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CandyShell Wrap: Speck debuts first folio case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Speck's made some nice folio cases for iPads, but the CandyShell Wrap is its first screen-protecting folio case for iPhones.

The Speck CandyShell Wrap is available in three different color options. Speck

Billed as the slimmest "360-degree military-grade protective folio case," Speck's CandyShell Wrap has hit the market for the iPhone 6 ($50) and iPhone 6 Plus ($60). It's the first folio case Speck has created for the iPhone and is designed to protect your whole device, screen and all, while only adding 0.24 inch (0.61 cm) of thickness to your hardware.

I've played around with an early sample of the case and it's really nice and has only one small drawback: while the screen cover folds back flush against the back of your phone and doesn't cover the camera, it doesn't convert into a kickstand to prop your phone up.

It also doesn't have a slot for storing credit cards or money like some folio cases do, but Bryan Hynecek, Speck's VP of design told me that for this initial folio Speck was primarily focused on creating a very slim case and it's certainly succeeded in doing that.

A couple of other features worth noting: There's a latch that keeps the cover on tightly "so hard or sharp items can't get in between the cover and glass and cause damage." And calls remain connected when the cover is closed so you can talk or use the speaker without opening the case.

The kickstand's a nice feature for video watching, particularly for the iPhone 6 Plus, but as I said, Speck's managed to keep the whole package very compact.

CandyShell Wrap is available now in a few different color options, including black, white, and pink.