Magnus Magnetic iPad 2 stand now shipping

The Magnus Magnetic Stand for the iPad 2, first announced last week, is now available for shipping. Created by the masterminds at Ten One Design – makers of the Fling Game Controller and Pogo Sketch Stylus - the gorgeous and unique stand holds the iPad 2 in place using magnets, resulting in a low-profile and aesthetically pleasing design.

Magnus is first machine-crafted from pure aluminum and then hand-finished using the latest manufacturing techniques. After that, customized magnets are installed into the base, and rubberized feet are fitted to the bottom surface.

Our designers targeted a reduced silhouette. Viewed from the side, you see only the iPad’s tilt, and a flat plate on the desk. From there, the engineering took over. Magnus may look like it’s defying gravity, but it feels like a permanent attachment. You may need two hands to separate Magnus from your iPad.

The one downside to the stand is that it only works in landscape orientation (due to location of the iPad 2’s magnets), but if you can live with that, the Magnus retails for $49.95. Basic shipping (First Class Mail) in the US starts at $4.99, and International orders will set you back another $29.99 for Fedex priority shipping. More images of the stand in various angles after the break.

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Add a Joystick to your iPad with Fling Game Controller

Previously, we had seen the Tactile+Plus sticky pads give iPhone and iPod Touch users more tactile feedback when gaming on the device. Now Ten One Design, makers of the popular Pogo Sketch Stylus, is taking it a step further and will soon be offering the Fling Game Controller for the iPad. The Fling is a clever little add-on that will serve as an analog joystick for any game that makes use of a virtual d-pad on the tablet. Thanks to the 2 suction cup attachments, users can easily place the joystick anywhere on the screen.

Now imagine playing games like Spiderman: Total Mayhem HD and Dungeon Hunter 2 HD on the iPad using the Fling… sweetness! You can pre-order it now for $24.95 in 3 colors (or a 2 pack for $38) and they’ll ship around Jan 28. Video demo of the Fling in action after the gap.

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