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Moto X gets true wood finishes, now only $25 more than base price

We Are The RhoadsClient: Motorola

As anyone following the saga of the Moto X and its natural finishes has found out, bamboo is not a wood. It’s a grass. That revaluation brought a bit of disappointment for some when the finish was announced as the first natural option for the Moto X. Some wondered if true wood finishes would ever be available. The answer is yes. Today Motorola has announced walnut, teak, and ebony options for the Moto X.

Better still, Motorola is lowering the price point on going natural, dropping the cost from an additional $100 to a more appealing $25. The $75 worth of “savings” applies immediately to the natural bamboo finish. Walnut, teak, and ebony will start at that price when they become available on January 21st.

The Moto X’s natural options are only available through Moto Maker, where the phone can be customized starting at a price of $399 off-contract ($99 with). While the finishes might have changed slightly, a look at Motorola’s wood-backed lineup from the Moto X launch event follows.

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  • Chimphappyhour

    Aaaand the Moto X just went back on my might want list.

    • scoter man1

      Why? They’re selling you essentially a Nexus 4 for $400 off contract/ $100 with.

      • xybur

        its got wood, thats why

      • AGWednesday

        Yeah, no. Not even close.

        • scoter man1

          How is it not even close? Exact same hardware other than screen type.

          • Deads

            Cause its not exactly the same hardware?

          • Eric

            Right, it’s not.

          • JHoffart

            Both the hardware and features are much different and the X has LTE.

          • NexusMan

            Exact same hardware…yea, ok, except those working 4G radios?

      • NexusMan

        LOL. um…no. Last I checked, the Nexus 4 was 3G, wasn’t available on every carrier, had a glass back, had bad battery life, did not have the X8 Computing System, got slower updates post Kit Kat, didn’t have Touchless Controls, didn’t have Active Display, didn’t have Motorola Assist (contextually aware), didn’t have Trusted Bluetooth and could not be customized…but I guess other than that and a few other things, it’s exactly a Nexus 4. LOL.

  • phor11

    I picked up a thin wood back from toastmade.com for my nexus 4.
    Since it’s rigid, it’s way easier to apply in exactly the right spot than a screen protector.
    It fits perfectly with the bumper.
    Also sticks well to the Nexus4 wireless charging orb so my phone doesn’t slide off.
    Very happy with it.

  • J Cav the Great

    Just asking….Is Wood considered a premium material ? At least in the Smartphone market?

    • Nick Mantzoros

      It’s about retro – retro = premium

      • DarthEnzo

        Bite my splintery wooden ass!

    • meijin3

      Hasn’t really been done by a major OEM. It’s pretty novel at the very least.

  • Alex

    Go to slickwraps.com!! I have that same dark wood look on my HTC One.

    • DYNK

      slickwraps is rubbish. i’m sorry go on xda. dbrand is hell better.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Finally moto giving people the wood they have been waiting for.

    • Ourhy4104

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      • Chimphappyhour

        Obviously, she’s getting wood from Moto. ;P

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    • Sean Royce

      You posted this on Android police as well, you’re not funny.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        You’re so cool because you don’t find Full House references funny. I hope one day I can be like you.

        • Sean Royce

          No, it’s not that, you’re just desperate to get up votes. Which are meaningless.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

            I thought it was funny so I went for it. You can’t win em all.

  • Victor Bey-Smith

    So when are thé new wood backs coming out?

  • zhaomi
  • Cuco

    What fantastic! Good news it is to use Meenova tiny MicroSD reader to add storage: http://goo.gl/2iJ6gf

  • Truffol

    Wooden backings look gorgeous!