Motorola MotoMods JBL SoundBoost speakers: Loud and clear



“Snapping is the new flipping.” That is what Lenovo CEO Yanqing Yang said just before he lifted the covers off the new Motorola flagships, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, at Lenovo Tech World in San Francisco.

The statement was a tip of the hat to the days of the Motorola flip phones, StarTACs, and RAZRs that users would flip with reckless abandon – for some, it became a nervous twitch.

While snapping the MotoMods accessories may not rise to the level of a twitch, Motorola did execute on the idea of modular accessories about as perfectly as one could expect. From wooden or woven back plates that add a hint of customization, to pico projectors, batteries, and speakers, MotoMods follow a simple template – use the back of the phone, and hold in place with a few strong magnets.

The best part: it is virtually dummy proof. Just snap on your mod, and go. No need to pair, connect, change a setting, or take anything apart. In this case, the SoundBoost module from JBL was on hand, and we took it for a quick spin. The sounds “speak” for themselves.

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6 Comments

3. Loveneesh

Posts: 434; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

MotoMods are only evolved version of lenovo vibe x2 layer modular solution.

4. Loveneesh

Posts: 434; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Lenovo vibe x2 layer modular solution works same as MotoMods ( vibe x2 also have dots in back to attach JBL speaker and extra battery mods.)

5. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

I didn't see , but does this mod add back in a 3.5 mm headphone jack ?

7. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Iirc Motorola included a 3.5mm to USB adapter so any mods won't bring the jack back.

6. DigitalVoice

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

I have JBL speakers and a phone - both together in one product can't get any better.

8. rshanberg unregistered

"Dummy proof." I like your optimism.

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