I had a nice keyboard case for the New iPad, or iPad 3. The only problem, you could only use it in landscape mode. I bought a classic briefcase medium in chestnut. That plastic iPad case just did not look right in the back outside pocket. I got the Saddleback leather iPad case in chestnut. It looks great, and is a great product. I have a "flex" bluetooth keyboard that works great with the iPad. It is nice I can put the iPad in portrait, or landscape mode to type, or just use it without the keyboard. Too bad they do not make a leather case for the keyboard, but I bet one of the leather sleeves would work great. By the way, I meant to put five stars for the briefcase, but hit four by mistake. Thank you Saddleback for another great product. I would highly recommend this, or any of their products.
- All available options!
- Fits the iPad Retina, iPad 4, iPad 3 and the iPad 2
- Protects against shock, not just scratches
- Can be folded into stand for reading, typing or watching videos
- Thick leather sewn edges also absorb impact
- Perfectly snug case: not too tight, not too loose
- No breakable parts, e.g. zippers, buttons, etc.
- Because of natural oils shade may vary
- Dimensions (approximate size):
- 7 ¾” W x 9 ¾” H x ¾” D
- Weight: 1 pound
We use natural Markings Equal Inclusion of Exceptional Imperfection Ornamentation
"... Saddleback Leather no longer discriminates against any cow on the basis of age, appearance, lactose intolerance... if the beast has a natural marking or brand, or whether or not they worship the Divine Bovine."
Truth is, sometimes beauty is only skin deep... like with cows. Their poetry is notoriously terrible, but man, their hides are nature's art. We don't believe that flawlessness equals beauty. Beauty is when we're able to see something as it really is.
This is true with humans too. There are lots of quality people who are really beautiful not in spite of, but because of the masks life has given them.
We took both of our iPads driving and flying on a trip through Scotland, Kenya, Rwanda, Australia, and New Zealand over a period of two months, and our iPads kept
Best iPad case ever! I love the design, the tobacco leather and the rugged look of this case. It will most definitely outlive the iPad.
My only complaint is that the leather straps have softened up so much that the case doesn't stay propped open when it's in the lap position. This is really just a minor issue as it is not a problem to stuff something in between the folded over front and back of the case. I am currently using a small juggling ball for this purpose However, it would be great if Saddleback made something that I could put there that would go with the leather and design of the case. My green, yellow, red and blue juggling ball just doesn't go well with the rugged look of the case.
Great product and I highly recommend.
I love the case. I used it on my Ipad for several years It is just what I want and it fits my style, however, I use the IPad for work and type a lot. These cases have no integrated keyboard. I solved this with my SB case by velcroing a keyboard to the cover and propping the screen with various objects. Although it worked great, I am at a loss with the IPad Air. Please look into a keyboard model.
I've had this case for (3) years and besides being fantastic, it receives a TON of compliments. I was shocked to find out that there's no case for the iPad Air, and I'm DEEPLY saddened by that fact - so much so that I'm considering a hunger strike until one is produced! PLEASE Dave, I needs me a new case!!!!!
I purchased a Saddleback case for my iPad 3. By far it is the best case on the market. Its ability to protect the iPad is far superior to anything else available. Waiting patiently for Dave to develop an iPad case for the iPad Air:) Come on Dave, hook us up!:)
I love my ipad case and have received lots of compliments! I am eagerly awaiting the release of the ipad air case so that I can feel "safe" using my new ipad! I really hope it will be released before Christmas!! Thanks again for an amazing product! Keep up the good work!
Hands down, THE best iPad case EVER !!!
The leather is aging awesomely.....
Wating patiently for the iPad Air case !
I have this case for my mini and absolutely love it. I just bought an IPad Air and would sincerely love to have one wrapped around it.
I have bought a few Ipad cases....all junk. I am so thrilled with this wonderful leather case and very proud when I pull it out on the airplane (I need a referral fee) because many people ask me about it. You will love the sturdiness and excellent craftsmanship...believe me!
Love your products, but desperately await the iPad Air Case!!!
I have bought the thin briefcase, mac sleeve, and bi fold wallet. Love them all!! But Dave please design one for the IPad Air!
I purchased one yesterday and I am waiting for your design before I use it. Please release it soon!!!!
My son bought mr the tobacco colored cover. I've had it for 3+ years, and I love it! It was the second best gift ever, second to my iPad which my husband surprised me with! I've had many many complements on the cover too. BTW, I carry my iPad in my purse a lot and know it is protected by the cover!!! Love Love Love it!
I have this beautiful case in chestnut for my ipad and I love it, i know it is protective and I know that it will house my ipad without any problems, I just drop this into my saddle back chestnut medium briefcase or my large saddle back tote and I am good to go. I hope Dave makes one for the Ipad air that I just ordered .
We kept coming back to this case while trying to find one for our iPads. Couldn't wait for it to arrive! I love the way it has broken in and become better with time! We enoy every compliment and question about it! Great protection and great design!! We can't wait for the iPad Air design to be released!
I recommended this to so many people when I worked at Apple!
Love this case. I have it in Chestnut. I got this originally for my iPad 2 and now my iPad 4 is loving this case. I have gotten so many compliments. I just hope it will fit the iPad Air.
