How to clean Yoobao Executive Leather iPad case?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Sinophile, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Sinophile macrumors newbie

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    I've been using mine for almost a year now. It's not dirty or anything, but it feels like it's time for a cleaning.

    What kind of materials is this case made from?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Go to your autoparts store or Walmart and get a leather cleaner. Apply some conditioner afterwards
     
  3. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I used a leather cleaner on my iPad 2 model and the "bonded" leather or whatever it is started peeling off almost immediately thereafter. I suggest just using mild detergent. Seriously...these things aren't "real" leather the way you think they are.
     
  4. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Wow - that sucks.
     
  5. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    that sucks.. you sure it said it was real leather?
     
  6. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it's not real leather, more like TPU leather.
     
  7. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Yoobao cases are made of something called bicast/bycast leather. Its basically the last possible layer of leather off the cut of the hide and is incredibly thin. This is then bonded to vinyl. They are "genuine leather" the way a sheet of particle board is "genuine wood."

    The cases are what they are. For the money, its not much different than vinyl but sounds 'fancier' because it contains leather.
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    "genuine leather*"

    haha gotta love stuff like that.



    Thanks for the info! might check one out.
     
  9. batman75 macrumors 6502

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