#TBT: When Motorola Let You Custom Design Phones Out of Texas

You might find this hard to believe, but it has been over three years since Motorola first introduced Moto Maker and the original Moto X. Everyone remember those good times, where you could custom design a phone to your liking, wait while it was assembled in Texas, and then receive it within four or five days? Ahhh, the good ol’ days.

Back in August of 2013, shortly after we reviewed the Moto X, we received our first custom order. Even though our in-depth review was done, the fact that we had another phone in house that was designed by us seemed like a moment worth sharing. And I think I felt that almost every time we designed another (yes, we designed like five of these things) because it was such a unique and personal experience that no one else was offering. (more…)

Check Out These Moto Z Moto Mods That Will Add Leather, Wood, Color to the Phone

When Moto and Lenovo unveil the Moto Z later this week at Tech World in San Francisco, one of the major focuses is going to be on the modularity of the phone. We think we have a pretty good idea as to how that will all work (with magic pins!) and what some of the modules (called Moto Mods) will be, but what does all of that mean for Moto Maker and leathers and woods and customizations to the phone’s appearance? It probably means more Moto Mods as plates with all of those options for quick customizability.  (more…)

DROID Turbo 2 Gets Special Star Wars Custom Options in Moto Maker Tomorrow (Updated: Pictures)

UPDATE 12/10:  Verizon, this morning, told us that starting tomorrow, December 11, fans can create special Turbo 2 Star Wars edition phones using Moto Maker. Options will include “custom color palates, and backs based on the Poe Dameron, Rey, BB-8, a First Order Storm Trooper, and Kylo Ren characters.” Verizon will also launch an app to Google Play with exclusive wallpapers.

UPDATE:  We now have pictures of the Star Wars editions below.


With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in days, it only makes sense that Verizon and Motorola would use their DROID licensing to its full potential. In the coming days, Verizon and Moto will launch DROID Turbo 2 “Star Wars Editions”with 5 Verizon-exclusive wallpapers.  (more…)

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DROID Turbo 2 Will Get Exclusive Star Wars Wallpapers (Updated: Available Tomorrow)

UPDATE 12/10:  Verizon, this morning, told us that starting tomorrow, December 11, fans can create special Turbo 2 Star Wars edition phones using Moto Maker. Options will include “custom color palates, and backs based on the Poe Dameron, Rey, BB-8, a First Order Storm Trooper, and Kylo Ren characters.” Verizon will also launch an app to Google Play with exclusive wallpapers.

UPDATE:  We now have pictures of the Star Wars editions below.


With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in days, it only makes sense that Verizon and Motorola would use their DROID licensing to its full potential. In the coming days, Verizon and Moto will launch DROID Turbo 2 “Star Wars Editions”with 5 Verizon-exclusive wallpapers.  (more…)

Some Cool Things Motorola and Verizon are Doing With DROID Turbo 2 and MAXX 2 (Updated)

Next week, at a press event in New York, Verizon and Motorola are expected to announce the new DROID Turbo 2 and DROID MAXX 2. Plenty of information has leaked about each over the past few months, information that shows not only a new flagship DROID (Turbo 2), but another, more affordable DROID (MAXX 2) that will focus on battery life. To add to the ongoing story that will soon be official, we have new details from sources of ours that tell of phones that won’t just be about “DROID” and specs. These phones have additional programs that Verizon and Motorola hope will help them stand out.  (more…)

Show Off Your Moto Maker Creations: Moto X Pure and Moto 360

Pre-orders for the Moto X Pure Edition and the new Moto 360 (2nd gen) both went live yesterday around noon Pacific. We can tell that tons of you took to Motorola’s site to customize at least one of the devices on Moto Maker, because you killed their checkout system for a good hour or two. It’s probably safe to say that Motorola wasn’t expecting that much action.

Since these two devices seem to have more hype surrounding them than anything else at the moment, we thought we would see if you all wanted to share your Moto Maker creations. The Moto 360 has some 400 combinations to choose from and the Moto X Pure probably has even more than that. And even though we ordered ours already, we are always looking for inspiration for next purchases from the DL community.

So, what’d you go with?  (more…)