Anyone have a speck candyshell grip?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Cjshino, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Cjshino macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2012
    They look nicer than the regular candyshell case. Does it offer some protection?
  2. rmastbro macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    I have these cases on 2 IP5's and really like them. Very good grip and good protection without too much bulk. Highly recommend.
  3. mrgossett macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008
    I have a white/black one on my white iPhone 5. It's the perfect case, imo. Slim, protective, great grip, looks and functions great.
  4. Dino F macrumors 68030

    Dino F

    Sep 16, 2010
    Croydon, South London, UK
    I have the black Candyshell Grip and gotta say, it's my fave case at the moment!

    The Grip case is actually a lot slimmer than the standard Candyshell case plus the fact that it offers great protection and 'grippiness' due to the rubber grips on the back. The buttons offer great tactile feedback, when pressed, as well.

    IMHO the only one negative which I have about the case, is that the glossy part of the back of the case (right down the middle of the case from top to bottom) is very prone to scratching and on the black version, this shows up quite a bit. Other than that - a great case.

    I have posted some pics - not great quality as I took them on my iPad!!
  5. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    I would be afraid of bending the phone getting it out of there.
  6. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    I wonder how a white grip case would look on a black ip5
  7. jrodsep macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    If anything it is easier to take off this case with the iPhone 5 than it is with the 4/4s. Don't worry about bending it.
  8. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    Do these cases experience the flaking issues?
  9. rmastbro macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009

    Now you know :D

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  10. Stricklerjosh macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    That looks nice. The black/red looks good too but very pricey
  11. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011

    Thanks! The white case looks better on a white ip5 but the black case scratches. Thanks again.
  12. Dino F macrumors 68030

    Dino F

    Sep 16, 2010
    Croydon, South London, UK
    Would you say that the rubber surround on the white case is black or grey? On my black case (which scratches very easily) the rubber surround is grey but in your photos, it looks black?
  13. stoneland macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    I have not experienced it...the rubbery part feels different from what they used on the 4/4S cases. Mine flaked like crazy! These feel a lot better. :)
  14. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    I'm using the Incipio Faxion which has the full cutouts on the bottom. Question - does the candyshell grip reduce or distort the sounds or mic due to the plastic grill? I like the design but concerned about speaker/mic
  15. jkun macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2012
    Hey, I have both the white/black and black/slate and both are wonderful! I had a regular candyshell a few days ago, but returned that. It's like these are made at different factories with different materials. The plus's of the grip are rounded corners (feels slimmer than regular candy shell), moderate grip. 1 small difference I noted is that the black/slate one I have was manufactured in Taiwan while the white/black was made in China. Overall, I like both, but I'm only keeping the black/s;ate b/c I think it looks better on the black iP5.
  16. kalexn macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    My boyfriend has one and I like it better than my regular Speck Candyshell. For some odd reason it actually makes the phone seem smaller and it is definitely easier to handle and less boxy feeling.
  17. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2011
    I bought a black/slate grip last Monday and it's already scratched all to hell. It shouldn't be because I don't even lay my phones down on hard surfaces the overwhelming majority of the time.

    Will the white/black or white/harbor blue cases scratch as easily?
  18. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    Speck CandyShell Grip iPhone 5 Case

    Well, all of the candyshell's scratch up somewhat in my experience with a 3G and an iPhone 4 case.

    The fact that you can usually buy them for $12 makes this a moot point as you can just toss the case after a few months if it bugs you too much.

    They charge $35 (rip off) from the official site, but I've seen them on Amazon for $11-$15.

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