Wood backs for Moto X now just $25; ebony, walnut, and teak coming January 21st

Wood backs for Moto X now just $25; ebony, walnut, and teak coming January 21st
One of the more interesting promises of the Moto Maker customizations for the Motorola Moto X have been the wooden backs. Not too long ago, we got our first option - bamboo - which cost a whopping $100. But, Motorola is now saying that it has streamlined the process and can offer wooden backs for just $25 extra, with new options coming next week.

The new wood options are, for the most part, the types of wood we expected to see, including ebony and teak. But, the last option was rumored to be rosewood, and instead will be walnut. The three new options - ebony, walnut, and teak - will be available through Moto Maker starting this coming Tuesday, January 21st; and, the bamboo option that is already available will cost you just $25 starting today. 

And, as an added bonus for those who already purchased a bamboo Moto X for $100, it seems that some users are getting e-mails from Motorola offering them the $75 difference in the form of a coupon code. The $75 coupon can be used on any order of accessories that totals more than $75 before taxes (excluding the Chromecast). 

With the newest drop in price, this means that you will be able to get a wooden-backed Moto X for just $424 plus tax. What say you all? Is it worth it? 

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh

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22 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Cool as hell. Price doesn't sound expensive for me at least (well, here in Finland $424=~€312, Lumia 820 costs €315)

5. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Cant compare wp with Android. Wp is to limited OS, very slow and a bit laggy. You cant even use chromecast with wp.

7. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I dont know what Windows Phone you used but I had the Lumia 928 on Verizon. While it is a limited OS it is not slow or laggy. And it is a given that a Google product such as the chromecast wouldnt work for Windows Phone as Google and Microsoft have been bucking heads for a long time.

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

SandraB, are you serious? On both accounts?

14. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Yes i think its very slow and limited. I swithed back. To MotoX

15. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Which Windows Phone did you have??

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Hey, I was just comparing price. US price vs Finland price.

21. Humphrey.One

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

I call it an offtop going on. Srsly guys discussing mobile systems comparison under a MotoX wooden back cover price news, in reply to Finnish post about currencies.

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Switching to T-Mobile on the 22nd. Was almost certainly going to stick with my Nexus 5, but this new nugget of information may change everything...

8. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

If you are going to T-mobile I would stick with the Nexus 5. Overall better phone...in my opinion. Unless you want the style factor of the Moto X then by all means go with the Moto X.

22. Humphrey.One

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

Aren't you advising this guy to do what he's just posted he'd been going to do and simply repeating his point? Back to the topic, even if I had an lgg2/sgs4, which I don't yet wouldn't mind if I had one, I would swap it for the wooden covered MotoX immediately. Totally agree with you, mr hipster Lincoln Commentator.

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

By the time the Moto X becomes a good deal, the Moto X2 will be coming out!

4. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

It has been a good deal aince the subsidized price was dropped to $99 on contract and in some cases Free. The retail cost has gone by well iver $100 as well. Now this. What more do you want? Them to mail you one for free with no strings attached?

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A good deal is debatable.

10. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Everything is debatable ;)

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I rarely agree with you, but here, yes. The G is a good deal, in my opinion, but the X still seems pricey.

11. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

If Ebony option was available in my country I would buy it anyday

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Cherrywood or nothing.

16. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I'm sorry but that back cover looks hideous! But to each his own.

18. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

It surely does look... I would like a limeaok version

19. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

This is getting funnier by the day. Wood?

20. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I ordered a bamboo version last night, and after seeing this article i called their customer service to see if they can hold off sending it since the new options were to be introduced. The rep told me that product is already being shipped, but that once i receive it i could send it back for refund and then customize another moto x if i like. This is even though there is gonma be a custom writen quote stamped on that bamboo back cover.

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