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Incipio Vehicle Dock and 3150mAh Mophie Juice Pack Moto Mods Now Available

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Two new Moto Mods hit Motorola’s online shop today, the Incipio Vehicle Dock and the Mophie Juice Pack with 3150mAh battery. Each Mod works with the Moto Z line of phones, including the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play. We were told last week to expect these two new Mods in the very near future and are now interested in testing each.  

With the Incipio Vehicle Dock, you have an air vent attachment system for quick setup, along with a magnetic phone mount that holds your phone to it. It also supports 15W TurboPower charging and can be used with Android Auto automatically when a phone is connected to the dock. It’s a brilliant use of Motorola’s modular system in that you can simply get in your car, attach the phone for a drive, and then detach without any fuss.

As for the Mophie Juice Pack, it’s as you imagine – a big ol’ 3150mAh battery pack that attaches itself to a Moto Z for charging on the go. One feature that stands out is the ability to quick charge the battery pack while it’s on or off your phone. It also works in Efficiency Mode to keep your phone always topped off should you decide to attach the pack throughout a day.

Moto Mods Links: Incipio Vehicle Dock ($64.99) | Mophie Juice Pack ($79.99)

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  • Abass Saleh

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  • tiev

    QWERTY Keyboard!

  • MGardnerDA1235

    As long as it provides the hole for the camera, it should enable a driving camera app as well.

  • Brett Wcislo ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    As more mods come out, I can see this phone taking off more and more. If they release a Tango mod, I’m in.

  • Guest

    Don’t waste money on these Mods, if the next year Moto Z physical dimensions are changed you can’t use them with the new models.

    • Juice

      They’ve already said on more than one occasion that the mods to would work with several generations of Moto phones and not just this current gen. So it won’t be an issue any time soon. Plus Lenovo has committed to releasing four new Moto Mods per quarter next year.

      • okpud

        They even put it in writing for all the world to see right on the Mods FAQ page.

        https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/107524

        “If I buy a Moto Mod this year, will it work on a phone I buy next year?”
        Moto Mods are multi-generational and will work with future Moto Mods compatible smartphones.

      • Higher_Ground

        This comes up every single time an article mentions moto mods and it seems that it’s always a “guest” posting it. I’m beginning to think there’s something a little shady going on with it.

      • vertigo_2_20

        And Motorola has never gone against their word before. /s

        I reluctantly bought a Moto X Pure last year after swearing of Motorola when they promised they would release an update to the next Android version for the Photon 4g a few years back, then decided they weren’t going to, then promised they’d at least unlock the bootloader so people could update it themselves, then decided not to. Aside from the size (I prefer 5-5.2″ phones) and a few quirks, I love the phone, but now that the screen is broken I’m looking for a replacement. These look really cool, like what LG was trying to do but much better, but I absolutely do NOT trust Motorola’s word. And Lenovo, in my experience, is a lousy company, so that makes me even more leery of purchasing a phone from them.

        I also would not spend $300 for a projector or camera mod when you could get a standalone device for the same or less that wouldn’t cease to function as soon as I got a new non-Moto phone (and possibly a new Moto one). You could argue the camera module allows you to always have it with you, which is true, but with the added bulk it wouldn’t be much better than just always carrying a compact camera in addition to the phone. I’m not saying it’s useless, but I question just how useful it really is and how many people will get one.

        That said, I am intrigued by these and am considering trying a Z Play, but I don’t like the idea of having to remove a mod every time I want to use the car dock (assuming I decided to get one). I also hate the fact there’s no headphone jack. I actually use the jacks in my devices and don’t want to have to deal with a dongle just to be able to listen to them. I’d like to see a version of the Incipio battery mod with a headphone jack, and it would also be nice if the car dock was compatible with the mods (maybe a version of the battery packs with wireless charging that could snap into the dock and it could charge them wirelessly).

  • 3223

    What about a headphone jack mod with some amp or something?

  • blindexecutioner

    I wish someone would make a controller mod similar to the old Xperia Play phone. I might seriously consider a Moto Z if they did. I’d probably sell my Pixel phone.

    • M3D1T8R

      This is a super great idea that I never thought of. It could be the “Play” mod, and include the controller part and also extra battery, turning this into the perfect long lasting gaming phone.

  • Taios

    The mods are really exciting. I just hope next years Moto flagship has a great camera as well.. And it might actually be worth a buy

  • hkklife

    I would not touch any Moto Mod battery pack that didn’t also feature wireless charging.

    • blindexecutioner

      For how slim wireless charging cards are every moto mod should include it. They take up virtually no space at all and add very little to the cost. A retail card for a Note 4 is like $5. Having that built in would probably add $1 at the most to the cost of the mod.

  • Joe O

    I’m finally getting interested in this line of phones. That first round of mods was so disappointing it just turned me off completely. Hopefully the mods will be compatible with multiple generations of Z phones!

