Moshi pretty much has the market cornered on understated elegance. Their mobile device cases tend to be smart and sophisticated, but not in a way that’s showing off or trying to make some kind of statement. A perfect example of this is their Overture wallet case for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Available in steel black (our review unit, pictured above), Sahara beige and brushed titanium, the Overture wallet case provides a natural fit for the iPhone 6 color models. The brushed metal appearance is actually achieved with a soft synthetic material that is weather-proof and comfortable to hold. The microfiber accents and sturdy stitching provide nice design contrasts and durability, so the whole unit looks good and never feels flimsy as you flip it open. The microfiber front access also serves as a catch for the back portion when you want to use the case as horizontal display.
The inside cover contains three slots for credit cards, IDs, cash and the like, along with a Neato screen cleaner that affixes itself to the case when not in use, so it’s always handy. Filling these slots up will cause the cover to bulge a bit when you close the wallet, but that’s to be expected with folio style cases.
Your iPhone is held in place with a somewhat bendable plastic frame attached to the back side of the wallet case. I say somewhat, because although it’s possible to pull back the edges, I still found it a bit hard to get the iPhone into the frame without scraping up against the buttons. I would rather Moshi just left the areas around the sleep/wake and volume buttons open. The headphone and lightning ports at the bottom are framed/protected, too, but that’s okay as it’s less likely you’ll want to dock your iPhone in a wallet case because the cover will hide the screen anyway.
Sticking with the frame for a minute, I found the exterior sleep/wake and volume buttons difficult to use. I had to press them in pretty hard in order to get any response, which is a surprising issue from a case veteran such as Moshi. The sturdy frame, however, will help keep your iPhone from bending if you’re storing the unit in your pants pocket.
I’m still not completely sold on the idea of folio-style wallet cases. Aside from the issues mentioned with this particular case, I don’t like the idea of having to fold back a flap when playing games or speaking on the phone, or letting it dangle when taking photos. If you want a case that also stores credit cards and money, there are options that have pockets right on the back without the need for that flip cover.
The Moshi Overture iPhone 6 wallet case is a beautifully designed and crafted unit, but because of a couple issues with the frame and its $45 asking price, it’s one I can only recommend to those who have used folio-style wallet cases in the past and are fine with their inherent issues.
Provides: Horizontal display, credit card / ID storage, and scratch/scuff/drop protection for iPhone
Minimum Requirements: iPhone 6 (also available for iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5/5s)
For more iPhone 6 case options, see our full iPhone 6 Case Review Roundup.