I bought this case for my daughters new iPad mini because it was on sale ($25) and she happens to love Owls. I was hesitant about the case from the beginning because the front cover was warped on 4 of the 5 cases in stock; which is a sign of poor overall quality control and manufacturing. But nevertheless, the Owls already won my daughter over and it was on sale so we got the least warped one and hoped for the best.
As I took the case out of the package I caught a whiff of a very strong chemical smell. As I inspected the case I found that the inside of the front cover (the side that touches the screen of the iPad when closed) has a very strong chemical smell to it. My daughter saw me smell the case so she curiously did the same and her reaction was as if she just smelled vinegar straight out of the bottle. Strike 1 for that. But hoping that the smell would subside after a while we continued on.
Next I installed the iPad mini carefully into the case and was disappointed to find that the case was a poor fit. This made the case difficult to install overall and I even somewhat felt as though I could have cracked the screen due to the amount of pressure I had to put into it. Strike 2. Once installed however, if you can get past the awkward fit, the case does seem very tight and there wouldn't be any chance of it falling off.
Although we did get a decent price for the case I wouldn't recommend this simply because of the poor fit and the smell. Spend the extra $5 and get something better quality, such as the speck candy shell case. My sons iPad mini has had the Speck candy shell since the iPad mini was first released and it has protected his iPad from hundreds of drops. Too bad Speck's designers aren't fans of cartoon owls.