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

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January 28, 2014

A complete view of the SenseCover from Moshi

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

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2 Comments

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 Outdated style.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!

Harry Bolman
29th January, 2014 @ 12:12 am PST

It's the same thing that Samsung has been doing for quite some time. Way to stay relevant Apple.

Eddie Negrón
29th January, 2014 @ 09:56 am PST
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