I just received my Marware Eco-Vue folio style case for the iPad. I've only played with it for about an hour, but have some initial impressions and some comparisons with the Apple case. Marware uses what they call eco-leather which I from their site is "green" leather because fewer toxins are used (tell that to the cows ). The case feels nice and does appear to be well made, and solid quality. Unlike the Apple Case, you put the iPad in through the top. It's also much easier to put the iPad into the Marware case. Like the iPad the Marware has a strap that is tuck behind the iPad to secure it in place. In this picture you can see that on the inside portion of the cover flap is the hand strap and the typing prop. The hand strap is a nice addition, but I wish it were a bit tighter. Also, just after a few uses it has gotten a bit looser and I don't know if it will become even looser over time or if it is designed for that much give. The typing prop is the piece you flip down to put the iPad in its "typing position". It's held by two elastic bands, but snaps back in place when you let it go and I assume this is done by magnets. The landscape mode is pretty basic, no tricks. You just fold the front flap back and it props the iPad at an angle. My issue with this is that there is no indication at what angle to fold it back and you kind of just do it until it stays. Also, it's not really secure so a good bump to the desk or multiple vibrations could cause the iPad to fall backwards. The good news is that fall backwards seem less harmless than falling forwards as the Apple case may be prone to do. Some other impressions... The Marware case is thicker and could provide more protection is a short fall/drop. However, as you will see in the pics below, the sides are not completely covered as they are in the Apple case. With all the said, I am not sure which case I will keep. The Marware case is a nice solid case, but it does not blow me away and it has its short comings. If there is anything specific you would like to know about this or the Apple case, please let me know.