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.

3701 Matt May 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

My favorite iPad app is Pocket, which I use all the time for reading articles I’ve saved when I’m offline.

3702 Danny May 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I have been searching for a good iPad case for months and this one looks amazing.

3703 Ben May 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm


3704 Ben May 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm


3705 Jerald Lentini May 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

The Kindle app, for PDFs as well as e-books.

3706 Jerald Lentini May 23, 2012 at 7:16 pm

The Kindle app

3707 Nathan May 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

My favorite app is the Wall Street Journal.

3708 C Blocher May 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Evernote keeps me organized

3709 Eric May 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Definitely Pandora. Great way to get a good variety of music in your day.

3710 Michael May 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

My favorite iPad app is the evernote app! I love to write and organize and I think it is the best for it!

3711 Bob Burgess May 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I like the Men’s Health app.

3712 Jacob Bell May 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Flipboard. It’s not only my favorite news reader, its the app that convinces family and friends to get their own iPad.

3713 Chris May 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

AofM, of course!

3714 Chris May 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm


3715 Chris May 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm


3716 Clayton Cantrell May 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm

RPG Calc HD i play alot of table top games so this comes in handy alot

3717 Clayton Cantrell May 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm

RPG Calc HD i play a lot of table top games so this comes in handy a lot

3718 Kent May 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

The Pandora app.

3719 Fraser Muir May 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm


3720 Ryan Lackey May 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm

MLB at bat

3721 Ryan Lackey May 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm

New York Times

3722 Chris Armstrong May 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

It’s gotta be Siege Hero!

3723 Chris Armstrong May 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

It’s gotta be Siege Hero

3724 Richard May 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Favorite app is the Prognosis app; helps me with my career in continuing my education.

3725 Bryan May 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm for real estate diamonds in the rough.

3726 Daniel May 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

My favourite app is GoodReader! Perfect for making annotations or just reading.

3727 Brian May 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm

My favorite app is called Planetary, it’s a real cool music player

3728 Michael-John Smith May 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Angry Birds!!!!

3729 Kevin May 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Favorite App is Lose it! Down 40 lbs and tracking.

3730 Kevin May 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

My favorite app is Lose it! Down 40 lbs and tracking.

3731 Kevin May 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm

My favorite app is Loseit! Down 40 pounds

3732 Kevin May 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

My favorite app is Lose it. I am down 40 pounds using this great tool.

3733 Kevin May 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Lose it

3734 JoeW May 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Notes plus is by far my favorite app

3735 Kyle May 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Pandora has got to be my favorite.

3736 Nick May 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Great looking case.

3737 James May 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Notability, Kindle, or YouVersion Bible

3738 JR May 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Favorite app is the Kindle app. It’s good for e-books, but great for PDFs.

3739 Steve May 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I love me some Flipboard. The news I want from balanced perspectives all in one place

3740 Albe May 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm


3741 Cody Doerfler May 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Been wanting one of these for awhile…

3742 Frank May 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Intelligent Life

3743 Michael Morris May 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

Foreflight for flying.

3744 Ted Gibson May 24, 2012 at 12:02 am


3745 Frank Chiuppi May 24, 2012 at 12:15 am

My favorite iPad app is Life. It’s what I get to play with my niece!

3746 Matthew Nelson May 24, 2012 at 12:16 am

My favorite app is PBS

3747 RevBadger May 24, 2012 at 12:47 am

My favorite App is Netflix or the Kindle app. Both make commuting a breeze

3748 Steve Moulson May 24, 2012 at 12:52 am


3749 Geruvah May 24, 2012 at 1:06 am

I’m a little biased as I love the app my friend has done work for and she’s a talented illustrator called Farfaria.

3750 tamcamry May 24, 2012 at 1:13 am

I use mine for work a lot. The case I have is pretty boring. This one looks sharp.

3751 Chris king May 24, 2012 at 1:32 am

I love “drawn” and “naturespace”

3752 Chris king May 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

I love naturespace, puts me to sleep every night

3753 Chris King May 24, 2012 at 1:41 am

I use “naturespace” to put me to sleep every night

3754 Yuriy May 24, 2012 at 1:54 am

Focus Magazine application

3755 Greg May 24, 2012 at 2:13 am

My favorite iPad app is Scramble. This game is addictive, fun, and i think I might be improving my vocabulary.

3756 Ruchir May 24, 2012 at 2:23 am

SkyDrive app – enables me to view my documents on the go.

