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    Has any one had any problems damaging credit cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbing757 View Post
    Has any one had any problems damaging credit cards
    How often do you put your iPad on top of credit cards?

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    The magnets are not nearly strong enough to wipe a credit card.

    And yes, I have folded the cover around my CC, swiped it across the hinge and it still works.
    Last edited by DontUnderstandMyIpad; 03-26-2011 at 03:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuzagang5

    How often do you put your iPad on top of credit cards?
    LOL, good question but I cringe at the prospect of some of the replies you might get :0

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    I worry a little that it will damage my portable HDD I carry in the same bag, but from what I know magnetic field has to be very strong or very close to media to do some damage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickso View Post
    Mythbusters did a show on this and it took quite a bit to wipe a credit card, much more than these Neodymium Magnets can put out.
    Unless you're referring to another kind of magnet, neodymium (NdFeB) magnets are amongst the strongest kind of magnets in existence - strong enough that you can incur serious injury if parts of skin or flesh are caught between two magnets. I would never let any magnetic-sensitive device or item near an NdFeB.

    More info -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium_magnet
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzimisce

    Unless you're referring to another kind of magnet, neodymium (NdFeB) magnets are amongst the strongest kind of magnets in existence - strong enough that you can incur serious injury if parts of skin or flesh are caught between two magnets. I would never let any magnetic-sensitive device or item near an NdFeB.

    More info -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium_magnet
    Yep. +1 on this.

    The only time I've ever had an issue with magnets wiping cards was when I forgot to remove my wallet from my back pocket before entering an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) imaging room to off-load a patient onto the imaging unit table. Normal procedure is to remove all metal items, like hip tool pouches, stethoscopes, badges, pens, glasses, jewelry, and-of course-wallets. During the process of scooting this person into position on the table, my rear came close to the MRI unit several times. Not a single card in my wallet left the building unscathed, as I found out later on when I attempted to use them. Now THAT'S a magnet!

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF

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    I have seen credit cards and magnetic parking tickets get wiped by the anti-theft demagnetizer at checkout counters, but I have no idea how strong the field strength is. (I would have guessed on the low side.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuzagang5

    How often do you put your iPad on top of credit cards?
    I keep mine in my purse, but have been trying to keep my wallet and iPad at opposite sides.

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