iPhone 6 case spotlight: Speck

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If there’s one thing we learned from our iPhone 6 case spotlights leading up to the iPhone 6 launch, it’s that our readers want to know about the cases available to them. As such, Technology Tell is continuing our look at the iPhone 6 case lineup from manufacturers whose products we have reviewed for previous iPhone models. Check back each day as we help you determine which cases you should buy (or wait for) to protect your new mobile device.

Speck Releases New CandyShell Cases and Introduces MightyShell for iPhone 6

I don’t imagine it’s possible to have been an iPhone or iPod owner for more than a couple years and not have owned at least one Speck case. We’ve reviewed many, and we’ve even given away a few, and now we’re looking at what they’re bringing to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Fans of the CandyShell case will be happy to hear it’s first out of the gates. CandyShell is available iPhone 6, while the CandyShell Inked, CandyShell Grip, and CandyShell Card are out for the iPhone 6, with iPhone 6 Plus versions to come.

Speck iPhone 6 Cases

All models feature military-grade, bulk-free protection, and act as a buffer between hard surfaces and the newly raised camera lens on both iPhones.

CandyShell for iPhone 6 ($34.95) harnesses mighty slim protection in a sleek dual-layered case. Its military-grade protection features a hard outer shell to guard against impact and a soft, rubbery interior to absorb shock, while the raised bezel provides extra screen protection against drops and falls.

CandyShell Inked for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ($39.95, $44.95) features bold, high-resolution and high-style graphics with a scratch-resistant coating for brilliantly colored cases. Equipped with the same multi-impact, dual-layer protection as CandyShell, this case is the perfect combination of style and strength.

CandyShell Grip for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ($34.95, $39.95) is perfect for texting, gaming, and snapping selfies, featuring raised rubber ridges that provide a no-slip grip for a secure hold, especially for the larger devices. A raised bezel also protects its screen and adds extra grip when the iPhone lies facedown on tables.

CandyShell Card for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ($39.95, $44.95) works like a charm for carrying less while doing more. This case holds up to three cards and cash in a secure, side-loading slot with dual-layer protection for even more security. An anti-scratch barrier adds a protective layer between your cards and iPhone to prevent scraping.

The new MightyShell offers 2x military-grade protection to become Speck’s best defense for the iPhone 6.

Speck iPhone 6 Cases

It’s not available for the iPhone 6 Plus, unfortunately, but those sticking with their iPhone 5/5s will be happy to know it is being retrofitted for them.

MightyShell for iPhone 6 and iPhone 5/5s ($49.95) combines a new, innovative, and truly unique engineering approach to achieve 2x military-grade protection. First, its inner walls are lined with our patent pending Radial Impact Geometry, which lets the case compress on impact in order to disperse shock and protect the iPhone when dropped. Second, the hard polycarbonate layer guards against impact and helps you slide your case in and out of your pocket. Third, the perimeter bumper features an added layer of TPU to give you extra grip and three layers of protection. Finally, the bezel on the perimeter rises 2.0mm (.08″) above the iPhone’s ion-strengthened, curved glass for extra screen safety. The result is two times the drop-tested protection used by MIL-STD-810G standards.

MightyShell Clear for iPhone 6 and iPhone 5/5s ($49.95) features the same three-layer protection as MightyShell, only the inner TPU and polycarbonate are clear to give the case a see-through look. Both clear layers feature UV protection to prevent yellowing.

All four of the CandyShell cases for iPhone 6 are available in a variety of the season’s trendiest colors and patterns, with prices ranging from $34.95 to $39.95. Cases for iPhone 6 Plus ($39.95 to $44.95) and MightyShell cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 5/5s ($49.95) will be available soon.

To see more iPhone 6 case options, check out the other entries in our iPhone 6 case spotlight series.

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