I bought this after two months of struggling with the Apple smart cover for my iPad Air. It never felt safe when standing at an angle and certainly never really protected when i carried it around in my workbag. So when looking for something to address these concerns I saw the Khomo at less than 30% of the smart cover cost and thought it was worth a punt as the reviews are generally good.
I'm really pleased with it - it's significantly better in so many respects.
Firstly, the case is sturdy and slightly padded around the outside. There is an elastic strap to hold it all together - this is great protection for the iPad and I'm happy to drop it into my workbag without fear of the iPad getting damaged. Also, I feel confident about my kids carrying it around as I'm sure if the worst happened, the case would offer good protection.
To those who are 'brand precious', the Apple logo is visible and so this looks like an Apple product when carrying it around.
The iPad clicks into a plastic shell that grips it firmly - pretty much like with iPhone cases - and it's not yet slipped out of this. This part rotates so that you can use your iPad horizontally (preferred) or in portrait mode (for games etc). All controls are accessible and the speakers are unhindered in horizontal mode. In this configuration, the volume up/down buttons are located at the top of the iPad so it all works really well.
The two internal slots allow your iPad to be held securely in whichever of the two viewing angles you prefer - this works well for watching video and playing music. You can also have the screen flat on the table or your lap. a quick flip of the screen closes the case around it and switches it off for you.
It's not leather but to reassure you, it does not have any kind of unpleasant plastic smell, like some products do.
I can't find anything to complain about here - a great case at a give-away price.