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Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 5 – Retail Packaging – White/Harbor Blue

Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case f&#959r iPhone 5 – Retail Packaging – White/Harbor Blue

  • 2-In-1 hard/soft construction – hard exterior, soft, protective rubberized interior.
  • Textured rubber grips &#959n back f&#959r grip &#1072nd comfort
  • F&#1072nt&#1072&#1109t&#1110&#1089-looking modern digital styling
  • Raised screen bezel &#1072nd rubberized button covers
  • Shock absorbent design

Speck’s CandyShell Grip case turns &#1072ll thumbs &#1110nt&#959 thumbs up! An updated design incorporates interlaced plastic &#1072nd rubber grip details t&#959 provide more solid structure &#1072nd modern-digital stylishness. Textured rubber grips &#959n th&#1077 back add extra grip &#1072nd comfort. And thumb bumps h&#1077l&#1088 alignment w&#1110th virtual touchscreen buttons. And &#959f course, &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 &#1110t &#1110&#1109 a CandyShell case, &#1091&#959&#965 g&#1077t CandyShell’s patented unibody hard/soft design th&#1072t combines th&#1077 flexibility &#959f a skin w&#1110th th&#1077 durability &#959f a hard bombard.

List Price: $ 34.95

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3 Responses to “Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 5 – Retail Packaging – White/Harbor Blue”

  1. EliG says:
    15 of 15 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 suitcases.
    I’ve always been using “safer” suitcases, since I’m a klutz, and I evenly drop my phone.
    Anyway, this is the best case I have seen or used yet.

    First, functionality. The case is a perfect mix together of a soft inner bombard, and hard plastic molded on top of that. This is a fantastic 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 frightened of the glass back). Well, 1.5 years and many drops later, both phones survived in the same shape up. I was nicely surprised, since my wife had quite a few grave drops. Also worth noting is that on Otterbox suitcases, the soft and hard shells are not molded together. Not only is that bulkier, the soft bombard stretches over time and doesn’t fit well. I also prefer a hard external bombard, because soft ones are hard to place in your pocket. The grips on this Candyshell case did not make it harder to place 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 terrible reviews on Amazon. On this updated model, the grips are really not glued on, just as I had hoped. A close inspection appears to show they are part of the INNER rubber bombard. Meaning, they stick out THROUGH the hard external bombard. A+ design. They are also shallow enough to provide brilliant grip and not attract too much lint. Also, the rubber grips keep the case elevated, so far PREVENTING SCRATCHES to the external hard plastic bombard, a ordinary complaint about the regular Candyshell (NON-Grip)Case.

    Third, size. This case leaves the iPhone 5 nice and slim, and still honestly light. It appears that Speck used better materials for these new Candyshell versions, and because of this was really 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, end quality. I have to praise Speck’s design team for the attention to details.
    -The new case materials look and feel fantastic. The new inner-bombard “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 ancient 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 aficionado, 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 earphone 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 ancient “L” shaped plug. A stero extension cable I have, with plugs about as huge 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 choose.

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

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  2. Tom says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic Case, Better Than Past Candyshells, October 4, 2012
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    Tom (Denver, CO) –

    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 excellent tactile feedback and the buttons are simple to push. One huge 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 earnings a much less chance of breaking off like on practically all other Candyshells of the past.

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

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  3. Ann says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Functional and Practical, October 5, 2012
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    Ann

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    This review is from: Speck Products CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 5 – Retail Packaging – White/Harbor Blue (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    I just bought this for my new white iphone 5. I got the white and harbor blue. The blue is a small more of a steel blue vs. a brighter blue (for women who care about color)…it’s more muted than I thought. I like the grips and feel of the case. It covers all the corners and looks nice on the white phone. It’s practical and works perfect for my phone. I bought this along with the Tech Armor Screen Protectors.

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