The Magnus holds your iPad at one angle, and in landscape orientation
It’s hard to see why anyone would spend $50 on this small sliver of aluminum, but design-wise, it has to be one of the best-looking iPad stands around. It comes from Ten One design, purveyor of minimal iAccessories to the rich and tasteful, and it’s called the Magnus.
The Magnus is carved from aluminum, stuffed with neodymium magnets and shod with rubber feet. It sits handsomely on your desk until an iPad 2 gets close, whereupon it snatches it from your hand and hugs it tightly, gripping the iPad’s own embedded magnets. Thus embraced, the tablet seems to float above your desk.
Now, if you own an iPad 2 you likely have a Smart Cover already, which perform the same function and more. Then again, there’s something to be said for a purpose-made stand permanently set up on your desk. And if it’s anything like Ten One products I have used in the past, it’s likely to be very well made. Available now, only for the iPad 2.