By definition the CASE- is designed to what? Protect your iPad yeah?! Take your iPad in said Case and drop it on the floor from waist height will do, not unfeasible that would happen during the course if your day, Pound to a penny says it offers zero protection what so ever...... And give it a couple of months or so it ll look like sh*t aswell. Waste of money...... I m all for minimal- I have incase slip cases for my iPad/macbook air, Minimal oh yes- but for transportation offer at least a degree of protection.