Speck’s CandyShell Flip for iPhone 5 is a lot like Speck’s CandyShell case that we just reviewed. It too is made of a dual-layer casing that provides shock absorption and ample protection from bumps and drops. On the outside, the case sports a hard outer shell, while the inside is made up of a cushiony inner layer. This patented design provides two layers of protection in a single-piece, pop-in construction.
But it’s the “Flip” part of the CandyShell that makes the CandyShell Flip really stand out. That is because the case has been designed with a flip-back panel that lets you easily dock your iPhone 5, without having to remove it from its case. At the moment, there are nearly no docks or accessories available that take advantage of the iPhone 5′s new dock connector. But within weeks, that is surely about to change. And when that happens, you’ll be glad you have the CandyShell Flip with its convenient flip-back panel.
Furthermore, what we especially appreciate about the CandyShell Flip iPhone 5 Case is the fact that it’s available in a selection of over 7 fun color combinations. That includes one of our favorites – Raspberry/Dark Raspberry/Peacock.
Overall, Speck’s CandyShell Flip for iPhone 5 case is really a well rounded case. To that effect, it’s a heavy duty case that offers lots of impact protection, yet it still manages to stay pretty slim. The flip-back panel is also very convenient to have so that you don’t have to remove the case from your iPhone often. Last but not least, the color combinations are a lot of fun. The case retails for $34.95.
The Good: Offers lots of protection for your iPhone 5 – minus a rugged look, comes in a choice of fun color combinations, flip-back panel is very convenient.
The Bad: Not the slimmest case around – but not too bulky either.