Talk about “using the good sense God gave you.” Looky-here look-i-here…! The forward thinking folks at Canopy have cooked up some sumptuous fondle-friendly innovation. It’s a touch-sensitive iPhone case! It’s so simple, it’s genius.

The Sensus Smartphone case grants added touch sensitive interfacing with your mobile device by gesturing right there on the case itself (Remind anyone else of the PS Vita?). The touch inputs are on the back of the case and the right side. This opens the door to endless new ways to utilize and interface with your iPhone. Use your thumb to move up and down the right side of the case and produce a familiar scrolling effect. Stirs fond memories of the old RIM and Blackberry days.

Currently in this pre-release stage, there are several dozen supported apps and Canopy promises more apps are being added to support Sensus everyday. From the video above we see Sensus lending touch functions to maps, adventure and driving style games, basic scrolling and navigation functions and more. Hopefully more developers and software engineers will get behind this cool new interface that also acts as a nice attractive protective case for iPhone or iPad.

And here’s a morsel of media for the those interested developers!

Sensus will be available for consumer purchase this Summer 2013 and currently supports iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5. iPad Mini and iPod Touch (5th gen) versions are also in the works. An iPad Retina model is also under consideration.. We will keep our eyes out for the Canopy folks this week at CES.

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.