Motorola Moto Mod with Alexa speaker will arrive in November, priced at $149.99

If you've been waiting patiently for the Moto Mod Speaker with Amazon Alexa to go on sale, Motorola today revealed that the accessory will be launched some time next month at locations where the Amazon Echo is sold, priced at $149.99. Alexa delivers the latest news, weather and sports scores. The virtual assistant can also set your smart appliances (lights, thermostat, entertainment systems), arrange for a ride via Lyft, and much more.

As with all Moto Mods, the Alexa speaker will snap on the back to any Moto Z series handset thanks to the 16 magnetic pins on the back of the phone. This Moto Mod also comes with 15-hours worth of battery power so that the phone's own cell doesn't need to be used to power the accessory.

The Moto Mod Speaker with Amazon Alexa is equipped with four microphones, so you shouldn't have a problem with Alexa hearing your voice even if you're not holding your phone, or standing right next to it.

If you own a Moto Z, this is the accessory that is always ready to make your day go smoothly.

source: Motorola

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6 Comments

1. Brewski

Posts: 693; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

The pins are not magnetic. They only communicate data and transfer power when charging. The magnets are elsewhere on the back. This has been brought up before in a similar article. PA, get your facts straight.

2. KingSam

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

So the mod costs more than a standalone echo?

3. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hey man, thats alan f. If he says the 16 data pins are magnetic then that's what they are. Hes never wrong. Youre wrong and he's right. Expect him to come on here with some random out of context quote, proving him right. Get him alan!

4. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

The pin connections themselves are magnetic. I worked for Motorola when the Z was released and that was official from meetings at headquarters in Chicago

6. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You are either lying about the job or Motorola lied to you. I have a moto z. The pins arent magnetic. The moto mod magnets are on the corners. The "pins" arent even real pogo pins, theyre a complete assembly that's tasked with transferring high speed data at times. Just look at the architecture thats easily available on motos own moto mods developer page. The only other site ive ever heard claim theyre magnetic is cnet and not to accuse good ol alan f of plagiarizing but damn if that particular line didnt read nearly word for word as the also inaccurate one on cnets review...

5. Aircrackng

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Couldn’t the pins still be magnetic whilst there may be other magnets as well? Seems pretty rational to me...

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