Anyone have a speck candyshell grip?

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  1. Cjshino macrumors regular

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

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    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

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    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 68020

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    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!!
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  5. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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

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

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    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

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    Do these cases experience the flaking issues?
     
  9. rmastbro macrumors member

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    Now you know :D
     

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  10. Stricklerjosh macrumors newbie

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

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    Thanks! The white case looks better on a white ip5 but the black case scratches. Thanks again.
     
  12. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    http://www.speckproducts.com/candyshell-grip-for-iphone-5.html

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

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