Review of Speck CandyShell Grip iPhone 6 Case

If you’ve had the chance to handle the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+ then you’ll have noticed how incredibly slick and slippery these devices can be. Obviously the best way to protect the iPhone from tragedy is to put it in a protective case.

Speck has been designing iPhone cases since the inception of the Apple phone. For the latest iteration of the iPhone they have stretched out their Candy Shell Grip iPhone case to fit the latest models. Today we will look at the iPhone 6 version.

Textured grips on the back of the case allow the phone to be held with the utmost traction. The CandyShell Grip case is certified to meet or exceed military standard drop tests which means the iPhone 6 is well protected. On its front is a raised bezel, which keeps the screen safe from impact.



Speck ships the CandyShell Grip in a cardboard package with a clear plastic window. The packaging looks similar to other Speck Candy Shell packages for other mobile devices. Inside the package we find the case by itself.


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Speck offers the CandyShell Grip in several different color combinations including Moss Green/Black, White/River Blue, Lipstick Pink/Jay Blue, River Blue/Tahoe Blue, Black/Slate Grey and White/Black. For our review we will look at the River Blue/ Tahoe Blue case.

The case is designed using soft thermoplastic elastomers(TPLE) for the inner portion of the case as well as the protective covers for the volume and power buttons. The outer shell uses a hard polycarbonate plastic. This combination makes the CandyShell Grip both malleable and impact resistant.


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As with most iPhone cases there are openings for the phone jack, Lightning connector, Speaker and camera.


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The back of the case has rubberized grips on the sides for keeping the case securely in ones hands. In the center is a Speck logo.



On the inside of the case we see another Speck logo with a smooth rubberized finish interior.



Specifications and Features


CandyShell Grip iPhone 6 Case

Raised rubber ridges

Textured grips on the back of this iPhone 6 case make texting, gaming, and taking pictures easy—while giving you the perfect hold.

Military-grade drop tested protection

Certified to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G drop test standards.

Detailed to defend

Raised bezel protects screen from impact and adds grip so your iPhone 6 can lie face down on tables or dashboards without sliding. Rubberized covers shield volume and power buttons while keeping them fully accessible.

Dual-layer design

Patented hard and soft layers provide uncompromising protection in a surprisingly slim profile that makes these iPhone 6 cases easily slide in and out of pockets.


Durability and accelerated life testing against extreme temperatures, cracks, and scratches.

The Long Live Promise

Proven protection and sleek design backed by a one-year warranty. Long live having it all.

Price: $34.95 (from Speck at time of review)

Price: #34.95 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review


Installation of the Speck CandyShell Grip case involves placing the edge of the iPhone 6 along one side of the case and then pushing the phone in as the edges of the case wrap around the screen. Removal of the case involves prying off one side and pulling the iPhone 6 out.



The CandyShell Grip iPhone 6 case will look familiar to those folks who have used this model for other devices. The design has not significantly changed from the iPhone 5 version. It is aesthetically pleasing while being highly functional.

The back has a textured rubbery material that keeps the iPhone 6 securely nestled in the user’s hands.

Rubberized buttons protect the power and volume switches. All of the iPhone’s remaining ports and switch are easily accessible with the case in place. The camera has a nice wide opening that does not affect the camera’s flash.

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In terms of size the CandyShell Grip does not add too much bulk to the iPhone 6. According to Speck the River Blue/ Tahoe Blue is one of their most popular models. My wife and oldest daughter thought this color scheme was not the masculine. Of course neither one of them have an iPhone 6 to claim it for their own.



The CandyShell Grip for iPhone 6 is functionally on par with its predecessors. It is aesthetically a nice looking case that keeps the Apple phone safe and secure. The rubberized grips on the back will keep the iPhone from slipping out of one’s fingers. Plus the Military-grade drop tested protection will keep the i6 safe for those times when it does take a tumble.

With Speck you know you will get a well made case that will keep your expensive iPhone well protected

+Excellent grippability
+Easy access to inputs
+Military-grade drop tested protection



Grading Scores Out of 10
Overall score-10-10
Design / Aesthetic score-9-10
Value / Price score-9-10
Performance / Usage score-10-10



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