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Speck CandyShell Grip for Samsung Galaxy S4

August 5th, 2013 No comments

5 Stars
Speck CandyShell Grip for Galaxy S4

The CandyShell Grip case by Speck is a slight variation of the very popular CandyShell case. It’s identical in almost every way, except for the rubber stripes that run horizontally on the back of the case. The rubber stripes improve the grip quite a bit and makes it an easy choice for those with butter fingers.

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Speck FitFolio for iPad (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)

March 20th, 2013 No comments

5 Stars
Speck FitFolio for iPad

The FitFolio for iPad by Speck is one of several iPad cases offered by the long-time Apple accessory maker. Speck’s FitFolio style is very popular and available for other tablets as well. The iPad version comes in a wide variety of color and print choices. I took a look at the Megaplaid version for this review.

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Speck SeeThru SATIN case for MacBook Air

December 31st, 2012 No comments

5 Stars

Speck SeeThru Satin Air

I reviewed the Speck SeeThru SATIN case for MacBook Pro earlier this year and thought it was such a nice case that I decided to take a look at the same case for the MacBook Air (June 2012).

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Speck Products FitFolio for Kindle Fire Case (black vegan leather)

November 2nd, 2012 No comments

5 Stars
Speck FitFolio for Kindle Fire

The design of Speck’s FitFolio cases are very popular and often used by other makers as well. Speck, however, is well-known for their great craftsmanship, to go along with their great designs. The FitFolio case for the Kindle Fire is no exception.

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A quick look at some of Speck’s iPhone 5 cases

October 5th, 2012 1 comment

Speck iPhone 5 Cases5 Stars

   

Protecting your iPhone is always a good idea, even with the iPhone 5 having ditched the glass back, it’s still prone to a shattered screen if you drop it just right. Speck has been putting out some great products over the years and rarely disappoints with its product offering. There was little time between the release of the iPhone 5 and the availability of Speck’s case lineup. I was able to get my hands on five (out of eleven) of the different style of cases Speck currently offers for the iPhone 5. Here’s a mini-review (if you will) of each case.

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Speck MagFolio for iPad

June 14th, 2012 No comments

4 stars

Speck Products has done a great job establishing itself as a leading case manufacturer, not only for Apple products, but for other manufacturers as well. When I began reviewing products again, I was excited to see what Speck had been up to and get my hands on its latest product offerings. The first case I was able to get my hands on was the MagFolio for iPad, the new iPad, to be exact. How does it stack-up? Read on to find out.

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Speck SeeThru SATIN Case for MacBook Pro

January 8th, 2012 No comments


Speck SeeThru Satin cover

Speck Products was founded in 2001 and have primarily focused on building cases and accessories for Apple products, though they’ve ventured out to include cases for some other smartphones, tablets and eReaders. The SeeThru Satin case is a form-fitting, two-piece case, like the kind you’d buy for an iPhone. Does it work as well on a lapotp, as it does on a phone?

PROS

  • Good protection against dings and scratches
  • Easy to install
  • Attractive appearance
  • Satin coating is soft and easy to grip

CONS

  • May hinder the use of a laptop lock

Most case companies don’t bother making form-fitting cases for laptops because PC laptops come in so many different shapes and sizes; it just wouldn’t make sense. For those laptops, padded sleeves are the best solutions for protection outside of a laptop bag. MacBooks on the other hand, usually maintain their design and dimensions long enough for it to be worth making a snap-on case for them. That gives MacBook users an option that most PC users don’t have––a permanent protective case around their laptop.

INSTALLATION
Installing the hardshell SeeThru Satin case couldn’t be simpler. Just line up the top part to the MacBook Pro lid and snap it on, then repeat for the bottom.

SeeThru Satin bottom panel

Figuring out the best way to remove it is a little tricky at first, but gets easier after doing it a couple of times. Basically, you just push the tabs off the edges and gently pull away the covers. And you’ll want to know how to remove it, because Speck recommends taking it off about once a month to clean out any debris and dust that may have built up inside the case.

SeeThru Satin tab SeeThru Satin tab

USAGE
Using the the SeeThru Satin case is really a pleasure because it’s like not having a case at all. It doesn’t get in the way of using it on a day-to-day basis. All the ports are accessible, while your beautiful MacBook Pro is protected from dings and scratches. It doesn’t add too much bulk, but with the case on, my MacBook Pro wouldn’t fit inside a laptop sleeve that fit easily without the case.

SeeThru Satin lid open

SeeThru Satin left side SeeThru Satin right side SeeThru Satin front SeeThru Satin back

It also has a vent on the bottom piece, allowing proper ventilation of your MacBook Pro. The rubber feet also keep your MBP gripped securely to your desk.

SeeThru Satin bottom

The only drawback to the SeeThru Satin case applies to people that use laptop locks. When I tried to insert my Kensington laptop lock onto the MacBook Pro, the lock pushed up against the top piece of the case and popped that portion of the case off of the MBP. It’s still usable and some locks may not interfere with the case, but I didn’t have any other locks to test with.

CONCLUSION
The Speck Products SeeThru Satin case is the perfect case for those who don’t want to fumble with a sleeve and prefer a permanent protective solution. Design touches like the rubber, non-skid feet and ventilation, add to the appeal of the case. The finish is soft, easy to hold, and attractive. If you can’t bear the thought of accidentally denting or scratching your MacBook Pro, the SeeThru Satin case is probably your best bet for 24x7x365 protection.

Available from Amazon.com for $34.99.

Review unit provided by Speck Products

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