Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s

While many case companies have started retroactively adding “iPhone 6s” to their existing cases, Speck has recently introduced two new cases designed for iPhone 6/6s. (We tried the cases on the 6s, as we will continue to do going forward.) CandyShell Clear ($35) is Speck’s first completely clear case, offering CandyShell protection while showing off the iPhone 6s. CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler ($50) is a special series in conjunction with renowned designer Jonathan Adler. The line comes in seven different designs. Coverage for the sleep/wake button and volume controls are included on both cases.

Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s

CandyShell Clear is the missing piece in Speck’s long-heralded CandyShell lineup. The case offers the typical dual-layer protection of a CandyShell case — Speck notes the inclusion of a “next-generation rubber” that it claims won’t yellow over time — while giving users and those around them a good look at the iPhone 6s. The case is a little looser near the volume controls than most CandyShell cases; we’re not sure how that area of the case will hold up in the long run.

Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s
Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s

Though Speck’s Inked line has been available in various incarnations over the years, the new Jonathan Adler series is one of the nicer-looking versions we’ve seen. The case we received was inspired by a set of coasters from Adler’s Malachite collection (included below is a photo next to one of those coasters). On this particular design, the Speck branding on the back is hardly evident, though that differs with other cases in the collection.

Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s
Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s
Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s
Review: Speck CandyShell Clear and CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler for iPhone 6/6s

Both of these are fine cases for any iPhone 6s user. CandyShell Clear should have wide appeal, and offers top protection at a very good price. The Jonathan Adler series takes a bit of a hit in our rating system for its $15 premium pricing, but Adler fans — or those who simply love any of the designs in the series — won’t have any issues with ponying up the extra cash for the case.

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Our Rating

A-
Highly Recommended

CandyShell Clear

B+
Recommended

CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler

Company and Price

Company: Speck

Models: CandyShell Clear, CandyShell Inked Jonathan Adler

MSRP: $35-$50

Compatibility: iPhone 6/6s

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