I wanted a case that would protect my Vita & hold my game cards but that wasn't too big or heavy.
As I currently watch videos on my iPod during train journeys & want to do the same with the Vita, I also wanted a case that would hold it at an appropriate viewing angle.
This case does all this.
The case has a nice textured coating covering the hard shells that zip together with a good quality zip.
There is no internal padding just a soft felt-like finish, but the fit is not too loose (5-6mm on the ends, 2-3mm top to bottom), although it will move about if you shake it. You should still be able to fit it in with a skin on it.
A flap folds down on top of the screen, the top side of which has elastic material stitched to it which provides 6 slots for game or memory cards.
The whole of the top half of the case is a mesh pocket which will easily hold your charging cable (why does this only work with the Vita charger?), a set of in-ear headphones, cleaning cloth, and other small items.
This flap folds along its centre and attaches by a small piece of velcro to the material in the botton of the case to provide a pyramid shaped support to lean the vita on to watch videos while still in the case, as can be seen in the main picture of the item.
However, unlike my iPod, the video does not invert if you turn the device upside down (it does for photos), so if you are using headphones (which plug into the bottom of the device), you have to balance the device on the headphone plug and the edge of the case. This is not ideal but is usable.
Overall I like the case very much. My only complaint is that it has a disgusting smell (hence only 4 stars). I can't actually stand it near me for long. The smell also seems to have been passed onto the vita itself. Hopefully it will wear off soon.