Moto 360 Individual Leather and Metal Bands Now Available

Individual leather or metal watch bands for the Moto 360 are now available through Motorola’s online store. As was previously announced, the leather bands cost $29.99 each and the metal bands cost $79.99 each.

For leather, you are looking at options of cognac (brown), black, or stone. For metal, you can choose either light or dark finishes, both of which are stainless steel. The metal bands have a butterfly clasp, tri-link design, and again, are made of solid stainless steel of the “highest quality.” The leather comes from Horween, a tannery in the United States.

To swap out watch bands, Motorola recommends that you take the watch into a jeweler.

Motorola Links:  Leather Bands ($29.99) | Metal Bands ($79.99)  (more…)

Deal: Verizon Moto X (1st Gen) Developer Edition for $219

Need another phone deal to take you into Thanksgiving? How about Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition in brand new condition for just $219? This is the phone that we called the best Android phone of 2013, plus it has the “developer edition” tag attached, which gives you an unlocked bootloader and a custom colorway.

Again, the device is brand new, has 32GB of storage, runs a “pure” version of Android, should see Android 5.0 “Lollipop” before long, and works on Verizon’s network. If you need a phone to tinker with, a cheap replacement while you get something newer, or just like last year’s Moto X, this isn’t a bad deal to jump on.

This deal also includes free shipping.

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Motorola’s Cyber Monday Deal: $359 for the Moto X (2nd Gen), 30% Off Accessories

Motorola unveiled its much-anticipated Cyber Monday deal this evening, announcing that they would be slashing the price of the new Moto X (2nd Gen) by $140, while also discounting accessories that you buy with it by 30%. If we do a little math, that drops the $499 Moto X (2nd gen) down to $359 without a contract. That, my friends, is a really good deal. We are talking a phone that is up for phone of the year in the minds of most tech reviewers.

If you decide you don’t want to go the off-contract route, Motorola and Verizon are also discounting the Big Red variant to $0.01 when you sign your life away for two years.  (more…)

Motorola Hosting 50% Off Music Accessory Sale Right Now, Ends Tomorrow

Motorola is getting in on the discounted shopping week this afternoon, hosting its very own Music Accessory sale. Starting today until tomorrow night at midnight (ET), Motorola offers you the chance to purchase various music accessory products for 50% off.

As of right now, the deals include a pair of SOUL Republic headphones for just $99, down from $199, or a Moto Stream for just $25, down from $50. As stated, it’s all 50% off.  (more…)

Moto 360 With Slim Metal Bands, Including Champagne Gold, Now Available

Motorola is now selling the new slim band version of the Moto 360 through its own online shop as an “option for smaller wrists or for people who want a different look.” The slim bands come in metal, but aren’t necessarily cheaper than the thicker, original metal band 360s. The slim metal Moto 360 in a light finish runs $299, whereas the champagne gold edition jumps up to $329.  (more…)

Moto X (2nd Gen) on Verizon Gets Android 5.0 “Lollipop,” Here is the Full Changelog (Updated)

The Moto X (2nd gen) on Verizon is indeed receiving an update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” this week. Well, a soak test of the software update is rolling out to members of Motorola’s Feedback Network as I type this, but assuming it goes well, the rest of the world of Verizon Moto X (2nd gen) owners should have it before long.

Update:  Some non-soak testers are reportedly receiving the update as well. Head into Settings>About phone>System updates to check!

We were able to track down the full changelog for the update, which drops in as 22.21.11, in case you are keeping track.  (more…)

Nexus 6 Teardown Reveals a Device That You can Mostly Repair

When iFixit performs a teardown, they give us a score in a 0-10 range, with 10 being easily repairable by their standards. While few of us will ever try and repair broken parts on a phone, there is some comfort in knowing that if your $600+ device breaks, you might be able to fix it yourself without having to fork out for a warranty or insurance claim. The latest to receive the treatment is Google/Motorola’s Nexus 6, the whale among us. In somewhat surprising fashion for a late-2014 phone, they gave it a 7 out of 10, which means it is mostly repairable.  (more…)