Yoobao or STM skinny?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by thadoggfather, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. thadoggfather
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 601

    thadoggfather

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    #1
    I've had the yoobao since I first got my iPad 2. STM skinny looks interesting tho. Go!
     
  2. j0nblayz
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors member

    j0nblayz

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    #2
    prefer yoobao, dont like anything with straps or that clips onto ipad. Yoobao is simple design.
     
  3. whatcase
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    #3
    yoobao quality has become unpredictable for some oddd reason lately, to many other good cases out there in the same price range,
     
  4. Nishi100
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    #4
    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.
     
  5. sarends
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    #5
    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.
     
  6. Chundles
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors G4

    Chundles

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    #6
    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.
     
  7. Tobster3
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Location:
    South Korea
    #7
    I can't comment on the Yoobao but I am loving the skinny and agree with the above post.
     
  8. BlindMellon
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 65816

    BlindMellon

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    #8
    ....make me go hunting for pics....

    Yoobao:
    [​IMG]

    STM Skinny:
    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  9. Blorzoga
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    #9
    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.
     
  10. Koodauw
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Location:
    Madison
    #10
    Ill second this. I have the STM in black.
     
  11. orschinger
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    #11
    yoobao "lively" is the way to go. throw away the executive leather version.
     
  12. Nishi100
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    #12
    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;
     
  13. bobright
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    #13
    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?
     
  14. Blorzoga
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    #14
    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.
     
  15. GovtLawyer
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    #15
    Maybe Not

    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.
     
  16. robdam1001
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    #16
    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.
     
  17. zhoulana
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011

Share This Page