3757 Tony May 24, 2012 at 2:44 am

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3758 Agent May 24, 2012 at 3:11 am

MLB at bat.

3759 Trey May 24, 2012 at 3:34 am


3760 Orac May 24, 2012 at 5:01 am

No question, Flipboard.

3761 Josh May 24, 2012 at 6:15 am

Ski safari

3762 Mauricio Marchi May 24, 2012 at 6:26 am


3763 Joseph May 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

I’ll second FlipBoard, despite my almost sarcastic answer of Facebook :)

3764 Matt B May 24, 2012 at 8:03 am

Flipboard, beautiful graphics, easy reading for both leisure and work related articles (e.g. Google Reader)!

3765 Peter J May 24, 2012 at 8:24 am


3766 Swen May 24, 2012 at 9:04 am

Personally, I would say my favorite iPad would be “Valet Mag”, although some 3 year old niece loves “Shaun the Sheep – Home Sheep Home”.

3767 John M May 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

The Netflix app got me through my last deployment, but the Paper app is pretty cool too.

3768 John M May 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

Paper is a great app.

3769 Mccord May 24, 2012 at 9:12 am

Mormonchannel is a great app

3770 Matthew M May 24, 2012 at 9:20 am

My favorite is Tweetbot.

3771 Matthew May 24, 2012 at 9:21 am

You version Bible, Look to it daily for guidance and wisdom

3772 Max May 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

My favourite app is Evernote

3773 KolePilot May 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

Well my favorite iPad app is obviously the AOM app! But my second favorite app is “Car Minder”. It lets me create a profile for each of my vehicles and keep up with maintenance by miles or date. It helps track everything from windshield wiper blades to tires to timing belts. It also has a nice gas mileage calculator that tracks your mileage input in a spreadsheet and bar graph.

-Kole Pilot

3774 Mike Murphy May 24, 2012 at 9:56 am

My favorite app would be Netflix. I’ve taken to falling asleep while watching old episdes of Doctor Who at night.

3775 Jonathan L. May 24, 2012 at 10:14 am

My favorite iPad app is Alien Blue. It’s a Reddit reader. Other Art of Manliness readers may enjoy Reddits r/oldschool and r/wicked_edge.

3776 Matthew Turner May 24, 2012 at 10:17 am

My favorite app is Zite. Great way to stay up to date on interesting new ideas and news.

3777 Jonathan May 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

I’m big on the Indeed app.

3778 Christian May 24, 2012 at 10:19 am

Cut the rope! My kids love it :)

3779 Dan May 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

I’m a big fan of my bible app, the khan academy for school, and my app to keep track of my students work wherever I am.

3780 Elvin May 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

My favorite would be the ebay app. I really enjoy buying some cheap things from ebay the simplicity of the app makes item browsing that much easier.

3781 Pero May 24, 2012 at 10:43 am

Nice one

3782 Daniel Barr May 24, 2012 at 10:45 am

Gear Patrol! Guy toys and just cool stuff!

3783 Nicholas May 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

Dropbox, makes working on the road much easier

3784 Nicholas May 24, 2012 at 10:50 am


3785 Paul May 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

iTunes U. Take free courses from all over the world. Check out the Harvard course on Justice.

3786 JP May 24, 2012 at 11:03 am

For it’s Puffin fir an alternative to Safari. Awesome with Flash websites.

3787 Caleb A. May 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

My favorite iPad app is the Art of Manliness app! Say, when is that being released to the public, anyway? Uh-oh… should I not have told them all, yet? My bad!

Seriously, though, I love Flipboard. It takes the act of reading news on a digital device and give it a more classic flavor by streamlining it into a paper-esque format. Looks gorgeous, too!

3788 Grant W. May 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

My favorite Ipad app is Instapaper.

3789 Jesse May 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

My favourite app is Reeder, on which I read this!

3790 Josh May 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

I love youtube on the iPad. I can keep up with my favorite channels while I do my morning routine. From coffee to shaving to getting dressed, the iPad is easy to take along.

3791 Jason May 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

Easily has to be Pandora. It’s always on no matter what else I’m messing with on my iPad.

3792 Brandon May 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Last in!

3793 Brandon May 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Last in for the win!

3794 Shawn J> May 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm

DropBox is my favorite.

3795 Mr. T May 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Twitter is my favorite.

3796 Mark May 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm


3797 Shea May 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm


3798 JJ Adkisson May 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Photoshop Touch

3799 Chuck May 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Favorite App? GPS Plus.

3800 Cruz May 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Definitely my bible app; no doubt about it.

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