I bought this mainly to protect my kindle 4 when travelling. The outer shell is really quite solid and the zip seems good quality, whilst the inside has some sort of firm gel inside it for protection. Didn't want to spend £30 for a kindle one and was looking for a proper enclosed case instead of a sort of book style one and this fit the bill. It's actually a lot better than I imagined as it was so cheap, but the quality is excellent and it does what it says on the tin. You can't read it when it's in the case, but that is fine with me and I had sussed that before purchasing anyway. I like the strap, means the kindle can't fall out when you open it. I'm very pleased with this item and would recommend it.