I previously always used tri-fold cases for my Kindles and I was skeptical about buying a different type of case.but I was pleasantly surprised! This case is even more functional than the tri-fold cases because it can stand up sturdily in portrait view for reading, as well as stand up in landscape view! Unlike tri-fold cases that can old be propped up in landscape mode. The magnets in the case are strong and hold well. The case itself is made of sturdy material that resists staining. It fits my Kindle HD 8 perfectly!