weak stuff because it will only hold a picture on the fridge at the absolute most.

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