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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Speck Case w/ zagg cover!

OK so I picked my phone up this past Sunday and I'm in a happy place (snillville)!

The BB rep sold me a platinum case that was just terrible. Bulky, hard to take off/on, and really just plain ugly. So I drove to a few local att stores and there were really no accessories for this device at all. Except one lone last speck case. At first site I thought meh.... it wasn't a otter box. LOL But after purchasing it and trying it out for the last couple days I have a different outlook. This case is sleek, easy to get in/out of pocket, just grippy enough to not drop, and can be removed easily from device. So I have since returned the platinum case and really see no reason to purchase anything else.



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CandyShell is a unique case designed by Speck with a thin hard-shell coating and a rubbery interior lining, bezel & button covers. No other case offers you shock-absorbing silicone and a smooth pocket-friendly hard shell protection in a one-piece form, making CandyShell the tastiest and most functional case around. Tasty!


I could not find this product on the Speck site. Only at the att stores and DayDeal.comSpeck CandyShell Case for HTC Inspire 4G, Gray/Black - HTC Inspire 4G Skin Covers.

The only thing I would like to see different about the case is the color. I would have preferred it to be all black. But seeing how I didn't really have any other choices gray will do.

Other than that this case is really nice. However I have not drop kicked it yet to see how it will really protect the phone. If I do drop it I'll report back here w/ the findings.

As far as the screen protection goes, I purchased my phone at BestBuy and it came with the lifetime Zagg screen cover for $10 dollars. If at anytime I need the cover replaced I just bring it in the store and they replace it (sweet).



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I have the same case for mine. I like it but it would be better if all black. I bought my phone at the att store and the screen protectors there are a matte finish anti-glare. I'm not sure I'm going to like the screen protector.
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Speck cases are pretty popular amongst my iPhone customers, so I was happy to see we had one for the Inspire. Just wish we had some Otterbox options in store as well.
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I have the Candy Shell also and while it does add some bulk to it, I love it. Even the color is nice because after having a black one for both an iPhone and iPad, scratches become extremely noticeable on that color.
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I have the Candy Shell also and while it does add some bulk to it, I love it. Even the color is nice because after having a black one for both an iPhone and iPad, scratches become extremely noticeable on that color.

This is good to know. So the gray is not sooo bad. It's not that the gray is an eye sore, I'm just use to the sleeker black look.

This would be nice if they made the grip version....

http://www.speckproducts.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=candy+shell+grip
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Does the case have the slightly raised rubber over the volume rocker and the power button?

If so, are the buttons still easy to press?
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Old February 16th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Does the case have the slightly raised rubber over the volume rocker and the power button?

If so, are the buttons still easy to press?

Yes! All the buttons have a nice rubber cover one for the volume rocker and one for the power button. It actually enhances the buttons nicely!
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Yes! All the buttons have a nice rubber cover one for the volume rocker and one for the power button. It actually enhances the buttons nicely!
Cool.

Right now, I have the Best Buy Platinum case for it, which I like just fine so far; though I suspect that it wouldn't be all that great if you dropped it from a fair height.

I ordered the Speck from AT&T online with a 25% off promotion that should be here Monday.

I used to have a Speck case for my iPhone (can't remember if it was a "regular" Speck case, or the Candy Shell), but I seem to remember that it was a bit more difficult to get out of my pocket because it seemed to grip it a bit too much (the Platinum case is very easy to slide in and out of my pocket).

Guess I'll return whichever one I like less.
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Well this case slides really nice.
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I'm planning on buyibg the Case-Mate Tough Case or the screen protector system by Case-Mate.

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I had the speck candy case for one day and returned it. It was too bulky! I'm now rocking the 4$ case from eforcity website and I gotta admit it is awesome!!! It barely ads any bulk at all and protects the phone perfectly. The cutout holes in the back lined up perfectly. And the volume rocker is more independent because the case creates two soft mounds for them. No more wondering if im hitting volume up or down. I
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However I have not drop kicked it yet to see how it will really protect the phone. If I do drop it I'll report back here w/ the findings.
this made me LOL.
this is one of the cases i'm considering getting. i enjoy using Speck's products. i have a candy shell for my iPod touch and it's fantastic.
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Thanks folks, This is exactly the thread I needed.
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this made me LOL.
this is one of the cases i'm considering getting. i enjoy using Speck's products. i have a candy shell for my iPod touch and it's fantastic.
I try... Why not have a little fun while were here.

