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    Default What ever happened to the wood backs?

    I have a nexus 5 on order, but if Motorola ever puts out the wood backs I might be tempted to return to the almighty X.

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    Wood?! Look, I don't know if you've been keeping up with current events or not but trees are in extremely short supply. Why heck, they're practically extinct. ...and you want Motorola to use wood? Real wood? Good luck with that. /s
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    ^not sure if serious

    I'm curious how the feel is. My instincts tell me the wood is probably more slippery than my woven black and I love the feel of it soo much. But those dark mahogany ones look siiiiick

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    I've always wondered how a wood back phone would age with it getting hot then cooling down repeatedly every day. I think they look awesome I just wonder how long before the wood starts to expand or shrink.
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    Default Re: What ever happened to the wood backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Wood?! Look, I don't know if you've been keeping up with current events or not but trees are in extremely short supply. Why heck, they're practically extinct. ...and you want Motorola to use wood? Real wood? Good luck with that. /s
    What if they used bamboo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benhmadison View Post
    I've always wondered how a wood back phone would age with it getting hot then cooling down repeatedly every day. I think they look awesome I just wonder how long before the wood starts to expand or shrink.
    I'm sure they would seal it to counter the effects of heat, cold, dry and humidity.

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    Didn't they say by the end of the year?

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    /s = sarcasm


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    What happened to engraving?

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    I have two snowboards made of koa wood. If they can make snowboards that can take a beating on the mountain, surely they can make wood backs of a phone.
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    Default Re: What ever happened to the wood backs?

    Here's a picture of the wood backs sitting in the Moto X factory, taken almost two months ago:



    With Verizon's Moto Maker launch coming up within the next week or so, I would expect to hear more soon. I've surmised in the past that Motorola will pour on the heat for the holiday season. A reasonable assumption (in my mind) will be that you'll have your answer around Thanksgiving.
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    Haven't seen very many wood backs at the factory lately. We are ramping up for the verizon moto maker. The wood backs I have seen do look sick and they are real wood so I don't know how well they will stand up in real world.
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    I wonder if the wooden backs would have termite protection ?? haha
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    All I can think about when seeing the wood Moto X:



    But, I DO like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stameyryan View Post
    Haven't seen very many wood backs at the factory lately. We are ramping up for the verizon moto maker. The wood backs I have seen do look sick and they are real wood so I don't know how well they will stand up in real world.
    Thanks for the report. Keep us posted

    I'll stay with chalk/black... Curious as to how the wood back will affect receiving radio freq's.
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    I've ordered a N5,but once the wood comes out in thinking I'll jump back to the Moto x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidnc View Post
    I wonder if the wooden backs would have termite protection ?? haha
    Could open up a whole new busine$$...
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    Right on cue, @evleaks posted this on Twitter.



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    I wonder if it's just a wood veneer over a regular plastic back, or if the wood is structural. The latter would be pretty cool.Thickness measurements would tell the tale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JungleLarry View Post
    Right on cue, @evleaks posted this on Twitter.



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    Awesome! I have Nexus 5 on order and will be here tomorrow, but I'm torn in what to do. I might just sell it and get the wood back Moto x or go back to the g2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benhmadison View Post
    I've always wondered how a wood back phone would age with it getting hot then cooling down repeatedly every day. I think they look awesome I just wonder how long before the wood starts to expand or shrink.
    Just go to home depot and pick up some sandpaper and stain..wala brand new!

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    Well that seals it for me. The MOTO X wood varient will be my next phone! If indeed Evleaks is correct

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    imagine a wood backed moto x tablet... <drooling>
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