  • ModernMan

    Vehicle dock sign me up! Love the Z Force

  • T4rd

    The only prob with these mods is that they’re a pain to use if you use a case. I tried a bumper from Verizon, but it feels cheap and makes the volume buttons hard to use. I didn’t see any other decent bumpers available for the Z (Play) last I checked either. It’s my wife’s phone and she won’t use it without some kind of protection.

    • Dtorrez83

      Incipio makes a bumper for it as well. I saw it on their website and it seems like it would be pretty well made.

    • Joe O

      Man, this didn’t even cross my mind. I drop phones constantly, so I always have a case on.

  • Cameron Cross

    Moto Z unlocked is currently only $500 on Amazon last I checked, so like $200 off!

  • Armorthane

    Verizon is still offering the Droid Play for $0. OK so you’re actually charged $17/month and they give you a $17 bill credit. But it’s still $0 for the phone in the end, just the taxes and line charge.

    • Higher_Ground

      This is a really good deal for what it is. If they didn’t have the pixel deal running at the same time I would’ve jumped on it in a heartbeat.

    • M3D1T8R

      If only I wasn’t screwed out of these promos since I’m still on Unlimited data, I would totally have jumped on this.

  • anthony jones

    no wonder they were giving away the extended batteries last week on Cyber Monday.

    • Under the bridge downtown

      This one is a bit too big looking

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Question to the moto z Droid owners. How good is the camera? Compared to S7 edge iPhone 6s/7? I saw a sale on best buy and I almost jumped by I saw its pretty middle of the road. I currently have an s7 edge and of course the camera is fantastic. TIA

    • anthony jones

      I just got my Droid Z last week after a Note 7. The camera on the Note 7 is basically the same as the S7. Quite honestly, the Camera on the Droid Z is not in the same class as the Samsung phones. It’s good, but not great like Sammy’s.

      • needa

        How is the fit/finish on it? A cousin of mine handed me his Z, with the plastic screen, and the metal rim around it stuck out on the front and back. I was seriously unimpressed. Almost as if it was designed that way. It had been dinged up a bit, and the jagged edges felt like they could cut my hand. Just wondering if yours is the same.

        • TC Infantino

          I just got my Moto Z Force Droid a couple of weeks ago, and I can say that it looks and feels top quality. The fit and finish really seems excellent. I have a Tumi wireless battery Mod and it fits tight and solid to the phone.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Shame. I was really tempted but I’ll wait, maybe a similar deal will be held for the pixel xl on best buy. I’m already seeing it drop on swappa

    • Juice

      My wife has the Moto Z Force Droid, and I have an S7 edge. Let me start by saying that the Z Force is a great phone (surprisingly). Very smooth OS experience and mods are great as well.
      Now the camera on the Z FORCE is 21 mp, so it’s a slight improvement over the Z and Z Play. The camera is very good with quick launch gesture and good colors. It’s just not quite to the level of my S7 Edge or iPhone. But the difference isn’t huge, it still takes great photos overall. I’d say better than the cameras on most other phones besides the iPhone & S7 of course. It’s definitely the best camera Moto has ever come out with.
      With that said, my wife loves her Z Force and has zero complaints about the phone or the camera. Best feature is the awesome battery life.

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    • etaripcisum

      Just swapped my S7 Edge for the Z Force mainly because Moto unlike Samsung has the shatterproof displays on all their phones and I already destroyed my S7 from the curved portion in. As far as camera quality is concerned though, I’d have to agree with Juice that my Edge had the superior camera. It’s speed, lowlight sensitivity, and overall color gamut were in my experiences vastly superior to this Droid. And between my wife’s new iPhone 7 and mine, I don’t even think there’s much of a comparison as I always tend to have much more grain/noise in darker situations where her phone’s aperture captures almost none, not to mention I’m getting a lot of blur on the darker photos. So in regards to phone photography, I’d give both Samsung and Apple strong A’s where Moto still has a ways to go. That being said, Moto exclusive features like ‘chop chop’ for the flashlight, or ‘twisting’ for the camera gestures work phenomenonally well, and the always listening microphones that can pick up your voice, even if your phone screen is off a few feet away from you in a noisy environment has been in constant use since I got this device. Plus, my Droid just received (surprisingly) the Android 7 Nougat update with split-screen (Galaxy already had this) and Daydream support. Overall I would highly recommend the Moto Z’s, especially considering the modularity works as well as it does, but I wouldn’t say it’s dramatically better than the competition. At this point, it’s just about finding which phone has the speciality features you like most for your uses. On a side note, I tried the $300 Hasselblad camera Moto Mod at Best Buy and it was pretty impressive. By next year, hopefully these mods will become much cheaper if 2nd gens come out.

      • Brett Wcislo ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        The shatterproof screen is amazing. You have to get a thin cheap film because it does scratch, but it’s so worth it!

