Jan 16, 2016

Having never bought a phone outright before, much less a brand new model at launch, I wanted to invest in a decent case for my new S21 and did the usual round of review checking on various sites and ended up going for a Mous Limitless 3.0 mainly because of the claimed impact protection.

I've had to wait a couple of weeks to receive it but it turned up today so I open the box up and tucked underneath the case is a business card sized piece of paper warning me that the case is magnetic and I should not get it within 10cm of a pacemaker !!!

Fortunately I don't have a pacemaker and I know we live in blame culture so they're probably covering themselves etc etc BUT it's made me think, should I really be wrapping my expensive new phone in a magnetic case ? I actually had no idea it was magnetic when I ordered it and have no interest in magnetically attaching it to a mount point in the car or home.

Looking on the Mous website I find this...

"The effect of magnets on phones raises a lot of questions. You may have seen articles about how magnetism can interfere with GPS, the compass, and battery life. After all, internal magnets are present within the latest devices. This poses the question: do magnets affect smartphones? The simple answer is that a large enough & powerful enough magnet could. But, it is highly unlikely that your average household magnet would have an adverse effect, and the magnets in Mous phone cases are not powerful enough to cause any substantial interference. That is why a number of leading Mous products utilise magnetic force without causing any problem to your smartphone. In the slight chance that the magnets do cause interference with your phone, you can simply recalibrate your device by moving it in a figure of 8 with your arm and continue using as normal."

They're at pains to point out that the magnets shouldn't affect the phone's performance but there is a slight chance it might.

Anyone have any thoughts on this, anyone own one and experienced any problems ?

Many thanks for your time.
never heard of mous, but i went to their website and it looks legit. i like the built in magnets idea for the various mounts are chargers that needs magnets. it does not seem like it should be an issue.

give us your thoughts when it arrives.