Wood

Maybe Motorola are growing their own trees

Motorola has taken to Twitter to once again tell us that wooden backs for the Moto X aren't ready. Shown off at the launch event, and talked about every few weeks since, the wooden backed versions are the new Unicorn from Motorola.

Put this DIY project on hold. Trust us.

We've been trusting you, Moto. A little less "coming soon" and a little more wooden backs in Moto Maker is what we want now.

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Motorola reminds us that we still don't have wooden backs for the Moto X

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Yes Jerry, curved wood backed Moto X's may be Motorola's Unicorn.

I think there is a chance a wood back for the Moto X may not be commercially viable because of the properties of a thin piece of wood. Wood weathers, shrinks, expands, and warps when exposed to natural elements such as moisture including humidity or lack thereof, heat, cold, differential of exposure to one side versus the others side especially the thinner the piece of machine cut (routed) wood even when coated because coating wears and ages inconsistently.

Well Jerry I think that post is an excellent sign that we won't have to wait very long. Glad I waited and didn't buy one when they were on that cyber Monday sale. I gotta have a wood back model pronto!!

Maybe they were trying not to piss off the early birds who wanted wood but who went for yellow a day before wood was available.

Dbrand offers a mahogany skin but it isn't real wood, it's 3M vinyl which supposedly feels the same (getting one for my nexus 4 so I'll see then)

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It's pretty awesome. I switch between the mahogany and black carbon fiber backs because I can't decide which is better.

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I am looking at the moto x to replace my iPhone 4s and the wood back would be awesome! Other wise I'll have to get black and yellow

From shit to amazing... Yes.

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Spot on

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I'm looking at getting my wife a Moto X. She likes the wood, but doesn't really need it. She just doesn't like her iPhone anymore.

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I.. Am... Not... Going.. To.. Say... Anything.

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She doesn't need it though so there's that....

Wait, what?

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I expect Moto to release the wood backs just in time for people to complain that they just ordered their Moto X and Moto should let them upgrade to wood for free.

I'm betting the day after the return period from all our "Cyber Monday" phones expires there will be wood backs on Moto Maker. No regrets here... I'll take the $150 discount over +$50 for a wood back. And I WAS waiting.

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I think it is saying that Put your DO-IT-YOURSELF projects on hold and trust us because we are going to launch wooden backs for Moto X soon. So it will be available very soon.

I think they are just going to release it as a DIY pattern

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Exactly what I was just about to post. I was holding on to an extra sale code just in case they launched the wood backs today. I would not be surprised at all if the wood backs launch tomorrow.

Did Motorola have to grow trees to make these things or what? Just reminds me that the Moto X should have a removable back like the Moto G. However, I'm not a fan of the wood.

I am still not clear on the demand of this finish. Is this going to be perceived as some kind of status symbol or giving the finger to Apple for not having this first? I don't see the draw and I would never want it.

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