1. adock22096's Avatar
    Can't decide between the tech21 impact tactical and the speck candyshell grip. Does anyone have experience with either or both cases?
    Which would you chooses?

    Thanks.
    12-25-2014 04:23 PM
  2. mcgeorge36's Avatar
    I had/have the speck candyshell grip. I was using it until I got the zerolemon extended battery. It fit the phone fine, no issues there. It gave decent protection when the phone fell. Overall, it was worth the money I paid for it.
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    12-27-2014 12:24 AM
  3. adock22096's Avatar
    Thanks I ended up getting both I really like the candyshell grip. I don't know of the buttons need to break in on the tec case if they don't I think I'll return it
    12-27-2014 06:31 AM
  4. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I have them both and prefer the tech 21 the candyshell grip is nice but imo I don't like the look of it. I prefer the regular candyshell but they don't make it for the note 4. The verus Thor and iron shields r really nice cases and I'm looking to get the tech 21 classic mesh case next.
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    12-27-2014 08:55 AM
  5. adock22096's Avatar
    Do you find that the power button is really stiff on the tech21 case, and does it scratch your phone?
    12-27-2014 09:26 AM
  6. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    Honestly every case I've owned I think has contributed a scratch or 2 to the phone. The buttons on the tech 21 r definitely a little stiff.
    12-27-2014 11:16 AM
  7. adock22096's Avatar
    Did they seem to break in over time?
    12-27-2014 11:55 AM
  8. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    Not really. That's one of the reasons I don't use it very often. I'm really really enjoying the verus Thor case right now.
    12-27-2014 12:21 PM
  9. adock22096's Avatar
    Ok thanks for the help. I'll probably end up returning it. Did you order the verus Thor online?
    12-27-2014 01:17 PM
  10. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    Yup no problem yea I got them on Amazon. I hear they r like half the price on Amazon over the verus website and the shipping from Amazon is SO much faster.
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    12-27-2014 01:24 PM
  11. note-4's Avatar
    I have them both and prefer the tech 21 the candyshell grip is nice but imo I don't like the look of it. I prefer the regular candyshell but they don't make it for the note 4. The verus Thor and iron shields r really nice cases and I'm looking to get the tech 21 classic mesh case next.
    I am going the other way. Had verus thor, amazing case - but slippery specially in winter ... going for candyshell grip as I care more about the grip factor than good looks

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    01-29-2015 01:52 PM
  12. kami8586's Avatar
    The verus thor seems to be my go to case. I have the Samsung flip, spigen aluminum, and spigen tough armor. The verus thor to me gives me the best grip and feel I think.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-30-2015 03:50 PM
  13. DMarie04's Avatar
    I have both the Verus Thor (black) & the Speck Candy Shell Grip cases (white/black). While each of them provide a different look, I really like them both. I do feel out of the two, that the Candy Shell Grip provides better all around protection as well as a better grip....IMHO, the edge goes to Speck Candy Shell.

    Posted From MY Next Big Thing!!
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    02-17-2015 09:22 AM
  14. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I have the Tech 21 case and I love it. I have the classic smokey mesh case. I love the look, feel, and fit of it. I have always liked my cases to have stiffer buttons. So, this case is great for me.

    Note in my house!
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    03-18-2015 04:55 AM
  15. Brian Kenny's Avatar
    I have the smokey mesh too and I love it!!! Def nicer feel than the tactical!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 10:45 AM
  16. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I love Tech 21 cases but I believe that the D3O is nothing more then a cheap gimmick. Just my crazy opinion.
    03-18-2015 11:40 AM
  17. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I love Tech 21 cases but I believe that the D3O is nothing more then a cheap gimmick. Just my crazy opinion.
    Why do you believe that?

    Note in my house!
    03-18-2015 11:41 AM
  18. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    We have had 2 different friends with shattered screens from minimal drops with their devices in Tech 21 cases. They were both Apple devices and not the Note 4.
    03-18-2015 11:49 AM
  19. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    We have had 2 different friends with shattered screens from minimal drops with their devices in Tech 21 cases. They were both Apple devices and not the Note 4.
    I have had the opposite experience. I had the Tech 21 case on my iPhone 6 Plus and dropped it a few times from chest height and no damage. I haven't dropped my Note 4 yet, but if I do, I will let you know how it goes.

    Note in my house!
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    03-18-2015 11:51 AM
  20. Brian Kenny's Avatar
    I went day drinking the other day and got lit up... I was showing the tech 21 case off and threw it twice pretty hard on tile.. not a scratch on the phone or case... it's a winner!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-15-2015 10:00 AM
  21. faruki3192's Avatar
    Speck candyshell grip

    Posted via Note 4
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    04-16-2015 07:02 PM
  22. Neo_ii_Droid's Avatar
    I have both the Tech21 Classic Mesh and the (*)Speck CandyShell Grip cases. I like both and they're built exactly what they were intended for. The Tech21 seems to be more refined while the (*)Speck CandyShell Grip is solidly built. They both weigh about the same. While the T21CM can get "slimy" since it's smooth all over. And yes, the PWR button is stiff. The (*)SCSG does have smooth and shiny surface where there's no rubber grips, it does better (I think) in handling fingerprints and the buttons are "soft." Both cases easy to clean/wipe off grease.

    While these two (2) I've had only for a short period of time, I'd recommend these without hesitation.

    Enjoy!

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    I've posted pictures of both the above aforementioned cases here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...o-you-use.html
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    04-16-2015 10:06 PM
  23. kokutwat's Avatar
    I went day drinking the other day and got lit up... I was showing the tech 21 case off and threw it twice pretty hard on tile.. not a scratch on the phone or case... it's a winner!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    ... did you make sure to drop it so it landed on its back??? or did you just whip i at any angle?? the 2nd sounds DANGEROUS. I think these hones hitting the corner case or no case is the death of them.
    12-28-2015 08:29 PM
  24. milehigherik's Avatar
    Make sure you get what you want the first time with Tech 21. Their customer service is useless.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-08-2016 09:46 AM

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