Review: Speck CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Speck has brought its CandyShell Wrap case to iPhone 6 ($50) and iPhone 6 Plus ($60). Last seen back in 2011 for the iPad 2, CandyShell Wrap is a co-molded iPhone case similar to the other CandyShell options, with one obvious standout feature — a front cover for the iPhone. The cover is not removable — it’s attached to the case, and can be folded back behind the case when using the phone, but it’s not like a traditional folio case. Volume controls and the sleep/wake button are both covered.

Review: Speck CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Review: Speck CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Review: Speck CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

CandyShell Wrap is a very protective case. It offers proper and responsive button coverage, it’s well-made, and of course, it adds front screen coverage. The front cover rests on top of the iPhone, but it can also be pressed down into a “locked” position. While we found no calling issues with the front cover on, using the iPhone’s screen is more of a hassle — the front flap automatically returns to a position that covers the screen, so it must be held behind the phone (or to the side) when using apps, watching video, and so forth.

Review: Speck CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Review: Speck CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

CandyShell Wrap’s attached front flap causes at least as many problems as it intends to solve. The case offers nearly complete device protection for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, but it also creates an obstacle to using the phone’s display. And unlike most folio cases we cover, there’s no space for credit cards or cash — the front flap is to be used as a cover only. Considering the price, we’d only recommend CandyShell Wrap to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus users who are particularly concerned about screen coverage, and the case earns our limited recommendation.

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Our Rating

B-
Limited Recommendation

Company and Price

Company: Speck

Models: CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6, CandyShell Wrap for iPhone 6 Plus

Price: $50-$60

Compatible: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

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