Speck CandyShell Flip for iPhone 4/4S Video Review

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If you dock your iPhone you have discovered the challenge of finding the right case, one that provides enough protection but also fits into the charge/sync dock or speaker dock you use. Speck took a decidedly different approach to solving this issue with their CandyShell Flip by making it possible to protect your iPhone in a thick, shock absorbing CandyShell case AND charge/sync/dock without having to ever remove the case. It is a simple but effective design and may be the ideal case for you. Let’s take a look…

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From Speck:

Dock your iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 without removing the case! Soft and rubbery on the inside, hard plastic on the outside— CandyShell Flip has the same revolutionary design as our original CandyShell iPhone case, but with the added feature of a durable flip-back docking panel.

The built-in durable, rubbery hinge gives you docking capabilities while maintaining a perfect, snug fit that doesn’t slide against your phone. A sleek, hard plastic outer shell protects against impacts and slips easily in and out of your pockets. The rubbery lining absorbs shock and also extends to a bezel, which protects your screen if it falls screen-first, and gives it no-slip stability when you place it face down. Two-layered protection also makes for some sweet two-toned color options.

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Features:

Fits iPhone all 4S and 4!

Winner, 2011 iPhone Case of the Year, iLounge.com

Bottom folds back for docking

Co-molded construction, combining hard plastic polycarbonate and soft rubber TPE

Form-fit one-piece patent-pending design

Easily removed: just flip back and angle out!

Raised screen bezel and rubberized button covers

Video Review:

The CandyShell Flip is a highly protective case that comes in bright colors, fells good and adds the benefit of making it possible to use a dock without having to use one of the cumbersome dock inserts or remove the case each time. If you are a fan of the look, feel and protection of Speck’s CandyShell line but want the added flexibility of a dock-able case the only decision left for you to make is… which color? You can make that choice by visiting the product page here on the Speck website.

MSRP: $34.95

What I Like: All the CandyShell goodness you are used to with an added twist… or is that flip?; The iPhone goes into it more easily than is the case with most CandyShells thanks to the opening on the bottom portion

What Needs Improvement: At some point the connection between the two parts will likely wear out and tear

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.

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