I believe that one thing almost everyone who has gone to school in the United States has in common, its that at some point we all carried around one of those marbelized composition books. This Kindle Fire cover grabbed my attention simply because it looks so cool, and would make an eye-catching cover for my Fire.
This is a no frills cover. What you see is what you get, basically two lighly padded cardboard pieces which hold the Fire in place with 4 elastic bands. And while the cover looks pretty cool, I prefer my original (cheaper) cover instead.
There are covers out there that allow you to stand the fire up both vertically and horizontally, this one does not. There are covers that also provide you with straps or strings which secure the flaps of the cover around your Fire, and this one does not. And finally, there are pleny of covers that sets the Fire with a very snug fit so that the Fire's footprint remains the same. This one does not. When the Fire is set in this case, the entire area goes up about 1/2" on the right and about 1.5" on the left, which sounds nit-picky sure, but I prefer the smaller footprint.
If you want a bare-bones, no frills case, then have at it. But if you want your case to enhance your reading/viewing experience, then this case isn't for you.