Speck unveils two new lines of iPad Mini cases

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Speck today introduced its new CandyShell and SmartShell cases for the iPad Mini at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The two covers in the CandyShell line for the iPad Mini — CandyShell and CandyShell Grip — both offer the patented dual-layer design and are available in various on-trend colors for 2013. The CandyShell cover has a hard outer shell to protect the iPad Mini from impact, plus stylish glossy finish. The interior is soft and rubbery to absorb shock from those occasional clumsy moments when the tablet gets dropped or bumped. A Built-in raised bezel protects the screen, and rubberized covers shield the buttons.

The CandyShell Grip was originally designed for the iPod Touch, but was expanded to other products after seeing widespread success with the iPhone. The CandyShell Grip for the iPad Mini provides the same patented dual-layer design as the CandyShell, but also offers interwoven plastic and rubber grips for an easy-to-hold, gamer-friendly design.

"The CandyShell design offers both style and protection, which make sense for the smaller, more portable iPad Mini," said Bryan Hynecek, VP design for Speck. "We've also seen a lot of people on the go with the iPad Mini, so we felt an easy-to-hold case like CandyShell Grip was a good fit for the way the device is being used."

Speck's new SmartShell for iPad Mini, also new at CES this year, complements the Apple Smart Cover, protecting the back of the iPad Mini and securing the Smart Cover in place when open so the tablet can lay flat from edge to spine.

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