Originally Posted by SquiddOhio
No. I tried that first, of course, but the magnets are too weak to trigger the switch; the leather is thick, and the corner retaining band also adds more space between the magnet and the switch.
I tried it and it worked for me inside the pocket. Maybe the strip magnets are just too weak? Might be worth trying the kind I used as it did work for me inside the pocket.
This is the magnet I used from the back of a bag clip.