For the price, I really didn't expect much from this case. It was shipping the earliest of the iPad Mini cases that I looked at, the price was reasonable, and it looked like it would offer reasonable protection to the device. It turned out to actually be a nice looking case that fits reasonably well. The "stand" function initially worked quite well but repeated opening and closing of the case has softened the cover up enough already that it wouldn't hold the stand positions after a few weeks of use. I've also had the iPad pop out of the hard shell a couple of times - the fit isn't quite perfect but I gather that's anissue with most if not all of the first wave of cases for the Mini, regardless of make. All in all, it's served its purpose - decent protection at a reasonable price to tide me over until I find a case that I really, really like.