In our opinion the Speck CandyShell is one of the best iPad cases in terms of protection against shocks, bumps or accidental drops. That’s because it’s constructed with two layers: a hard polycarbonate shell on the exterior, coupled with an interior soft rubber lining which provides excellent shock-absorbing properties. This soft rubbery lining extends as a raised bezel around the iPad screen, protecting it against contact with flat surfaces, and possible scratches, should you put your iPad face down. We thought this feature was nice, although we still think an iPad screen protector is essential for scratch protection. The lining of the CandyShell case has a honeycomb pattern which helps reduce the weight of the case without compromising its protectiveness.
The CandyShell also has a cool feature: a small flip-back panel which makes it possible to use the iPad with the Apple dock or keyboard dock without removing the case. The panel has a purely protective role and it should not be used as a stand for the iPad. The case has openings to allow access to the headphone jack and to the screen rotation lock.
CandyShell Case Specifications:
- Materials: polycarbonate exterior, soft rubber interior
- Dimensions: 9.85” x 7.88” x 0.71”
- Case weight: 10.88 oz.
- Available colors: BatWing Black, GoGo White, NightShade Purple, IndiWhoa Blue and LoveHate Pink.
Because of its high-quality materials, classy design, effective impact protection and innovative features, we recommend the CandyShell from Speck as one of the best iPad cases in the mid-price range.