Earlier this month, Motorola gave us a glimpse of four new Moto Mods. Now we have the exact release dates for three of them.
When Motorola officially the wraps off the Moto Z2 Play about a month ago, the company also announced four new Moto Mods which work with any Moto Z phone: the JBL SoundBoost 2, Moto TurboPower Pack, Moto Style Shells with Wireless Charging, and the Moto GamePad. Like all other Moto Mods, they use Moto Z devices’ modular pins on the back in order to connect with the main handset. While their pricing was never a mystery, we were never told when exactly they’d be arriving; Motorola had only vaguely stated that they would be launching sometime this summer. Well, we now have the precise dates for at least three of the four Mods.
Motorola will sell one of them as early as July 10, but we still don't know when the GamePad will arrive.
According to Droid Life, Motorola’s online store will be the first to sell the JBL SoundBoost 2 on July 10. Priced at $79.99, it’s similar to the one announced last year, except it will come in three colors this year. You can also use the new JBL app in order to adjust its volume. That speaker Mod along with the Moto TurboPower Pack and the Style Shells with Wireless Charging will be available from Best Buy a bit later on July 30. The TurboPower Pack adds an extra 3,490 mAh battery to any Moto Z device and will set you back $79.99 whereas the wireless charging cover is priced at $39.99.
Verizon – the carrier who exclusively sells the new Moto Z2 Play in the US – will get the SoundBoost 2 and TurboPower Pack on August 10 although it is currently offering a free SoundBoost 2 Mod with any eligible Moto Z2 Play purchase.
You might have noticed that the Moto Mod GamePad is missing from the list. My favorite of the four – and probably yours as well – is coming later this summer, and it looks like we still don’t have an exact release date for that one. The 80-dollar game pad adds extra buttons and control sticks as well as battery life to your device for optimal gaming experience.
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