Ten One Design, makers of the Pogo Stylus, have released a magnetic stand for the iPad 2 that is nearly invisible when in use, by repurposing the magnets designed for use with Apple's Smart Cover.

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Magnus is first machine-crafted from pure aluminum and then hand-finished using the latest manufacturing techniques. After that, customized magnets are installed into the base, and rubberized feet are fitted to the bottom surface.

Our designers targeted a reduced silhouette. Viewed from the side, you see only the iPad's tilt, and a flat plate on the desk. From there, the engineering took over.

Magnus may look like it's defying gravity, but it feels like a permanent attachment. You may need two hands to separate Magnus from your iPad.


The Magnus stand is $49.95, available from Ten One's website. It begins shipping later this month.

Top Rated Comments

BTGeekboy Avatar
144 months ago
The price is a little high for what it is, but aluminium isn't cheap, either.

For Ten One's sake, though, I sure hope the next iPad has the smart cover (and related magnets) as well, or this product's going to be very short lived.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
144 months ago
I wouldn't be surprised if Apple implements something like this in a future iPad with induction charging. No port—just a dock or small cord that latches using magnets and charges using induction. Syncing is wireless now. If they included Bluetooth headphones that weren't crap and had great battery life using BT 4.0, along with the integrated sim card, you could essentially have an iPhone/iPad that is a beautiful slab with no holes, aside from the speaker. Maybe they could somehow turn the glass surface into a speaker surface…I don't know. I'm not a sound engineer. But imagine the beauty of the simplified iPhone. Aluminum and glass perfection.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gatearray Avatar
144 months ago
Yes, it does look nice, but man, that price— ouch!

I just received my BlueLounge Nest in the mail today. It's pretty awesome and was only $15...

http://www.bluelounge.com/products/nest/
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ovrlrd Avatar
144 months ago
I like it, but as others said it is overpriced.

The stand btw will only do landscape since it utilizes the magnets in the iPad 2 that are used for the SmartCover. Furthermore, that also means it will only work with the home button being on the right, since only one side has the magnets.

Essentially this is a much more stable implementation of the SmartCover "stand" and that is definitely a cool thing for stand lovers.

Bring it down to below $30 (which is at least $10 less than the SmartCover) and they would sell a lot more of these. I might still buy one because I haven't been much of a fan of the all the other stands on the market and only care about landscape orientation.

Another "gotcha" against this product is that it might not work with the iPad 3.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nuckinfutz Avatar
144 months ago
Come on Ten One you know you're not going to get $50 from a Dock that has no charging capabilities or audio line out.

$40 maybe but it just doesn't seem to have that much more value than Apple's own $30 dock save for the landscape.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lostanddamned Avatar
144 months ago
BookArc is not made by Ten One, what are you talking about?

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Again, which BookArc are you talking about, Ten One never made a book-arc.

TwelveSouth make those products. TenOne, TwelveSouth, ThirteenClam its an easy mistake to make.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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