08-23-2017 03:09 PM
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  1. Ry's Avatar
    https://www.androidcentral.com/moto-...g-availability

    Not sure that this one needed a sequel, but JBL's second SoundBoost speaker Mod is rounder and considerably more portable than the first, with the same excellent bassy sound and 10-hour battery life.

    JBL SoundBoost 2-moto-z2-play-47.jpg

    It now comes in black, red, and blue variants, with a reinforced metal kickstand that props it up when listening on the go. It's also splashproof, which is nice that, along with the Moto Z line's water resistant nano-coating, it can stand up to being by the pool or caught in the rain.

    Coming in July for $79.99.

    JBL SoundBoost 2-moto-z2-play-48.jpg

    JBL SoundBoost 2-moto-z2-play-43.jpg
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    06-01-2017 01:16 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    Say Hello to New Possibilities with Moto Z² Play and Moto Mods - The Official Motorola Blog

    High Quality Sound in a Snap
    The first generation JBL SoundBoost helped you get the party started, and with the upgraded JBL SoundBoost 2, the party keeps on rockin’. The new SoundBoost 2 gives you a full party’s worth of music with 10 hours of playtime built right in. And with its water-repellant coating, a little spill or splash won’t stop the music either. It comes in red, blue or black, features a more premium design with fabric and improved contours for a better feel in your hand.

    There’s also a new app available, called My JBL SoundBoost 2, so that you can adjust the sound just the way you like it. Whether you’re listening to music, watching videos or even cheering on your favorite team, the built-in kickstand gives you a truly immersive audio-visual experience. All in a snap, with no pairing required.
    06-01-2017 01:43 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    Black

    06-01-2017 01:43 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Blue

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    06-01-2017 01:43 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    Red

    06-01-2017 01:44 PM
  6. 312MotoGus's Avatar
    Now I'm torn. I bought the Soundboost mod for Father's Day, but haven't opened it yet. Should I return it and wait a month for the new one?

    I'll watch for comparisons between the two, but the My JBL app sounds intriguing. And I think I like the styling of the new one, but the durability of the cloth cover concerns me.

    Your thought are appreciated! And thanks to Ry for getting these new mod posts up so fast!
    Issemann and experiment 626 like this.
    06-01-2017 07:55 PM
  7. ffejjj's Avatar
    Personally I'd switch. If get blue lol
    06-01-2017 08:24 PM
  8. Scott337's Avatar
    I'm buying a blue one. Even though I have a JBL first Gen now....I "need" the new blue one. 😀
    06-01-2017 08:52 PM
  9. dmgerbino's Avatar
    I had no interest in the first addition but the changes intrigue me.
    06-01-2017 09:24 PM
  10. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    wonder if the app works with the 1st gen?

    other than colors and water resistance, is there any reason to upgrade?
    06-01-2017 09:27 PM
  11. Scott337's Avatar
    wonder if the app works with the 1st gen?

    other than colors and water resistance, is there any reason to upgrade?
    Which app are you referring to? Moto has already said that all Mods for the next three years will work on all Z phone manufactured over the next three years. So the Mods we have now should work on the 2017 and 2018 Z series and the new Mods in '17 and '18 will work on the first gen Z phones. Pretty cool.

    I don't think there is a need to buy a new Sound boost, I just want a blue one.
    06-01-2017 09:50 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    Which app are you referring to? Moto has already said that all Mods for the next three years will work on all Z phone manufactured over the next three years. So the Mods we have now should work on the 2017 and 2018 Z series and the new Mods in '17 and '18 will work on the first gen Z phones. Pretty cool.

