Motorola’s modular future has arrived and it’s called Moto Mods. Appearing alongside the new Moto Z series at Lenovo TechWorld today, there’s a lot to like about Moto Mods. They simply snap into place using magnets, there will be continued compatibility with future Motorola phones and everything has been opened up to developers – with a sexy cash prize enticement – for new module ideas.
But what about the here and now? What does the first phase of Moto Mods look like and how do they work? Motorola has announced four Moto Mods to launch with the Moto Z: a projector, an extended battery pack, a style swap cover and a speaker. Here’s a closer look at the Moto Mods modules Motorola already has in store for you.
JBL SoundBoost speaker
This is my favorite Moto Mod so far. It’s a very simple idea: a speaker attachment for your Moto Z that snaps on and turns the back of your phone into a huge speaker. It even packs its own battery so you can get up to 10 hours of playback without draining your phone’s internal battery. It also has a nifty kickstand so you can prop it up and get a comfy multimedia experience in bed or on the move.
Incipio Off-Grid Power Pack
Moto Insta-Share Projector
Moto Style Shell
So that’s it. Nothing too revolutionary but an interesting first batch to launch the Moto Mods idea. It’s easy to see the JBL speaker mod will be the most popular, alongside the shells, but if the $1 million prize for the best module design has any impact we might see some pretty cool new modules in the very near future.
Which module do you think is best? What module would you design?