Moto X wood cases may be coming soon, Motorola teases

by: Chris SmithDecember 15, 2013


Moto X handsets can be customized in a variety of ways when it comes to colors and accents, but a wooden version of the handset, which was presented when the phone launched a few months ago, is still not available inside the Moto Maker.

However, that may soon change, as Motorola has just posted a teaser message on Twitter that seems to indicate that the wooden Moto X is coming.

“Put this DIY project on hold,” Motorola says, referring to an image that shows a sheet of wood on which a Moto X shape is drawn, waiting to be cut out. In other words, don’t make your own wooden Moto X back case, as an official one could soon arrive.

The company did not reveal more details in following tweets, so we have no idea when the wood versions would arrive, what kind of wood will be used, and how much they’ll cost.

Previous unconfirmed reports said that wood cases would retail for $50 on top of what the handset costs, and that Motorola was considering various wood options including teak, ebony, rosewood and bamboo.

Moto X Wood

Are you buying a wooden Moto X anytime soon?

  • Shark Bait

    i like the idea of wood, not sure how it will work with the plastic front though

  • Marc

    The writter has made the facts of this article very unclear. They aren’t refering to releasing wood “cases”, Moto is going to offer wood backed devices, this will be part of the device itself and not something you can simply take the phone out of or interchange with ease.

  • AndroidBoss

    Wait? It didn’t come out yet?

  • endy

    Tomorrow, 12/16/13, moto maker will launch. I will be awake at 12:01am to buy mine.

  • needa

    i reckon ill et one off of ebay the moment they hit and slap it on mine. cant wait.

  • Arturo Raygoza

    wood and stainless steel for the win

  • jabab

    They launched this too late, now you have the G2, Nexus 5 and Xperia Z1, all three of those I’d rather buy. They waited too long

  • Edgar Cervantes

    It could just be a Moto G cover, guys. I think that would actually make much more sense.

  • T.J.

    I’ll be ordering mine if they look as good as the ones they showed at the Moto X release.