Speck Candyshell Grip VS Switcheasy Tones

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  1. 10poo10p macrumors newbie

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    I'm debating about which one I should get. The Speck in white body or the Switcheasy in black...

    On Amazon, the Speck is 5 dollars cheaper, yet does not include screen protectors, plug-ins for the ports;however, I can buy a Skinomi full-body screen protector to compensate that.

    As for the Speck, I love the design. It seems more bulky than the Switcheasy, which I would prefer to have the iPhone to have a little bulkiness. The color scheme is nice. I love everything except that it gets scratches, and that's my biggest pet-peeve. I hate scratches! I hear on the white case that you can see less scratches/finger prints than the darker colored ones. Also, with the grips, the scratch surface area is low in contrast to the original Speck.This case is $19.95 that comes with just itself on Amazon.

    As for the Switcheasy, the design looks simple, as far as colors. I favor how it does not get scratch. The minimalistic design is great! This case is $24.99 that comes with a case, two screen protectors, a squeegee, microfiber cloth, and two pairs of two plug-in for the ports on Amazon.

    Please elaborate on why you choose which case is better, and also post your experience, pro's and con's about either cases. Thanks!
     
  2. Jburnette87 macrumors member

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    I can't speak for the switch easy but I have the candy grip and I absolutely love it. I will be buying another color also. I've had an otterbox commuter,defender,candyshell,candyshell satin,and ringke slim. The grip is by FAR my favorite. It's very slim,buttons feel great,doesn't scratch and overall has great durability.

    Also no issues with it being too grippy. Goes in and out of jeans without and issue.
     
  3. LittleGwen macrumors 6502

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    I dont have the Candyshell grip but I own Candyshell and i really love it. the only downside is, it scratches VERYYY easily. Other than that, love the design and the colors. The last one I had cracked in half so hopefully, this one doesn't do it. But still, i love it! :D
     
  4. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I've had a white with bright pink Speck for my iPhone 4S so unless they had some changes, I didn't like the scratching. Literally the back was scratched in the AT&T Store when the sales rep laid the phone down on the counter. I'm not talking light barely noticeable scratches but some major scratches that made the case look old and worn in the first week. Now I didn't have this problem but many reviews would complain of the rubber parts flaking off like eraser turds. My daughter had a Speck case with this problem. Maybe they've corrected the problem with the iPhone 5 cases. I kept the white case for less than a month and then gave it away to another MacRumor poster that was looking for the white/pink color combination. I hated the scratching and the bulkiness. Also that case kept lifting up the screen protector.

    As for the Switcheasy Tones, I would definitely recommend it over the Speck. The Tones is a slimmer profile that really offers decent protection. It doesn't interfere with the protector as it catches on the bevel. Additionally it doesn't scratch and the workmanship is great. I've purchased the Tones in 3 colors and like them all. It also just feels better in your hand.
     
  5. AndroidBlows macrumors member

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    I've had both and I chose to stick with the Speck CSG.

    The SET was loose at the bottom and just bugged me too much. Too smooth in the hand. Felt like it would slip out of my hands. It's not a complete POS but the looseness on the bottom just pushed me out of it.

    I used the speck burton prince of wales for 3 weeks and didn't like it at all. The fabrics felt weird and slippery.

    The Speck is tight and perfect. It's just a very solid, light great case.

    Done searching. Sticking with the Speck. Very satisfied. Ordered a black one in addition to purple yesterday on amazon for $22 new.
     
  6. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    I really like the Candyshell Grip. I had one for my 4S and bought one today for my iPhone 5.
     
  7. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I guess if your biggest pet peeve is the scratches associated with the Speck, I would go for the Tones. Many of the reviews on the Speck website speak about the cases scratching very easily. Also, there is a review discussing the rubber rubbing off, still happening with their latest line of cases. This has been an ongoing problem with some of the Speck cases. As I said before, I didn't have the rubber issue but my daughter did.
     
  8. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    I currently have the black Candyshell Grip on my iPhone 5 and can confirm - the black colour scratches very easily.

    I have lots of hairline scratches running along the glossy part of the back of the case - hell, I even bought a desktop stand to minimize the scratches but then I found that just the action of resting the case against the stand itself would scratch it as well..?!?!:confused::confused:

    I also owned the Candyshell (the normal Candyshell glossy case) for my previous iPhone 4 but had it in white. Although the white version was just as prone to scratches and scuffs - even looking at the white case now, you cannot see any of the marks. The lighter colours hide the marks very well.

    I've always been a case junkie myself - the amount of cases i bought for my iPhone 4 was ridiculous and at the end, I decided to go caseless - go figure....!!:rolleyes:

    ....but for my iPhone 5 - the Candyshell Grip is the first case I have bought and apart from the scuffs (on the black version anyway) its my fave case and can't see me changing it any time soon. The grips on the side offer a great amount of grip, there is a good lip for that famous 'lay on the table design', all the buttons offer great 'tactile feedback' and the ports at the bottom are all covered nicely - the speakers have individual holes for each little hole (similar to the Switcheasy Tones).

    To be honest - I contemplating getting the white Candyshell Grip (with the black grips) just so that I don't see the scuffs that I see on my black version.

    I was thinking about the Tones case but at the end of the day, it does not offer more than what the Grip offers.

    I think that if there is 1 case which may tempt me away from the Candyshell Grip - it will be when Switcheasy (if they decide to ) release their Capsule Rebel case for the iPhone 5. I had the Rebel for my iPhone 4 and it was my most used case ever....:)
     
  9. icemanzzz macrumors member

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    I hated the scratching and flaking rubber on the Speck candy Shells. I'd get their Pixelskin HD over the Candy Shells.

    I would prefer the Switcheasy Tones between the 2. But I'd still get the pixelskin hd over the tones..
     
  10. AndroidBlows, Nov 7, 2012
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    I have no flaking rubber issues with my Speck CSG.

    It's awesome so far.
     
  11. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    I've just started to experience the flaking issue on my Candyshell Grip. It's where the grip parts are on the sides of the case - some of the lines seem to be flacky and one line is actually starting to peel away from the case?!

    I've now ordered a black Switcheasy Tones case from Amazon, here in the UK. They now have them in stock and they sell for £19.99 delivered - BARGAIN #
     
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