Few days ago we posted a story of an Amazon buyer being scammed by a rogue seller (found here), and felt that we should educate consumers on how to tell an authentic V3 of the Yoobao executive leather case for iPad 2 (V3) from a counterfeit or earlier version.
We strongly recommend buying from reputable Yoobao dealers such as ourselves – Xengadget.com. If you want to try your luck with cheaper sellers, here are what you should know:
- Yoobao added magnetic closure mechanism to version 3 to keep the cover in place when closed. This is to prevent the cover being opened accidentally and should save the battery life of your iPad 2.
- Before you buy, ask for pictures of the packaging. There are two versions of packaging for version 3: as shown in the first picture, the packaging feature an apple shaped opening; and as shown in the second picture, the packaging features a rectangle shaped opening is the latest packaging.
- Please note that on the bottom of both version of the packaging, Yoobao kept the same design: from left to right, there are laser anti-counterfeit label, labels for three color options, logo representing hibernation/smart cover function, and the logo representing the ultra lightweight feature of the case.
The reason for the packaging change is simple: Yoobao doesn’t want any potential problems coming from the apple-shaped opening.
That’s about it. Educate yourself being you buy and remember the old saying, you get what you pay for.
And lastly, enjoy your iPad 2.