Dylan this is my first speck product and not sure how they hold up. How did your iphone product stand up to time?

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I had the speck candy case for one day and returned it. It was too bulky! I'm now rocking the 4$ case from eforcity website and I gotta admit it is awesome!!! It barely ads any bulk at all and protects the phone perfectly. The cutout holes in the back lined up perfectly. And the volume rocker is more independent because the case creates two soft mounds for them. No more wondering if im hitting volume up or down. I
Which one? Is it really as good as the Speck? I like the Speck but it does add some bulk.
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I do think the bulk will help when someone finally drops this beautiful phone. So I'm taking protection over feel right now.

Maybe Mr.inspired is referring to this one...?

TPU Rubber Skin Case for HTC Desire HD, Clear Frost Wine Red Circle
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I do think the bulk will help when someone finally drops this beautiful phone. So I'm taking protection over feel right now.

Maybe Mr.inspired is referring to this one...?

TPU Rubber Skin Case for HTC Desire HD, Clear Frost Wine Red Circle
I'm not as worried about protection as much as just being able to grip the phone (it feels slippery naked).

That wine is uuuugly.
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I'm not as worried about protection as much as just being able to grip the phone (it feels slippery naked).

That wine is uuuugly.
The speck helps greatly in that department. But not so much where it makes it hard to get in/out of pockets.
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The speck helps greatly in that department. But not so much where it makes it hard to get in/out of pockets.
If I could find one like that fuggly wine in black, I'd be all over that. Haven't seen it yet though.
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Yes that's the one but I got the dark grey one.
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As good as speck? My opinion... BETTER than speck.
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Yes that's the one but I got the dark grey one.
Damn. Looks like it's out of stock.
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Speck's face layer is made out of rubber... Main problem with the speck case: theres a big lip on the face rim causing dirt to collect and reside there.
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Speck's face layer is made out of rubber... Main problem with the speck case: theres a big lip on the face rim causing dirt to collect and reside there.
I actually like the lip, gives the screen a bit more protection. I'll probably order what you have just to compare. Especially for only 4 dollars.
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This case also has a lip but it is much smaller. Definately worth buying.
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I have that exact set up of the Speck Candycase and the Zagg screen protector and thus far I am very pleased. At first, I thought the Speck case was going to temporary but I'm liking it so far.
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I have that exact set up of the Speck Candycase and the Zagg screen protector and thus far I am very pleased. At first, I thought the Speck case was going to temporary but I'm liking it so far.
I think I'm sticking w/ my combo as well. Really liking the feel and protection.
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I tried out both the Speck and Body Glove case at an AT&T store and decided to go with the Body Glove.

Reasons why

1. Cheaper
2. Less bulky
3. Comes in black
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Are you guys using the zagg for the desire
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Just got the phone because I traded in the Atrix but this case was the only one left. Thought it would do till I found something else but now I just love it!
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And "this case" is?
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I too thought the Speck case was going to be temporary but im actually really pleased with it

It does add some bulk but not like an otterbox or anything. It looks pretty good to with that greyish look plus it offers some really good protection. I would recommend it to anyone looking for some good protection but dont need ramboish otterbox protection lol
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**UPDATE**

I'm still sporting the zagg cover and speck case. I have had one hard drop But the good news is the case did exactly what it was meant for. The phone took absolutely no damage and the case has some scuff's on the corner. That's it. As far as the zagg cover I have scratched it as well. I took my phone back to bestbuy showed them the scratch and without any question the pulled a brand new zagg cover off the shelf and replaced for me on the spot.

Love this case/cover!
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Finally received my Speck case and I'm real happy with it. Great fit (didn't know it has its own button extenders) and it slids nicely into my pocket, not like the silicon cases. Oh, and it doesn't add "too much" bulk.
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Anyone know if a full body skin like Zagg fits with the Speck or generic TPU cases?
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