I am an iPad geek. I started with the iPad 1 and found a workable case after trying several. Then my iPad 1 needed to an update, so I grabbed the iPad 4. I needed a new case, and couldn't find one I liked. I decided to give the Saddleback iPad case a try, because I love my other Saddleback items so much. This is the ideal iPad case. I don't know why I am surprised. It's Saddleback! It protects the iPad well. My new iPad 4 survived a drop from chest-height without any issue. It secures the iPad without any incling that it could fall out of the case. There is no infringing on the camera by the case, and all buttons, plugs, light sensors and microphones are easily accessible. The closure stays closed and can work as a stand for both typing and for video watching. Moreover, the you can slide your hand in the back of the case and it will stay on your hand without having to grip the corner. (I'm having difficulty explaining this feature, but what I do is bend the cover back and thread the straps through the closures so that the screen is visible. Then I take one of the straps out of the closure, and slide my hand diagonally between the two faces of the leather. This allows me to 'mount' the iPad on my hand for comfortable use.) I've gone through a series of iPad 1 cases and hated the thought of trying to find a good case for my iPad 4. Thankfully, Saddleback was my first and only iPad case for my new tech. The only thing I wonder is what I will do with the awesome leather when it outlasts my iPad...
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 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 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.