Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Countdown to the Gift Guide: Hardcandy/Gumdrop

*I received a phone case from Gumdrop for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Hard Candy and Gumdrop Cases are premium fashion brands that target the sophisticated, fashion-savvy yet practical Apple user demographic, but they also have cases for other phones and tablets as well.  They are experienced, but also bring a fresh perspective, innovative designs and fast execution to the business.  The cases offer premium protection, and their designs are exceptionally eye-catching and functional, making them unique.  

Photo Credits: Gumdrop

Photo Credits: Hard Candy

The Gumdrop/Hard Candy Cases design team prides itself on introducing all original designs backed by analytical research.  Their world-class design center, industry-leading engineers, and laser model scanners let them beat the competition in bringing form-fitted cases to the market quickly, without sacrificing reliability and quality.  They make every effort to experiment with new designs and are not afraid to tweak them until they are perfect!

I love my iPhone, and feel it is important to protect it the best I can with a good sturdy case, I am hard on my phone so I want/need something with great protection.  There aren’t that many great cases out there, so when Hard Candy/Gumdrop Cases asked me to do a review on one of theirs I was thrilled!  I choose to review the Gumdrop Drop Tech Designer Series for the iPhone 5 in purple/pink.

The Drop Tech Designer Series case specifically conforms to the shape of the iPhone 5 and offers multi-layer protection, making it very tough and durable.  It has dual material construction for great shock absorption, and reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners for drop protection, it includes port covers and an integrated screen cover.  This case is very reasonably priced at $44.95, but right now they are on sale for only $22.45, now that is a great value. They have 4 colors to choose from, and you can get the Drop Tech Designer series, for the iPad, and iPad Mini as well.

The case comes in three pieces, and is very easy to put on, first fit the polycarbonate frame with built in screen protector over the front of the phone, then slip the camera flash ring into the silicone cover to protect the camera, and last slip the silicone cover over the back of the phone, it’s that simple, it takes less than a minute to do, and I didn't even break a nail doing it like I did with the last case I had. 

The silicone cover offers protection for the ports and controls, while still allowing easy access to them, it is very easy to open up to charge, the volume buttons, and home button are still easy to push.  The integrated screen protector offers great screen protection and does not interfere with the touch screen at all.  The case is very light and thin considering the protection it offers, the last iPhone case I had was very thick and heavy, so I am loving this one.  I haven’t had any issues with this case, it has held up great so far, I haven’t been brave enough to drop my phone on purpose to test the shock/drop protection on it, but it has been fine through my daily beatings.

I think it is safe to say that pretty much everyone has a smart phone or tablet, and we carry them all over, from work, school, travel, and just about everywhere else we go, so why not get the best protection for it.  No need to worry if you are not an Apple user, they offer cases for Samsung, Kindle, Google, and more.  If the Drop Tech Series isn't what you're looking for that's ok, they have many designs to choose from, I'm sure you will find one to fit your needs.  I think this is a great case and would highly recommend it, it is light, thin, and offers great protection at an affordable price.  This would make a great Christmas gift!

To Purchase:  Visit Hard Candy or Gumdrop to view their cases and get yours today.

To Win:  Mommys Craft Obsession, Hard Candy and Gumdrop are giving one lucky winner a case of their choice!  Fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below for your chance to win.

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The Giveaway will close late on the evening of November 26th. The winner will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Hard Candy and Gumdrop, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions, what works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Hard Candy and Gumdrop however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review.