How strong does a magnet have to be to erase an iPod?
June 19, 2011 8:18 AM Subscribe
Would a magnetic closure on a purse be strong enough to damage an iPod?
posted by christinetheslp to Technology (7 answers total)
I recently sewed a purse that has a flap on top, like a messenger bag. I wanted a way to keep the flap closed but wasn't happy with the button I was using. My husband suggested magnetic closures like these
The problem: I carry my iPod Touch in my purse. I use it for work all the time, so I take good care of it and take no chances with it. I don't want my iPod to be erased or damaged by the magnets, even if there's a small, Mythbusters-"plausible"-level chance it could happen.
Could a magnet like that be strong enough to damage an iPod?