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Moshi SenseCover allows iPhone users to answer calls without opening the case

Moshi SenseCover allows iPhone...
A complete view of the SenseCover from Moshi
A complete view of the SenseCover from Moshi
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The front and back of the Moshi SenseCover
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The front and back of the Moshi SenseCover
The Moshi SenseCover doesn't add a lot of bulk to the iPhone
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The Moshi SenseCover doesn't add a lot of bulk to the iPhone
Full access to the camera is available with this case
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Full access to the camera is available with this case
All ports on the bottom are unblocked, as are the speakers
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All ports on the bottom are unblocked, as are the speakers
A view of the case when opened
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A view of the case when opened
The back of the SenseCover
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The back of the SenseCover
The Moshi SenseCover features a touch-sensitive strip that allows users to answer calls without having to flip the case open
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The Moshi SenseCover features a touch-sensitive strip that allows users to answer calls without having to flip the case open
A complete view of the SenseCover from Moshi
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A complete view of the SenseCover from Moshi
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Flip cases are nice in that they offer a lot of protection, but they make it more difficult to access the phone. Moshi is aiming to rectify this problem with the introduction of its SenseCover case, which features a touch-sensitive strip that allows users to answer calls without having to flip the case open.

Moshi doesn't explain exactly how the case works, other than speaking about its "proprietary SensArray pads." It seems logical that it would use similar technology to that of touchscreen-compatible gloves, which transfer the electrical charge from your finger to the screen, making the device think you're touching it.

In addition to the touch sensor, a small window is also left uncovered, allowing users to see the time of day when the phone is inactive. Additionally, it also shows the name of the person calling, so users can decide whether to take the call or let it go to voicemail.

Outside of answering calls and checking the time, all other device functions will require the polycarbonate plastic and "hybrid leatherette" case to be opened.

The device is available directly from Moshi for US$45. The company is offering it in two colors, Steel Black and Brushed Titanium.

The video below shows the Moshi SenseCover in use.

Source: Moshi via Gizmodo

SenseCover: touch-sensitive case for iPhone

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2 comments
Harry Bolman
So this case does some of the things the existing smart window case on my LG G2 does. But it doesn't allows access to music or weather apps? Remind me again, why does ANYONE buy an iCrap? Seriously? Small screen. Outdated style. Thick body. Do you iSheep even check to see how far ahead your competitors are? It's embarrassing!
Eddie Negrón
It's the same thing that Samsung has been doing for quite some time. Way to stay relevant Apple.