I bought this leather case to protect my Kindle from being damaged as I take it on my bag everyday when I go to work. It also makes the Kindle easier to find inside a mom's (or should I say magician's) bag. It is also good to prevent little hands from exploring the Kindle since they don't see immediately all the keys just begging to be pushed. The only thing I didn't quite love was the light even though it works fine but because the "ease to read" quality gets lost with it. In my opinion, Kindle is only a great item for the avid reader during daytime. Yet,the little lamp works very well, for instance I was able to finish a book on a night bus ride. If you are considering this item, go ahead, you won't regret it for sure!