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Speck CandyShell Cases Provide Military Grade Protection Without Adding Bulk

Various Speck cases leaning on each other with Drop-Tested: Meets or exceeds Military Standards logo

Mountain View, CA (August 26, 2013) – Speck, leading designer of award-winning, slim-fitting protection for smartphones, tablets and laptops, announced today that a number of its bestselling CandyShell and CandyShell Grip cases have undergone extensive third-party lab testing and are now officially rated for military grade protection.

The MIL-STD-810G U.S. Military Standard used to test the Speck protective CandyShell cases involves a series of 26 hard-surface drops from multiple heights. In order to pass, the CandyShell case preserved the phone’s full functionality with no damage to the screen or buttons. In independent laboratory testing, the CandyShell case met or exceeded each requirement, thoroughly defending iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and a wide range of today’s most popular smartphones.

“The results show that military-grade protection does not necessarily mean adding excess bulk to the thickness of the case,” said Bryan Hynecek, vice president of design at Speck. “The CandyShell design is the result of over five years of refinement to craft a slim case that is highly protective, so people love the way it looks and feels.”

Speck refined their design and manufacturing processes to create a unique hard/soft case providing multi-impact protection. CandyShell’s hard outer shell guards against impact and has a glossy finish for a sleek, stylish look. Its soft inner layer absorbs shock and features a raised bezel to protect the screen and covers to shield buttons.

The specific cases certified are CandyShell for iPhone 5, CandyShell Grip for iPhone 5, CandyShell Flip for iPhone 5, CandyShell for Samsung Galaxy S4, CandyShell Grip for Samsung Galaxy S4, CandyShell for HTC One, CandyShell Grip for HTC One, and CandyShell for Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini.

Numerous customers have written in to share their stories of Speck cases saving their gadgets during accidents and in extreme conditions. To find out about a paraglider in Draper, Utah whose CandyShell case protected his iPhone 5 from a 2,000-foot drop and to check out more stories, visit https://www.speckproducts.com/speckbuzz/your-stories.

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Speck is an award-winning leader of mighty slim protective cases for the world’s top smartphones, tablets, and laptops. From iPad cases and iPhone cases to Samsung Galaxy cases and everything in between, we design cases that are slim, good looking and most importantly, the most effective protection possible. Our roots are in the heart of Silicon Valley, at the intersection of design and technology, inspiring forward-thinking innovation to craft masterfully engineered and patented designs. It’s all in the details; we create our cases to enable you to go more places and enjoy more from your mobile devices. Get to know us at speckproducts.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.