Moshi’s Sensecover iPhone 7 case review

Moshi’s Sensecover iPhone 7 folio case is touch-sensitive for answering calls

When it comes to choosing a case for your iPhone, most options don’t offer much in the way of covering the screen. Ones that have built-in screen protectors like Otterbox and Lifeproof cases are often bulky and austere-looking, but a flip-open folio case provides all-around protection for your phone that is both stylish and functional. Our Moshi Sensecover review puts the clever case through its paces.

The Sensecover’s exterior is wrapped in a fiber-textured nylon that looks smooth, sleek, and modern. That extra bit of texture makes the case a little less slippery by providing some grip for your fingers. The metal accent on the side, with Moshi’s logo, isn’t just decorative — it helps keep the cover closed via a magnet.

moshi sensecover iphone 7 case with decorations

While most folio cases require you to flip open the protective cover to to answer calls and check the time, the Sensecover has two key features that makes this unnecessary. The first is a clear window in the front of the case that displays the time, date, and caller information when you receive an incoming call. The second is a thin touch-sensitive metal bar that sits right over the call answer stripe that allows you to swipe-to-answer calls and tap the center to hang up. In practice, the window was as convenient for checking the time as any cover-less slim case; just pull your phone out of your pocket or bag, take a quick glance, and drop it back in. The swipe bar also worked well for answering calls and ending them, though the action has to be deliberate and with slightly more pressure than if you were touching the naked screen.

The microfiber lined interior gently pads your iPhone’s screen from rubbing against the cover.

As with many of Moshi’s cases, the Sensecover is military-grade drop-tested and certified to resist damage from falls several feet high, and the inner TPU shell adds shock absorption and side impact resistance making it a suitable everyday case. Inside, the microfiber lined interior gently pads your iPhone’s screen from rubbing against the cover though isn’t present where the touch strip is located, so it’s a good idea to install the included plastic film screen protector to fend off scratches to the glass from that element.

For those of you that like to show off the branding, there’s a cutout for the Apple logo, and the camera worked flawlessly without noticeable impact to the image quality. Precision cutouts for the Lightning port, speakers, and mute switch keep exposure to dust and dirt to a minimum, while still being generous enough to allow full access to these features. We found the sleep and volume buttons worked well through the case even with the cover closed, though we did have to press slightly harder than normal. The back cover even folds in half for you to use as a stand for viewing video hands-free in landscape.

Moshi manages to pack all these features into a relatively slim case that functions as great as it looks. The Sensecover is available in white, pink, or black, and retails for $45 for the iPhone 7 and $50 for the iPhone 7 Plus, although we spotted it recently for less on


Google's Wear OS update 'H' promises battery life improvements

Google has rebranded its Android Wear operating system to Wear OS. Removing the Android name may help people better understand Google-powered smartwatches, which also play nice with iOS devices. 

Style up your MacBook Air with one of these great cases or sleeves

Whether you’re looking for added protection or a stylish flourish, you’re in the right place for the best MacBook Air cases. We have form-hugging cases, luxurious covers and padded sleeves priced from $7 to $130. Happy shopping!

Best iPhone 7 Plus screen protectors to shield your big, beautiful display

Cracked screens are expensive to replace. Fortunately for you, we've rounded up what's available in terms of protection for Apple's large iPhone 7 Plus. Here are the best screen protectors you can buy.

The best protective iPhone cases to defend against dirt, dings, and drops

If you’re going off-road or work outdoors, it could be a good idea to invest in a tough case. These are our picks of the best protective iPhone cases for all iterations of the iPhone, from the iPhone XS to the 7.

The best iPhone XR cases to keep your phone shiny and new

Apple's new iPhone range is the toast of 2018, with beautiful style and more power than you can shake a stick at. But beauty can often be fragile -- keep the damage to a minimum with the best iPhone XR cases.
Smart Home

Huawei could soon take on Google and Amazon with a new digital assistant

According to a report from CNBC, Huawei is working on a new digital assistant that could try to take on the likes of Google and Amazon's Alexa. Huawei already has a digital assistant in China, but the new one will be aimed at markets…

Leak shows a third, budget Google Pixel 3 with a Snapdragon 670, headphone jack

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are considered to be two of the best Android smartphones, but it looks like Google could be prepping a third. A budget Pixel 3 device that boasts some of the best features of the other two has been leaked.

Use multiple phone numbers on one device with Verizon’s ‘My Numbers’ app

For those who have separate phone numbers and devices for your work and personal lives, Verizon wants to help you get more organized. With its new "My Numbers" app, you can use up to four additional phone numbers on a single smartphone.

Need a quick battery boost? Try one of our favorite portable chargers

Battery life still tops the polls when it comes to smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Here are our picks of the best portable chargers.

Instagram tool accidentally exposes user passwords. Were you affected?

Instagram's Download Your Data tool accidentally exposed the passwords of a small number of users. Here is the explanation on what happened, and how to find out which Instagram accounts were compromised.

New iPad Pro’s durability in question after it fails YouTuber’s bend test

The new iPad Pro models failed a bend test that was carried out by popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything. The result raises questions about the durability of the tablets, especially since customers are also reporting bending issues.

How to use recovery mode to fix your Android phone or tablet

If you’re having a problem you can’t seem to resolve with your Android device, or maybe you want to update it or wipe the cache, recovery mode could be what you’re looking for. Here's how to use it.
Emerging Tech

Microsoft’s friendly new A.I wants to figure out what you want — before you ask

Move over Siri and Alexa! Microsoft wants to build a new type of virtual assistant that wants to be your friend. Already making waves in Asia, could this be the future of A.I. BFFs?
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: A.I. selfie drones, ‘invisible’ wireless chargers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!