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HTC Source | January 21, 2018

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Giveaway: Speck CandyShell Case for the HTC 10

Giveaway: Speck CandyShell Case for the HTC 10

The HTC 10 is a great phone and like all new and great phones we want to keep them protected. Sometimes that decision comes at the cost of hiding the elegance HTC always delivers when they design any hardware. The clear CandyShell case by Speck is an exception to the rule. In this article we’ll take a look at the design, quality, and ease of installation of the case on HTC’s latest flagship phone. Plus at the end of this article you’ll find details about our giveaway of this exact case and how you can enter to win it.

The clear CandyShell case by Speck is a nice, quality case for the HTC 10 that puts a protective barrier between your phone and things in life like keys that will easily scratch any surface they come in contact with. As protective as this case may be there’s one important factor that should make it desirable to HTC fans; the fact that it’s transparent and you still get to show off you beautifully crafted HTC smartphone.

Continue reading or watch the video before jumping down to the giveaway:

The single piece of plastic is actually made up of a dual-layer design for convenient  protection and minimal impact on functionality. The box of the CandyShell case says the materials involved meets or exceed military standards for protecting against drops. This case even feels more durable than HTC’s own clear shell that has been offered for previous flagship devices.

Speck’s CandyShell case is easy to install and fits very snug around the phone. The case wraps nicely around the fron bezel ensuring it won’t accidentally come off. While wrapping around the front of the phone also adds a level of protection to the screen for instances when you lay the phone face down on a flat surface. It helps avoid those little grans of dirt that you might not notice, but could lead up to a bunch of noticeable scratches down the road.

Since the CandyShell case has such a nice fit, removing the case can be quite surgical. I’ve found that if you peel the case away from one of the long sides you will have more success separating the two pieces from each other. Move from the side down to the bottom and when you get to the corner you can pinch the phone and pull it out of the case. Be careful not to throw your phone across the room as it might want to fling itself out of your grip.

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Speck is a well-known maker of cases for portable electronic devices. I remember my first Spec case which looked like a converse shoe with its white rubber backing and black cloth with white stitching protecting my first generation Microsoft Zune. So Speck goes way back and the fact that they are still here making cases to protector our pocket-sized investments gives me assurance that Speck knows what it takes to build a quality case.

CandyShell Case Quality

What does a quality case look like? For me, a quality case should be firm, but have enough flexibility to withstand being added and removed often. I put my SIM in different phones all the time so I need a case that is durable. Another characteristic to look for is one that won’t crack, fade, or turn yellow over time. This is something I’ve experiences with other cases near the same price as the Speck CandyShell case.

As a major HTC fan, it gives me great pleasure to announce the Speck has given the opportunity to giveaway the clear CandyShell case for the HTC 10! Not only will you have a chance to win this case, but over the coming weeks we’ll be giving away two more CandyShell cases to our visitors.

How to win a CandyShell Case

Check out the giveaway campaign below and be sure to pay attention to the dates of the giveaway. We’ll run all three giveaways from this page and the only thing that will change is the campaign dates below. If you don’t see an active campaign then we’ve already given away all our prizes.
CandyShell Case Giveaway #3

About Andy Medders

With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.


  1. Tom

    Great review, amazing giveaway 🙂