Speck Spring Launch Party: CandyShell Amped Review and Giveaway!

Last week the awesome team at Speck hosted a colorful Stepping into Spring launch party and I was lucky enough to be invited! All of us were able to preview the latest and greatest from our favorite, local device protection company. We were also treated to a light lunch, provided with lots of information and given a gift bag full of products to review.

The colorful new Spring line on display #LongLiveTheMachines

The colorful new Spring line on display #LongLiveTheMachines

Having never been to Speck: The Store in Palo Alto, I was excited to take a look around. The store is fully stocked with cases for everything from Macbooks to Motorola smartphones. I truly had no idea how many different brands of smartphone, eReader & tablet cases Speck produced. There is definitely something for everyone!

Cases for everything - and everyone!

Cases for everything - and everyone!

The new items that were showcased at the Spring launch are listed and pictured below: 

  • CandyShell Amped - Sound amplification case with military-grade protection. I love this! 
  • CandyShell Inked - Scratch-resistant, high-res graphics case with military-grade protection. The designs are really cool. My favorites are the Galaxy Purple and Bold Blossoms.
  • ShowFolio - This case allows you to convert your iPad mini into a backseat passenger movie viewing machine. Genius!
  • DuraFolio - Slim, military-grade protective folio with adjustable stand. Stylish and protective at the same time.

I was able to test the CandyShell Amped case on my iPhone 5 in the store and I liked it. I loved the feel of the case in my hands - grippy but not sticky - and I can still slide it into my back pocket. The amplified sound, for speaking and most types of music, is clear and much louder than I expected. The cool interior phonograph design that amplifies the music does not interfere with the mic and does not require additional cables or batteries. Press play below to hear it in action.

As soon as I arrived home I shared the CandyShell Amped case with my family to get their feedback and thoughts. My daughter, who streams music online and watches YouTube videos for entertainment and school work, loved it. NoTwitterTodd said the case was perfect for someone like him who travels so much for work and spends a lot of time in hotels and airports. The amplified sound will be great to ensure no missed alarms, calls or messages while on the road.

I love the whimsical floral design of the CandyShell Inked case I received (Bold Blossoms). Purple is my favorite color and, as you can see, the purple hugs the front edge of my screen to protect it, but also adds a fun pop of color. 

I've been a long-time fan of Speck products and thoroughly enjoyed being able to preview and review this fantastic new product line. Now it's my turn to share with you. One lucky Flowers Croon reader will win an iPad mini DuraFolio Case

This giveaway will be hosted by Rafflecopter. You can enter once daily by commenting below, and for a bonus entry - you can tweet about it too!

Good luck!

Disclosure: As stated in the first paragraph, I was invited to a Speck Spring product launch and was provided with product to review and keep. All reviews and opinions are my own. I am personally hosting the giveaway of one iPad mini DuraFolio Case. I will ship the product directly to the winner.