When Motorola first announced customization options for its already gorgeous Moto X handheld, one particular feature tickled many’s fancy: wood-made back covers. Only they were nowhere to be seen as long as Moto Maker was an AT&T exclusive, and they were also missing when all the snazzy color options and personalized engravings made their way to Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
But at long last, Moto X’s got wood. Sorry about the bad pun, yet if it’s alright for Motorola to play the vulgar humor card, it’s probably fine for me too.
Anyways, before you get a chance to do your celebratory jig, let’s mention bamboo is flying solo for now in the “natural” Moto Maker selection, with no words on ETAs for ebony, cherrywood/rosewood and teak.
Adding insult to injury, the bamboo rear plates increase Moto X’s regular pricing with $100, meaning on-contract the handheld now goes for 200 bucks. Also, processing the new build material is not as easy as it may seem, so even if you order your bamboo-backed phone today, you won’t get it by the year’s end. Best case scenario, around January 6 or so.
Then again, think of how unique and cool you’ll look when whipping one of these bad boys out of your trouser pockets. And yes, it is made of real bamboo, not some artificial phony surrogate. So who’s buying?
Via [Moto Maker]