Speck CandyShell Card Case

Speck Products CandyShell Card Case Color : White/Caribbean Blue

Overview Speck CandyShell Card Case:

The Speck CandyShell Card Case is my wifes new favorite case for her iPhone 5. The sleek smooth design along with the ability to carry some of her cards with her was a big plus! The Speck CandyShell Card Case is a hybrid hard shell with a soft TPU core. All of the Speck products are designed to protect the phone to military levels!

Speck CandyShell Card Case
CandyShell Card Case in Black/Gray


The CandyShell Card case by Speck is a full frame hybrid case with a card slot for 3 cards and a couple folded bills on the back. As with both Speck cases that I tried out they both fit very snuggly, there was no way the phone would come out.

The back and most of the sides of the case are surrounded in a hard plastic that won’t flex or bend very easily. On the inside the case is lined with a soft TPU that is had cutouts and ribbing to absorb the energy from a drop. The cutouts were a little small the OEM Apple power cable and headphones fit just fine but if connecting an aftermarket cable you may need to adjust the size of the cable or the case.

The sides of the case has cutouts for the power, ring/silent switch, and the headphone jack. The switches for the power and the volume are extended through the hard plastic shell. The same soft TPU is used to create a nice and firm feel to the switches. The ring/silent switch was a little deep for my personal liking but it was accessible.

The card caring ability of this case was nice. I loaded the case with 1 to 3 cards and tried to shake out the cards but I was unable to.

Inserting the phone into the case was fairly easy.  Removing the phone takes a lot more effort since the case does not flex much. The sleek and slim appearance of the case was a nice added benefit from other wallet cases.

Perceived protection:

I feel that the protection that this case will provide will be excellent. I would not be afraid for the accidental drop that would otherwise render the phone broken.


I feel that the value of this case is in the ability to protect the phone in any situation. At the time of writing the case was under $40 and that is a small price to pay for the protection and piece of mind that this case brings.


Technical Details:

  • CandyShell Card case fits iPhone 5C
  • Securely carries up to 3 cards (or folded bills) in the patented side-loading slot
  • Protective layer separates your card from your phone to prevent scraping
  • Snappy thumb release – easily push cards out from the slot when you need them
  • Patented design provides two layers of protection in a single-piece construction – rubbery inside, shiny outside