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Ten One's Magnus is a magnificent work of design, if you like your iPad naked

The folks at Ten One have been making iOS accessories since the early days, with their Pogo stylus, but their latest creation is something quite unique. Suppose you want to keep your iPad naked, without a case, and you want to prop it up,with a stand. Most stands are obtrusive and take away from the iPad's sleek look. Not the Magnus. It is a slick chunk of aluminum with a few pads for protection, and some hidden magnets, like Apple's SmartCover. This allows the iPad to magically 'stick' to the stand, although it must do so in exactly one configuration, landscape with the dock connector on the right.


This makes for a very sleek look, although it might not be perfect for each scenario. For example, it doesn't work in portrait mode or landscape with the dock connector on the left. You can't keep your iPad in a case and use the Magnus. And while the new iPad works, it's possible the next generation iPad might not. At $50, the Magnus is also pricey, but it's pretty clear that a lot of work went into the design and build.


If you're a fashionista and like the design of the iPad too much to hide it, the Magnus from Ten One may be just what the designer ordered.



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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.