Toast Wood Covers Now Available for Moto G, We Have a Couple to Give Away (Update: Winners Picked)

The Toast wood cover company in Portland, OR is hard at work, trying to make more cases available for a variety of different devices. The newest case to be made is available is for the Moto G, which is actually Motorola’s most successful device of all time according to the Illinois-based manufacturer. Toast wood covers are 100% made in the United States, with a very small portion of materials (Ebony and Bamboo wood) coming from overseas.

The cases start out at just $25, with four different wood options to choose from – Walnut, Ash, Bamboo, and Ebony. Front wood covers are also sold separately for an additional $10. Buyers can choose to have custom text added to their design, priced at $5.  (more…)

Toast Wood Cover for Nexus 5 Hands-on and Overview

After posting that the Toast wood cover for the Nexus 5 had gone live, we saw a lot of requests for a hands-on tour, so here it is. The cover is made of Walnut which is harvested in the good ol’ US of A, which is then cut, packaged, and shipped right from Portland, OR. We were able to spend some time inside the Toast facility a bit ago, so be sure to check out our tour right here(more…)

Moto X With a Walnut Finish: First Look

Our custom made Moto X with a Walnut finish has arrived, so as is typical around these parts, we took it for a spin on camera to let you see and hear our thoughts on it. As one may have expected after seeing our Bamboo unboxing, we are pleased with the results. A real wood back with custom accents, on the phone that our staff unanimously gave “phone of the year” in 2013 to. How can you beat that?  (more…)

Grab a Zagg Natural Wood Case for the Galaxy S4, Only $19.99

Who needs a fancy Moto X with a wood finish when you can easily grab a nice wood case for any number of devices, specifically the Galaxy S4. Zagg, a major player in the device accessory game, is selling natural backs for the Galaxy S4, priced at an incredible $19.99, down from their usual price of $49.99. There are five different options to choose from, ranging in colors and different woods from around world.  (more…)

Moto X New Wood “Finishes” Now Available in Walnut, Teak, and Ebony

Ready for a Walnut, Ebony, or Teak finish on your Moto X? After months of waiting, all are finally available through Motorola’s MotoMaker for an additional $25. The process to add them to your phone is identical to all other MotoMaker customizations, you just need to pay a bit of a premium to have Moto attach a back made with real wood and then finished to look like your wood of choice.

Again, the finishes that are available are Walnut, Ebony, and Teak, with Rosewood not making the cut from the phone’s original unveiling. And yes, these are real wood backs that are then finished to look like specific types of woods, according to Motorola.

Who wants one?

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Motorola May be Giving Away Moto Xs With Natural Backs Tonight at 10PM ET (Updated: With Contest Rules)

Tonight at 10PM ET, Motorola has something “natural” planned that could involve a contest . To be exact, they sent out a Tweet moments ago that said, “Tonight we’re giving away Natural makeovers of a different kind. *Wink* See you at 10 P.M. ET.” That sounds to me like you will have a chance to win a free Moto X or two or three with a natural material attached to its back.

As you know from our coverage earlier today, Motorola announced that three new “Natural” options are available while customizing a Moto X through MotoMaker. They also announced a price drop, making the option only $25, whereas they previously carried a $100 price tag. The new materials are Teak, Ebony, and Walnut.  (more…)

Clarification on the Material Used in New Moto X Wood Back “Finishes” for Ebony, Teak, and Walnut

This morning, Motorola announced that new Ebony, Teak, and Walnut wood backs would be available come January 21 for an additional $25 on MotoMaker-made Moto X devices. These three new wood “finishes” join Bamboo to round out the “Natural” category on Motorola’s custom phone site. Speaking of “finishes,” we noticed a number of you asking for clarification on what exactly Motorola meant by that term, especially since Bamboo is only listed as just being “Bamboo.” Well, we heard back.  (more…)

New Moto X Wood Backs Coming January 21, Will Only Cost $25 Extra Instead of $100

This morning, Motorola shot out emails to purchasers of the Moto X with Bamboo, informing them that they have been able to streamline their processes for natural backs, thus resulting in them offering additional materials at a lower cost. In other words, Ebony, Walnut, and Teak “finishes” are now on the way (no more Rosewood) and will only run an additional $25, rather than the original $100 premium asking price.  (more…)