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Old 13-04-2011, 13:22   #1
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iPad2 Aluminum?

It looks to me like the iPad2 has an aluminum back panel. I have been searching in vain for a holder I like at the helm; I'm thinking about making my own out of aluminum (I have a full fab shop).

Does anyone know:
  1. Is in fact the back of an iPad aluminum?
  2. Will a second layer of aluminum affect the performance of the GPS or cellular signal if the front is still open?
  3. Does anyone know if there is such a commercial product already in existance for the iPad2?

BTW, I have already made a similar holder for my iPhone on my motorcycle
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Old 13-04-2011, 13:58   #2
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Re: iPad2 Aluminum?

It is some ultra tech magnesium alloy that I don't think exists outside of Apple, but no it is not simple aluminum. I came across this when I was looking for a case:

Buy For ipad 2 mount, car mount for ipad 2, for ipad 2 holder, For Ipad 2 holder, car mount for ipad 2, Universal holder, universal mount, PDA holder,color box retail packing, free shipping at Aliexpress.com
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Re: iPad2 Aluminum?

Interesting mount..... but not NEARLY as robust as I had in mind!

So.... if it it magnazumnium or some such alloy, I have to assume it is radio opaque? If true, my additional layer of aluminum would not be a problem.
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