Moshi cases are a little more luxurious than the other cases out there. Not to mention the build quality is exceptional and the cases are drop-rated at least 4 ft. Except for the Vitros, we don’t know why it exists.
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- Great upgrade from old iGlaze
- Back is slightly nicer
- Everything is slick
- Shiny edges
Our feelings are a little mixed regarding the iGlaze. Moshi iGlaze has been changed slightly as the back has a slightly gummy back. This new back handles a bit better than the hard polycarbonate shell of the past versions. However, the back still doesnʼt really improve the overall handling.
The Moshi iGlaze is one of the thinner cases in Moshiʼs collection that is drop-rated. However, Moshi doesn’t say by how high but itʼs likely about 4 ft. Anything higher, you might be in trouble. The fit of the Moshi iGlaze is quite nice and it doesnʼt feel like the chrome edges are going to come apart like other cases weʼve used. There are several colors to choose from so you can accessorize your iPhone accordingly.
iPhone access is average in Moshi iGlaze. The buttons are easy to use and the edge of the case is a little low as the front almost sits flush with a 0.4mm thick screen protector.
The camera cutout has a glossy finish to it which is odd, given that Appleʼs accessory guideline recommends not having something shiny right by the camera.
Overall, the case is just a little too slick for our liking. And the chrome edge of the case seems way too shiny for us.
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- Back feels amazing (so much texture)
- Wrist strap accent is nice
- Edges are mildly slick
The Moshi Altra is awesome. There is so much texture on the back of the case. We’re starting to really enjoy using these mixed material cases as weʼve seem to have gotten bored of leather and plastic.
The Moshi Altra is only a smidge thicker than the Moshi iGlaze which adds to the protection it offers to your iPhone. We didnʼt come across any issues with the fit of the Moshi Altra. When we first saw the case, we thought that maybe some of the nubs on the back would fall off. Thankfully, the nubs didn’t fall off.
The edge of the case has a bit of TPU on the front which helps with the handling of the devices but the PC edge is still quite slick. The texture of the back does offset the slickness a bit but all of this is going to be a moot point if youʼre using the wrist-strap with the case.
The Moshi Altra is also drop-rated to MilStd 810G and the edges of the case are high enough to keep a device with a screen protector off a flat surface.
The Moshi Altra comes with a wrist strap that has a giant loop which looks a little odd to us. Weʼve been using the Moshi Altra case without the wrist strap and the attachment point doesnʼt really bother us. We’re finicky so having another thing on the case gives our restless fingers something else to do.
With all things considered, despite the mildly slick edge, we really like the Moshi Altra. If youʼre looking for a unique case that will handle the bumps of everyday life, the Moshi Altra is going to be a good choice.
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- Very grippy edge
- Unique design (not rounded)
- Port Cover
- Speaker covers
- Back is a little too slick
The Talos is Moshiʼs toughest case and is drop-rated to 10 ft. “Theoretically”. As thatʼs what Moshi told us but this info is not explicitly stated on their website.
We really like the overall design of the Moshi Talos. Our first impression of Moshi Talos is that the diamond design feature looks like it would belong in a video game of some sort. We have to sing praises for Moshiʼs quality as the TPU and PC portions of the case fit tightly together. It honestly feels like the case is made from one piece of badass material.
The Moshi Talos is the bulkiest case that weʼve come across from Moshi but the grip on the edges of the case minimizes the feel of the extra bulk. If the Moshi Talos does fall out of your hand, the extra bulk is going to offer you extra protection for your stupidly expensive iPhone.
On the inside of the case, the back of your iPhone sits on a luxurious bed of microfibre. There is a series of ridges on the inside of the case which adds to the drop protection of the Moshi Talos. These ridges will create air-pockets that apparently will add to the drop protection.
Apple has made the iPhoneʼs a little more resilient over the last couple of years with the addition of IP67 and IP68 environmental protection. Itʼs not very often we see cases with port covers and even fewer cases with speaker
grille protection. We will say that itʼs a nice addition to the Moshi Talos.
The edges of the case are quite raised so your iPhone is going to be better protected from a bad face first drop.
We didnʼt come across any issues with accessing our iPhone in the Moshi Talos. Button response is great, the port cover isnʼt terrible to use and the thicker case didnʼt interfere with Qi-charging.
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- We have nothing good to say
- Same gummy back as new iGlaze
- Way too slick
- Tough buttons
- Snuck through Moshiʼs QA/QC?
