With out doubt the one thing I get asked about when travelling more than ever before is this ipad 2cover its simply the best there is.
It takes all the knocks with ease and just gets better and better with age at first I was protective of it but now! well itâs like a well worn leather jacket that I never want to take off.
If you think its going to be good then your going to be half right because in my humble opinion it will be twice as good as you hope it will be.
Yes you have to pay a little for importing it but its worth every penny and it knocks any thing you can find in the uk for a six.
I am eager to get the ipad mini case and cant wait for it to get here.
Thank you to all the folk who make these products your amazing.
- Dark Coffee Brown now shipping with lighter colored pigskin lining
- 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
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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 marks 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
I have many saddleback pieces from the classic briefcase large to cable bags etc.... I got the iPad case on daves deals I have yet to find the flaw it is exquisite perfect the fit is great it protects like no other and first day everybody on my job site wants it. It is a great piece. Protect your investment with saddleback you will not be sorry. The Dark coffee brown well did I mention perfect still can't see the flaw.
I like things that are genuine, that being said I'm not wealthy so I like a good deal to! I got this case from the "Dave's Deals" section of the website. This iPad case is really just beautiful, it arrived in the mail about a hour ago and I'm compelled to right a reveiew of it to let others know that there really is such a thing as craftsmanship, but then you know that or you wouldn't be looking here. . As far as this being a second or flawed in some way, well I can't see it, the color is rich and even, the grain is very nice with great feel, and did I mention that it smells wonderful! The only thing I really hate about it is the fact that now I can't get a iPad pro because I love this case so much!
I had to contact customer service because I gave them the wrong email with my order, within 15mins I had a reply and this was at 2am! So huge fist bump to CS. Over all great service and great product. I'm sure I'll be a return customer. Thanks Dave!
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!
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.
This case fit the iPad III just as advertised. The leather straps close up very securely. You don't ever miss the edge magnets. Old school closures have been around a long time because they work! Although I have never chucked my Saddleback protected iPad across the room, as Dave does in his video, I am quite sure it will survive if accidentally dropped.
I got it 6 months ago. I have no complaints. It takes a serious amount of abuse. If you want something you can toss around, then this is the case for you. It is the bee's knees!!!
I have just received the case and indeed it needs some breaking in but it looks absolutely fabulous and of very good quality. The fit is very snug for an iPad 4th generation. It does add some bulk but that is the price to pay for quality leather and nukeproof design.
It took about 1 week to arrive in France and passed through customs without issues and without having to pay extra taxes.
For those wanting some more info about the color: I hesitated between DCB and Chestnut and went with Chestnut as it was the first in stock. I worried a bit that it would be too red but it's not. It's a very classy, warm dark brown leather. I'm very pleased with the color.
All in all I'm very pleased with my purchase and I would recommend this case to a friend.
I received my iPad 2 case from Saddleback more than a year ago now, in glorious dark coffee brown. It's quite simply, the best case I could have hoped for, and well worth the premium.
The case is frequently admired by friends, colleagues and complete strangers. Aesthetics aside, my iPad 2 has now survived numerous knocks and drops without issue. In the same period of time, two colleagues (with other cases) have shattered the screens of their iPads.
I ordered this to surprise my wife, I got her an I-Pad for Christmas and bought a $30 black cover. She loved the I-Pad, but said "The cover is Black, I am a girl". I decided to order her this, she absolutely LOVES it. The quality is Top Notch and we both love the Chestnut Color.
I will be ordering more goods, probably the Briefcase next along with a few belts.
I bought this about a year ago. Fantastic case! Much sturdier than anything else I have seen. Really takes the abuse from me, my wife, and daughter when traveling. I condition it when I think about it - it get's better with age - nice patina.
This is my third and last leather case for my iPad. Great leather with no synthetic filler or short cuts in materials. I use my iPad daily for news, reading, shopping, and work. Much heavier than past covers I have bought, but fully covers the iPad which is secure in the sleeve. If you want a light case this is probably not the case for you. I was afraid I wouldn't like the closure straps, but they hold the case securely closed and act as a stand when needed when the cover is turned back. For my use this is turning out to be perfect. My husband is getting tired of me telling him how much I like this case. The color is a perfect deep brown.
I may not travel as much as some reveiwers, but I can honestly say this product has prevented me from destroying my iPad. I have dropped it on wood, concrete and tile... its is perfectly fine. Worth every penny!
