Tag Archive: mods


Moto Z4 leak reveals Moto Mods connector, return of the headphone jack

Motorola is bringing back the headphone jack with the Moto Z4.

We got a good look at the Moto Z4 a few months ago via a leaked render, and a recent leak from Evan Blass shows off the phone from all angles. Motorola’s upcoming flagship is set to offer a tiny waterdrop cutout at the top, and it looks like it will also be compatible with the Moto Mod ecosystem.

‏ But the biggest change is the  [Read More…]

Motorola’s apparently canceling the Moto X5 and scaling back on Moto Mods

Don’t expect another Hasselblad camera mod anytime soon.

Hot on the heels of reports claiming Motorola laid-off 50% of its engineering team at its Chicago headquarters, another one’s popped up suggesting that there’s even more happening behind the scenes.

Moto X4

According to Android Police, Motorola has canceled the Moto X5 that was scheduled for a release at some point this year. The X5 would be a successor to the mostly well-received Moto X4 that came  [Read More…]

Motorola releases 5 new Style Shell Moto Mods made out of Gorilla Glass

The new Style Shells are the most expensive at $ 29.99 a pop.

Although they may not be the best phones on the market, you’ve got to give Motorola credit where credit is due for trying something new with its Moto Z devices. The ability to change up both the look and function of your phone on the fly with Moto Mods is still a lot of fun, and Motorola has five new Style Shell Moto Mods to spruce  [Read More…]

Keyboard and vital-tracking Moto Mods launching later in 2018

Motorola’s ‘Transform the Smartphone Challenge’ is also making a return.

Last year, Motorola launched its first “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” in which people from all around the world could submit ideas for their own Moto Mod and have the chance to get it manufactured and sold in stores across the globe. In 2018, consumers will be able to buy the first two Moto Mods created through the challenge – the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto  [Read More…]

Fingers-on with the new and weird Vital and Keyboard Moto Mods

The latest Mods for the Moto Z line bring a slide-out keyboard and blood pressure monitoring to the party.

Motorola’s not backing away from the Moto Mod ecosystem, adding a mini slide-out keyboard and a health monitor to the line-up of capability enhancing add-ons for the Moto Z. We got to try out the two newest: the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod.

Lenovo Vital Moto Mod

More and more we’re seeing health tools  [Read More…]

Ultimate List of Moto Mods

Want to give your Moto Z an ego boost? Tack on one of these magnetic modular backs.

Motorola’s Moto Z series phones are all modular, and can take advantage of Motorola’s proprietary Moto Mods. You can buy them separately online or through your carrier. Once you snap them on, the phone knows how to utilize them from there.

Which phones are compatible with Moto Mods?

As of writing, there are five phones compatible with Moto Mods:

Moto  [Read More…]

Moto Mods 2017: Your phone is fun again

If you’re looking for the most-fun phones around right now – and let’s face it, smartphone hardware could stand a little fun injection – you needn’t look any further than Motorola. It was just one short year ago that the company kicked off the Moto Z line of smartphones, along with its special Moto Mods: the slap-on magnetic modules that gave them their special talents.

Our own Daniel Bader already covered how well the newest Motorola lives up to  [Read More…]

Ultimate List of Moto Z Mods

Want to give your Moto Z an ego boost? Tack on one of these magnetic modular backs.

The Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play are all modular smartphones that can take advantage of Motorola’s proprietary Moto Mods. You can buy them separately online or through your carrier. Once you snap them on, the Moto Z knows how to utilize them from there. Here’s the complete list of Moto Mods to check out for your  [Read More…]

Motorola shows concept Mods at Mod the Future hackathon, new LED notification Mod hits Indiegogo

The Moto Z supports a number of attachable accessories called Moto Mods. Rather than releasing its own mods and leaving it at that, Motorola opened up the platform to third-party developers and released a development kit for others to build their own Mods.

To foster this development, the company has been holding hackathons and encouraging people to make unique Mods. The latest was Mod the Future in San Francisco, which resulted in some interesting hardware being developed.

Another new Mod comes  [Read More…]

Hands on with the new Mophie and Incipio Moto Mods for Moto Z

There are new Moto Mods on deck for the Moto Z family, and they’re coming in the next couple of weeks.

While we’ve already seen the first — a 3,000mAh battery add-on from popular accessory maker Mophie — we can confirm that it is available now in the U.S., at Verizon, for $ 79.99. That’s the same price as those from Incipio and Tumi, except with a 36% premium in battery capacity. It’s also slightly thicker  [Read More…]