1. markabele's Avatar
    As of this point (of what you can actually buy) there are only 2 bumpers available. An ok one and a little better one that is way overpriced.

    So my question is, wouldn't these be about 2 or 3 cents to make in China? And wouldn't most people want a bumper on their Moto Z/Force/Play so they can still get mods on and off easily?

    On a slightly related note...it's hilarious to see so many thick cases on Amazon with the magnetic port cut out, as if the mods would still be able to be attached. Clearly a lot of these manufacturers know next to nothing about the product.

    Lastly, if Incipio made a good case that went over there battery mod, I would buy one.

    Maybe there is a market for some sort of stretchy case that can fit on multiple mods.
    03-10-2017 04:50 PM
  2. YAYTech's Avatar
    Yeah, seems like at some point some of these cheap case vendors that sell on Amazon would pick up on the special appeal of bumpers for these phones & offer some more. Not sure how to do the stretchy case, unless you do a rubber bumper + spandex back section. Might work well, if you can keep it secure to the bumper.
    03-10-2017 06:56 PM
  3. turbochgd's Avatar
    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-Z-...y/td-p/3593523

    I'm sure you know but this new one should be shipping by next month.
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    03-10-2017 09:20 PM
  4. markabele's Avatar
    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-Z-...y/td-p/3593523

    I'm sure you know but this new one should be shipping by next month.
    I don't consider $25 for a cheap piece of rubber or plastic to be an acceptable option.
    03-11-2017 01:33 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    I don't consider $25 for a cheap piece of rubber or plastic to be an acceptable option.
    Then buy a 3D printer and make your own.
    03-11-2017 02:05 PM
  6. markabele's Avatar
    Then buy a 3D printer and make your own.
    because that would definitely be the most economical option
    03-11-2017 04:54 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    because that would definitely be the most economical option
    Because $25 is too much?
    03-11-2017 04:57 PM
  8. markabele's Avatar
    Because $25 is too much?
    If the Verizon bumper is $10-15, then is it twice as good? Probably not.

    Secondly, I rarely buy a regular case for more than $15, let alone a simple bumper.
    03-11-2017 05:02 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    If the Verizon bumper is $10-15, then is it twice as good? Probably not.

    Secondly, I rarely buy a regular case for more than $15, let alone a simple bumper.
    Motorola is on pace to sell 3 million Moto Zs in the first year of availability. There's three variants, one of which is only available from a single carrier.

    Sure, maybe 2 or 3 cents for someone to make one. But there probably isn't enough of a market for it to be worth it.
    03-11-2017 05:34 PM
  10. markabele's Avatar
    Motorola is on pace to sell 3 million Moto Zs in the first year of availability. There's three variants, one of which is only available from a single carrier.

    Sure, maybe 2 or 3 cents for someone to make one. But there probably isn't enough of a market for it to be worth it.
    I tend to agree with you about the market size compared to other smartphones out their (ie. Samsungs and iPhones). What's weird though is they are still making all these specific Z cases that have those nonfunctional cutouts for the magnetic connection. Quite a few variety of those out there on Amazon.
    03-11-2017 05:38 PM

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