Aug 23rd, 2013


So you’re dying to get your hands on the Moto X, but you want to hold off until Motorola finally releases those amazing wood gain back covers we saw back at the unveiling event. And who could blame you, they look pretty damn amazing.

Because they’re made from an organic material and you have to, you know, actually grow wood, it seems the wood finish might come with an added cost. Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo posted some interesting info to his Google+ this afternoon, showing what happens when you dive inside the page source of Motorola’s all new Motomaker site.

Moto X extra cost

Moto X wood finishes price 50

According to the HTML text, some of the options when picking the color (and soon finish) on the back of the Moto X will have a field called “extra cost”. While no price was mentioned, Google Plusser Lasse Olsen also found another string linking current color options to a “cost”of 0, while all the wood finishes — Bamboo, Ebony, Teak, and Rosewood — have “price:50” attached. Does this mean the woodgrain finishes will cost Moto X buyers an extra $50? While nothings for certain, it definitely looks like they’re going to come at some sort of a premium.

That being said, what’s the most you guys would pay to outfit your Moto X with some wood?

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