Speck Review of Three iPhone 7 Cases: Presidio SHOW, CLEAR + GLITTER, and GRIP

Speck 1I always love reviewing Speck products, and it has been a while since I have reviewed them. Fortunately, I had a chance to review three for the iPhone 7.

I’ll start with the Presidio SHOW, which is for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 6/6S. I believe that it is called the SHOW because it is transparent, which means it shows just about everything on the back of the iPhone.

In addition to the transparent style, it also has this shock barrier on the side which is made of Impactium. That sounds like one of those sci-fi names, like unobtainium from Avatar. This is a good shock barrier to protect the iPhone, so isn’t that great?

Yeah, it is, and the Presidio SHOW can be purchased on the Speck website for $39.95.

Speck 2The next up is the Presidio CLEAR + GLITTER. It is very similar to the Jewel case from SKECH, but it doesn’t have the fakey rhinestones. This is very glittery, and it comes in one solid glittery shape and has some embedded glitter crystals.

Like the Presidio SHOW, it is also made of Impactium. I don’t know if that has officially become an element, but this is definitely a thing now.

You should be able to purchase the Presidio CLEAR + GLITTER on the Speck site for about $44.95 in Clear/Gold Glitter, Onyx/Gold Glitter, and Rose Pink with Gold Glitter/Rose Pink.

Speck 3So, let’s talk about the Presidio GRIP. Let’s just talk about why it is called the GRIP, and it has some divets in it for some extra grip.

In other words, you could have your hands slippery in oil, and you could probably use your iPhone. Or at least you can hold it, but using the touchscreen could be problematic.

Of course, it has Impactium, because apparently all Speck smartphones have that these days. You can get the Presidio Grip on the Speck site for about $39.95, and it comes in Black/Black, White/Ash Gray, Graphite gray/Charcoal Gray, Twilight Blue/Marine Blue, Lipstick Pink/Shocking Pink, and Whisper Purple/Lilac Purple.

Speck Candyshell Inked Cases, Amped Cases, and DuraFolio Case for the iPad Air

Speck CandyShell InkedI have reviewed a lot of Speck products before, and I was able to get a hold of a few so I can do this next review. I’m going to start with the Candyshell Inked case.

I have actually reviewed the Candyshell Grip Case, and it is a scratch resistant case with military grade protection. There are no rubberized grips on the Inked, but there are high resolution graphics. This one in the image that you see here is the Galaxy Purple/Revolution Purple, and it is simply beautiful. I really hope that this wonderful graphics don’t fade, but I hope the promise from the website is good.

You should be able to get the CandyShell Inked Cases on the Speck site for about $39.99. It is available for all kinds of models of smartphones.

Speck Amped CaseThe Candyshell Amped case has the same military-grade protection, but it has another feature: it can double the sound of the smartphone. I think that this has something to do with the inner shape of it, some sort of “Horn Design”.

Yes, I don’t know how it works, but if you are trying to just amplify your sound, it could save you money buying a Bluetooth speaker. This is provided you just want 2X louder and clearer sound, and it is really good that there isn’t any need for batteries.

Unlike the other CandyShell cases, I can only find this for the iPhone 5. You can get it for about $44.95 right here.

Speck DuraFolioThen I had the chance to review the DuraFolio iPad Air Case. It has the military-grade drop protection of the previously mentioned CandyShell cases, and it can prop up your iPad Air for watching videos and such. You can even adjust the angle as well.

The good part is that the case only adds 0.3 inches, which means that the iPad Air won’t get too thick. The DuraFolio has integrated magnets that can wake and sleep the iPad Air upon opening and closing.

If you want to get this, head over to the Speck site and lay down $69.95 for it.

It’s a Merry Speck-mas: HandyShell for iPad Mini, CandyShell Grip case for iPhone 5C, and the CandyShell + FACEPLATE for iPhone 5/5S

Speck iPad MiniOkay, this has to be one of the longest titles for a post that I have ever used, but Speck sent me some stuff, and I will be darned if I don’t review it. I will start with the HandyShell for the iPad Mini.

The HandyShell for the iPad Mini is pretty much your everyday case for the iPad Mini. As someone who has some experience with Speck products, you have to like the raised edges that protect the iPad Mini up to the screen. This means that you can lay it down on a table.

Here is what really makes that HandyShell stand out, and stand up. It is that looped handle thing that is made as a stand in portrait and landscape mode. It can also be used for hanging it on something, or a good holding grip. You can get the HandyShell on the Speck site for $49.95.

candyshell iPhone 5CThen there are the CandyShell cases, and I will start with the CandyShell Grip Case for the iPhone 5C. This is a case made for big texters, as it has plastic and rubber grips that will keep it in text-crazy hands.

It also has come tactical thumb bumps, which are ridges that keep thumbs aligned with touchscreen buttons. There are two layers of protection, and raised bezel to keep the screen safe. If you like it, you can get it on the Speck site for $34.95.

Now the last is the CandyShell + FACEPLATE, which I can’t find on the Speck site, so I can’t give you a price. It is a CandyShell case with patented protection, and a cushioned interior. The FACEPLATE keeps the screen protected from nicks and scratches, and just about anything else. The FACEPLATE uses TrueTap technology, also trademarked, for a “superior touch response”.

Well, that is a good merry Speck-mas to you. All these are available, or probably will be available on the links listed above.