Case has three viewing angles. The notches that hold the tablet upright are very sturdy (but plush, of course). I've been alternating between the highest angled slots when writing and the tablet is held securely in position. Material has very little give.
Case secures shut with a clasp and an elastic band. There are magnets in the cover as well so the screen-on/off functionality is there. I love the addition of a stylus holder as I use the 8pi and needed a place to store it.
Another neat feature is the hand band thing. I've really only used it once while walking around the school, but it was very firm elastic.
Basically, this thing is very high quality. The insides are very plush, the outside is very supple. Elastic is tight. Don't know what else to say...Very good overall. Oh, and NO stink.
I absolutely love this case. I'll stick with this one for the duration of my ownership. Highly recommended.