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    Default Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    If anyone has touched them, please let us know!
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    Default Re: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    I have the ebony wood finish back and it doesn't seem very slippery at all too me. I've never felt like it will slip out of my hand or slide off anything.
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    I just got my walnut back moto x today and it is very nice. It is smooth but not slippery to the touch. I think I will end up getting a bumper eventually but this thing is absolutely beautiful 👍👍👍
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Could you guys put up a few pictures of your phones? I thought I would be going with the ebony Moto X but still having trouble deciding on ebony or walnut.
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by raiderep View Post
    I just got my walnut back moto x today and it is very nice. It is smooth but not slippery to the touch. I think I will end up getting a bumper eventually but this thing is absolutely beautiful 👍👍👍
    Which bumper are you thinking about?

    I would like a bumper, too but not one with a plastic back, just a bumper.
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    Which bumper are you thinking about?

    I would like a bumper, too but not one with a plastic back, just a bumper.
    I'm looking at one for 7 bucks and free shipping in multiple colors. Just search 'moto x bumper' on amazon and they come up first. I also want a real bumper and that's what these are. Choosing the color is my hold up, can't decide between black/red or all black.

    And here's some pics of my walnut back taken with the other moto x I am returning:
    Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?-uploadfromtaptalk1390759104701.jpgMoto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?-uploadfromtaptalk1390759131503.jpgMoto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?-uploadfromtaptalk1390759148383.jpgMoto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?-uploadfromtaptalk1390759166343.jpg
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by raiderep View Post
    I'm looking at one for 7 bucks and free shipping in multiple colors. Just search 'moto x bumper' on amazon and they come up first. I also want a real bumper and that's what these are. Choosing the color is my hold up, can't decide between black/red or all black.
    great thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by raiderep View Post
    And here's some pics of my walnut back taken with the other moto x I am returning
    Gorgeous!!!!
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    I'm jealous of all these great walnut back pieces. Wish they were available when I got mine, or we were able to put one on after the fact. Oh well.

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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by omega1300 View Post
    I'm jealous of all these great walnut back pieces. Wish they were available when I got mine, or we were able to put one on after the fact. Oh well.
    I think the wood backs are a game changer for Motorola!

    In the mobile computing space there is always something new and better on the horizon. I sell my old phones and don't overdo it with accessories so that I can trade up each year. The Moto X2 will be here soon enough and you can sell your Moto X and trade up then!
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by raiderep View Post
    I'm looking at one for 7 bucks and free shipping in multiple colors. Just search 'moto x bumper' on amazon and they come up first. I also want a real bumper and that's what these are. Choosing the color is my hold up, can't decide between black/red or all black.
    I took at look at these and I just ordered a black/black one in anticipation of receiving my walnut backed Moto X that I will buy tomorrow!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raiderep View Post
    I'm looking at one for 7 bucks and free shipping in multiple colors. Just search 'moto x bumper' on amazon and they come up first. I also want a real bumper and that's what these are. Choosing the color is my hold up, can't decide between black/red or all black.

    And here's some pics of my walnut back taken with the other moto x I am returning:
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    Looks great, thanks for posting the pics.
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    I think a dark cherry would be awesome. Something like this...

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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    I think a dark cherry would be awesome. Something like this...
    That's what I was hoping the rosewood would look like!
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    I'd be to tempted... Sand, stain, seal and wreck the phone lol

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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by ffejjj View Post
    I'd be to tempted... Sand, stain, seal and wreck the phone lol
    Don't tempt me like that!!!!!
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    i owned moto x with woven black back since august. i was literally overexcieted about wooden backs, and ordered walnut black/black immediately when they became available on jan 21st. but was a bit (...) disappointed when i touched it on jan 25th when it arrived. unfortunately you can't feel the wooden structure. too lacquered, feels more like plastic to me. as i have both phones now, i compared them very thoroughly, and unfortunately (for wood) i have to admit that the grip is much better on the woven black. but i'm definitely staying with walnut back... it looks AWESOME. but also adds a tiny gap between the plastic black (which is actually somewhat blueish in the sun) and the wooden plate, which is a dust attractor... unlike woven back (again) this is somewhat disappointing (no gap at all on that one). if anyone is interested, i can take a few pictures comparing the phones. i bought nexus 5 a few months ago and sold it within a few days. moto x is the best so far: one-palm operation is most convenient as the size fits PERFECTLY, active notifications is the thing you cannot discard after you tried it... etc. i just wish the wood was more ... wooden!
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by semya View Post
    if anyone is interested, i can take a few pictures comparing the phones.
    yes please!
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    I have the original Bamboo back, and LOVE it! Currently waiting for my TEAK back model....Cant WAIT to get that phone! *Grins* The Bamboo is awesome..the perfect blend of grippy but not TOO grippy! What an awesome Idea Moto has come up with...customizing options like this on a top-end phone!
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    I'm actually more interested in how a wooden frame handles humidity. Can it warp? Wood expands and contracts quite a bit. Would moisture affect conductivity and thus signal? How about stains? Scratches? What happens if you get it wet? Wood isn't exactly a maintenance free material. I would imagine you would probably have to treat it occasionally like other wood surfaces.
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    ^^^ this, that is a really good point and that has been one of my questions/concerns about the wood backs.
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by xchange View Post
    I'm actually more interested in how a wooden frame handles humidity. Can it warp? Wood expands and contracts quite a bit. Would moisture affect conductivity and thus signal? How about stains? Scratches? What happens if you get it wet? Wood isn't exactly a maintenance free material. I would imagine you would probably have to treat it occasionally like other wood surfaces.
    I would assume they would put some sort of nano coating on it. Something like Rust-Oleum Never Wet Multi-Surface Frosted Clear - $18 | onlinefabricstore.net That you can buy pretty much anywhere. That would help with the humidity/water warping problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djkleric View Post
    I would assume they would put some sort of nano coating on it. Something like Rust-Oleum Never Wet Multi-Surface Frosted Clear - $18 | onlinefabricstore.net That you can buy pretty much anywhere. That would help with the humidity/water warping problem.
    Yes, the wood backs are treated except the bamboo finish
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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    I just posted this in the Share Moto X design thread, but I'll repost here since a few were asking. The wood back is definitely smoother than the dark colored soft touch backs, but I don't feel like it's so slippery to fall out.

    Ebony back, black front, silver accents. The pictures don't do it justice. It looks so premium; my friends and family really like the look.

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    For reference, my old phone that I'm exchanging for it.

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    Default Re: Moto X: How Slippery are the Wood Backs?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonOak View Post
    Ebony back, black front, silver accents. The pictures don't do it justice. It looks so premium; my friends and family really like the look.
    Gorgeous!

    What color is the writing, silver? You don't get to choose the color of the Verizon logo, right?
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    The ebony looks killer. It was a tough choice but I'll be going with the ebony over the walnut, I just like the darker look.
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