My speck candyshell quality

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  2. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    Made in Taiwan? They should of sent it to Foxconn. :D
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Y U NO INSERT CLICKABLE LINK

    thanks aphexacid
     
  4. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine has also peeled a bit but not to that extent. I like the case a lot but its annoying that the rubber seems to rub off. I emailed speck and they suggested it was defective so I switched it out at best buy, but my second one is doing the same thing
     
  5. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Little backstory might be helpful. Was it that way out of the box? Did you use it for a week and then it became that way? A month? A year? Sucks regardless. I'd contact Speck unless it was abuse or something that led to the damage.
     
  6. mainboard macrumors newbie

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    i am using candyshell flip - and its prefect though .. :D
     
  7. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine too, I love it.
     
  8. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    Did you buy it on Amazon for a lot less than the standard price of $34.95?
    It looks like a counterfeit to me. :confused:
     
  9. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    What about it makes it look like a counterfeit?
     
  10. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    The horrible finish quality. I have *never* seen a real Speck case that looked like that.
     
  11. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, interesting.
     
  12. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    There are counterfeit Speck cases out there? 0.0

    I have the black model of this case I bought at Best Buy so I know it's legit.
     
  13. soco macrumors 68030

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    I'd also like to know if this was a counterfeit model. Mine is flawless and direct from Target.

    Made me giggle. :D
     
  14. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    Indeed there are counterfeit cases out there of many of the popular brand cases. In fact, Speck has a section on their web site devoted to this topic.

    If you purchased at a brick & mortar "authorized" retailer like Apple, Best Buy, Target, AT&T store, etc. then you have an authentic version.

    If you purchased online from Amazon or some other online store, you *may* have a counterfeit; especially if you paid well below the normal price for it.

    Those super low prices at online stores like the ones charging $10.00 or $15.00 for a "Candyshell" are most likely counterfeits.
     
  15. trlyka macrumors 6502a

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    I got my Black Speck CS at BB and it's going back. Not just because the 30-pin adapter won't work, but it's already showing signs of wear on the back. There are areas that look scratched. As if someone took a piece of sand paper to a couple of small areas. So I can only guess over time it will only get worse. I have always had a matte finish on my cases. Or at least not hard shiney plastic. Now I know why.
     
  16. gobes macrumors member

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    I had two go worse than this. The rubber flaked off loads and even made the screen grubby. Plastic split above charging hole.
     
  17. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    When I had my 4S, I bought a Candyshell for it. White and black rubber. WORST. PURCHASE. EVER. In three weeks flat, the rubber on it started flaking, and interfering with my Anti-Glare Power Support screen protector. I put up with it for a while, until the rubber on the side literally ripped off when taking the phone out of my case one day. I swore I would never buy another Candyshell after that, a $40 case shouldn't behave like that.

    I ended up getting the Black and Peacock Candyshell flip as a gift for my iPhone 5, and I must say, I love it. I do hope it doesn't start flaking (I've only had it for a couple days), but from what I've gathered, the colored rubbers, for some reason don't flake.
     

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