Moto X : Accessories buying guide

November 12, 2013
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    Motorola decided to stay away from the specs race dominating the Android smartphone market with the Moto X, but because of its optimal screen size and external customization options, the device proved to be a popular choice. As we know, with any new high-end smartphone release comes a slew of accessories to help you get the most out of your handset, be it for protection, convenience, or just luxury. The Moto X is no different, and today, we bring to you some of the best accessories for the Moto X!

    Cases

    Hyperion Matte TPU Case

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    The Hyperion Matte TPU Case is the perfect budget-friendly case for the Moto X. All of the cutouts match the camera and flash, speaker grill, mic, charging port, headphone jack, and Motorola emblem perfectly, while the case itself doesn’t feature any company branding, which is a big plus for many. The raised edges on the front of the phone take care of the screen from face down drops, and the inclusion of a screen protector is a nice addition for even more display protection. The case also adds only minimal bulk to the smartphone, and is aesthetically pleasing, being available in various color options. While a simple and standard TPU case, it’s still a great buy at a price point of $7.99 on Amazon.

    Seidio case with metal kickstand

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    The Seidio case provides shock absorbing protection with two interlocking layers in a thin case, with the build material providing users with improved device grip, and as a great alternative to anyone looking for great protection, without the associated bulk, as you may find with the Otterbox Defender case. The case also features the additional benefit of a magnetic metal kickstand, perfect for hands-free multimedia viewing in landscape orientation, which also snaps back into place easily. Buy it now on Amazon, for $27.70.

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    Screen Protectors

    ArmorSuit MilitaryShield

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    The ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protector is made of the same film material used to protect military aircrafts (hence the name) and is also equipped with “self healing” properties that eliminate minor scratches on the film. It also features corrosion and moisture protection. Overall, the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield is quite similar to the Zagg InvisibleShield, and also requires a wet application procedure (which requires more care and can be time consuming) and comes with lifetime replacements, but is significantly cheaper than the latter. Buy it now on Amazon, for $6.95.

    i-Blason Premium HD Clear

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    The i-Blason screen protector is designed to perfect fit the device screen, allowing full access to the controls and protects your screen from daily scratches, dust, scrapes, and normal signs of wear. The product comes with the tools necessary for a quick and easy installation without bubbles, and also features an anti-fingerprint finish. This i-Blason Premium HD Clear comes in a pack of 3 with a one year replacement warranty, all for the price of $7.99 on Amazon.

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    Battery Extension

    Limeade Blast 15600 mAh

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    Since the Moto X comes with a non-removable battery, external battery packs are your best bet in a pinch, and the Limeade Blast is one of the best, considering its price point (Motorola has an official battery pack at the same price, which has only 3,000 mAh capacity), and providing a whopping 15,600 mAh capacity. The Limeade battery pack can be used to charge two devices simultaneously, and holds more than enough juice to charge the battery of the Moto X multiple times. Also includes a built-in safety flashlight, and 4 LED indicators to show level of charge. Buy now on Amazon, for $49.99.

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    Cradles and Docks

    Griffin PowerDock

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    The Griffin power dock for the Moto X features a stylish, elegant design, and boasts the additional benefit of not having to remove your smartphone case (cases that are up to 2 mm thick). When you place your Moto X in the cradle, Android DayDream and Touchless Control voice command features get activated, giving you hands-free access to other applications. Officially available from Motorola for $39.95.

    Griffin Navigation Dock

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    The Griffin Navigation Dock for the Moto X features a secure-grip adjustable cradle that holds the phone in place even with bulky cases, with the lever-action suction cup holding the cradle in place on your window or dashboard. Automatically puts your phone in Car Mode for complete hands-free navigation, including text-to-speech for incoming text messages and more. The dock provides a micro-USB connector as well, so that you can plug in your own charger to charge your smartphone while you use it. Officially available from Motorola for $39.95.

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    Other

    Motorola Skip

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    The Moto X NFC-based accessory is a great addition if you’re annoyed at having to continuously input your security PIN or pattern to unlock your device (but is also a necessary security precaution). With Motorola Skip, all you need to do is tap this small clip once with your smartphone to unlock it. Motorola Skip comes with three Skip dots as well, which are similar to the clip, but in sticker form. Stick them in convenient places such as your car dashboard, or nightstand, to easily unlock your smartphone. Available now from Motorola for $14.99.


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    • Rob Watkins

      Good article!

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