STM Skinny iPad 2 case review

Leading Australian bag manufacturer, STM Bags got in on the hottest game in town the iPad 2 case market, with their newly released Skinny for the iPad 2. You might remember STM for their excellent tablet carrier case featured here or the laptop backpack we took a look at here.


“We are super excited about the skinny”, noted STM co-founder Adina Jacobs. “As iPad users ourselves, we wanted to create a case that embodied the protective quality of every STM product while looking like something we’d want to carry.”

And they are right to be excited. iPad 2s keep flying off the shelf and with the human propensity for clumsiness unlikely to diminish, iPad 2 cases are just as popular, making it a lucrative market. Whilst Apple’s Smart Cover upper the ante for case manufactures, some of them have risen to the challenge with aplomb.

So what’s the skinny on the skinny? The case is made from durable 300D ripstop fabric. The custom fitted, hard shell back lined with soft micro suede protects your iPad 2 from scratches and external abuse. There’s also a nice little loop closure for quick and easy access and reminds me of a smart Filofax from the 80s.

One of the marquee features of the Smart Cover – being able to turn the device on or off (or more accurately in and out of sleep mode) simply by lifting the flap – is replicated here. Another useful function is the foldable front cover for typing or viewing – depending on how you interact with your iPad.

All in all a nice little case to protect your iPad from the outside world, without bulking it up to the point where it’s ungainly.

The STM skinny is available now at the RRP £39.95. For stockist information please go to: