I agree with other reviewers that this case is classy, has a slim profile, very sturdy and looks Amazing. If all that you require in a case as described above then I'm pleased that you have what you want. For me though comfortable usability is far more important than the good looks and high degree of protection that the case affords. I suffer in both hands with degrees of carpal tunnel syndrome and newly acquired arthritis in the fingers, this gives makes opening the case both awkward and a little painful; even my wife finds it awkward. Two hands are needed to open the case and because it is heavy and quite slippery this operation has to be carried out over your lap or a table; the case has to be strong for me as I am likely to drop it. The case as described does have eight positions of slant when the IPad is used in the landscape orientation, that's great, but there is no such provision if you want to use the IPad portrait orientation, sure it will stand up in this position vertically but it is very unstable. I use the Kindle App to read my books, I like to read whilst sitting in an armchair holding my IPad in both hands and close to my chest in the portrait orientation, I find that the polycarbonate catch and the hinge to be very uncomfortable in the palms of my hands. So summing up, a good quality case with great looks, but if you have issues with you hands look elsewhere for a case that is a little more user friendly.