Moshi SenseCover (image 001)

Accessory maker Moshi on Tuesday announced a new flip cover case for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The TouchSense, as the name implies, allows you to answer incoming phone calls and silence alarms without having to open the cover.

This nice feat has been accomplished by putting Moshi’s proprietary touch-sensitive SensArray plates on the front cover, right where iOS 7’s slide-to-unlock (or answer) thingie appears.

And what happens should Apple change the Lock screen UI in the future? I guess Moshi’s engineers haven’t bothered themselves with such mundane concerns…

The embedded sensor allows you to answer incoming phone calls, unlock the device and swipe off alarms without having to flip the case open. There’s a cutout at the top where the iOS renders the clock and caller ID allowing you to check the time and see who’s calling with the case on.

I’m not a big fan of iPhone cases but if I had to choose one, I’d go with a flip case. Not only are flip cases (mostly) stylish, they also tend to add little bulk.

Moshi SenseCover (image 003)

The case has a polycarbonate hardshell and the front cover is hybrid leatherette. There are cutouts to access the iPhone’s volume up and down buttons, the silent switch, the power/sleep button, the microphone jack, as well as the front and rear-facing cameras.

Moshi SenseCover (image 004)

A handy magnetic clasp keeps the cover closed or folded back while accessing touchscreen. Moshi says the TouchSense case plays nice with its iVisor or iVisor Glass for extra screen protection.

Available in steel black and brushed titanum, the SenseCover is available today for $45 directly from the Moshi webstore.

  • The Time Traveller

    Sounds amazing!

  • Framboogle

    What I am really waiting for is an Apple made smart case similar to the iPads’

    • Vijay Panjwani

      Samsung already ripped of those designs from apple! now if apple releases one, those fandroid would scream that apple copied samsung!

      • Jaimon Perry

        Ehhhh not sure you have your facts right. Samsung S3 flip case doesn’t sleep and wake the device like the Smart iPad covers. And this design is completely copying Samsungs S4 Smart Covers just being honest.

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    looks okay could be done sleeker

  • Jonathan

    I might actually buy this..

  • tocsin

    Sounds good but: The TouchSense, as the name implies, allows you to answer incoming phone calls and silence alarms without having to open the cover.” Well no it didn’t actually imply that to me at all i thought it would let your use the screen through the case or something

  • Martin

    And in a couple of weeks those thin edges are going to be curled up and the case is going to look hideous.

    • I’ve had mine for 6 months, not a curl in sight.

  • deepdvd

    Thingie? That must be a new technical term.

  • Ted Forbes

    I ordered a simple slim grip case for my iPhone today, I didn’t see this, its nice but to me it is not really necessary, it might get in my way, it looks like something you get excited about but put down in a couple of weeks.

  • Your Mother

    looks nearly identical to Samsung’s cases.

  • Fun case.