Moto Mods prices leaked by Verizon, prepare to pay premium


With the new Moto Z smartphone duo, Motorola embarked on its very own modular adventure. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force both come with a magnetic slot where third-party modules attach and enhance specific aspects of their functionality.

While the initial batch of modules was made clear from the start, their prices were kept secret until they trickled down to the My Verizon app pre-installed on smartphones sold by the US carrier. A Reddit user took screenshots and shared them online, giving us the low-down on how much you'll have to spend if you want to trick out your new Moto with a projector, sound booster, power pack, or shell. And tell you what, these accessories do cost a pretty penny! Here are the prices:

  • Insta-Share Projector: $299
  • JBL SoundBoost: $79.99
  • TUMI Power Pack: $89
  • TUMI Wireless Charging Power Pack: $99
  • Kate Spade shell : $79

We don't believe people will gobble them up at those prices, but who knows, maybe some will love their Moto Z so much they'll happily spend $300 on a WVGA resolution, 50 lumen projector simply because it attaches to their smartphone. Mind you, one can find a vastly superior 1080p resolution pico projector with a 100 lumens bulb in this price range. The power packs also seem overpriced, considering larger capacity ones can be found in the 15-$30 range.


source: Reddit via PhanDroid

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44 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The JBL speakers price seems pretty fair to me. Everything else...I guess more or less.

2. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

the projector is overpriced the rest seem fine. Those are made to fit perfectly with the phone ( power pack ) Not some ugly big ass thing thats as big as a phone and must be taken everywhere..

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Both the projector and the JBL speakers come with extra batteries. So if you leave the projector off and still have it attach to the phone, then it's battery will extend the Moto Z battery as well. The same is also true for the JBL speakers which claim to give you 10 hours of music out of those stereo speakers.

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This is just the start though, if more manufacturers get in on this prices will go down for the most wanted mods like battery and such.

3. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah the battery packs seem alright. The speakers are fairly priced. The projector is somewhat pricey fir what you're getting. Then again, all of these fit to your phone and only increase its thickness.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is overpriced for sure

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No, $17,000 for a smartwatch is overpriced. Spending presumably $500 or less for a brand new phone that is just as capable as any current flagship on the market performance wise, and another $300 to make it the only phone in the world with a projector is well worth the money. Especially considering that Apple (Your brand of choice) is CURRENTLY charging $650 for a phone that's nearly a year old with 750p 4.7" LCD screen, 2 GBs of RAM, only 16 GB of storage, 1750 mAh battery. This is why you're a hypocrite.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is why your comment is irrelevant.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

What? No counterargument? Or is my argument impossible to debate? LOL

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not at all. Just that your argument can be summed up in one word - b*tching.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

LOL, you cannot argue my point, you know I'm right, everyone knows I'm right so you resort to your typical deflecting. Don't make statements if you cannot back them up hypocrite.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The only thing I know is that you were indeed b-ing. Stop deflecting and take your lumps like a man.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No matter how many times you reply you're still deflecting, and unwilling to argue my point.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not deflecting at all. Your point is full of horsecrap and you know it.

31. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Do tell me what parts are horse crap. The specs and price for the iPhone are 100% accurate. the one piece of my statement that's speculator is the price of the Moto Z and I specified that, but made an educated guess based off of past trends for Motorola flagship devices. Now stop deflecting.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever, you're still full of crap.

38. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Deflecting as usual... If you're not up to the task of actually debating your point then just run away.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually, I'm more than up to the task. Just that you're wrong and there's nothing you can say that will change that.

41. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

... LOL, Dude, you just contradicted yourself in a single statement. You're up to the task, but then do nothing... but say I'm wrong? What part of post 14 is inaccurate?

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah. Anything I say is just going to go over your head much like everything else does.

43. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Stop deflecting the question dips**t. You know full well I'm never going to stop referencing this conversation if you don't try to back up for your half-assed argument.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

In other words, you're going to continue spamming the link to this article regardless if it's relevant or not?

28. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

lumps?

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yeah, lumps.

34. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

What lumps are you talking about?

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's a figure of speech.

37. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

If you say so...

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I do say so.

18. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Let me know how much cost the Moto Z because Moto said it will be cheaper than the GNote 7 or the the upcoming iPhone

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

The geeks and tech nerds might get excited by the moto mods, but i cant picture the average consumer buying the mods, especially at those price because face it, people dont want their phone to look fatter, heavier and uglier when going out and in their pockets. I believe they will just buy the phone itself. Would they also wanna risk not having cases on it when the mods are on?

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