Motorola website source code suggests a wood-backed Moto X could cost $50 extra

Motorola website source code suggests a wood-backed Moto X could cost $50 extra
The Moto X was released today along with the Moto Maker customization tool. Moto Maker doesn't yet offer the option for a woodgrain back plate for the device, but we know that will be happening eventually. However, if you take a look at the Motorola website source code, it seems that the special back plate could cost you extra.

This is definitely not confirmation, and the website code could just have a random number in there as a placeholder. But, if you were to dig into the site code, it lists all of the various customization options for the Moto X, including the wooden back plate which is not yet available. If the source code is to be believed, getting a woodgrain back plate could cost you an extra $50. 

It definitely wouldn't be a surprise if Motorola were to charge a premium for the wood back. The real question is: would you pay $50 extra for it?

source: Motorola via Droid Life


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  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

It seems that all 3 woodgrain backs will cost $50, as the Rosewood and Bamboo options also show the same.

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I would love the CabonFibre, or Titanium version please â„¢

5. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

make sure it has "TROLL" engraved on it.

11. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

And aluminum.

14. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

$50 is high though a $20 won't give a scratch. Still having something exotic material like wood is a pride possession. Enough aluminium and glass is already available in market.

6. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

dont you think $50 is a bit too much? handcrafted woodcase for phones are about $30 and that is actually pretty strong case. this is thin cover back cut by machines. and most woods come with coating to avoid insects and rotting so nothing unique or expensive about it.

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Ya its overpriced.

8. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yeah, I do think so. And I was also surprised that all the wood types were the same price. In every other case use, different types of wood have different costs. Due to the scarcity of each type and the demand of it.

12. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

And don't you think that this offers a little more than a simple woodcase? :-)

13. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Tell us more, why you think a smaller and probably not handcrafted wood part offers more than the otter one?

2. papss unregistered

I love the wood cases

3. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

What about the options for all Sapphire Glass, front and back, or Ceramicâ„¢

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Then it would have to be priced like a iPhone.

10. papss unregistered

That would be super sweet actually.

15. stuck_788

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

50 is too much, 25 could be ok

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