Motorola Unveils Moto X Wood Backs: Price Drops For 'Wood Finishes'

Moto X Real ‘Wood Finishes’ Replace Plastic Rear Cover On Moto Maker

on January 18 2014 11:50 AM
Moto X Wood Backs Finishes Release Date Price Cost Specs
The Moto X is now available with a teak, ebony, bamboo or walnut rear shell. Motorola calls the backs "wood finishes." Motorola Mobility

In addition to the previously announced bamboo finish for the Moto X, Motorola Mobility officially unveiled the rest of the well-leaked wood backs for its Android flagship on Friday.

The new backs, which Motorola calls “Wood Finishes” are available in Ebony, Teak and Walnut and will add $25 to the $399 off-contract price of the Moto X. Motorola says that the Moto X finishes are made out of real wood, and will each feature slightly different grains.

The Moto X can be customized and ordered with the new backs on the company's Moto Maker web site already. Motorola announced a release date when the wood-backed Moto X would begin shipping -- Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Moto X Wood Finishes Moto Maker Motorola Wood Backs Release Date Price Cost Customize The Moto X is now available in four different real wood finishes, and Motorola has lowered the price of the customizable option to $25 on top of the $400 cost of the phone off-contract.  Motorola Mobility

The first Moto X wood finish released by the Google-owned manufacturer was Bamboo, which originally cost $100 in addition to the cost of the phone. Motorola has lowered the price of Bamboo to $25 in addition to the new finishes.

Motorola announced earlier this month that it would begin selling the Moto X in the UK, France and Germany. It assembles the Moto X in the U.S., at a facility in Ft. Worth, Tex.

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