I was dubious about just how good this cover would be for the price, well I have been pleasantly surprised. The cover arrived very nicely packaged in a slim cardboard sleeve. Inside the cover was wrapped in a protective plastic sleeve and inside there was a thin foam insert replicating the VivoTab Smart, to maintain the covers shape. The cover itself has an attractive leather look exterior with a soft interior that protects the tablet without scratching. The side of the cover that faces the screen is made of the same material and is also nicely padded. The grooves between the padding is designed to allow different viewing angles as illustrated in the advertising. The tablet is held in place by way of six padded "hooks", they are rigid and I am confident that they are up to the job. One neat touch that I wasn't aware of is that when the case is opened the VivoTab Smart springs to life, when the case is closed the Tab goes to standby. I like that, there is no need to touch the power button at all. When the cover is closed a wider padded hook clips over the edge of the tab to keep it closed, an elasticated band is also provided to double the security of this mechanism. I have not needed to use that, and I don't see any marking on the case of the Tab either. All in all this, in my opinion is an excellent cover for an excellent Tab, especially given the incredibly low price. Recommended.