Video Review: A Look at Speck's Cases for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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In today's review, we're talking a look at iPhone 6 Plus cases from Speck, a well-known accessory company that sells its products in dozens of retail stores. Speck has been in the case-making business for many years now and it offers several iconic cases like the CandyShell and the MightyShell.

All of Speck's cases provide a reasonable compromise between protection and thickness. They can keep an iPhone safe from wear, tear, and minor drops, and don't add a lot of bulk to Apple's ultrathin devices.

The CandyShell Grip, the first case we looked at, has a hard shell with soft rubber grips on the outside to make it easy to hold. It comes in two variations: with a faceplate for the front of the phone, and without. The CandyShell Grip comes in several colors and is priced at $39.95 to $49.95 (with face plate).


Speck's MightyShell, the second case we looked at, is similar to the CandyShell but is more durable with three layers of rubber for better protection. It also comes in multiple colors and in two versions, with a faceplate ($69.95) and without ($54.95).

Speck also makes a CandyShell Card case that's able to hold credit cards and cash ($39.95). It's exactly like a CandyShell, but it's a bit thicker with the wallet portion. Finally, we looked at the CandyShell Inked, which is a CandyShell ($44.95) that includes unique, super colorful designs.

Speck's iPhone 6 Plus cases can be purchased from the Speck website, and many of them are also available from Amazon.com at a lower price. Speck also sells the same cases for the iPhone 6 at slightly lower prices.

Note: MacRumors received no compensation for this video review.

Top Rated Comments

Mike Oxard Avatar
74 months ago

I feel that MacRumors is getting pretty desperate with these "reviews"

There's always the option to not read them then.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freyqq Avatar
74 months ago
I have the grip version they showed first, and it is virtually indestructible. Not sure why you'd need even more protection.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JustThinkin' Avatar
74 months ago

Unless you are buying a Lifeproof type of case, if you pay anything more than $10 for a phone case, you are doing it wrong.

Really? So you're OK with me spending $750 on a phone, but I'm an idiot if I don't make it feel and look cheaper with a $10 case?

I tried a number of ~$10-20 cases, and got my hands on many more that weren't even worth taking home. These include the popular ~$10 brands you can find online. They all made me like my phone less.

So after about the third one I decided this was ridiculous. I gave up, went to the Apple store, and bought the leather case that I knew was overpriced. Now I like my phone more.


I was stubborn at first, but I finally realized it made no sense to downgrade a nice phone with cases that either looked bad, felt bad, or both.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gigapocket1 Avatar
74 months ago
I feel that MacRumors is getting pretty desperate with these "reviews"
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FieldingMellish Avatar
74 months ago
Waaaay overpriced. But I scored my Candyshell Grip 6 plus on sale for $19.00. That's about right. I like the case. The lighter colors show less scratches. Button action is great. Takes work to remove the case if you like to switch now then.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ohbrilliance Avatar
74 months ago

There's always the option to not read them then.

The thing is, you sit down to watch a review to realise you've watched an ad. It's false advertising, pun intended.

Edit: I take that back - Macrumors received no compensation. It certainly comes across as an ad.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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