I purchased this case for my Kindle Touch a few months ago, and it's been doing an admirable job. For as low as the cost is, I've been extremely satisfied at how well it protects my Kindle from rogue items in my backpack. As others mention, there is initially a fairly strong odor to the product, but it's not unusual - I've purchased many electronics and accessories over the years that have an initial "plasticky" or other slight chemical smell to them, and it faded after a few days. As long as I didn't keep the case pressed against my face, it was not a problem. As I do not generally read with my Kindle pressed directly against my face, it was a non-issue from the start.
The construction itself is, again, better than I expected. It uses a thin, synthetic leather outer material with a lightweight synthetic suede material on the inside of the cover - where you'll find a small storage sleeve for folded papers or a small notepad. There is a small amount of built-in padding material on both front and rear covers and it is very pleasant to the touch when picked up. The stitching along all of the edges is quite nicely done, and adds to the visual appeal in my opinion. The front cover secures itself by way of two small magnets located within the case, along the right hand side corners of the Kindle. The magnets, while not exceptionally strong, are sufficient enough to keep it from accidentally opening while the case is moved around. I would have liked to have seen stronger magnets, and the ability to hold the case "open" by way of additional magnets on the rear of the case. The hinge material is soft enough to allow the case cover to flip open and rest easily on the back side, and in practice it works just fine for reading. The Kindle itself slides into the case from the top like a sleeve with the screen area cut out, and a flap folds over the top of the reader to secure it. It's a snug fit, and I've never felt like it was in danger of coming loose. There is a cutout on the bottom for access to the power button and charge port, but no allowance for the speakers. It does diminish the level of sound you'll receive from audio books or MP3s, although in a quiet environment it is still sufficient.
I purchased a small Verso clip-on light (Verso Clip-On Reading Light for Kindle (Graphite)
)to use with my reader, and while the light clip isn't thin enough to easily slide directly behind the Kindle along the back of the case (between the Kindle and back half of the case sleeve), it is able to clip on securely to the case along top left and top right corners. A little angle on the posable goose-neck and I'm set.
All said, it's held up very well to (admittedly, not constant) use; I've never found myself wishing for different functionality and it protects the Kindle quite well from day to day hazards, while looking very professional. It's still slim enough to slip into a bag or backpack, and poses a great value for someone looking for a case that offers a bit more pick-up-and-read usability than most traditional sleeves offer while still maintaining a decent amount of protection and a low visual profile.