Motorola slashes wood back upgrades down to just $25, rolling out more wood options Jan. 21st

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 17, 2014


If you were thrilled when Motorola finally launched wood backs last month, but not so excited about the idea of paying $100 for the option or about only getting it in bamboo, then we have some great news for you! Taking to their official blog, Motorola has now announced that they will be rolling out walnut, teak and ebony options starting on January 21st. More importantly, they will also be offering all wood upgrades for just $25 from now on.

This is excellent news all around, unless you happened to be one of those that paid an extra $100 for the pleasure of having a bamboo pack. On the brightside, Motorola will be giving out a $75 credit for those who paid the original price for the wood back, but the credit is only good for accessory orders — Chromecast not included.

So how about it, anyone planning on picking up a customized wood Moto X or do you feel that the wood rollout was just way too late in the game to be worth picking up?

  • Brendon Brown

    Motorola you took too long for this …

    • apianist16

      I have a feeling that all these delays were due to the restructuring of the company, and that it will take some time for the Moto team to gel and coordinate.

  • guest

    way to keep reducing the price motorola. whoever bought moto x at the full price would feel very disappointed.

  • AndroidBoss

    Why do they always do this? Like they even did it with the phone itself…

    • AussieGreek

      When something doesn’t sell the price comes down.

    • A. Guest

      Because they want to make money off the early adopters and those that have to have it before other people – it’s a status thing. Then, later, everyone else can buy it.

  • John Garlits

    Tried out the Moto X with Republic Wireless but couldn’t handle the unreliable cellular network (Sprint). Loved the X, though, so this is looking pretty attractive to me right now. Just have to decide on the network. Might just get GSM unlocked. I want to try T-Mobile, and maybe be able to use AT&T as a backup when needed, like when I’m in an odd coverage area. Other option is Verizon, which I could do as prepaid or the same deal as postpaid (what the call their loyalty plan).

  • Jayfeather787

    I put a case on everything. This looks nice and all, but is it really worth 25 bucks when it does not protect the phone any better and just makes it looks nicer? Maybe it is for someone else, but not for me.

    • AndroidBoss

      This is the best look for the Moto X…

      • Jayfeather787

        Ok, I agree. I was just saying 25 bucks is a lot of money for me.

        • AndroidBoss

          Well…compared to its original price good deal :P

          • Jayfeather787

            Ok, I guess so.

  • Shark Bait

    The one pictured above looks rather beautiful for a phone!

  • T.J.

    This should say that it’s not really walnut, teak, or ebony. It’s wood that they finished to look like it. I’m bummed they couldn’t actually use the real woods but it’s wood nonetheless. The bamboo is real though.

  • geel

    I’d like to buy such shell for Moto G. But unfortunately…

  • Seeker

    Good luck on finding the phone when you dropped it in the woods and no extra phone to call it. XD