• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnʻt hold up to normal wear and tear

    • Written by from Kailua

    One month into use: front of case started fraying. I usually keep my phone in a front pocket of shorts or jeans. The case should be able to stand up to that type of wear and tear for more than a few weeks.

    After Two Months: Front of case continued to fray, pulled off a few strands of rubber that were getting annoying.

    Three months later: Part of the case by the silence switch broke off (at this point, still hadn't dropped the phone).

    Four months: Part of the case by by the power input broke off.

    Five months: Part of the case between the audio jack and power input broke.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last, expensive and didn't protect screen against shatter

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This product started to fall apart around ~1 year of ownership. The plastic pieces around the headphone jack and power cracked off, the rubber gasket starts to catch, and now, as of today, my $39.99 was for nothing. I was running, tripped and my screen shattered despite being in the case. I realize that a case only helps so much and large drops may still result in screen shatter, but think that the case should have protected in this particular situation.

    Had it not fallen apart, I think it would have protected more.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not last

    • Written by from St. Charles

    I bought my CandyShell directly from the Apple store in Chicago, and it has already broken apart (there is literally a piece which broke off). This happened in less than 8 months of purchasing it. I expect better quality from a product which is particularly being sold in an Apple store as an accessory to their high-end electronics. Of course, the return has to be made directly with Speck, not Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2010 version lasted 2.5 years, 2013 version lasted 1 month

    • Written by from Boston

    I recently bought what I though was the same exact case as I did in 2010. And I did (same company, same model), except the quality has gone WAY down. My first version did a good job keeping my phone protected and slowly over time the plastic broke near the charger plug, but that was really it. I decided to get a new one this past summer, just to make sure my phone was protected as it could be and this new case is TOTAL GARBAGE. I bought it at Apple thinking that they continue to review the products that they sell in their store. The speck case I have is very poor quality. The plastic broke near the charger plug within the first two months, the rubber around the edges has completely deteriorated and constantly is crumbling off (now missing in several places around the case). I have not handled the phone or case any differently. Went back to Apple recently and they said there is nothing they can do. Last time I buy any accessory from Apple.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Speck case

    • Written by from Mesa

    I have had the case for one day. The rubber on every corner is frayed and seems its coming apart. The face to rough on the face when talking on the phone. There is also no hole for the background mic on the side of the phone. When I emailed Speck they said it didn't affect the function of the phone. But when I use the phone without the case whomever I am talking to can always hear me perfectly. Planning on returning it ASAP!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    believe this review

    • Written by from ORLANDO

    i bought this case at the apple store, and it fell apart after 3 months. it protects alot, however it started ripping apart on the rubber around the case specially where the charger plugs into the phone. i still have the case for the protection, however after 4 months of owning it, it looks like ive used it for 4 years. this is a Do not buy if youre looking for a durable product

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't protect my iPhone 5

    • Written by from Temple Terrace

    My screen shattered with about an 18" drop. My fault, but very disappointed this case didn't save it.

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good At all

    • Written by from Arlington Heights

    Bottom frayed within a week. Bottom is flimsy and will eventually break. Don't buy it.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy - Brokw after 2 months from regular use of phone

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I was excited to get the Candyshell because it was supposed to be durable and strong. It is not. I had to replace it because it broke from the stress of regular use, i.e., turning on the phone, upping the volume, and charging it. What a waste.
    This case seemed like it was great, until it began to get little breaks in the hard plastic shell. The first crack, near the volume up and down buttons and the ringer on and off switch was the first of many subsequent defects which rendered this case not strong and durable, but weak and short-lived.

    The first break caused the soft plastic buffer to separate from the hard plastic. Then, I noticed a similiar break near the phone on and off button. In fact, that entire corner became unstable. The final straw came when I had an inch and a half gap between the plastic buffer and the case on the right side and another break in the hard plastic near where you insert the charger.

    These are all stress issues, i.e., breaks in the case where it is designed to be used. I have not had any major drops or anything else to cause the damage except regular use. I purchased mine in October, and it started to degrade in December. It is now February and I had to buy another case because it had degraded so badly. I asked them to send me ANOTHER type of case as a replacement, but they said no, they would only send me the same type of case, i.e., the one that broke so badly on me.

    So, DO NOT BUY THIS CASE. It is a good idea, but in practice, it breaks from regular use. Not worth more than $10.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Case

    • Written by from SAN PEDRO

    The case does a great job at protecting your phone, but there are so many flaws in the design. I had the black and after 2 weeks, the rubber lining on the edge of the case peeled the crazy, and the glossy back finish scratched all over. For $35, the case should not look like it's 2 years old after 2 weeks of use.

    20 of 21 people found this useful