I am always worried about dropping my various electronic devices, and usually end up getting some kind of case or cover for it. The problem, for example, is turning what was a slim and tiny cell phone, into a big bulky cellphone. When I got my iPod, I found a cover just like this one to use on it. I loved it, so when I saw these for the Kindle, I ordered one when I purchased the Kindle. It fits well, looks good, and though it is not going to protect it the way a larger cover or sleeve will, it will certainly help. The only problem I have is that I bought one of the BUILT neoprene sleeves to keep my Kindle in when I am not using it, and this cover is just enough to keep it from fitting. If you have a cover for your Kindle that is a really tight fit, it probably won't work with one of these on. Still, I am glad I have it, and combined with a screen protector, I feel my Kindle is about as safe as it can be. I have seen complaints about the fit of the cheaper versions of this type of cover, but this one fits perfectly It almost looks like it is part of the Kindle. It does get really close to the "right" button on the 5-way control pad, but I have not had any problem pushing the button. Overall, I fell like it was worth the price.