Review: Moshi Overture wallet case for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
I’ve talked before about the gamer’s need to sometimes come across as a bit more…well, we’ll say “professional.” The company on which we rely most for this is Moshi, as they have a history of providing elegant iPhone cases with an extra feature or two that make them appealing to gamers.
The most recent we’ve tried out is the Moshi Overture folio-style wallet case. With an exterior of weatherproof vegan leather available in black, pink and white (Moshi provided us with a black review unit pictured here), it looks and feels like the wallet you may currently be looking to replace.
And so, that’s just what I did on a recent family trip to visit some in-laws.
The cover of the Overture flips open to reveal four card slots and two pockets that can be used for money and such. On my trip, the four slots held my driver’s license, a bank card and a credit card. Had we stayed at a hotel, that would’ve left room for the card key, as well.
If you fill up each slot and add some money, the Overture can get a bit bulky and not close well (see the top photo above). In addition, the cards will come into contact with your iPhone screen. This didn’t damage my iPhone at all, but it’s something to consider.
Speaking of the screen, Moshi includes a detachable Neato™ microfiber cleaning pad. It sticks to the inner cover and to your fingers when cleaning, and it can be washed to retain its adhesiveness.
You may think the folio cover would get in the way during gaming, but it’s not really an issue. It folds back nicely when you’re playing, and I found it actually provided a more comfortable grip for two-handed horizontal gameplay. I also liked that you can use the case as a stand (again, only for horizontal display). It may take a bit of use, however, for the vegan leather to loosen up enough to stay put when in display mode.
This is especially handy when gaming with a MFi controller.
As for protection, your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus will fit nicely into a hardshell frame securely attached to the outer layer. It’s not to hard to get your phone in and out, and you’ll have easy access to all the necessary ports and buttons. Under the rigid protection of the case, however, I found the volume and sleep/wake buttons too tight. They still work, but without their usual snappy (or should I say “clicky?”) responsiveness. Thankfully, you don’t need those to game.
So Here It Is
The Moshi Overture wallet case is, of course, more about style and functionality than gaming. Then again, so is the iPhone itself. What you get here is a case that allows you to do away with your wallet (provided you’re willing to downsize its contents), keep your iPhone protected, and be ready to go for both an elevator sales pitch and a prolonged round of SIEGE: Titan Wars.
Provides: Folio-style iPhone protection with 4 card slots, 2 inner pockets, and horizontal display
Compatibility: iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
Price: iPhone 7 – $44.95; iPhone Plus – $49.95 (also available for iPhone 5/5S/SE, iPhone 6/6S, and iPhone 6 Plus / 6S Plus)
Availability: Now at moshi.com