Brought an ipad 1 when they had not been out long. I remember people saying your crazy lol. You know I got a good case for it when I brought it and it it still as good as the day I got it. It's been dropped by the kids on the floor, down the stairs, had their breakfast spilt on it and apart from 1 minor scratch on the screen it is perfect. No show me one of these cheap alternatives after all this time!