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Magnets & closures

  1. Jan 21, 2010 #1
    I produce a small wallet size pouch that I have had a lot of problems figuring out how to make it close without impeding on the design of the pouch. The opening is a little over 3 inches wide. Its used to carry a cell phone and maybe some credit cards. A magnet would be perfect but for anything to get in the bag it would have to pass the magnet. Perhaps this is a stupid question but is there are magnet that is available that won't pose a problem for the cell phones and demagnatize credit cards - or even some sort of technology other than a zipper or snap that is available on the market that will fit well on a small leather good?
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  4. Jan 23, 2010 #3
    magnets will not damage the flash memory on cell phones but will alter the data on any magnetic stripe credit cards. Velcro (yuck) or a clever dynamic fold design with embedded spring steel (much more "sexy").
  5. Jan 25, 2010 #4
    hey, velcro, duct tape and selftaping screws is what holds the world together

    without velcro, our kids would actually have to learn how to tie their shoes

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