Dream Pilot, a company specializing in aviation accessories, has launched the Magic Kneeboard, a universal kneeboard that uses magnets to securely hold any device, such as iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones, and tablets.
The kneeboard’s magnets ensure that devices are securely held in place even during turbulence, providing pilots with access to essential flight information, according to company officials.
The device can be easily detached and attached back to the kneeholder, making it easy to manipulate during flight. Both portrait and landscape orientations are supported as well, company officials noted.
The Magic Kneeboard also features a compact design that fits on the pilot’s leg and allows pilots to carry it easily, even in a pocket.
“Our kneeboard is designed to provide pilots with a secure and easy way to access flight information in the cockpit, while also being highly portable,” said Kirill Metrik, Dream Pilot founder and CEO.
The Magic Kneeboard is now available for purchase on the Dream Pilot website for $39.99 and $41.99 on Amazon.
Marc Rodstein says
What effect does this device have on the magnetic compasses that we all have in our cockpits?
Kirill Metrik says
Dream Pilot founder here :). We have tested this in our research phase. The magnets we use – 4x15mm round magnets + 1 MagSafe magnet (2mm height – according to Apple’s guidelines). This combination provides enough strength to hold any device securely. At the same time, magnetic force weakens rapidly with distance, so there is none left at the distance of 10cm. There are some calculations for this but I cannot paste formulas here.
Finally, given that the kneeboard is on your leg and compass is always placed as high as possible to prevent interference from avionics, I can confidently say that our kneeboard has zero influence on aircraft compass.
Kindly note that we provide no-questions-asked hassle-free return policy, so it’s easy to try and see by yourself.
Wish you a wonderful day and I am always accessible if you have any further questions.
Ondřej Suchánek says
I have been using this product for several months and have not experienced any problems with the magnetic compass.