Originally Posted by solipsism
1) I don’t think he was implying the hinge magnets control the display/touch panel on/off.
I don't know what he meant. I know what he wrote.
2) My hinge magnet is strong enough to hold it in that way, though I think it’s an unnatural feel. I can swing mine and rotate in any direction by the cover, so long as I don’t use too much force to swing it around.
Sure, if you're careful. Are you willing to take a chance while you're using it? If I do what he says, and give it a little shake, the tablet pops off. That's dangerous enough for me to avoid doing it.
3) I’m not getting a flapping at all. I have one hand on the device at all times. Whether that is on the left or right at least half is flat against the back and the weak attraction to the distal end of cover still holds it in place when I’m holding it at the hinge side so long as my fingers are on the two medial segments of the cover. If I am holding it by the first medial segment the magnet will be insufficient to hold it in place.
it definitely flaps around if you move your hand a bit. If you're steady as a rock, then it won't move. If you're not hold g the cover, then it hangs away from the case. Very awkward.
It depends on which side you're holding it. Whether you're lefty, as I am, or righty. I tend to hold it with my right hand, so the cover is flapping all over. It doesn't feel secure at all. Not that the cover will come off, but it slips under my grip. Holding it with my left hand is a bit better, but for me, not as comfortable, again, being left handed. It's more awkward swiping, or pointing with my right hand.
A few apps require the tablet be held with the button down when locked into vertical position, such as Stanza.
Hold it with your right hand, but don't hold the cover down. Hold it by the iPad case alone, and tell me if it flaps.
It would have been better if we could have attached if from either side.
The magnets do nothing for it at all. If you hold the iPad so that it's vertical and the top is slightly facing downward, then the cover is held there by gravity. But hold it straight up, and the cover wanders. Hold it slightly away, with the top angled, and the cover flaps open. The magnets are useless for that.