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.

Source: @Motorola

 
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hammertoad says:

By the time it comes out the moto X will be a year old.

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jimbo says:

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.

leonozug says:

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!!

They shouldn't have talked about this so far in advance of it wasn't ready. At least not without a solid date

-Moto X-

TheDu9du says:

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.

Jlav78 says:

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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irishdude84 says:

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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mr_glass says:

On sale Tuesday to get to everyone before Christmas.. maybe

NoNexus says:

Yeah they are just trolling right now...

Ry says:

RF

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thatguy97 says:

Its just like Half Life 3

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MERCDROID says:

=(

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eagle865 says:

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

thatguy97 says:

Good choice

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drokssilva says:

From shit to amazing... Yes.

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tdizzel says:

This...+9000

NoNexus says:

Agreed

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flipponater says:

No.....its supposed to be "Spot on,old chap!"

posting while eating gummybears in your girlfriends bedroom

pmops5 says:

This.

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NoNexus says:

Spot on

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MERCDROID says:

Agreed.

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NoNexus says:

THIS

brendilon says:

Agreed.

Winter is coming. She's quite the screamer.

ki11ak3nn says:

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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NoNexus says:

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

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MERCDROID says:

Haha, I'm sad, that I didn't click this thread and see this earlier.

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A895 says:

Must.....resist...joke

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droidhead_1 says:

I'll just say it. Your wife likes the wood...

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NoNexus says:

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

Wait, what?

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MERCDROID says:

Lmao!

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semahjiscool says:

You set yourself up...badly lol
You set yourself up so well that a joke is not needed

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heavyvino says:

Moto will release it as an update.

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tdizzel says:

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.

tastisnax says:

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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Best headline

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the tweet is gone.

abhi2889 says:

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.

NoNexus says:

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

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DayThyme says:

I think they are waiting for all of the sale codes to expire, which would be tonight at midnight.

jbrown1114 says:

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.

deeb215 says:

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.

T Nye says:

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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