I've had one iPad case in black and one in brown for a couple of years. Aside from the fact that they are indestructible, the heft is actually an advantage. The protective quality of the case is second to none on the market. Cosmetically, the brown has developed a fine patina while the black has shown great resilience in the face of abuse, showing almost no wear. I am hoping Dave will design one for the iPad Air in the immediate future.
I am writing this review after almost three years of owning and using the case made for the first generation iPads. I own the Dark Coffee Brown case and despite the age it still looks and feels new. The color hasn't faded and the corners are still stiff and strong. The case and ipad have been dropped several times, kids have planted sticky, dirty, wet hands on the case and in the most extreme case, my daughter has also generously thrown up on it. After a wipe (and occassional wash) the case still reeks of strength, durability and looks....it kind of says in it's own unique way 'bring it on...is this all you have got?'....I own several products made by Saddleback Leather and I must say that Dave has set the bar on looks, quality and durability...Can't wait to see what else he comes up with...
I have to re-post and take back what I had posted earlier about the new ipad case. I returned one that I thought just did not live up to what I was used to from SB. I had become an old tobacco snob. I was so taken with the old look and did not even want to look or listen to the thought of "the change!" Anyway, the great customer care (as always) sent me a new one and I have to say that I love it! I apologize for posting the "poo" color. Maybe I got a bad one because I love this one. Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm back and thanks for the great customer service. Onward! Oh, please take off my old post. Ughhh!
I'll admit, I almost returned it. I actually called and got an RA number. After two iPads and several years of using lightweight, low profile cases I wasn't sure I could get accustomed to the larger size of this case. I thought I might miss the on/off feature, blah blah blah. I kept trying to talk myself out of the Saddleback but every time I went to box it back up for the return I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Why? The quality, the look, the intangible sexiness of dark coffee brown... The case is just awesome. After deliberating a few days I realized I was being an idiot and decided to keep the case. After a week of meetings and travel I am addicted. The case has softened up and already started to develop its own character. I really appreciate the solid construction and the security of the straps and don't notice the extra weight. No, I don't miss the on/off magnet of my previous cases, turned out to be a total non-issue for me. It's nice not worry about my ipad when I travel anymore, or fear the worst when my 19month old or his 4 year old brother get their paws on it. I love my ipad and this case takes it to a whole new level. Occasionally I have to re-center the ipad a bit, but I can live with that. You get what you pay for.
For the record, I've been through four supposedly "premium" cases, 2 of them in the last 6 months. None of them lasted and only one of them was dropped. In fact, the only case I dropped survived just fine, unfortunately it did not protect my first ipad from a shattered screen. The case was ok, the ipad was toast.
I purchased a Bible cover at the same time and it is equally nice. Next up, a classic briefcase ant medium notepad holder... Great tribute to your dog Blue, Dave. I have a similar character who has been all over the country with me. His head is on my lap as I type this.
Advertises itself. People are always asking me about it.
My iPad is my life. I just throw it in my bike bag with my other stuff (keys, books, pens, iPhone) and know I don't have to worry about it.
Handsome, protective and well traveled. Just like me!
I'm not one who writes reviews. I've always figured people are capable of making their own decisions. This is my third item from Saddleback, and it is awesome. Everything they make is awesome. I wish I could afford one of everything. That is all.
I am extremely picky with my cases... That being said. I rarely give a case 100% feedback. I own a 64GB fully loaded iPad 3 (an expensive investment) I wanted a case that I could feel safe having my iPad in and be able to take it anywhere in any weather or situation without being worried. I have camped, gone on survival expeditions, everyday use, climbed, and hunted with my iPad with its Saddleback Leather case. I have dropped this iPad 5+times from 6feet or more, and from a moving car onto concrete in my driveway. No scratches, dings, cracks, glitches, anything on either the case or the iPad. The design of the case has limitless features, from using it in High School class to using the straps to hang my iPad on top of my tent to watch a movie with my friends in a backpacking adventure, wow. It's been 2 years and I have left the case on it since the day I bought it. I pulled the iPad out and it's in mint condition. Well done Dave! Your quality cases are amazing. I just bought one for my MacBook Pro. Saddleback is worth the money, protecting your investment with a case that looks better with age everyday. I'm hoping to get a messenger bag to put both my MacBook Pro and my iPad in when I go off to college. Keep it up Saddleback!
I have no problems at all with this case. It's beautiful and gets many compliments. The craftsmanship is second to none, the same as on my two briefcases. My problem is with the iPad itself. Updating to iOS 7.0.2 and now it won't stay online at all. Worked flawlessly before the upgrade. Apple's forums are full of complaints, but Apple will not even acknowledge the issue. Garbage tablet, wonderful case.
This was my First Saddelback purchase that would lead to many, many more. The quality of craftsmanship is unmatched, as well as the quality of the raw materials (materials definitely help the man). I've had this product for about 15 months now, and it is just now starting to finally soften up and break in. If you don't use the leather milk on a regular basis, you're missing out. It makes all the Saddleback products really pop and look magnificent. Thanks Dave!!!
This case is just what I needed for my iPad. I had a thick case before that didn't stand up to a short drop, but this case is rugged and certainly will stand up to use. The color and the leather smell is great. Now I just need to get one for my wife.