This cover fits the Kindle very well and holds it snugly in place. It is sturdy enough to protect from a fall as well as being unintentionally sat on, or being buried under desk clutter that could scratch or damage. I like the elastic strap that has been opted for to seal the cover shut and hold it open for ease of reading. It removes the risk of accidental opening that can occur with magnetic clasps when in a bag or a backpack, nevermind a fall that generates a degree of shock to absorb.
The additional strap inside the cover allows for very easy grip of the kindle when the cover is folded back. There is no need to maintain a degree of tension with your hand to secure the kindle in place, as the strap now does this for you. The fatigue from pressing finger and thumb together to hold the kindle was my biggest gripe, and it is now gone.
Overall a fantastic cover. I have no complaints and have recommend it to friends and family.