Protecting the Galaxy Note 5 from drops and scratches while enhancing grip enough to help prevent them in the first place is the CandyShell Grip's specialty. This fused hybrid cover packs both a flexible polycarbonate and a shock absorbent TPU that's careful not to bulk up that Note 5 any more than it needs to be. The hard shell is as glossy as it gets, which means fingerprints — and lots of 'em. There's the usual TPU stripping that wraps around the edges of the case, and over the back.

Undoubtedly, that TPU layer is what makes the CandyShell Grip so special, playing to the strengths of its grippy material. The case installs quick and easy, only requiring you to pop in the Galaxy Note 5 without a hassle. You'll find cutouts for the camera on the back, front display, S-Pen, charging/auxiliary ports, and speaker. The power and side buttons are raised with the TPU bezel that elevates the Note 5's display from scuffing on surfaces while faced down. Without surprise, wireless charging works flawlessly while the case is worn.

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The bottom line is if you want a case that makes you feel confident holding that sleek Galaxy Note 5, the Speck CandyShell Grip is a sure bet. It's not too bulky, and if you can see past the fingerprint magnet that it is, you'll have some reliable protection in your hands. You can get it in black/slate or white/black for $39.95.

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