Speck CandyShell Cases Good?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by MacUserMichael, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. MacUserMichael macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2012
    I was thinking of getting one. Are they good?
  2. NbinHD macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2012
    Macbook Pro 13'' - Mid 2012 Baseline
    I've got one but don't use it, simply because the inner silicon/TPU material started peeling and can't find my receipt (so keep out for that, there have been a couple of complaints from what I've seen). Apart from that issue its a pretty nice case, but one of the main things that I noticed when I brought it was that it was a lot thicker then I originally thought. I changed to the Speck Pixelskin HD which is a lot thinner and a nicer looking case then the Candyshell. Just look at some reviews on YouTube and on websites such as CNET so you can get all the pros and cons of the case so you can decide for yourself.
  3. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    It provides great protection, but no case is perfect. There have been complaints about the rubber peeling around the edges (especially the corners), although Speck has supposedly tried to reduce this. Also, the glossy surface tends to scratch up. And it is bulky. But it is a nice case. I'd recommend it over a few similar cases that are priced the same.
  4. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    I own two different Speck Candyshell cases, and both have started peeling within the first two weeks of owning the case.. One is extremely bad, to the point where I never use it and will throw it out soon. The second one is starting to get bad as well, and I probably will never use that one again also. Although I love the protection from the case, I would not recommend spending $35+ on a case that's horribly made. Better value for your money elsewhere.
  5. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    You should contact Speck's customer service. They'll probably replace them for you.
  6. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    I did, and the rep I talked to was extremely rude. I lost the receipts for both the cases and when I talked to them they said not to worry and to just send the cases in. So a day before I was about to send the cases in, I contact Speck one more time just to make sure that it was okay that I did not have the receipts and the rep was basically calling me stupid for trying to send in cases without receipts and that I would not be getting anything in return if I did not have them.

    I was extremely disappointed and I'll never buy a Speck product again. And they use to be my go-to company. I could understand if they told me no from the start, but the fact I was told two different things (And even provided them the emails where I was told I did not need a receipt), they accused me of forging those emails as that is not "company policy".
  7. mccoy015 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    I have the snakebite green candy shell. By far the best iPhone case in my opinion. Keep your receipt because you get a 1 yr warranty and it will more than likely break before the 1 year is up. Mine did and exchanging for a new one was simple. Their customer service is top notch.

    My only tips are once you put the candy shell on, do not take it off. The more times you take it off, the quicker it will break. Also, do NOT get black. The black shows the scratches and scuffs VERY easily.
  8. traumuhhtize macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2012
    I like mine, it's the red AT&T exclusive one. It has a lot of scratches.. so maybe get a satin one.
  9. Desilmd macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2013
    This is the only case i have had for my iphone 5 and i have droped my phone 5+ times, not a scratch. I rate it a 4&1/2 out of 5.
  10. Lya macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    I've used it for a few months, mine didn't peel off, but the back got scratched a lot...
    Though I love it and it provides very, very great protection (of course it is bulky).
  11. jt2020 macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2013
    San Francisco
    I've always liked the design of the speck shell case. Dual injection is a great way to protect your iPhone.
  12. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    If your case is peeling and you did not buy it retail odds are it's counterfeit. These are one of the most counterfeited cases. When buying on Amazon, only buy from Amazon as the seller, not a third party fullfilled by Amazon.
  13. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2010
    This isn't true at all. I've bought 2 Candyshells at retail when i had my 4, and both peeled.

    Look up pretty much any review and they mention the same thing
  14. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    I have owned/bought 7 Candyshell cases, 4s, 5, Touch. None of them peeled, even after a year in use-all bought retail or from Amazon as the seller. I had a counterfeit from Amazon that peeled within days of buying it.
  15. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    Yeah, I've had Speck cases and they've never had an issue with wear and tear. They DID have an issue with being scuffed up right out of the box, but it's just a case so I didn't care all that much.

    I stopped using them though because they change the look of the phone completely and they're a little too thick. I've recently ended up getting a Caudabe Perimetric which feels/looks better than the Speck to me and is easier on the wallet.
  16. Gryfter, May 14, 2013
    Last edited: May 14, 2013

    Gryfter macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    I've tried several Candyshells from BestBuy and they've all peeled within weeks of usage...

    a nice alternative is this: http://systm.com/shop/systm-chisel-for-iphone-5

    outer layer is the same polycarbonate but its matte and not glossy so it wont scratch as easily...

    the inside layer is TPU so it doesnt "flake" like the Candyshell...
  17. TechnicallyTee macrumors 68000


    May 14, 2013
    The Candyshell grip is a very good case. I had it on my phone since I got the phone months ago and still was holding up great. I recently took it off since I have the Magpul now.
  18. mobi macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2004
    Penn's Woods
    PixelSkin HD has been great for me. It's thin, tactitle, provides enough protection to withstand dropping on cement. What else can you ask for? Candyshell didn't fare that well.
  19. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    I've got the Caudabe Perimetric as well and I agree it's a good case. I use the Caudabe Veil most of the time now because of how thin it is, but the Perimetric is better IMO than the Speck CandyShell if for no other reason than the back is translucent.

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