Robotic iPad covers in Apple display window

This Regent Street, London Apple Store window shows off a series of iPads with covers that automatically open and close, turning on and off the iPad with each cycle. Charming. Fascinating.

Makes me wonder how this works. There are no obvious wires or holes. There must be a motor underneath each iPad, but what’s the linkage that makes the cover bend over like that? Really well done.

UPDATE: Apparently, there are moving magnets in the table. Thanks to Twitter follower @MrLizard13, who asked a sales associate for the skinny on this.

[Via iHeartApple2]