This is my third case in two years and the best. My first failure was OK but started to shed after 1-2 months. The second failure was poorly designed so that an elastic covered the on/off button; you can guess why I threw that one away. This one is very sturdy, leaves all the connections, camera holes and buttons free for access and snaps shut like a dream. It also has a foldable cover to tilt the FIRE while you are using it. What more could one ask for $10 ?