iPad Case Review: Speck CandyShell

May 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Gadgets and Accessories, iPad, Reviews

Speck Candyshell cases are back, and they’re bigger and better than ever! It’s no surprise that an iPad line for the Candyshells has been made. The iPhone version won Beatweek Magazine’s Best Rubber iPhone Case of 2009 Award! A bigger version of the case does require more care and Speck has handled that quite nicely. Not only that, they did it with a bit of style!

The interior is made of a soft rubberized material that absorbs any impact the iPad may encounter. The unique part about this case is the opening in the lower back. This allows you to dock the iPad on the keyboard without removing the case. It’s also handy when you need to charge the iPad too. Simply lift the cut-out piece to charge or dock your iPad. It snaps on and off of the iPad easily and kind of reminds me of a doggy door!

The edges of the case completely covers the iPad to prevent any scratches and bumps on the sides. There are also cutouts for the headset, screen lock, and holes for the speakers. However, the on/off button and volume controls are covered with a rubberized material. This also means that you may have to press them slightly harder than usual.

Overall, it’s a very unique design that’s both protective and stylish. The case covers the iPad seamlessly and is currently available in two colors — BatWing Black and NightShade Purple. You can purchase the Speck CandyShell for iPad for $49.95. For more information, see SpeckProducts.com

Disclosure: This product was sent by Speck for review purposes. This is part of Beatweek Magazine’s coverage of iPad products. Opinions expressed in this article are my own.

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  • http://spamboy.com Spamboy

    How durable is that door's hinges? I have this worry that repeated opening/closing will wear it out, causing the bottom of my iPad to be forever exposed.

  • http://php-princess.net Daynah

    Hey Spamboy, I personally think the back door hinge is quite durable. The hinge part is made of a thick rubbery/plastic that makes it flexible. And the interior is also lined with with soft rubber material as well. This case should be in the Apple store soon if you want to try it out for yourself first. :)