LOVE IT, tons of comments on it does not do it justice, it has saved me many times when I have dropped the thing, A little sad it will FAR outlast the technology inside it, thus rendering my 100 year warranty useless :-)
I hate to sound like a broken record but my new Chestnut case is everything everyone else has said. It gives a ridiculous amount of protection to my iPad. This case is also such that I will not be able to update my iPad. After all, Apple is set to change the form factor once again which would make my new case worthless. This is not bad as the iPad 4 is a great version to be stuck with. The chestnut case is gorgeous. I was expecting the pigskin to be of a suede finish (like Hush Puppies) but it isn't, it is smooth. If you are looking for a svelte case, move along. This case is like kevlar. It is maximum protection. I was curious how well the iPad would fit into the case since there is no flap to prevent the iPad from slipping out. No need to worry. The iPad cannot slip out. Once in, it is darned near impossible to get it out. My wife asked me just how many cases was I going to buy for my iPad. I told her this is my last one. There are many options for covering the iPad but there is simply not a better case out there for protecting your iPad.
I adore this! It is wonderful! I had 3 other iPad cases in 6 months before this one...spend roughly 1/2-2-3 of the price of this one on each and i got rid of them... I love love love this one.
I tend to wait a few weeks before I feel confident in a product enough to review it.... But I'm reviewing my new iPad case after having it for 4 hours. If you are looking for a bulletproof iPad case, look no further. I got a Dave's Deal Chestnut case and truly could not be more pleased. The only defect I can find is a little wrinkle at the top of the case just beside the front facing camera. I honestly wish it would have been more "defective".
I should also mention how much I love the colour. I didn't have much choice, it was the only one left in Dave's Deals when I placed the order for my large backpack. I don't think the pictures do the colour justice! It's dark like cherry wood. I would have ordered my wallet in Chestnut if I'd know how nice it looks in person.
Thanks to everyone at Saddleback for providing top notch products and world class service. If I were in prison together... I'd protect you.
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.
I bought this case because I love leather products! It reminds me of the leather on my grandpa's horses' saddles...and therefore of my grandpa. However, this case has more than paid for itself, simply by helping me avoid costly damage. I have absolutely zero fear of dropping my iPad/handing it to my 3 kids (under 8 years of age) and letting them go, etc. I've dropped it more than I can count, and never has it impacted the iPad within it. Extremely sturdy...and it still smells good after 6 months! The random scratches (and some not-so-random child productions) just add to the character.
I bought two of these cases roughly six months ago. One for my daughters iPad 4 and one for mine. I got her the tobacco brown and ordered the dark coffee brown for myself. Her case was/is a lot different than mine in that hers was immediately soft and relatively loose but not in a bad way. Mine after six months is still very hard to get the iPad in and out of but has finally softened a little. Regardless, I love this case. It looks beautiful, feels incredible, and is very functional. I only have two complaints and they are relatively small. First, the two straps get loose very quickly. I wish they were firmer or had some stiff material inside of them to keep my typing angle from getting lower and lower due to the increased use and weight of the iPad. Second, the hoops that the straps slide into don't want to stay up! It's a pain to slide the straps in without them wanting to catch on the hoops. This issue was resolved with the new iPad mini case, however. I will be ordering an iPad mini as soon as they release a retina version and I will definitely return to Saddleback to meet my future casing needs!
I have been looking for a nice ipad cover for some time. I travel a lot and need something that protects it and is not so big it hogs an already crowded briefcase. I found the website and spent more time then I should have going through it. Learned a lot. Thought that these may be people that made what I wanted. Even ordered a 25% deal in the color I waanted. Got it in 3 days and it is all that the site says it is and more. Fits great, looks even better. Truly a quality product.
I must say however that I am a little upset with the thing. Now I have to have the briefcase. Thanks Dave.
The quality is unbelievable and I am certain that this case will still be around long after me and my iPad are gone. I love his products.
All I know is this, my husband became more handsome, taller, more persuasive and much more proficient in all things dealing with "Eros" once he received his Saddleback iPad cover.
Well my wife wanted to get me a Camo Coach leather iPad case, I told her no let me look around to see what I could find. Well no Coach for me!This case is Rugged, Stylish, and screams masculinity. It is a case for every Manly Man...........And some beautiful women too!
I got my ipad case from Dave's deal and I am still trying to discover
why the heck I got this 25% discount on it. I am still confused....And Dave Munson , I am not agree with your this statement that "Your leather will be the ugliest it'll ever be the first day you get it"....my this leather is looking great from its first day...