This folio stand is great. You can have the i-pad in upright or cinema mode without it over balancing. I give this 5 stars because I have had a couple of these in the past which do not do what they are supposed to. This one does, very stable on a flat surface. This one was recommended to me by a relation who had bought one a few months previous. What is so good about this one is the fact that all the plugs fit without hindrance. Also all the other switches and camera slots are well cut out so it does not obscure anything. Ones I have had in the past, again, you have to pull and stretch the cover to fit a plug, or the camera cut out causes a shadow on the image because it is not cut out properly. I would recommend this to anyone. I have only had it for a couple of months but have had no problems with it. I have also accidently dropped it a couple of times with no damage to pad.