Saddleback iPad Case Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on May 18, 2012 · 3,821 comments

in Giveaway

I’ve been an iPad owner for almost a year now.  I love it. I feel like I’m holding some magical window to the future whenever I’m using it. One minute I can be reading a biography of Theodore Roosevelt and the next I can be watching a free video lecture about Roosevelt on YouTube. And of course, the iPad is great for surfing the net, checking email, and playing games.

For the first six months or so of owning and using my iPad, I didn’t use a protective case. One fateful day, my son Gus, then 9 months old, got his menacing little baby hands on my iPad when I wasn’t looking and chucked it onto the tile floor. My $600 iPad sustained a small crack on the screen near the corner. Luckily, the crack is over the black border surrounding the main iPad screen, so it doesn’t obstruct my viewing. But after dodging that bullet, I didn’t want to tempt fate again by leaving my iPad uncased with an iPad-destroying toddler on the loose in my apartment.

Unfortunately, most of the iPad cases out on the market are pretty boring-looking. I wanted a case that was both ruggedly handsome and functional. Enter the Saddleback Leather Company iPad Case.

If Indiana Jones used an iPad, he’d use this case to protect it. Made from 100% full-grain, boot leather, these iPad cases come with Saddleback’s 100 year guarantee. Your grandson can use this case to protect his iPad 10 from being damaged when he falls off his hover board.

The case is designed to absorb impacts from the roughest of use. Gus has thrown my Saddleback Leather-encased iPad onto our hardwood floors countless times and my iPad remains unscathed.  And you can easily stand your iPad horizontally with this case for those times you’re watching Bridge Over the River Kwai while smoking your pipe.

And like all Saddleback Leather products, the iPad case just looks and feels awesome. Every time I’ve taken my iPad on a plane, I’ve gotten compliments on the Saddleback case from my seatmate.

If you have an iPad, I can’t personally recommend this case enough. If you have a dad who has an iPad, the Saddleback Leather iPad case makes for a great Father’s Day present. My family got my dad one last year and he loves it.

Saddleback Leather iPad Case Giveaway

The fine folks at Saddleback Leather Company are giving away one iPad case to one lucky AoM reader. Be the envy of iPad users everywhere with this ruggedly handsome case or, better yet, give it to dear old dad for Father’s Day. Value of the prize is $104.

To enter, simply leave a comment below sharing your favorite iPad app. That’s it.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM CST. We’ll then select one random comment as the winner.

Update: Contest is over. Winners will be announced here on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

3501 Nick May 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Here we go

3502 Nick May 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm


3503 Jared May 22, 2012 at 7:53 pm

NY Times app is my favorite

3504 Chris Perry May 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm

MLB At Bat

3505 Shawn May 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Stanza is my favorite app. It is an excellent reader program.

3506 Scott Palmer May 22, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Paper by 53

3507 Patrick May 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Wall Street Journal App

3508 Patrick May 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Wall Street Journal App.

3509 Patrick May 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm

The Wall Street Journal

3510 Patrick May 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Sorry, I didn’t mean to publish more than once. The phone gave me a failure message, but evidently it was in error. Go ahead and disqualify me if this somehow improved my odds. Thanks.

3511 Aaron W May 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Can I get mine branded?

3512 Will May 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Just the browser. I can do pretty mich anything through it.

3513 Aaron W May 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Oops. Part of my message got cut off. I meant to say Pocket Informant for the iphone.

3514 Esteban May 22, 2012 at 8:31 pm

My favorite app is djay.

3515 Frank May 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm


3516 Celeste May 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

My favorite app is stumbleupon because it always has something useful or uplifting on it!

3517 Dave May 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm

My favorite app is the app

3518 Grant May 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I love Zite.

3519 David Charles May 22, 2012 at 8:49 pm


3520 David Charles May 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm

GoodReader is my favorite and most used.

3521 Brian May 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

The whole concept of the iPad is still fanscinating to me as I grew up reading Clark and Asimov. The fact that the entire world is at my finger tips is endlessly entertaining. Still, all my boys now how to ride a horse, shoot straight, and speak the truth.

3522 Darius May 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

My favorite app is definitley Flipboard. Such a cool way to ready news articles, and they even have an art of manliness section!

3523 Nicholas Crawford May 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

My favorite app is Flipboard. =)

3524 Nicholas Crawford May 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

My favorite app is Flipboard!

3525 JBH May 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

My favorite iPad app is MLB at Bat

3526 JBH May 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

MLB at Bat

3527 J. Brad May 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

MLB at Bat.

3528 Mike May 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Map my ride

3529 Jeff May 22, 2012 at 9:35 pm

WSJ and Flight Control (Game)

3530 Fred May 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

No App can better reflect the qualities of manliness, maturity, inquisitiveness and wanderlust better than Google Earth. Oh yeah, Tumblr rocks too!

3531 Martin C May 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm

iBooks, definetely

3532 Noah Whiteman May 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I’m going to have to go with Weatherbug! I don’t know how many power outages it has prepared me for…

3533 Hunter May 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm

evernote is the best!

3534 Jesse Fortson May 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

My favorite app is the ESV study bible app.

3535 Joe May 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

AOM of course!

