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  1. gs13

    gs13 Well-Known Member
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    So yesterday I found out that the Droid Incredible is also a magnet. Seriously.

    On the back where the speaker is, you can pick up paper clips and small metal objects like that.

    I have no idea what the practical application for this is, but I thought it was cool.

    Droid Does Magnets.
     

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  2. Dobieg

    Dobieg Well-Known Member
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    I think someone posted that the Incredible can be used as a metal detector...might have something to do with...?

    Rockin' the Incredible...and lovin' it!!!
     
  3. omgitswes

    omgitswes Well-Known Member
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    don't speakers have magnets?
     
  4. Ecks

    Ecks Well-Known Member
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    Yes
     
  5. necosino

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    It was me who posted about the metal detector. Search the market for metal detector :)

    And yes, the magnet is used by the speaker and compass, and me to pick up staples...
     
  6. binary visions

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    I doubt the compass magnet is strong enough to do anything like this, it's just the side-effect of speakers using magnets to drive them.

    The metal detector app uses the internal compass, which is magnetic and very sensitive. The speaker magnet only exists to drive the speaker.

    Funny find, though. I have a pair of shorts that use weak magnets in place of buttons on the pockets - I wonder if the speaker magnet is strong enough to open my pocket?
     
  7. Terabethia

    Terabethia Well-Known Member
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    Hahahahah! Can you imagine what THAT conversation would be like?

    "No ma'am, I am not being forward with you! My phone undid my pants, I swear!" :eek:
     
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  8. ttamnedlog

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    Hardly a practical use, but somebody noted that the magnet will cause a Macbook Pro to go to sleep when the phone is set to the left of the track pad. Haha.
     
  9. Reaver

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    Droid kills Apple.... Gotta love it!:D
     
  10. Beatlesfan

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    I actually tried this on my brother's mb pro and it worked! He freaked out thinking I had broken his computer.:D
     
  11. waynester

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  12. sontaikle

    sontaikle Well-Known Member
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    I've tried it with my MacBook and it doesn't work. I'll have to try with my Dad's MacBook pro and see if he freaks out :D
     
  13. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member
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    Solid state hall effect magnetometers like the ones used in modern smart phones do not have magnets in them. The only magnet inside the Incredible would be the speaker driver.
     

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