SKB Studio Flyer 2U Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from Providence, RI
April 28, 2012Music Background:
great for rack gear and small electronicsI got this to house a wireless mic receiver, drum machine, and small mixer. It's perfect for an oddball configuration like this. I just put velcro on the both of of the mixer, and they are held in place nicely. The cable pass through grommets keep the cables nice and tidy. Plus the build quality is solid.
Jeff from "The Parrott Brothers"
from Clinton, Tennessee
March 6, 2012Music Background:
Pro Musician, Producer, and Electrical Engineer
Perfect Case For Mobile Laptop Recording Equipment!This case is well made for the on-the-go musician and recording artist. It allows me to transport my recording studio laptop/interfaces to other band members instead of them breaking down their equipment (drums, steel guitar, keyboard, etc.) and coming to me for session work. It's durable road rugged quality is what I expected from SKB. The drop down mouse pad is a plus. Sweetwater's timely order processing and delivery was excellent. Thanks guys!
from San Francisco, CA
August 4, 2008Music Background:
Great way to travel with ReceptorIf you are looking for a way to take a Receptor hardware plugin player on the road, and keep either a laptop or an LCD screen with you, then you'll definitely want to take a close look at the SKB Studio Flyer.
I'm impressed with its ruggedness and the quality of materials, and I've used it on several gigs and have to say that I'm extremely happy with this case. The design is very clever, with the movable braces in the top lid, and the fold down lid that also serves as a mouse pad. The latches are super heavy duty, and the fact that it rolls around and has a built in handle... definitely traveling in style.
Two small drawbacks: this case is really tough, which also means its a bit on the heavy side - 15 pounds when empty. This might be a concern for musicians who need to fly to go to a gig. When fully loaded with a Receptor (15 pounds) and a laptop (10 pounds with power supply), plus the 15 pound weight of the case, you're pushing 40 pounds, and very close to the limit for US airlines for carry on luggage. (Most Us airlines allow a single 40 pound bag, but some are as low as 25 when travelling to places like Hawaii) The carry on weight limit on many European and Asian airlines is even less, which means you might have to check it to the destination, and I'm uncomfortable checking valuable things given the way that baggage handlers throw stuff around...
My only other issue is that when its fully packed, there isn't a lot of room for cables, but that's no big deal for me since I use a separate cable bag. But if you were looking for a complete all in one transport solution, you might find that there isn't enough room for all your cables if you have a big 2U rack device to mount in the main area... I hear they have a 4U case coming out though...that would be plenty of room for my cables AND my IO interface...
Having said all that, for local gigs around town or touring in a van or bus, this is an awesome way to have your rack and your monitor or laptop with you in a compact, convenient, and highly portable form.
One word about SKB quality. I've checked out a lot of cases in my life, and SKB's quality is simply beyond reproach, with their million mile guarantee... and its made in the USA as well.
My one sentence summary is this: I'd definitely buy it again!
December 6, 2011Music Background:
Professional Musician and Documentary film composer
SKB Studio Flyer 2UVery well thought out design. Hefty but compact.
The one issue I have is the lack of a handle on the right side / bottom.
Adding a handle eases putting the case up on a stand or table surface.
July 25, 2008Music Background:
Cool CaseGreat case for a solid purpose. I bought it with the idea of traveling overseas with a portable studio. Though i find myself now realising that a a high quality backpack that secures a laptop is a better option for me. If you regulary gig i would recomend this case. If its for twilight travel maybe a decent backpack that you can throw over your shoulder with your passport is the better option.
Hendrik from Indecent Music
from Boston, MA USA
May 6, 2008Music Background:
Composer, Producer, Professor in Audio Technology
Very Cool Case, Handle a Little WeakI just received my Studio Flyer from Sweetwater. I needed something to rack mount a MOTU Traveler, a MOTU 8-Pre and cart my crap-top around in and this fit fit the bill. The case is pretty well put together using some type of heavy plastic that seems slightly flexible (probably to prevent cracks). The extended handle seems pretty weak and makes a lot of creaking sounds when you pull the case around. The clasps are really nice and clearly are TSA approved. This is good medium duty case and probably fine for most applications. I wouldn't throw it an a truck of a car with the handle extended as I would be worried about damaging the handle. There were lots of little slivers of black plastic in the case that got into the carpet. They're probably from the manufacturing process, but they made quite a mess.