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Moto Maker replaces (renames?) walnut option with rosewood Moto X

0. phoneArena 26 May 2014, 14:49 posted on

If you remember back when the rumors first started about what kinds of wood would be available for the Moto X backs, rosewood was one of the options along with teak, ebony, and bamboo. But, when the "natural" finishes were finally introduced, walnut had replaced the rosewood option. Now, Motorola has switched it back to rosewood, but we can't quite tell if it is a replacement or just renaming walnut...

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posted on 26 May 2014, 15:35

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Bamboo is the only sustainable natural "wood" material. I wish Motorola and others would stop supporting the decimation of hardwood forests for things as disposable as cell phones.

posted on 26 May 2014, 15:54

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Its grass, man.

posted on 26 May 2014, 17:19

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

But it is sold as "wood" ... lol :)

posted on 26 May 2014, 17:36

4. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Real solid Oakwood would be great

posted on 26 May 2014, 18:29

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Why? I understand the appeal of real wood, but many people use smartphones for only a year or two whereas properly cared for wood can last hundreds of years.

IMO, there should some strong laws against using materials for cell phone parts that cannot be easily recycled.

posted on 27 May 2014, 07:52

7. troutsy (Posts: 318; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

I don't think you've properly investigated the environmental impact of cell phone materials if you're suggesting wood has more negative impact than the current solution (plastic).

posted on 27 May 2014, 02:29

6. canucker78 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 May 2014)

Thats why all the wood backs are made of bamboo. The rosewood, teak etc are just finishes.

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