Speck is an accessory maker known for its colorful, rugged cases. The company recently released a shell case for the Apple Watch kindly sent one over to me to review.
I’ve had the CandyShell Fit on my 38mm Apple Watch for about two weeks now and I can say that I’m happy with it, but there are a few flaws. Here is my hands-on review of Speck’s CandyShell Fit.
The case is made using a special dual-layer design. It features an impact-resistant hard exterior with a softer shock absorbing interior and ring around the screen bezel.
The case slips right onto the top of the Apple Watch case and easily snaps into place. The Side button is covered with the same material used for the interior to provide dust protection. The covering does not impeded on your ability to push the Side button in any way.
The Digital Crown sits inside a cutaway, which is oblong shaped and slightly larger than the Crown itself so your fingers can fit around it.
There are also cutaways for the microphone and speaker ports opposite the Digital Crown and Side button.
The lip of the case is raised up just a couple of millimeters from the screen so your Apple Watch display will not suffer damage if it is dropped on its face.
CandyShell Fit is sturdy and keeps the Apple Watch case free from scratches or scuffs. The raised lip ensures that the screen will not suffer damage when dropped flat. Even with all of the protection, it is only a little bulkier than the watch case. There were multiple times when I was doing something that might normally make me worry about the safety of my Apple Watch, but with the case covering it, I didn’t even think about it.
The way the case is designed to leave the back of the Apple Watch completely exposed means it rests against my skin, leaving marks behind. This didn’t hurt. After about a week, I didn’t even notice it. However, the marks are always there when I wear my Apple Watch fitted properly.
Where to Buy
You can order the CandyShell Fit directly from Speck for $30. It comes in white with black, black with gray, dark with light blue, and red with pink and is available for both the 38mm and 42mm model Apple Watch. It is also available on Amazon for the same price.