The awkward moment when you’re about to beat the high score on Temple Run and the sweat on your palms built up from the excitement causes you to drop both your phone and your running adventurer to their untimely death. Thanks to our mates over at GadgetsBoutique, we got our hands on Speck’s CandyShell Grip case with its rubbery fingerpads that will keep every hardcore gamer's and texter's solid grip on their iPhone. Find out just how serious it gets after the break!
The Speck CandyShell Grip features both hard plastic as the casing with soft rubber on the bezel and fingerpads. This 2-in-1 construction gives excellent protection if you were to drop your device and the soft rubber gives the overall case a comfortable feel to it. The combination of both hard and soft material is not unfamiliar to Speck and has worked well with many of its other cases.
The design is very similar to Speck’s CandyShell where the hard plastic provides excellent external protection from scratches while the inner soft rubber cushions your iPhone from cracking or dents when dropped. The addition comes with the extra fingerpads. The concept is simple: with more grip on your phone, the less chances of you accidently dropping it. These grips are positioned strategically to fit the form of your hands while you’re texting or playing a game. Those strangely addicting games where you have to vigorously tilt or shake your phone will no longer pose a problem and you don’t have to be afraid that your iPhone will go flying across the room.
Typical of Speck, we expect high quality and nothing less. Your iPhone will have no problems fitting inside the case and installing and removing won’t be too much of a wrestle. The cutout for your headphones and dock are large enough to connect your cables but small enough to protect them from any damage. The volume up and down buttons, silent switch, and as well as the wake button are perfectly protected by rubber covers that are not too difficult to press but are not extremely giving either.
There are also rubber lining that extends throughout the edges of the case that raises the screen to prevent any damage to it while it is placed face down. If that was not enough, Speck also added additional rubber feet that raise your iPhone even higher to prevent every possible kind of damage. The rubber texture also prevents it from slipping off a table.
The CandyShell Grip is a fantastic accessory that provides the ultimate protection; the grip prevents you from any slippery phones and the case protects it even if you somehow were to drop it. While the grip sticks amazingly to your hands, it also sticks to your pockets. Since the rubber grips clings so well to cloth, placing and removing it out of your pockets can be bothersome at times, leaving you awkwardly fidgeting inside your pants…
Speck has been known to produce a plethora of cases to fit everybody’s needs, and the CandyShell Grip is no exception. Providing great protection as well as great utility, this case will be a perfect fit for anyone who likes to drop his or her phones. The added grip is a dream come true to saving the pristine Retina Display and all its glory. With a popular brand name to back it up, the CandyShell Grip is confident in meeting your particular needs and is one that we definitely recommend. You can head on over to GadgetsBoutique's website and pick up one of these lifesavers for $29.