Speck CandyShell Card for iPhone 5/5s Review

Are you tired of carrying around both your wallet and your phone? Then take a look at Speck’s new CandyShell Card case for the iPhone 5s.

There are other cases that will allow you to carry a few credit cards, but Speck is continuing to use its’ rather innovative design for holding cards. Rather than having to open a compartment in order to remover your cards, all you need to do is simply push the card out with your thumb. The case can hold up to 3 credit-size cards or a few folded dollar bills. The cards are held snugly in the slot so they won’t slide out on their own, even if there is only one inside. And don’t worry about accidentally losing a card, we tried shaking the phone to see if we could dislodge a card, but they didn’t budge. This case really does its job well.

The CandyShell case comes in four colors (Black, Red, White and Blue). The glossy outer shell offers protection against impacts and will slip easily in and out of your pocket. The rubbery lining will help absorb the shock of short falls and extends a bit passed the edge of the screen, which will help protect your iPhone if it falls screen-first. Additionally it will help your iPhone from sliding around on table or desk when you place it face down.

It’s true that this case is thicker than others, but it’s minimal. The volume and power buttons are covered to allow for easy pressing, while the mute and other ports are accessible through openings in the case. We were happy to see that the camera opening has a beveled edge so that the case will not hinder the flash despite its added thickness.


Speck’s CandyShell Card for iPhone 5/5s is a solidly designed, functional and stylish case. It does its job and it does it well. You can pick one up today for $39.95.

Buy it!

The Good: Simple design that works. Holds credit cards securely. Offers lots of protection from drops.

The Bad: A bit bulky.

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