I have to admit: I change my phone case often. It happens depending on my mood – so I have a cache of phone cases just sitting around. I’ve used cases from Rifle Paper Co, Kate Spade, and Marc Jacobs, just to name a few.
Another company that I use a lot (not just for phone cases, but computer + tablet cases as well) is Speck Products. So, when I was perusing their website the other day, I saw the CandyShell Grip in Nickel + Sweet Mint and I knew I just had to have it. I have a soft spot for anything mint and also am very, very clumsy, so I thought this would be a win-win.
Before I get into how the product works, just a quick review of the actual purchase of the case. Here’s a quick timeline:
shipped: Monday (literally got a shipping confirmation an hour after an order confirmation)
Speck offers free shipping on US orders – living in Hawaii typically adds to the shipping costs for most online vendors, so this is always a plus for me. Having ordered from Speck multiple times, this is the typical service I receive from them, so they get an A+ on the actual purchase procedure of the case.
As for the actual case itself, I have to give Speck an A. Some pros: it covers the entire phone (leaving cut outs for the headphone jack and charger port), the color is beautiful, and it is very grippy. I haven’t dropped my phone once yet (knock of wood!) It doesn’t add too much noticeable weight or bulk to the phone, which I like. The one con I found it because of the plasticky material, scratches are noticeable, but not unbearable. But the phone is also covered in the rubber grip, so it’s not too bad.
If you’re looking for a new phone case, I would highly recommend this one. It comes in a multitude of colors, so it can fit most personalities, and the actual grippy-ness of the phone makes it worth the $35 price point (which is on par for most designer phone cases).
image from speck products.