I like the design of this, but the workmanship doesn't seem as quality as the apple smart covers. It is a lot thicker and stiffer, perhaps this is something that will loosen up as I use my case. I like the spiffy way it folds back so I can read either vertically or horizontally. I can't get it to fold back and stay in the way it says you're supposed to do to type. I guess the magnet isn't strong enough and it is too stiff, it just keep flying open. Also, the magnet for closing is just on the bottom of the screen, so that seems a little flimsy to me compared to my ipad smartcover I had. I do like how sturdy the case seems - it seems to protect it as I toss my ipad mini into my purse.