Review: I love the Speck Candy Shell but it has a trade off....

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by MadMacxxx, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    The rubberized silicon parts of the case will stain blue from your jeans and if you try and clean it off and apply too much friction and pressure, you'll wear away the rubber. Also, even gently cleaing it with a microfiber quickly starts to fade the color of the rubber. Also, the hard rubber/plastic outer shell gets scuffs, swirls, and scratches way too easily...

    However, it pairs AWESOME with my Invisible Shield full back and top coverage (screen has power support crystal film on it), and the phone slips in and out of it with relative ease. Its really snug and virtually no dust or debris gets into the case...So if you want to keep your iphone in mint condition, I recommend getting Invisible Shield, BodyGuardz, or something similar and reputable, along with a good screen protector (or not) and a speck candy shell case for drop protection, grip and assurance.

    I also love the fact that there's that somewhat soft and cushioning layer built around the the entire phone, protection the volume and power buttons, as well as providing great shock absorption! I have one in every color except peach and mango;)
     

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  2. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    This is SUCH a sharp-looking case; my only complaint is the lack of color choices. I could go with the cranberry white truffle one, but the other color combos just have zero appeal to me. I saw several comments on their site from people requesting more "girly" colors; I'd be all over those in a heartbeat. Till then, I guess I just wait. :)
     
  3. hsk macrumors regular

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    +1 - I was sort of let down once I went to the site to see the selection.
     
  4. Sanveann macrumors 6502

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    Yeah ... I was looking at them, but the colors were all just SO unappealing to me.
     
  5. kicko macrumors 65816

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    Yes the silicone does get dirty. Its something you have to live with. Thats one of the reasons i went with red/white. White hides the scratches and the red was the darkest silicone. The color combos are really hard to digest after some time. I do love the protection the case delivers beyond all that.
     
  6. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    I went with the iSkin solo. I really like this case, but I don't want my phone bright and hippy colors. If they made it in black/white or black/black I would have bought it.
     
  7. Zadiek macrumors member

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    Same. I would love a black/gray version.
     
  8. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Same here, the trade off for me are the colors. I wish they just had an all black or something, those colors are pretty awful to my eye.

    If I had a white Iphone the white/cran isn't bad, but I like black.
     
  9. MadMacxxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I totally agree that they DEFINITELY NEED new colors, and some classy ones like black and white. I'd all over a black and white one.... I really think the green and grey one and the red/white one are the best ones. I have the yellow one but dont like it because the yellow and black reminds me of Nextel/Sprint, construction work, body glove wet suits, water proof gear type, industrial safety type look to it haha....but the grey and green one looks really rad in real life! I'll take some DSLR shots some time.

    By the way, I'm going to call speck about this tomorrow, but I have really good reason to believe that either speck has a newer version of this case that they've secretly injected into the market, or they manufacture the red/white cases different then the other cases. You see, on the my red/white candy shell where the silent/loud toggle switch is, the silicon seals itself around the area where the switch is, providing that cushioning layer. There is half plastic and half silicon there. On all the other colors I have, the hard plastic runs all the way to the switch and the silicon behind it ends at the edges of the cut out for the toggle switch. There is not a half hard plastic half silicon mix on the other colors, it is just hard plastic. This means there is a sharp edge at this cut out, opposed to the soft cushioned edges of the red/white case's design.

    I realized why my Invisible shield had a small groove poked into around the toggle switch when i pulled it out of my yellow case.
     
  10. SuperKat macrumors regular

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    Yeah

    I like the case but found it really hard to remove the iPhone from it. It was to the point where I was worried about breaking it. That silence button is kind of fragile.
    (FRAGILE....must be Italian.) <----What movie?
     
  11. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    hahahaha Classic, A Christmas Story...


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  12. aluren macrumors 65816

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    I just received the speck case in black/yellow. I like the color, it looks great on my iPhone. I love the protection, as it feels very solid and I don't fear my phone ever being damaged. However, those are the only good things I can say about it.

    For those of you that uses headphones other than the standard Apple headset, you can forget about this case. The headphone cut-out is way too small. I can't fit my other headphones or cables in there (and this is probably not just a Speck case issue as other cases might have this problem as well). Second, the power button on the top is impossible to push. I could not press it to save my life. It makes reseting the iPhone impossible without taking the phone out of the case. The vibrate button is also too hard to get to. On my naked iPhone, I can flick it in my pocket without looking. With the case, I can't even do it looking straight at it. You need long nails.

    To me, there is just too many drawbacks. With the case on, I can no longer use my UE-10 custom earphones or plug my iPhone to my car. That itself is a deal breaker for me. I'm gonna sell the case on eBay when I get a chance.
     

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