The Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury iPhone 6 case is the best looking iPhone case I’ve ever used. Speck combines the beautiful design of the inked series with a metal finish on the outside of a CandyShell case that delivers a lot of protection in a slim and attractive package.
Speck sells the CandyShell Inked Luxury iPhone 6 case in eight colors and detailed designs with flowers, sharp-looking designs and great photos on a metal finish that wraps around the edges of the case. The Luxury Inked cases are $49.99.
Unlike the standard Inked cases the exterior is made of metal that Speck says a third-party confirmed does not impact the reception. After two weeks of use the iPhone 6 case is looks just like new and there is no change to the reception or battery life of the iPhone 6 while using the Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury case.
The Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury iPhone 6 cases earn a Gotta Be Mobile Editor’s Choice Award for delivering the ideal amount of protection in a slim and beautiful case.
The Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury cases offer options that appeal to both genders, while some of the original Inked designs stuck to flowers there is an amazing geometric design and a cool fade that stand out to me. When I showed the two floral patterns Speck sent for review to my wife and sister the immediate reaction was, “Where do I get one?”
Inside the case is made of a soft rubber interior that grips the phone tightly. The rubber portion extends out to give a small gap between your screen and any surface you set it down on. This also helps with protection from drops. A plastic outershell delivers a dual layer of protection and then the metallic design is on top of that.
I love the look of these cases and the wrap-around design that carries over the design to all sides of the case. The soft rubber interior shows through the port openings and adds protection on the edges in colors that complement the overall look of the case. All the openings on the cases are large enough for cables, headphones and sound to pass through.
A Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury case is a little thicker than an official Apple iPhone 6 case, but it is not as thick as offerings from OtterBox or other rugged cases. While this adds a little thickness and weight to the case, I still consider this a slim or fashion iPhone 6 case. That’s not to say the CandyShell cases sacrifice protection for looks. In several years of use we’ve dropped a variety of phones in Speck CandyShell cases and they definitely offer good protection for the size and price.
The photos above show some of the Speck CandyShell Inked Luxury iPhone 6 cases you can buy with various colors and designs. As I mentioned I am partial to the green and blue designs while my wife and my sister really like the pink and black and white floral designs.
Best Leather iPhone 6 Case
The ultimate leather iPhone 6 case is available from Apple. The official leather case wraps snugly to the iPhone 6 in an array of colors and adds just enough grip to help us hold on to the iPhone while using it.
Apple's official case is thin and light, adding barely any weight or thickness to the iPhone 6. This is why Gotta Be Mobile Editor Adam Mills decided this is the best iPhone 6 case for his device, even though he normally does not use cases.
The official leather iPhone 6 case from Apple is $45 at Apple and other retailers.