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thadoggfather
Jun 16, 2011, 03:56 PM
I've had the yoobao since I first got my iPad 2. STM skinny looks interesting tho. Go!



j0nblayz
Jun 16, 2011, 04:25 PM
prefer yoobao, dont like anything with straps or that clips onto ipad. Yoobao is simple design.

whatcase
Jun 16, 2011, 05:15 PM
I've had the yoobao since I first got my iPad 2. STM skinny looks interesting tho. Go!

yoobao quality has become unpredictable for some oddd reason lately, to many other good cases out there in the same price range,

Nishi100
Jun 16, 2011, 07:49 PM
Up to you, but here is some advantages of each:

(both have on/off; both come in a variety of colours; both have two standing positions)

Yoobao:
Leather - looks expensive - doesn't smell
Slimmer than STM; this is negligible
Covers all (top / bottom) - acts like a layer to protect iPad

STM Skinny
IMO nice fabric - not leather, but feels nice and is your personal opinion
More protection for corners - if you drop it on the corner there's more protection than Yoobao - but the bottom and top are exposed
Still slim, but slightly thicker than Yoobao, so more protection - negligible though

Yoobao is good to protect your iPad from scratches; STM can get scratches because of open top / bottom, but it will protect iPad more from drops, because of corner protection. Yoobao and STM look expensive. if you can afford it and would like the STM but I leather check out link. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1168251)

sarends
Jun 18, 2011, 04:55 AM
I had Yoobao for one month. Thoughts:

1 it is thin, but I use my iPad constantly and it is not wearing well.
2 the cover has never reliably covered the front thus it does not reliably put it to sleep. Not a deal killer, but I hate it when something is supposed to work ad then really doesn't

Never had the skinny, but I think I might have liked it better just because of the positive closure.

Chundles
Jun 18, 2011, 05:06 AM
Big votes for the STM skinny. It's very well crafted, strong and protects the iPad very well.

I've only ever been suspicious of these yoobao cases, they seem to be revised all the time and look a little dodgy.

Tobster3
Jun 18, 2011, 05:09 AM
Big votes for the STM skinny. It's very well crafted, strong and protects the iPad very well.



I can't comment on the Yoobao but I am loving the skinny and agree with the above post.

BlindMellon
Jun 18, 2011, 09:58 AM
....make me go hunting for pics....

Yoobao:
http://www.yoobao.com/shoppic/20113158205470239.jpg

STM Skinny:
http://osx-e.org/img/stm-skinny-case-for-ipad2-dp-2189-04_190459_500.jpg

Personally, I HATE cases that cover the screen. Ruins the aesthetics of the device. It's also a cheap way to make a case. Got the STM Skinny and I love it.

Blorzoga
Jun 18, 2011, 03:29 PM
....make me go hunting for pics....

Yoobao:
http://www.yoobao.com/shoppic/20113158205470239.jpg

STM Skinny:
Image (http://osx-e.org/img/stm-skinny-case-for-ipad2-dp-2189-04_190459_500.jpg)

Personally, I HATE cases that cover the screen. Ruins the aesthetics of the device. It's also a cheap way to make a case. Got the STM Skinny and I love it.

I agree. I don't know why these two cases would even be compared. Theyre completely different. The yaoboo is like a million other leather cases that covers the bezel. The Skinny is far superior.

Koodauw
Jun 18, 2011, 03:32 PM
Big votes for the STM skinny. It's very well crafted, strong and protects the iPad very well.

I've only ever been suspicious of these yoobao cases, they seem to be revised all the time and look a little dodgy.

Ill second this. I have the STM in black.

orschinger
Jun 18, 2011, 06:43 PM
yoobao "lively" is the way to go. throw away the executive leather version.

Nishi100
Jun 20, 2011, 09:43 AM
I've just got my Yoobao in the post today, and it's going right back.

Here's why:

- the cover's magnets aren't strong enough, so the cover will flop open;
- the cut out for the earphone hole isn't aligned properly;

bobright
Jun 20, 2011, 12:47 PM
....make me go hunting for pics....

Yoobao:
http://www.yoobao.com/shoppic/20113158205470239.jpg

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To the STM Skinny owners is it able to stand in this angle? This is very important in my purchase.

Does it hold up in this position while typing on your lap?

Blorzoga
Jun 20, 2011, 01:04 PM
To the STM Skinny owners is it able to stand in this angle? This is very important in my purchase.

Does it hold up in this position while typing on your lap?

It stand well in this position for viewing a video. I doubt any case will hold in this vertical position in ones lap while typing. If you mean does it hold its position in your lap in the normal typing position, yes it does.

GovtLawyer
Jun 20, 2011, 03:01 PM
To the STM Skinny owners is it able to stand in this angle? This is very important in my purchase.

Does it hold up in this position while typing on your lap?

The problem with the Skinny (only problem I have with it) is that the flap which closes it and gets inserted for the angled views, gets worn over time (loses its stiffness). The flap doesn't stay inserted at times. In the long run, I think it will wear down even more.

Otherwise, its a really good case.

robdam1001
Jun 20, 2011, 09:32 PM
Ugh, Yoobao sucks; flip the cover over to the back and your screen will auto turn off. Worthless. I trashed it and am happily using the Marware MicroShell Folio iPad 2 case.

zhoulana
Jun 23, 2011, 04:17 AM
I will choose yoobao, It it more beautiful :):):)