This is the <second> one of this model of case I've had for my new Kindle. The first (in Black) was ordered by my husband and fitted when he gave me the kindle for a birthday present. I wasn't keen on the colour black, so I looked at other colours of this model of case and ordered the dark Blue case.
I was very disappointed because THE BLUE CASE IS A VERY INFERIOR QUALITY TO THE BLACK CASE.
I loved the feel of the black case (pretty much indistinguishable from leather) and the way the magnetic clasp enabled me to fold the cover back over and engage the magnet. With the case folded back like this, it's easy to hold the kindle with one hand.
The Blue case is made of a very different material than the black. It's a HORRIBLE, THIN, FLOPPY plastic which feels 'cheap' to the touch. It's uncomfortable to use in the folded back configuration because the case sags and flops in your hand. Perhaps equally disconcerting, the blue case has a VERY STRONG and OFFENSIVE CHEMICAL/PLASTIC-Y SMELL which persisted even after a week's use.
I'd been sufficiently impressed by the original (black) case to look carefully at the other colours on offer in this design and order a brown case. Thankfully, the brown case is made from a material similar to the black one (with a slightly less raised faux leather texture than the black). It is robust in my hand and folds back well for single-handed reading. The brown case does have a bit of (different) chemical smell, but even when brand new I don't find the smell offensive and I presume the smell will dissipate with use.
In SUMMARY: I can recomment Black or Brown versions of this case, but I CANNOT RECOMMEND THE BLUE CASE... UNLESS YOU ENJOY THE FEEL AND STRONG SMELL OF CHEAP, FLOPPY PLASTIC.