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Damage Risk with using a cover with magnets?

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12th June 2014, 09:37 AM   |  #1  
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Are there any risks attached to using covers with magnets in them?

Just bought a cheap knock of of the origami case , and noticed two small but powerful magnets. Haven't noticed anything yet ( had it a few days) pen accuracy is still great.

On the other hand I'd rather not find out in a few days that I have managed to do permanent damage to the note's digitizer or something to that effect?

Heard stories regarding other cases with magnets and potential long term risks.

Anyone?
12th June 2014, 01:16 PM   |  #2  
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Are there any risks attached to using covers with magnets in them?

Just bought a cheap knock of of the origami case , and noticed two small but powerful magnets. Haven't noticed anything yet ( had it a few days) pen accuracy is still great.

On the other hand I'd rather not find out in a few days that I have managed to do permanent damage to the note's digitizer or something to that effect?

Heard stories regarding other cases with magnets and potential long term risks.

Anyone?

Even the official Samsung case has strong magnets. I've been reading the forums since December and nobody has reported long term damage as a result of a cheap case. If yours has an issue, you'll notice it fairly soon (screen refusing to sleep, auto brightness issues, areas of the screen that are difficult to write on etc.) First thing to try when something goes wonky is remove the case and see if it makes a difference. If you don't notice anything amiss, pat yourself on the back for finding a cheap case that works just as well as an expensive one.

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12th June 2014, 11:25 PM   |  #3  
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I have a poetic case on this tablet for about 5 months with no issues.

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14th June 2014, 01:22 PM   |  #4  
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Are there any risks attached to using covers with magnets in them?

There is no risk.
Tablets are designed to work with magnet covers.
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14th June 2014, 01:32 PM   |  #5  
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I have an orginal samsung cover, and have used it for 6 months now with no problems
19th June 2014, 08:27 PM   |  #6  
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Knock off Original Book cover.
I have this knock off of the original book cover ($5!), The thing is it has eight magnets! Four on the lid and Four on the bacck so it can become a stand.

It is harmful or not? Shall I use it? It does have good quality.
20th June 2014, 11:40 AM   |  #7  
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Link to where you bought it?

As for mine, been using it for a few weeks with , at least as far as I can see, no issues

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