Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 5 & 5S – White/Black Reviews

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Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 5 & 5S – White/Black

Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 5 & 5S  - White/Black

  • Custom-designed protection for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S
  • Textured finger pads. Interwoven plastic and rubber grips add structure and style.
  • 2-In-1 hard/soft construction – hard exterior, soft, protective rubberized interior.
  • Raised bezel keeps screen safe and pristine; rubberized covers shield buttons
  • Cushiony inner layer absorbs shock from occasional bumps and drops

Certified to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G drop test standards.
View larger CandyShell: Mighty slim protection Our patented CandyShell is the best of both worlds: an iPhone 5/5s case that looks as good as it protects. Its patented dual-layer design has been drop tested against military-grade protection standards, yet it’s slim enough to slide in and out of pockets with ease. Impact resistant & shock absorbent Hard shell exterior guards against impact, while glossy finish keeps CandyShell as smooth and slim as ever. Soft, rubbery interior and reinforced corners absorb shock from occasional bumps and drops. Protects phone’s screen, sides, and edges Raised bezel protects screen from impact and adds grip so your phone can lay face down on tables or dashboards without sliding. Rubberized button covers offer serious protection while keeping buttons fully accessible.
View larger CandyShell Inked High-resolution graphics wrapped around a sleek, military-grade protective case with

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  1. 302 of 310 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Perfect iPhone 5 Case, October 4, 2012
    By 
    EliG

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    I have owned every iphone since the 3G, and have used dozens of cases.
    I’ve always been using “safer” cases, since I’m a klutz, and I regularly drop my phone.
    Anyway, this is the best case I have seen or used yet.

    First, functionality. The case is a perfect blend of a soft inner shell, and hard plastic molded on top of that. This is a great combo, which really offers protection from everything except water. My wife had used a Speck CandyShell on her iPhone4, while I used an Otterbox Defender on my iPhone4S (I was really scared of the glass back). Well, 1.5 years and many drops later, both phones survived in the same condition. I was nicely surprised, since my wife had quite a few nasty drops. Also worth noting is that on Otterbox cases, the soft and hard shells are not molded together. Not only is that bulkier, the soft shell stretches over time and doesn’t fit well. I also prefer a hard outer shell, because soft ones are hard to put in your pocket. The grips on this Candyshell case did not make it harder to put in my pocket than your average hard case. Just what I wanted.

    Second, the rubber “grips” are superb. The previous Speck Candyshell Grips (for iphone 4/4S) had a horrible grip pad that was glued on, and was deep enough to get much lint stuck in there all the time. Lotsa bad reviews on Amazon. On this updated model, the grips are glued on, but they each sit in their own precisely cut recess in the hard plastic. Great Design. They are also shallow enough to provide excellent grip and not attract too much lint. Also, the rubber grips keep the case elevated, so far PREVENTING SCRATCHES to the external hard plastic shell, a common complaint about the regular Candyshell (NON-Grip)Case.

    Third, size. This case leaves the iPhone 5 nice and slim, and still fairly light. It appears that Speck used better materials for these new Candyshell versions, and because of this was actually able to slim down the case itself as well. Even the lip protruding from the front edge of the device has been lowered, while not effecting its ability to keep the phone above a table surface when face-down.

    Fourth, finish quality. I have to praise Speck’s design team for the attention to details.
    -The new case materials look and feel great. The new inner-shell “rubber” is harder, and look like will surely last a while.
    -The camera cutout looks to be a perfect size.
    -The lip protruding from the front edge of the device has not only been lowered in comparison to the old Candyshell. -Its now also about 1mm lower directly near the sides of the screen. Yes, 1mm lower lips on the sides of the iPhone, than the top and bottom lips. The result is much more comfortable to use the iPhone in landscape mode. It barely raises your thumbs above the screen, while providing a perfect height to rest your fingers.
    -The buttons are all perfectly cut and protected with rubber (except home button).
    -The cut outs look just right. The speaker/mic grill does not look like a perfect fit, but it also doesn’t sit flat on the iPhone5’s grill. Testing revealed no sound problems with the mic or speaker.

    Fifth, a bonus feature is surprisingly BETTER sound from the iPhone5’s speaker. I am a bit of an audio enthusiast, and have even made some music with Cubase/Ableton. Without a doubt, the case improves the mid-range (and a bit of bass), and balances it with the high treble on the iPhone5’s naked speaker. I believe that this is due to the extra space between the phone’s speaker grill and the case’s grill, which gives room for the sound to amplify and breathe better. Hard to tell if this was designed for this intentionally, but a closer look shows that this “space” was intentionally cut into the inside of the case.

    Please note, large headphone plugs will NOT fit with this case on. I have had no problems with what I tried: the apple earpods, JVC Marshmallows, and even a pair of cheap headphones with the old “L” shaped plug. A stero extension cable I have, with plugs about as big as Radio Shacks’, did not fit. Honestly, the iPhone5 is so thin, I am not sure how this can be solved with any case. Whether or not this is a problem, is for you to decide.

    I am happy I pre-ordered 2 of these (for me and my wife), and I would recommend it to anyone needing a good iPhone case, if not a bit tough too. I feel very safe with this case on because of its protection and excellent grip. Speck designed a winner, with great attention to detail. For a device I use so much every day, this is very important.

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    UPDATE

    One of the smaller grip strips that I frequently pull when removing the phone from my pocket had begun coming loose. I didn’t have time to glue it, and eventually it ripped off. I hardly notice it functionally or aesthetically, but it remains to be seen if this continues.

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  2. 113 of 124 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Case When New But Falls Apart, October 4, 2012
    By 
    Tom (Denver, CO) –

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    This review is from: Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 5 & 5S – White/Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    I bought this case from Speck (white/black) and it pretty much addresses every design flaw that has been associated with the Candyshells for other iPhones. The grips seem to be well made this time, not lint traps. The case fits perfectly and has a nice slim profile. The rubber covering the buttons give good tactile feedback and the buttons are easy to push. One big upgrade is at the bottom of the case where the lightning connector is located. The small strip of case rubber/plastic that bridges around the connector port is much smaller than before which means a much less chance of breaking off like on practically all other Candyshells of the past.

    Great case and the white/black looks slick on a black iPhone5.

    UPDATE (5 months in):

    The case has held up well. The strip of plastic around the lightnight port is showing no signs of coming apart. The only wear&tear sign is on the rubber grip strips that are on the rounded edge of the phone where they rub against my pocket when taking my phone out. I expected this to happen and it is pretty minor. Unless I have my phone about 8″ from my face I can’t even tell the rubber strips are worn down a little.

    UPDATE 2:

    My case is starting to fall apart so I’m taking some stars away. The rubber edge around face of the case is peeling off in some areas, the rubber grips on the curved parts are loose from being taken in and out of my pocket, and there are cracks on the speaker cover. Great case while it is new but does now hold up to wear and tear.

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  3. 140 of 156 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Speck delivers, October 9, 2012
    By 
    SheenL (San Antonio TX) –

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    I consistently buy either speck or otterbox. This case feels really good in the hand, it adds minimal bulk to the phone and the grips make it nice to hold. I would still get some type of screen protector since the case does leave the screen exposed.

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