Moshi's new Sensecover is unlike any iPhone case you've seen

Moshi has pulled the wraps off its latest iPhone accessory, the Sensecover, and it's unlike any other iPhone case you'll have seen thus far. The basic principle is that of a flip cover; a rear protective shell with an opening front protective cover. But with the Sensecover, you can silence alarms, answer calls and see the clock, all without opening the cover.

Lots of us enjoy the added protection of using a case with a front cover to protect our iPhones display while it's in our pocket or bag, but it's still pretty much impossible to use the phone one handed while in such a case. The Sensecover doesn't fully get around that, but it does provide us easy access to answer the phone with ease, and see the clock through the window on the front. A magnetic clasp keeps the case closed while your phone is inside, keeping it safe and sound.

The Sensecover is available starting today – you'll find the link at the bottom of this post – for $45, and is available in Steel Black or Brushed Titanium. It's only for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s right now, too. What do you think of this one? We see iPhone cases aplenty, but rarely do we see something really different like this.

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Guysreviews says:

I really like this case. I wish a battery was attached. Other than tha, seems like a lot of great ideas were implemented. Lastly, great price point!

Fit24 says:

The Sensecover seems like a great accessory for those that prefer a flip cover style case.

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LozBlanko says:

Very cool. I'm interested!

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BooBeeNYC says:

Agreed! Considering the design in a basic rear case with an innovative front cover, I can't justify the cost. I'd pay more like $25-30.

Ides of Buster says:

It's ugly. It looks like a burqa for an iPhone.

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spencerdl says:

Not bad at all, I kinda like it. One of the things I like about the iphone ....there's a case for everyone

fung says:

Um....the swipe to answer a call is gone in 7.1

fung says:

pretty sure the alarm shut off has moved too. Maybe they are rushing this out because 7.1 is poised to shit on a lot of these features.

iSRS says:

Really? Wow! That sucks for these guys. Six years of no real change, then a bunch in six months. The risks of being an iPhone accessory maker.

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nikkisharif says:

Slide to answer is still there as well as slide to silence the alarm.

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MichiRo says:

This is appealing to me because I often keep my phone in my pocket or in a pocket in my purse & I occasionally worry about minor scratches as a result of it shuffling around. Plus I like the functionality while maintaining privacy.

jakeless.123 says:

I'm glad people are trying to come out with some cool accessories to make our time with our phones more productive. But this horrendous looking case looks like an over-priced Samsung smart case knock-off.

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iDisturbia says:

Is that supposed to be their commercial to encourage me spend $45?!!

Go BookBook for ALL your covers / cases needs! ;)

falconeight says:

Good commercial selling a stupid case.

sting7k says:

I feel more compelled to buy than I was expecting. Looks nice. Hopefully it goes on sale soon.

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Smokeyspop says:

Um, can someone please explain why the vibrate/ringer toggle is covered up? I'd say that contradicts the claim on their page that "all buttons are accessible while in the case".

Juicy J23 says:

I'm with fung on this one. I'd hold off 7.1 may make this case obsolete!

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nikkisharif says:

The features are still there in 7.1

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saynt j says:

Looks pretty cool. A lot of times all you need to take your phone out for is a phone call. This def will keep the face oil & sweat off the screen when you're on a call.

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tennockey says:

Seems like that cutout should be bigger. Just a smidge

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Zachary Levine says:

you think this is some kind of joke you little cuntfaggot you fucker I'm going to fucking rip off your balls faggot and fuck your mother with them you little cuntfuck of a person you don't deserve to live you little cuntfuck go die in a hole you little cuntfuck

zdn1042 says:

Nice and unique features? Yes. Looks good? It's not for me, I guess.

asuperstarr says:

This case really is more a gimmick than anything. I just don't see the benefit. It kind of remind me of the Samsung bump that didn't bring any value. Everyone is wanting some new trick to do with there phones that we buy into these gimmicks. It's a nice case, but I can see whose calling by just raising the phone and can answer by swiping. Thanks for the review on this case!

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asuperstarr says:

This case really is more a gimmick than anything. I just don't see the benefit. It kind of remind me of the Samsung bump that didn't bring any value. Everyone is wanting some new trick to do with there phones that we buy into these gimmicks. It's a nice case, but I can see whose calling by just raising the phone and can answer by swiping. Thanks for the review on this case!

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asuperstarr says:

This case really is more a gimmick than anything. I just don't see the benefit. It kind of remind me of the Samsung bump that didn't bring any value. Everyone is wanting some new trick to do with there phones that we buy into these gimmicks. It's a nice case, but I can see whose calling by just raising the phone and can answer by swiping. Thanks for the review on this case!

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Paul Bailey III says:

am i the only one who had visions of samsung galaxy s4 case?

boovish says:

I've seen many a flip cases for iPhone with an opening on the front to answer calls

metllicamilitia says:

Maybe, I'd like to see a hands on, the video showed it cuts the date a bit, which would be an issue for me.

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jackwins1 says:

I can officially say that 7.1 will make this case useless.

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Victoire Nkana says:

Android had this longtime ago !!!!

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Winston Loh says:

Cool features but this design is not for me...maybe something more minimalistic however, with the cool features and maybe a battery pack included...might as well since we are adding a bit of bulk...just my wish list...