LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – iPhone cases are like the condoms of CES: with an insinuating wink, everyone’s always handing you a free one. Speck’s latest case, though, managed to impress us despite the perpetual bombardment of its competitors. It’s called the Candy Shell grip, and it’s a sporty looking case aimed at gamers with a couple of neat little twists.
The Candy Shell Grip is a soft rubber case made specifically to give you a good hand on your iPhone during the frenetic times when it’s most likely to go sailing out of your grip. As such, the back is overlaid with a series of rubberized fins which give your thumbs and fingers a firmer purchase.
That’s nice, and it certainly feels pretty good in our hands, but what we really like is the slightly raised lip around the device, guaranteeing that your fingers won’t go sailing off when you are, say, slashing down a thirty-foot mechanoid ogre in Infinity Blade II, or frantically sending a quick important text.
The CandyShell Grip is already available in a variety of colors for the iPod touch, and is coming to the iPhone 4S imminently. Price will be $34.95. Whether you’re a hardcore texter, a hardcore gamer or someone who just likes their iPhone to look like a race car, we feel pretty good about recommending this one.