Reviews Summary


82% of the Speck CandyShell reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (70%)
Good (12%)
Average (6%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (5%)


Here's what the reviewers think about the Speck CandyShell:

Reviewers like these things about the Speck CandyShell

  • Some users like how the gloss doesn’t seem to attract fingerprints.
  • A number of reviewers thought its ridges are the absolute best for gripping the phone securely.
  • Others like how the rubber on the back grips very well to the hand.
  • This case is slim and light, but really nice and also grippy according to many users.
  • Many reviewers agree that it's an excellent case for an excellent price.
  • A number of users love its great fit and protection all around with good grip.
  • Many owners said it fits the phone really well and the rubbery groves on the back help it from slipping.
  • Many users noted that it’s not big or bulky.
  • Durable, attractive, and affordable are the main reasons cited for buying this bag.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said the material feels quite cheap.
  • Others thought the outer hard shell does stratch easily and also attracts pet hair.



Rankings


vs Speck Bags

The Speck CandyShell ranks #1 compared with the other Speck bags.

1Speck Presidio
3.11
Speck Presidio
2Speck MightyShell
2.93
Speck MightyShell

vs All Bags

The Speck CandyShell ranks #1065 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1063IT Luggage Air
3.98
IT Luggage Air
1064Speck CandyShell
3.98
Speck CandyShell
1065The Sak Palm Springs
3.98
The Sak Palm Springs
1066Hadaki Lagniappe
3.98
Hadaki Lagniappe
1067Le Donne Leather Apricot
3.98
Le Donne Leather Apricot



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Speck CandyShell vs 4 other, similar bags.

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Speck CandyShell vs Otterbox Commuter


Speck CandyShell
Speck CandyShell

3.98BEST
Based on 13,086 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.66
Based on 24,078 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $

  • The CandyShell is rated a bit better than the Commuter.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 37,164 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Purple

Only the CandyShell is available in these colors:
Grey
White
Pink




Speck CandyShell vs Otterbox Defender


Speck CandyShell
Speck CandyShell

3.98BEST
Based on 13,086 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $


Otterbox Defender
Otterbox Defender

3.49
Based on 20,176 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.3 oz
Price: $

  • The CandyShell is rated somewhat better than the Defender.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 33,262 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Purple

Only the CandyShell is available in these colors:
Grey
White
Pink




Speck CandyShell vs Otterbox Symmetry


Speck CandyShell
Speck CandyShell

3.98BEST
Based on 13,086 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $


Otterbox Symmetry
Otterbox Symmetry

3.47
Based on 17,180 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $

  • The CandyShell is rated somewhat better than the Symmetry.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 30,266 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Black
Blue

Only the CandyShell is available in these colors:
White
Purple
Pink




Speck CandyShell vs Speck Presidio


Speck CandyShell
Speck CandyShell

3.98BEST
Based on 13,086 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $


Speck Presidio
Speck Presidio

3.11
Based on 5,177 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.2 oz
Price: $

  • The CandyShell is rated much better than the Presidio.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 18,263 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Grey
Black
Blue
Purple
Pink

Only the CandyShell is available in these colors:
White

You'll want the Speck Candyshell if you intend on using your phone quite bit during your trip. It's one of the best out there in terms of the protection it can provide your phone. The Candyshell will obscure the original covering of your phone so if you want to keep it visible, you'll want to choose the Presidio.

The Presidio is perfect for those who want the world to see what they've bought due to it's transparent design. Buy it if you must show off your smartphone. Otherwise, stick with the Candyshell and its opaque, monochrome coloring.





Selected Reviews


Cult of Mac

The CandyShell is another great case from Speck. Its build quality is terrific, and its dual-layer design will ensure your iPhone stays protected. Though it is a little bulky, as I said above, that’s the price you pay for a protective case. And this is one I certainly recommend.

Posted 15 November 2012 by Killian Bell - Read full review

Cult of Mac

Just because this case is bulky, doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good. If you want to ensure your iPad 2 is protected — extensively — the CandyShell Wrap will keep your tablet free from bumps, scraps and scratches without cramping your style.

Posted 5 August 2011 by Killian Bell - Read full review

Cult of Mac

The CandyShell case itself isn’t scratch-proof. In a week of use, it picked up a few scratches and marks. But better the scratches are on the case than on your iPhone, right?

Posted 19 April 2010 by Traci Dauphin - Read full review

The Gadgeteer

It’s not the easiest, and Speck has realized this by releasing a PDF dedicated to explaining how your iPhone can release itself from the Candy’s sturdy grip. If you plan on docking your iPhone a lot, then a slider or Speck’s PixelSkin is a more logical approach.

Posted 30 December 2009 by Michelle Michelson - Read full review

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Last updated on February 21, 2019

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