At first glance the Fashion I-pad Holder by Samsill seems very sturdy and well built. The stitching is secure. It is also thick and heavy which I like better than the standard covers our school tablets have on them. I feel like this would be great on all our tablets, as I have seen at least two of them with cracked screens. This extra sturdiness might prevent that. However for late night in the bed reading it might be a little too heavy for my hands.
The cover has two "grooves" built in to adjust to different views. It also is a very pretty debossed diamond texture. The color of mine is a pretty royal blue - although it may come in some other colors. It is also usable for i-pads of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations.
All the openings on the i-pad are easy to use with none of them being covered. I was able to use all the buttons and plug-ins without any interference.
Personally, I love this cover. It is a fashionable "pretty" cover for my "boring" school tablet! I wish it worked with my droid tablet because I love the color! I am not sure how it will hold up to the "kid-testing" it will receive. It needs to be rugged and easy to clean. It seems to be, but after a year's use, will it look as gorgeous as it does now?
I love notebooks. That probably should read I can be a bit obsessive about notebooks. I have notebooks for everything at school. Each subject, different classes, you name it. I also have more than my fair share at home also. I use notebooks for my art work. I also will not buy a notebook if it isn't a D-ring. So I feel qualified to say I like this notebook by Samsill. The nice burgundy color appeals to me. I decided right away it would become the new home to my Journal 52 entries. All I had at the time when I started them was a purple one. This looks a bit classier. I plan on taking some paint markers to the cover and adding the date. It is advertised as oversized so that things don't overhang the cover. That is a plus too since it will house my art work. The notebook is 1" in size, holds around 250 pages and has a unique curved spine. The notebook itself has a vinyl covered chipboard cover. I am not sure that would hold up to rough handling, but since mine won't have that issue it is okay. It does feel a bit "flexible", but I didn't push the matter since I really didn't want to bend it. If you need a notebook for something, it might be worth investigating this notebook by Samsill since you can buy in quantity with a bit of a discount.