This Moto Mod features wireless charging and an IR blaster for just $45

This Moto Mod features wireless charging and an IR blaster for just $45
LG and Motorola both took a jab at bringing modular functionality to their flagship smartphones in 2016, and while LG's implementation of this tech never really took off, Motorola has been doing a commendable job at slowing growing their platform of available Moto Mods for their Moto Z line of devices. We've seen battery packs, projectors, and even a camera mod that adds true 10x optical zoom to all Moto Z handsets, and a new mod by the name of The Ultimate Moto Z Mod promises to bring both wireless charging and IR blaster support to the Moto Z line for just $45.

The Ultimate Moto Z Mod is currently up for funding on IndieGoGo as a contender for Motorola's Transform the Smartphone challenge, where the winner of the contest will be able to have their creation mass-produced and sold nationwide through the hep of Verizon Wireless. There are a number of different entries, but The Ultimate Moto Z Mod is easily one of the most interesting options that we've seen so far. The mod adds both wireless charging support and an IR blaster for controlling your TV, stereo system, and more in a body that measures in at just a hair over 3-millimeters thick - not much wider than Motorola's own Style Shells. 


If you're interested in outfitting your own Moto Z with The Ultimate Moto Z Mod, you can currently head to the IndieGoGo page (check the source link below) and fund the project. You can choose to pledge $35 for the mod with just wireless charging capabilities, or go up to $45 in order to get the version with both wireless charging and the IR blaster. The current estimated ship date of The Ultimate Moto Z Mod is slated for November of this year, and we certainly hope that this idea catches on and gains a lot of popularity.

Motorola's Moto Mods are certainly in a much better shape than LG's Friends modular system that they introduced with the LG G5, but all of the current mods are either bulky, expensive, or both. The Ultimate Moto Z Mod is the thinnest and most affordable mod we've seen yet for the Moto Z (save for Motorola's Style Shells), and something like this would likely be quite popular among Moto Z users who are looking to add quite a bit of functionality to their phone without adding a whole lot of bulk.

source: IndieGoGo via 9to5Google

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Moto Z
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh

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7 Comments

1. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

WOW those are thin.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thin and can hide camera bump :D and connecting that mod with phone using cable... that's so brilliant.. people will enjoy connecting 2 connector and than placing it in charging pad, compared to connecting 1 power connector for charging like everyone does, this new method is totally neat.. why didn't anyone ever think about it before? /s they should get rid of that cable and keep the slim profile

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7531; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If this moto mod had a battery as well. I would be all over it. But since it only offers IR and wireless charging. Then its not worth it to me. Although I really like IR and wireless charging. They should have added a battery as well. I don't mind the mod if its a little thick, and if they asked for more money, like some of the existing battery mods.

3. peace247 unregistered

Now that is proper use of mods.

4. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Right?! This is impressive!

5. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

November? Dammit man!

6. patfactorx

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

That's a great idea!

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