The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
STM Bags Skinny Sony Tablet S Folio Case in Red
The firm cover, soft interior lining and hard shell back of the STM Bags Skinny provide Sony Tablet S owners with ample protection from everyday accidents at a fair price. The sleek look light weight and two-angle stand are also plusses in this protection-first tablet case.
- Durable nylon exterior
- Low price
- Trim design and light weight
- Plain looking
- Unimpressive stitching
- No extra features beyond stand
With its sharp-looking, nice-feeling exterior crafted from “rip-stop nylon,” the STM Bags Skinny folio tablet case for the Sony Tablet S makes its advantages easily determined from the start. Better yet, the shell case-like backer keeps the tablet in place firmly while protecting it from even extreme everyday damage – this one could even survive fairly dramatic drops.
After that all-important protection, the next feature of note is certainly the two-angle stand that folds out and provides a surprisingly solid hold on a flat surface, making the case perfect for Sony Tablet S users who often use video and/or type on the device.
Also a bit problematic is the stitching around the edge of the exterior cover. Not exactly confidence-inspiring, the edges appear susceptible to wear and tear while the rest of the case could survive in a battle zone – a slight disappointment in an otherwise nifty and light carrier for the Sony Tablet S.
- Sleek hard shell back and front flap protect your tablet from scratches and external abuse.
- Lightweight, slim and protective construction for a comfortable and easy carry
- Snap in, hard shell back with soft lining provides enhanced protection from scratches and bumps
- Easy to access device ports and control buttons
- Foldable front cover for both typing or viewing modes
- Loop closure for quick and easy access
- Complete protection for the Sony Tablet S
The nicely firm foldout stand gives the Sony Tablet S user the choice of two angles in portrait mode and ... well, that’s about it, really, in terms of functionality. For those needing protection for the tablet only; bells and whistles should be sought elsewhere.
Notably tough and scratch-resistant both on inside and outside, few cases can protect the Sony Tablet S like this one can at its low price. For everyday use under normal (and even slightly extreme) conditions, the STM Skinny is certainly near the forefront in this category.
Great stuff is in the STM Bags Skinny: The nylon exterior takes punishment and the shell-like backer is also high quality. But detracting from the effect are the somewhat flimsy stitching and single closing flap, which look poor indeed compared with the rest of this case.
For around $40 or less, few nylon cases can protect the Sony Tablet S like the STM BagsSkinny. And at this price, one can’t expect too many bonus features – which is fair enough, because this tablet case really doesn’t have many.
If protection is the first thing on the Sony Tablet S user’s mind, the STM Bags Skinny is an overall good bet. Until the limitations of the lack in bonus features becomes very apparent, the device is certain to stay safe and the case will surely be worth every penny.