Speck CandyShell View for iPhone 4/4S Video Review

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I had two different students come in to see me the other day. Both had brand new iPhones. Both iPhones were in the same style of case although in different colors. Yes, both students had opted to buy Speck’s CandyShell case to protect their new iPhone. The CandyShell line has been a huge hit for Speck and, as a result, the company is continuing to expand the line. They sent a few different samples over and we will be taking some video looks at them. First up, the Speck CandyShell View for iPhone 4/4S.

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From Speck:

This clever twist on our award-winning CandyShell iPhone 4S case comes with a stand for hands-free movie-watching or FaceTime chats. Pop out the retractable kickstand and set your iPhone up however you like, in either portrait or landscape mode. When you’re done viewing, you can retract the kickstand back inside with an elegantly smooth, spring loaded mechanism.

The matte-finish hard outer shell gives impact-resistant protection, a little bit of grip, and slips easily in and out of your pockets. The soft inner layer provides shock-absorption and a protective cushion for your iPhone 4S or 4. CandyShell View also features press-thru button covers and a raised screen bezel.



Fits all iPhone 4S and 4!

Integrated retractable kickstand

Co-molded construction combines hard plastic and soft rubber

Form-fit, one-piece, patent-pending design

Raised screen bezel and rubberized button covers


Video Review:

In all, the CandyShell view is a great option for anyone who likes the look and feel of the company’s CandyShell line but also wants the convenience of a built-in stand. The stand doesn’t add much, if any, bulk and it lets you view the iPhone with the device held in a variety of different positions. I do have some questions about the longevity of the stand however. It is somewhat flimsy and I can imagine it breaking off after a bit of use. Still, it works fine now and, were this to happen, you still have a functional CandyShell case for under $40!

The Speck CandyShell View is available in a range of colors and can be purchased directly through Speck’s website.

MSRP: $39.95

What I Like: Good protection; a few colors from which to choose; Lay-on-the-table clearance; Built-in stand really works

What Needs Improvement: I question how the stand will hold up over time

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.