Motorola’s wooded back finishes have been in much desire over the months and the option to customize the Moto X with the natural resource was made available only last month at a surplus charge of $100. While the unfortunate few have willingly shelled out the cash to give their handset a unique look, new buyers will now have to pay as low as $25 for the wooden option.
So far, bamboo has been the only option provided, but starting January 21, Motorola will allow you to choose between ebony, teak and walnut back plate finishes. Yes, that’s right – We said finishes. According to Droid-Life, the Google company has notified them that the rear panels aren’t made of the specific type of wood being advertised, but are treated to look like ebony, teak and walnut, depending on your choice.
The company hasn’t specified what type of wood it uses for the Moto X, but should it matter? In the end, you are getting a pretty unique looking device. Bamboo on the other hand, is made from nothing more than bamboo and it doesn’t seem to have any extra treatments. So basically, you won’t be getting pure ebony, teak and walnut and we can only speculate about the reason why.
Nevertheless, the price drop for the wood options is now live. Only bamboo is available through the Moto Maker, while the others will show up starting January 21 for $25.
Here are the specifications of the Moto X:
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 1.7GHz dual core processor
– 4.7-inch HD display
– 2GB RAM; 16GB storage
– 10MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper
– 2200mAh battery
– 29.3mm x 65.3mm x 10.4mm dimensions
– 130 grams weight