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Are You Using That Magnet on the iMac?

Metal Apple LogoSo what do you use that magnet on the side of your iMac for? I know my remote isn’t hanging on it. Who knows where that is. However, Scott sent me a video of his iLEVL Copy Holder. It’s a simple metal paper holder that sticks to that magnet in your iMac.

That got me thinking, what would be even cooler? I work in a paperless office, so a paper holder isn’t exactly what I need. What about…

  • iPod/iPhone Cradle – With charging capabilities of course.
  • A cell phone holder.
  • Pencil holder. Kinda lame, but I always loose my pen.
  • Candy dispenser. Full of M&Ms for me please.
  • Atomic clock with weather capabilities.
  • A Timer
  • Cord Organizer
  • Light so that my iSight makes me look good when chatting or playing with PhotoBooth.
  • Mini keyboard with only Expose and Spaces buttons.
  • USB Hub
  • Flower holder. You know, for the girls. They were really popular in VW Bugs.
  • Microphone for those that do audio chat.
  • A bigger, multi level shelf for post-it’s and knickknacks.
  • A rear view mirror so people don’t sneak up on me.
  • A whiteboard so I can write down all my cool ideas.
  • Funny signs to warn people of my mood. Like “If it’s important, you’d have told me about it already.” or “I was having a good day, until I got to work.”
  • Some sort of cool color changing orb.
  • Trash can for my candy wrappers.
  • Disco ball. Who doesn’t want a disco ball?!
  • Memory stick dock.
  • Picture frame. For my cats of course. LOL!
  • A rolladex. These are coming back in style. I just know it.
  • A piggy bank. Or maybe a swear jar.
  • A cool glowing Apple.
What cool ideas did I forget?
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8 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    I didn’t even know there were (i count 8?) magnets on the iMac… pretty spiffy…

  2. Thomas says:

    All iMacs that come with remotes have magnets. That’s where the remote should live.

  3. Agnes says:

    I’ve to iMac and while I was doing my desk clearing I found that keyring which I could hand on the side of the iMac as it looks like there must be some kind of magnet inside the iMac. However, not too sure if I should be using it for hanging keyring. What do you guys think?

  4. Tom says:

    The magnets aren’t there to hold stuff. They are the securing points for the front glass. The fact you can use them for anything else is a perk.

  5. Pedro says:

    I use them to hold my headphone earbuds, when I’m not listening to anything.

  6. Kyle says:

    Introducing errors into magnetic storage disks and wiping credit cards.

  7. DB says:

    I thought it was super cool that I could hang my metal ruler on the side, or hanging down from the top of the screen and adjust Photoshop’s zoom ratio to actual measurements. Also when doing architectural/landscape projects it’s good to match feet in the picture to inches or centimeters.

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