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.

3601 Marc Blackstone May 23, 2012 at 8:40 am

NY Times app

3602 David H. May 23, 2012 at 8:57 am

Men’s Health

3603 Michael McKenzie May 23, 2012 at 9:08 am

Flipboard is my favorite

3604 Mathieu K. May 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

favorite app: Pearltrees.
keep the good articles coming =)

3605 Harland Pond May 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

Paper by fifty-three

3606 Alex M May 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

Angry Birds, Obviously.

3607 Andy Thornton May 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

Moleskine App, for when I don’t have my notebook on me.

3608 Eli May 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

Audible app. Great book selection.

3609 Bryan May 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

The Mashable app

3610 Nick May 23, 2012 at 10:12 am


3611 Jason May 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

Flipboard would have to be my current #1.

3612 J.W. May 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

Zombie Gunship! What a great way to relax for a bit and lay waste to the dead with the full armament of a Spectre gunship.

3613 Michael May 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

Paper for the Ipad is a great sketch tool

3614 Owen May 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

Men’s Health or WMMR Radio app so I can stream my favorite radio show (The Preston and Steve Show) on my way to work even when I am 100 miles out of Philadelphia.

3615 s l freedman May 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

Penultimate. Great app.

3616 Jeff May 23, 2012 at 10:29 am

Instapaper — frees me from the stress of “read it now or forever lose it in the vast online sea.”

3617 Tom May 23, 2012 at 10:34 am

Good reader. And reeder. Use them every day.

3618 Mark van Keulen May 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

Flipboard – awesome app!

3619 Scott May 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

I wish to at least look manly while learning how to use my Ipad. My wife and daughter both use iphones and my son uses an old ipod for educational games. I am the only one with a learning curve for the new tablet in our lives. Help me keep my dignity while I am on the learning curve.

3620 Jed May 23, 2012 at 10:51 am

Men’s Health

3621 SoCal Beach Bum May 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

My favorite right now is the game, iStunt. Very addictive!

3622 Sean May 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

Knot guide HD, I am a Scoutmaster and a Mountain rescue instructor. This app keeps me one step in front of my students and gives me a solid backup for students that want a detailed step by step instruction.

3623 Hazardous May 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

The Bible app

3624 Josh May 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

Wolfram Alpha for me…

3625 robert May 23, 2012 at 11:35 am

Big fan of the Knot guide!

3626 John S. May 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

Couldn’t live without Flipboard!!

3627 Richard May 23, 2012 at 11:39 am


3628 Stephen May 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

I’m embarrassed to admit that I still love Angry Birds.

3629 Louis May 23, 2012 at 11:41 am


3630 Lauri Maijala May 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

It must be:

Elder Sign: Omens

from Fantasy Flight Games

3631 Bruce Wyman May 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

Evernote. Capture, access, and retrieve anything, anywhere.

3632 Daniel Deyo May 23, 2012 at 11:59 am


3633 Alex May 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Snapseed! Photo editing on the ipad is the best.

3634 Bill Schmitzer May 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I still like angry birds.

3635 J Charles May 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Flipboard, NYTimes, ESV Bible, Twitter, all great and necessary, but I’ll mention one I haven’t seen yet:


I use this as a repository for all things I hear about that interest me. If I hear of a book or movie, I add it to my “wish list.” If I’m at Walmart and want to read consumer reviews about a product, I pull it p on Amazon. Also use the Kindle app, an Amazon offshoot.

3636 Andrew May 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Stitcher radio app

3637 Sam May 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm


3638 Israel May 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm


3639 Kurt Garcia May 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

My favorite iPad app is Zite. It’s a great magazine type app that culls your favorite sites together for easy reading.

3640 Derek V May 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Flick Homerun

3641 James May 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

What an AWESOME cover.

I use several news apps, but NY Times is my goto one.

3642 Bryan D. Buie May 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

My favorite app is The Psalms of David in Metre. What’s not to love?