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        thank you for the reply, very helpful.

  • Santos

    The mophie juice pack was on sale on Verizon site on cyber Monday. 2 for $80.

  • brkshr

    I really thought Moto/Lenovo was going to release a couple mods, then forget about it. I guess I was wrong. Still not enough to bring me back to Moto though.

  • Stephen Cox

    That was not the vehicle dock I was expecting. How about a Double DIN Mod that you install in your dash and just connect your phone to, and the phone screen becomes the stereo’s display? Then the mod can have a AM/FM/Digital tuner in it for radio but can also have your phone calls and stored/streamed music go through the car without the need of bluetooth? I’d be for that.

    • Hunter27Reese

      Most cars made within the last ~7-10 years no longer have interchangeable stereos like they did in the early 2000s. I like the idea but it’s really not feasible at this point.

      • Aaron

        Completely false. You can change any modern cars stereo. Just need the proper hardware (bypass modules, etc) and tools. This would be an amazing idea, espeically if they made a tablet version! 😛

        • Hunter27Reese

          I think you missed the point that you certainly can remove them but they are all going to leave completely different sized openings and a one fit solution made by Moto won’t work unless you want them to make a specific one for each different model of car lol.

        • nate_CO

          yeah, until it looks like this: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-zRzxWz17Cw/maxresdefault.jpg

          for some cars, it’s just not going to look good. you can see in that black plastic piece where the original radio knobs used to be. this double din install looks awful.

        • vertigo_2_20

          Subarus, or at least the 4th gen Legacy models, use one circuit board for the stereo and climate controls. In order to do this on those cars, you need a specialized aftermarket circuit board and console. And as others have pointed out, even if you can replace the stereo, you still will typically need at least a replacement console piece. So in some/many cases, it’s extremely difficult and expensive, if even possible, and in many other cases, it’s simply cost-prohibitive.

  • Donald Bays II

    that car dock would be much more enticing if it was closer to $40 and had a suction cup option.

    • Joe O

      Right, I’m not a fan of the vent mounts. In the winter, I would just have hot air blasting onto the back of my phone constantly, and I would always be worried about it overheating.

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    • OligarchyAmbulance

      And if you didn’t have to remove your current Mod in order to attach it to the mount, then put your other Mod back on when you get out of the car.

  • usrnamemike

    Wow I bet the Moto Z play and that battery pack would be insane!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      $50 Gift Card deal at Best Buy for Z Play.

      • usrnamemike

        I almost jumped on that deal for the Moto Z on black Friday/cyber Monday. But I held off. Sure looks like a nice phone tho.

      • C Shwizzel

        Z Play on Republic Wireless for $349 12/7-12/12…AND the best part, if you buy the phone, you can get 6 months of FREE service. In case anyone is interested, details below…this is a great deal.

        DETAILS:
        • From 12/7 – 12/12: Take $100 off a Moto Z Play (discounted from $449 to $349, while supplies last.)
        • From 12/13 – while supplies last: Take $50 off an Ascend 5W by Huawei (a soon-to-be-launched new phone with a premium design made even more affordable at Republic, discounted from $179 to $129, while supplies last.)
        The best part of the deal – and an unheard of move for us, or any carrier – is that both of these phones will come with up to six months of FREE service (on our $20 unlimited talk & text + 1GB of cell data plan. Taxes and telecom fees not included. See offer for full details1.)
        Please note: Phone purchases must be made within those timeframes and are not applicable to prior sales. All phones must be activated by 12/29 for the free service to take effect. For both new and existing Republic Wireless customers, the first month of the 1GB plan will start during the customer’s January billing cycle, at no charge.
        For brand new customers, the phone activation will occur in December, so they will have to pay for their December billing cycle first. Then, beginning with their January billing cycle, they will start receiving the 1GB plan at no charge. We want to make sure this distinction is clear so there is no risk of our new customers feeling misled. If someone purchases a plan with more data than 1GB, they will be responsible for the difference in the plan costs.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          2 questions.

          1. Is the phone they’re selling the unlocked GSM model, or is it stripped down bands just for their network?

          2. Can you just buy the phone outright? Because I don’t really have any interest in Republic Wireless.

          • C Shwizzel

            1. I assume it is the GSM unlocked version just like the rest of the phones they sell because they are actually using T-Mobile’s network now on Republic 3.0. And you can buy any approved unlocked phone from any other place and activate it on their network now (which I have done).

            2. Yes, I believe you can just buy the phone. They don’t start charging you until you activate a SIM on their network so you could just buy the phone and never activate it on Republic.

            They don’t put a custom ROM on the new phones they sell anymore so there really shouldn’t be any tie to their network, except the Republic app. I’m not an expert on the subject but I have switched several family members and co-workers (business users) over to Republic (on both 2.0 which uses Sprint’s network and 3.0 which uses T-mobile) and have seen how it works.