We have very little to say about the Moshi Vitros. Moshi Vitros looks awful and handles like a wet bar of soap. Moshi says that the shiny edge is metallized though itʼs just plastic. The dots on the case minimize rainbowing, also Moshi has trademarked their dots,MicroGrid which is fun?
Honestly, the edge is what makes Moshi Vitros. The buttons are tough and there is absolutely no texture to the edge. Moshi Vitros makes the larger 2018 iPhones harder to use.
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- Unique design
- One-handed usage tool not great
- Very useful if you read a lot?
- Kickstand like
- Decent texture
- It feels clumsy
- Strap isnʼt that useful
The Moshi Capto is different. And when we see something different, we really want it to be good especially when it comes to iPhone cases. We were thinking that maybe the Moshi Capto was going to top Loopy case for one-handed usage. The iPhone XS Max with its glorious OLED screen looks amazing but itʼs a big device. Itʼs very hard to use in one hand.
The Moshi Capto is a thin case with the standout feature of the product being the buckle and strap found on the backside of the case. The strap and buckle have two purposes with the first offering you to use the buckle as a kickstand with multiple viewing angles and the second purpose allows you to use your device without fear of dropping it. You still need to use two hands though if youʼre using this case with the iPhone XS Max. The usability of the iPhone with the strap isnʼt spectacular.
The strap and buckle click onto the back of the case and is a little tough to remove if youʼve just recently cut your fingernails. The overall fit of the buckle and strap meets the same standard as all of the other Moshi cases in this review.
The case isnʼt that rigid and despite having a matte look to the case, feels quite slick.
When it comes to protection, the thin Moshi Capto wonʼt seem like itʼs going to offer your iPhone much drop protection but it’s drop-rated to 4 ft which is surprising. However, if your fingers are in the strap portion then your iPhone isnʼt going to fall (unless you fall).
However, getting your fingers into the Moshi Capto isnʼt as easy as the Loopy case. This means the only time youʼre using the strap on the Moshi Capto is when you really need to. The chances that your fingers are in the strap while youʼre
shutting your iPhone around is next to zero (whereas itʼs almost 100% with the Loopy case).
When it comes to screen protection, the edges of the case are quite shallow so get a screen protector with the Moshi Capto.
Accessing your iPhone is average as the buttons work just fine, the camera cutout wonʼt get in the way and the buckle isnʼt too thick to prevent your iPhone from Qi-charging.
The strap works decently if youʼre using your iPhone with your right hand. If youʼre using it with your left hand, it will fall out of your hand a little easier. With the right hand, youʼre actually pulling the iPhone into the palm of your hand through the strap. You donʼt have that tension if youʼre using it with the left.
Our other gripe with fabric based finger loops is that the moment it slides past your knuckle, it becomes mildly irritating to remove.
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- Kickstand! (Great for finicky people)
- Awesome back
- Very useful case
- Keeping track of iPhone
- Kickstand isnʼt metallic anymore…
- Edges are slick
The Moshi Kameleon is a case that we really enjoy using. Again, we fidget a lot so the kickstand on the back of the case is just so much fun to play with. However, with the newest Moshi Kameleon, Moshi decided to replace the metallic kickstand with a plastic one so youʼre left with a less satisfying click. But we’re guessing for most people, thatʼs not going to be a deal breaker. From a functionality perspective, the plastic kickstand and metal kickstand serve the same purpose and we’re assuming that the plastic kickstand is cheaper.
Moshi sent us their Moshi Midnight Blue Kameleon which has a perforated vegan leather back and itʼs pretty great. We used their Ivory White cases for the iPhone 7ʼs and 8ʼs and between the ivory white and midnight blue, we prefer the Midnight Blue because of the perforation. It just gives the case a bit more texture which also helps with the back sliding around. The Moshi Kameleon is a thicker case if measured at the thickest point but it honestly doesnʼt feel any thicker than every other case in this review.
When it comes to protection, like all Moshi cases, it will protect your iPhone from any normal day to day drop. The edges of the case are high enough to keep your screen off a flat surface
We didnʼt have any issues accessing the iPhone in the case. Buttons are fine, Qi-charging is fine and thereʼs nothing to say about the camera.The standout feature of the Moshi Kameleon is the kickstand. Despite being made of plastic, it still provides your iPhone with a stable base for viewing your iPhone easily while sitting. Itʼs easy to use and Moshi decided not to integrate it directly into the back of the case. This means the bulk of the kickstand isnʼt that noticeable.
