Moto Maker may offer a leather option this year
The reliable sources at @evleaks had only this to say, “2013:wood::2014:leather.” What kind of leather you might ask (you may be asking "why" too)? Well, whatever it is, it would have to be treated properly so that it can withstand the rigors of daily use as a smartphone while protecting the components inside and environment outside.
Does that mean we might be able to request “soft Corinthian leather” as once could be custom ordered with the 1975 Chrysler Cordoba coupe (as advertised by the famous Recardo Montalban), or as may be found on a large chair in one’s living room? Imagine, throw in some real stitching to one-up Samsung devices, maybe a few real buttons to stamp into the cushioning, and you could have a beauty of a back plate.
Okay, all that is highly unlikely, but certainly possible. The glitz possibilities would be endless. Leather wears pretty well, but it does wear, and it scratches very easily. It is nice to have choices, but should this option become available, you will probably want to weigh all your options carefully.
We do not know if this idea could be tied with the rumored Motorola Moto X + 1 we told you about yesterday, but we hope the “+1” is not the leather.
source: @evleaks (Twitter)
1. sprockkets (Posts: 1453; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Custom moto x for dev edition or screw it.
2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4149; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
They're probably going to make fun of Samsung and the Note 3 when they release this. Can't wait.
5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1748; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
But but....samsung is reason for this move from moto...never the less note 3 looks classier than moto x...
4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3649; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Man real leather eww. Its too stinky. I had watch geez after a week it stinked like hell. I switched to stainless steels.
7. corporateJP (Posts: 2179; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Leather is boss. Real premium.
On a side note, it is "Ricardo", not "Recardo", and he was the REAL, original Dos Equis guy before there was a Dos Equis guy. Don't f*** his name up again, or you'll be magically transported to Fantasy Island where Khan Noonien Singh will be waiting with a pair of tweezers holding an alien ear grub. After this, you will not have an issue with his name.