3536 Joe May 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

AOM of course

3537 Thien May 22, 2012 at 10:04 pm


3538 Riaz May 22, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Flipboard is my fav app

3539 Riaz May 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Flipboard is my favorite app

3540 Riaz May 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Flipboard is my fav

3541 Ben May 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Note ability

3542 Ben May 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Note ability Is my fave

3543 corby fugitt May 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm


3544 Ernest May 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Educational apps for our son.

3545 J Thomas May 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

GoodReader is by far my favorite app. For me, this single app expands the use the my iPad far beyond the mere e-reader and multimedia device advertised by Apple.

3546 Brant May 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

You version bible app

3547 JW May 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm


3548 Bill May 22, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Love the FlightAware app. Great to see planes overhead and be able to know where they are going.

3549 Jason May 22, 2012 at 11:05 pm

If we win does it come with the Indiana jones theme song??

3550 Jason May 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm

If I win does it come with the Indiana jones theme song??

3551 Derek May 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Alien Blue

3552 Jason May 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm

If I win does it come with the Indiana jones theme song?

3553 Scott Wenzel May 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm


3554 Jan May 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm


3555 Steven May 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Draw Something

3556 Erin May 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm


3557 Nick May 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Fox News

3558 PhilnTenn May 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm

YouVersion, the bible app. Makes keeping up with my daily reading a snap.

3559 Tim May 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Pocket — the new Read it Later!

3560 Keith May 23, 2012 at 12:02 am


3561 Alec May 23, 2012 at 12:16 am


3562 Aaron McGuire May 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

Stitcher is my favorite.

3563 jer May 23, 2012 at 12:29 am


3564 Taylor May 23, 2012 at 12:32 am

You mean, besides the Art of Manliness app?

Huh? What’s that? There’s- there’s not an Art of Manliness app? Oh.

Well in that case my favorite iPad app is the Onion app. Or maybe Band of the Day, I cant decide.

3565 Mike Corwin May 23, 2012 at 12:35 am

THINGS is my favorite app

3566 Jim May 23, 2012 at 12:35 am


Excellent for keeping in touch with fiends and family. Also available for the Android.

3567 David May 23, 2012 at 12:38 am

Draw something, and it’s not even close.

3568 Nandor May 23, 2012 at 1:03 am

iTranslate — its an amazing travel tool

3569 TMC101 May 23, 2012 at 1:10 am

Pinterest, endless great ideas.

3570 Ian May 23, 2012 at 1:12 am

My favorite app is How Stuff Works

3571 TMC101 May 23, 2012 at 1:14 am


3572 Mike S May 23, 2012 at 1:20 am

Planetary for music. Knot guide. And flipboard.

3573 Victor May 23, 2012 at 1:33 am

Mint, best way to keep track of all finances.

3574 Jimmy May 23, 2012 at 1:50 am

Cloudon and it’s respective FREE Microsoft office software. Use it with my Bluetooth keyboard.

3575 Charles Uchendu May 23, 2012 at 2:16 am

My favorite app has to be the Paramedic Protocols App. It utilizes the large screen well, and keeps me up to date on lifesaving techniques.

3576 Nick Layson May 23, 2012 at 2:18 am

Best app? Slideshare- a lifesaver for Powerpoints!

3577 Samson May 23, 2012 at 2:27 am

Flipboard; it helps satisfy my need to read

3578 Matt May 23, 2012 at 2:35 am

Flipboard is great, reading the news, keeping up to date with the social networks and reading work related articles from Google reader, all in a single good looking app

3579 Michael Kattner May 23, 2012 at 2:35 am

Pleco Chinese dictionary is my favorite app.

Followed closely by the Economist.

3580 Matt B May 23, 2012 at 2:38 am

Flipboard is great for all my reading – looks great too

3581 Matt B May 23, 2012 at 2:40 am


3582 Lloyd Fontilla May 23, 2012 at 2:44 am

Flipboard and XE Currency

3583 Jason May 23, 2012 at 2:46 am

Flipboard. Hands down the best app I’ve used.

3584 Brian U. May 23, 2012 at 2:59 am

My favorite app thus far is Trover. I’m big into adventure and exploring and Trover makes it so easy to discover new adventures through fellow explorers. I highly recommend this app to my fellow man!

3585 ABetz May 23, 2012 at 2:59 am

Flipboard at home
VMware at work – amazing to open a windows xp machine and do my work just like I’m sitting at my desktop.

3586 Matt May 23, 2012 at 4:03 am

Intelligent Life.

3587 Isaac May 23, 2012 at 4:24 am

AoM of course

3588 Paul C May 23, 2012 at 4:38 am

Tie between and home brew forums app.

3589 Kevin May 23, 2012 at 5:46 am

Favorite app is a tie between AOM web app and Evernote.

3590 Ryan May 23, 2012 at 6:16 am

Instapaper, by a landslide.

3591 Charity Agnew May 23, 2012 at 6:26 am

Audubon Guide to North American Mammals

3592 Teague May 23, 2012 at 6:45 am

Honestly, I open my Art of Manliness app every morning to see what’s new.

3593 Bill May 23, 2012 at 6:47 am


3594 Billmco May 23, 2012 at 7:04 am


3595 Paul May 23, 2012 at 7:21 am


3596 Rob May 23, 2012 at 7:53 am

I like MLB at bat and then I also have a tabata timer app for workouts.

3597 Jason Cooper May 23, 2012 at 8:06 am

“Mobile RSS” so I can read AOM, even offline.

3598 John May 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

My favorite app is flipboard.

3599 Pete May 23, 2012 at 8:24 am


3600 Jonathan Dixon-Harris May 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

I have a few favorites, but the one I’m really enjoying right now is Spice Bandits

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