3643 Brent May 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Sprinkler haha so fun

3644 Jeanninne Bassinger May 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Angry Birds and iHeart radio are my favorites………

3645 Umar May 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm


3646 Melissa Lichtenwalter May 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

The GrammarGirl app. I’m an English teacher.

3647 Jon May 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

ComicFlow. Hands down best comic reader available, and free to boot!

3648 Lars irvine May 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

This case has badass class!

3649 Manas Mohanty May 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm


3650 Arturo May 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Flipboard and, although there isn’t an exclusive iPad version, 8tracks. I spend vast amounts of hours flipping through both.

3651 Arturo May 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Flipboard and 8tracks. I spend vast amounts of hours flipping through both.

3652 NikkiD May 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Pandora. I use that app probably more than anything, unless I’m playing games :)

3653 Jason Doolittle May 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Favorite = Flipboard
Most often used = Netflix

3654 Aaron May 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Mint App

3655 M. Kuch May 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm


3656 Heath May 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Favorite App… Readability

3657 Copendo May 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Spring pad is fantastic…

Can’t live without Pandora though.

3658 Copendo May 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Spring pad is fantastic… Can’t live without Pandora though.

3659 k_7 May 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm


3660 Jeff Chludzinski May 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Pulse. Great way to stay up to date and learn something new

3661 david May 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

iNavX, a cool maritime ecdis type app.

3662 douglas madden May 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

My fav app is Pandora!

3663 Jon Mark Allen May 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

MLB AtBat – so I can listen to the Rangers’ games :-)

3664 Skylar May 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Al-Jazeera English, great news and you can watch AJE live

3665 Kirk May 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Story Maker HD – i’ve spent many of nights creating stories with my 3 kids. It really sparks everyones imagination.

3666 Christian May 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Shakespeare App

3667 Bucky May 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Words with Friends HD helps me unwind and keeps my brain from turning into a turnip as well.

3668 Jared May 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

GQ App

3669 Rick Vernick May 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I know its a basic app, but I cant go without my hopstop app. My girlfriend lives in Brooklyn heights, and commuting, especially subways, can be finicky and a pain.

3670 Jason May 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Lately my favorite has been Jetpack Joyride.

3671 brandon schantzer May 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Words with Friends, ADDICTIVE!

3672 Michael May 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm


3673 Martin May 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Poke My Voodoo.

I like its edgy, hip design and is a great way to release frustrations and share them with people after a hard day.

3674 Derek May 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Cannot possibly live without the Dropbox app

3675 Dan May 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm


3676 Caleb May 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm


3677 John M. May 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Pulse News for iPad

3678 Dustin May 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hands down, Pulse. It’s great to have all of my news in one place, although it can be time-wasting with everything to read.

3679 Marvelous May 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Gotta be Flipboard. So worthy of being the best.

3680 Sam K May 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm


3681 Sam May 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm


3682 Peivin May 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

draw something

3683 Peivin May 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm


3684 Torben Umeda May 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm


3685 Mark May 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm


3686 Adam May 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

ESPN Scorecenter

3687 Sam May 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Writer for iPad

3688 David May 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Desiring God app

3689 R. Frost May 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Dropbox all the way

3690 A Fiala May 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

MLB@bat 2012

3691 Preston May 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I use the youversion Bible app every day

3692 Mark R. May 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Financial Times App

3693 Matt May 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Gear Patrol

3694 Cory May 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

My favorite iPad app is Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.

3695 jason May 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

iTeleport is a GREAT app because it allows me to be wild and free and still be “at work” while I am on the gooo! :-)

3696 Edmund May 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

My favourite app is Globe Investor

3697 Wells May 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Outside magazine app

3698 Keith May 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Dropbox! It allows me to run my whole business with my iPad.

3699 Sean Moore May 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Alien Blue, which is a reddit browser. I like how reddit has a myriad of information and resources you’d never even think of looking for elsewhere and really is a great ( and sometimes distracting ) learning tool.

3700 Jim Weller May 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

My favorite app is the browser because that’s where I get to read AoM!

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