With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus debuting next week, it’s important to start thinking about how to make sure your new phone is protected as soon as you get it. At some point, you’ll probably want to resell your phone for top dollar to upgrade to the iPhone 7s, and getting the best price will require your device to be in like-new condition. The smartest way to protect your iPhone is with the updated Speck CandyShell series or new MightyShell line. “Designed for Impact” and available in all-new styles, Speck’s CandyShell cases have a perfect combination of great looks, protection, and accessory compatibility for your new iPhone.
We’ve checked out Speck’s all-new CandyShell series for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and the cases are certainly impressive. Each one-piece case is made with two bonded layers — one soft, one hard — together creating a snug fit and incredibly easy installation. But unlike competitors, the CandyShell cases have almost no bulk, keeping your iPhone nearly as thin as they’d be without cases. And the latest clear CandyShell lets you see your iPhone 6s/6s Plus’s colors through an all-new design, available for the first time for both 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone sizes. Below, you’ll get a first look at some brand new CandyShell and MightyShell versions at great prices, available to order today…
There are five different variations on the CandyShell to choose from for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The CandyShell ($34.95+) is Speck’s original version of the case, now available in a completely clear version for the first time ever. Candyshell Inked ($39.95+) upgrades the exterior with rich, colorful imagery while preserving the original version’s protection, and CandyShell Inked Luxury Edition ($49.95+) uses high-quality metallic inks and luxurious designs as an upgrade. CandyShell Grip ($34.95+) adds rubber grips to the basic CandyShell design, and MightyShell ($49.95+) uses matte hard plastic instead of glossy plastic, bringing three layers of material together for even more protection.
Every CandyShell includes MIL-STD-810G anti-drop protection so you do not need to worry about your iPhone, and we’ve tested them – iPhones are safe when inside these cases. They also have 1.5mm raised bezels that protect your iPhone’s screen from direct drops and scratches, a feature we’ve used and loved for years. Some can remove the slippery textures iPhones are known for, and they all do a great job of protecting your device’s buttons. If great protection wasn’t enough, you also get your choice of cool designs that let you see your iPhone’s body or cover it in a color that matches the front screen bezel. Here are your choices.
One of the coolest new cases in the Speck lineup is a completely clear version of the award-winning CandyShell, which is for the first time available for both 4.7″ iPhone 6s/6 models, and 5.5″ iPhone 6s Plus/6 Plus models. This fantastic case brings the versatility, protectiveness, and thinness of the CandyShell while allowing you to see the back and sides of your iPhone. CandyShell is the first completely clear iPhone case with military-grade protection. Speck has chosen new clear materials that will resist yellowing over time, provide excellent clarity to see your device, and resist scratches even better than earlier CandyShell models.
If you love CandyShell but want some more style, CandyShell Inked is the easiest way to step things up. We were especially impressed with the patterns and image print quality of this case, which wraps your choice of art patterns around the back and edges of the iPhone. Speck’s Inked cases have a durable coating that resists scratch damage.
CandyShell Inked Luxury Edition
Befitting their prices, these Luxury Edition cases have the most impressive image prints that we’ve seen on cases, using high-quality, fade-proof printing techniques that truly shine well in both well-lit and dark rooms. Speck uses a scratch and fade-resistant metallic surface that repels abrasions and shimmers when exposed to light, yet doesn’t impact the iPhone’s signal strength. If you appreciate the use of metallic lustre in a luxurious way, CandyShell Inked Luxury Edition is the right choice for you.
CandyShell Grip is here to help iPhone users concerned about dropping their iPhones, or securing the iPhone when it’s being held by its edges as a camera. We love the high-quality grippy material on this line of cases, which is built into the core of each CandyShell in a way that continues to look great over time. They still slide in and out of pockets with ease, but the rubbery TPU adds just enough extra grip to counterbalance slippery hands. It’s also a great way to feel your phone when it’s deep inside a purse or backpack.
Speck’s MightyShell is a CandyShell on steroids. Sold in opaque versions, it also comes in a clear color, but differentiates itself from basic CandyShell models by offering the strongest protection Speck has ever built. It exceeds the requirements for MIL-STD-810G military-grade drop test standards by 2X, combining three protective layers in only 0.14” of added thickness. The walls compress with Speck’s shock-absorbing technology, Radial Impact Geometry, providing an anti-drop cushion for your iPhone. You can feel how strong and rigid it is when you hold it — it makes even the great CandyShell cases feel soft. Unlike most CandyShell versions, it has a matte texture, which prevents sliding on smooth surfaces.
You can check out Speck’s entire iPhone case collection on their website.
Original photography by Tomer Elkayam.
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