Free wood back for Motorola Moto X buyers using the Moto Maker site, until August 21
Motorola has four different variants of wood available on the Moto Maker site, walnut, bamboo, ebony and teak. The Moto X right now is available sans contract, for as low as $349.99 for the 16GB model. The 32GB model is $50 more at $399.99.
It was disappointing for many Moto X buyers last year, when the Moto Maker site launched without the wood backs being ready for prime time. Now that Motorola is giving buyers a chance to customize their Moto X with a cool looking wood back for free, you might want to take advantage of the deal, which comes to an end on Thursday.
Get a free wood back from Motorola when you order the Moto X from now until August 21st
source: MotoMaker via AndroidCentral
1. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Too little too late Motorola. They should've had this available from the start or close to it.
Why bother now when the next one is on its way?
3. Scott93274 (Posts: 868; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Oh look, Mxyzptlk is once again back in a Motorola article with nothing by trash to say... no shocker here...
9. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Motorola took forever to get the wood backs out and charged a premium for them. by the time they released the wood backs people either already had the X or moved on to other devices.
10. Scott93274 (Posts: 868; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
How long is it taking Apple to give its users Widgets, multitasking, NFC, notification lights, or screens larger than the current 4" display? Wood back panels have been out for a very long time my friend. They are simply using a promotion like this to drive sales to clear out inventory to ready for new products. All companies do the same thing.
15. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Widgets are overrated since they can become resource hogs, I don't care about multitasking, and NFC is a gimmick.
You may have a point with the last two but not everyone wants a mega sized phone. Don't be ignorant.
A promotion for a year old phone with wooden backs and midrange specs when there's a newer one coming out very soon
5. needa (Posts: 77; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)
the reason why they bother is to deplete inventory. the moto x is still a great phone. i have a new being delivered today.
6. cse.vicky (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
I agree, its still a great phone. And given the awesome 4.7 :D, I wish they release a better version of 4.7 moto x with new internals :D
7. uzimafioso (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
Uhh well they aren't going for 4.7" this time. It seems like 5 to 5.2" but I would love it if they make a 4.7" G+1...
2. shamashu9 (Posts: 94; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
4. Scott93274 (Posts: 868; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
"Because it's the same animal as the groundhog, would it not be better to ask 'How much ground could a groundhog hog is a groundhog could hog ground'."
14. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 280; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
As someone who has a Moto X with a wood back, I would recommend to anyone who is thinking about buying one to get one. I love my Moto x and I love the wood back. I think it is the best designed phone on the market and I prefer it over phones with glass or metal, which I have also had in the past. Wood just looks and feels like the best material for a phone.
16. fzacek (Posts: 1623; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I would wait for another deal where you can get the 16GB for $300 and the 32GB for $325...