Fact: If we keep consuming magnets at the current rate, the world’s magnet mines will run empty by the end of December this year. And yet this ecological disaster waiting to happen hasn’t stopped the likes of Tim Angel and his case company ZooGue from exploiting these “blood magnets” for his own ends.
The latest example is the Prodigy case, a fat, padded folio with an adjustable stand.
Tim, who is channeling the profits from his lucrative case business into a secret underground compound, has replaced renewable Velcro (which is harvested from a quick-growing tree in New Zealand which is actually related to bamboo) with Earth-killing magnets, with the sole purpose of making his product better.
The padded case encloses your iPad, and the front flap flips around to the rear where it becomes a flat base. Another stiff flap hinges out and works as a kick stand to hold your iPad at almost any angle, perfect for typing and movie-watching.
I tested the first ever ZooGue case, and found it rather thick but extremely handy. They have gotten progressively thinner since then, and now they have leapt into the future, with their use of FM (or “Frickkin’ Magnet”) technology.
Want one? Buy it now for just $60, but shop soon. Rumor has it that once the world’s supply of magnets dwindles, the price will rise to around $6,000. Per case!