1. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    I recently got the joby gorillapod with the magnetic feet (which is totally awesome by the way). If I throw my 1020 into a bike bag with the joby gorillapod, could the magnets potentially harm the 1020? Should they be stashed separately?
    04-02-2014 10:32 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    Probably not. They make wireless charger with magnets and cases with magnets in the cover. Now myself, I would keep magnets away from my phones.
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    04-02-2014 10:43 AM
  3. John20212's Avatar
    Same here, would keep magnets away if possible, especially if they are strong magnets.
    04-02-2014 05:31 PM
  4. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Same here, would keep magnets away if possible, especially if they are strong magnets.
    Agreed +1. Technically they shouldnt really harm it.. but not worth the risk.. plus the 1020 is small enough to store in a pocket, just dont store it in a pocket where youll be sweating on your bike, salty sweaty moisteur.. now that WILL damage it.
    04-02-2014 07:41 PM
  5. Blacklac's Avatar
    I used a magnetic lens for a while. No issue.
    04-03-2014 01:26 PM
  6. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    Just for your interest: BlackBerry is using magnetic sensors in their devices since years, they are also producing holsters and pouches with built-in magnets. These magnets toggle the sensor to either wake the phone of put it to sleep. I don't know a single case where a BB suffered any damage related to those magnets, neither the device itself, nor the used memory card. Since they don't really use different components than any other manufacturer out there, I wouldn't worry about those magnets.

    Keep in mind even some Windows Phone flipcases come with magnets, I just ordered a Nillkin flipshell which uses a magnet to keep the cover closed.

    Yet I'd be careful with any heavy-duty magnets of course!
    04-05-2014 08:56 AM
  7. Usman Mubashir's Avatar
    Very powerful magnets can interfere with the antennas, and since I don't know the material used in the ball bearings used in OIS, if it is ferrous then it can get magnetized and you will loose OIS. If the magnet is powerful I will keep them away from any electronic device. If they are normal, then no fear.
    04-06-2014 02:28 PM

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