The iPad is held in place by 4 semi flexible plastic mouldings which are fixed to the rear section of the case. As well as acting as fixings, the mouldings also serve to protect the vulnerable corners of the iPad. The top right moulding also has a clever little button which extends the iPad off button. The front of the case is cleverly articulated which allows it (when folded back) to be used as a stand with a recessed flap at the rear holding it in place to allow landscape viewing of videos etc. Finally, the who'll thing is covered with black leather which gives it a very executive finish. My only criticism of the case is the fastening, this being effected by two elastic straps over the right hand corners.
Overall I am delighted with the product and would be pleased to reccomend it to my friends.