If the Moto Z Style/Z Play StyleMods end up substituting MotoMaker, would they be worth it? (poll results)

If the Moto Z Style/Z Play StyleMods end up substituting MotoMaker, would they be worth it? (poll results)
Word on the street is that, along with the rumored Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play, Motorola will be making public two other programs: StyleMods and MotoMods.

The latter will let you attach an add-on to the either of the two phones via 16 magnetic pins on the bottom of their respective backs, giving you extra functionality such as a JBL loudspeaker or a Hasselblad camera case that may include physical controls and even optical zoom. StyleMods, on the other hand, will let users... well, style their Z Style or Z Play. According to rumors, the selection so far includes leather, ballistic nylon, and wood. Other materials will likely also be made available.

StyleMods do ask a question, though: Will MotoMaker customization be still available to buyers of the two new devices? Perhaps, but what if StyleMods supersede them? Would it be a good trade? According to you, absolutely, though not everybody agrees of course:

If the Moto Z Style/Z Play StyleMods end up substituting MotoMaker, would they be worth it?

From the sound of it, StyleMods will be worth it
62.16%
God, no! MotoMaker better stay, StyleMods be damned
37.84%

We were kind of surprised. While the StyleMods program obviously sounds great, we would prefer if MotoMaker stayed intact. You can always buy a third-party case with some fancy material covering it, after all.

Thoughts?

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4 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1 day pools? and we didnt even know much about that stylemods :-/

3. havoc

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

yeah. how could people decide whats good or not if they havent seen the other option. This poll should be made after Moto announced the StyleMODS not before. Like WTF moment!

2. Bankz

Posts: 2545; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

No, a third party case would make it too bulky (former moto x phones couldn't have their backs removed mind you).. While this one's more convenient and more so, what do you really loose with this one anyway? You can still change the frames, colour, material with this new approach. The advantage is 1. Opportunity for Mods (without which moto maker would have being available) 2. You'll have an option of enjoying all worlds, (A metal/leather/wooden/ballistic nylon phone anytime you please) 3. You can have even up to 10 of these cases at the same time ready for you to snap on the go and change them anytime you please. What's not to like here? The only tradeoff I see here I the ability to etch a name onto the backs (which might still be possible if you order a case from motomaker afterall)

4. NoAllegiance unregistered

Why have such a nice looking glossy, metal device covered, that is self-defeating.

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