I purchased this case about a month ago and I absolutely LOVE it. It is stylish, slim, and feels great in the hand. The smart cover works perfectly to put the iPad to sleep or wake it up. All the controls and charging inputs etc. are easily accessible. I also appreciate the hand strap, which I use mainly for reading in bed - I can lay on my back with my hand through the strap and it's very comfortable, WAY better than just trying to hold the iPad, whether in or out of the case. The stand works perfectly in either orientation, and after a month of regular use there is no indication at all that the "flap" at the back will start to poke out. And, of course, the case offers good protection - the leather cover sticks out just a bit farther than the iPad all the way around the edge - and my iPad hasn't budged a millimeter since I first put it in. It's very secure! Shipping (I'm actually in BC, not in Maine anymore) wasn't super-fast, but the product arrived within the expected interval, so no complaints there. I would buy this again in a heartbeat.