A few weeks ago when I posted the review of the new Joby Gorillapod Magnetic, I had a few people express concerns about keeping the flexible, magnetic tripod in their camera bags – in close proximity to memory cards.
A couple of those questions came as comments on the review post, and a Joby rep responded in the comment thread with the following:
“As for the questions in the comments, as with all magnets, we don’t recommend prolong exposure. But there shouldn’t be a problem with the every day tossing of things into your bag.”
I thought that sounded like pretty good advice, as I had experienced no incidental issues with the magnets and memory cards. However, I thought that this issue might be deserving of a little further testing. [Read more…]