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- Unique Cover
- Leather hinge?
- Mag latch
- Not sure how I would use it?
We’re a little confused by the Moshi StealthCover. We’re not sure in which situation we would use the case. The hardshell, semi-transparent cover looks cool but itʼs almost like a tease. You canʼt access the screen like you would with the Moshi SenseCover and you can almost see enough of the screen if you squint hard enough. So again, when would this be useful? Thereʼs a cutout for the FaceID sensor so you can unlock your device through the cover but you canʼt interact with it? Thatʼs stealthy?
We will give kudos to Moshi as cases with covers tend to be thicker but the Moshi StealthCover and the Moshi SenseCover arenʼt noticeably thicker than the average Moshi case. The Moshi StealthCover has a leather spine which adds a bit of texture to a generally slick case. The cover attached magnetically and isnʼt over bearing like some of the other non-Moshi products weʼve used.
The edges of Moshi StealthCover are quite nice and we wished Moshi used more of this material for the edges of the cases. The fronts and backs of the case arenʼt raised so it will scratch easily. Thereʼs also no texture so your iPhone is going to slide around like an air hockey puck.
The Moshi StealthCover will offer the most screen protector out of all the cases in this review. The polycarbonate shell is quite hard so if youʼre ever worried about breaking your iPhoneʼs screen, the Moshi StealthCover might be worth getting. The case can handle drops up to 4 ft so basically any tumble coming out of your pocket or bag from waist height isnʼt going to be an issue.
We didnʼt have any problems using the buttons on the iPhone through the Moshi StealthCover but the camera is covered when the cover is flipped around. Again, when would you use it? We have no idea but on Moshiʼs website, they say the design of the Moshi StealthCover is to stay up to date with your notifications without being able to interact with them in order to minimize distractions.
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- Allows you to see whoʼs calling
- Stops face grease
- Doubles as a stand
- Handles well
- Camera is blocked when filed back
We’re actually surprised at how long itʼs taken us to review Moshi SenseCover. We remember seeing this case years ago and thought that it was a cool looking case. Moshiʼs sent us several rounds of cases to review before but never the Moshi SenseCover.
And after waiting all this time, the only thing we can say about the Moshi SenseCover is that itʼs going to be a great case for those who really hate face grease on their devices.
This leather cover case fit well and the leather cover makes the iPhone feel a little more luxurious. The leather also helps keep the iPhone in one place on a flat surface. The cover doesnʼt add a lot of bulk to the iPhone which is nice and the magnetic latch on the cover works well though it wonʼt attach onto the back. Embedded within the leather cover is a silver band of conductive material which looks smooth but to our chagrin, the edges of the metal pieces on the front area a little sharp. Moshi calls this the SensArray. we think itʼs safe to say that the SensArray is the standout feature of Moshi SenseCover. The cutout on the front cover is plastic and not glass and the inside of the cover is covered in microfibre so itʼll play nice with your screen.
When it comes to protection, like all Moshi cases, the Moshi SenseCover will do a good job protecting it from everyday bumps and drops. The addition of the cover adds another level of screen protection though the cover might come apart during a drop.
We didnʼt have issues accessing our iPhone in the Moshi SenseCover as the buttons feel normal, the camera is inaccessible when the cover is fully folded over so taking pictures is going to be a little annoying. The cover also doubles as a kickstand which adds to the usefulness of the Moshi SenseCover.
The SensArray allows you to swipe left and right through the cover. This means that you can technically access your widgets and camera though youʼll be constrained by whatever you can see on through the cutout on the front. Youʼre basically only going to use the SensArray when you get a phone call as it the cover allows you to swipe to answer the call if you feel like talking to the person on the end, after screening the call through the cover.
As we mentioned earlier, parts of the SensArray are a little sharp so your skin might get caught on it depending on angle your slide your finger over it.
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- Cloth backed case
- Unique case
The Moshi Vesta and Moshi Altra seem very similar as both have unique backs. The biggest difference between the two cases is that the Moshi Altra has a place for a wrist-strap. Other than that, everything weʼve said for the Moshi Altra is going to apply to the Moshi Vesta.
Again, the cloth backs on Moshi cases are awesome. Such a nice break from plastic!
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