    I don't think there is a need to buy a new Sound boost, I just want a blue one.
    There's going to be a SoundBoost app.
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    06-01-2017 11:08 PM
  13. Scott337's Avatar
    There's going to be a SoundBoost app.
    Thanks for the clarification, I missed that part of the announcement. Looks like 2 new apps: JBL EW (sound control) and My Sound boost 2. Sounds like the new Sound boost 2 app may only be compatible with the Sound boost 2 Mod? I guess we will not know for sure until both apps hit the Play Store.
    06-02-2017 11:26 AM
  14. 312MotoGus's Avatar
    FWIW, the My JBL Soundboost 2 app is available on the Play Store.
    06-19-2017 12:48 AM
  15. Andrew Bonner's Avatar
    Consider this. The Z2 Force will have dual cameras (already pretty much confirmed). It's very possible the camera cutouts in these new mods are oblong in shape because the dual camera setup may pick up the edges of a round cutout. Just a thought.
    06-19-2017 12:29 PM
  16. markabele's Avatar
    Consider this. The Z2 Force will have dual cameras (already pretty much confirmed). It's very possible the camera cutouts in these new mods are oblong in shape because the dual camera setup may pick up the edges of a round cutout. Just a thought.
    I disagree with this assessment. They have already said that old mods will work on the new phones.
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    06-20-2017 11:59 AM
  17. Scott337's Avatar
    Consider this. The Z2 Force will have dual cameras (already pretty much confirmed). It's very possible the camera cutouts in these new mods are oblong in shape because the dual camera setup may pick up the edges of a round cutout. Just a thought.
    From the pics in the announcement poster, it's two cameras inside the same circle. And it has to be since Moto already said that current Moto Mods will be compatible for the next two years; no way they are going back on that statement and losing current customers.
    06-20-2017 12:24 PM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    Consider this. The Z2 Force will have dual cameras (already pretty much confirmed). It's very possible the camera cutouts in these new mods are oblong in shape because the dual camera setup may pick up the edges of a round cutout. Just a thought.
    Nope. Mods will be compatible between generations.
    06-20-2017 12:38 PM
  19. Andrew Bonner's Avatar
    I disagree with this assessment. They have already said that old mods will work on the new phones.
    From the pics in the announcement poster, it's two cameras inside the same circle. And it has to be since Moto already said that current Moto Mods will be compatible for the next two years; no way they are going back on that statement and losing current customers.
    Nope. Mods will be compatible between generations.
    No, no, no, no, no, no. I didn't mean the actual camera hump would change, I meant that the taper around the camera hump in the newer mods is oblong in shape. Look at the two attached pictures. You can see that the new JBL is obviously oblong in shape, whereas the old one obviously is round. This seems consistent with the fact that if there are two cameras positioned further apart, then the taper would need to widen too so the cameras don't "see" the edge of the mod.

    I have no doubt that the new mod will work on the old phone, but the camera results may be undesirable, that's all. There's a reason they made that oblong on the new JBL.

    I've also attached a sketch to hopefully illustrate the differences.
    JBL SoundBoost 2-moto-z-jbl-soundboost-black.jpg
    JBL SoundBoost 2-jbl-soundboost-2_black.jpg
    JBL SoundBoost 2-jbl2.jpg
    06-20-2017 01:14 PM
  20. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    i like it anytime someone takes time to draw their point
    06-21-2017 01:57 PM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    No, no, no, no, no, no. I didn't mean the actual camera hump would change, I meant that the taper around the camera hump in the newer mods is oblong in shape. Look at the two attached pictures. You can see that the new JBL is obviously oblong in shape, whereas the old one obviously is round. This seems consistent with the fact that if there are two cameras positioned further apart, then the taper would need to widen too so the cameras don't "see" the edge of the mod.

    I have no doubt that the new mod will work on the old phone, but the camera results may be undesirable, that's all. There's a reason they made that oblong on the new JBL.

    I've also attached a sketch to hopefully illustrate the differences.
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    Thanks for the clarification.
    06-21-2017 02:18 PM
  22. YAYTech's Avatar
    That would mean that new mods would be fine on older phones, but a risk of old mods obscuring the view on newer phones. I could see that happening.
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    06-23-2017 12:01 AM
  23. 312MotoGus's Avatar
    So this Mod is supposed to be available from Motorola on July 10th, and Best Buy on the 31st, I think. I am very much looking forward to this upcoming Monday!

    Make mine black!
    07-08-2017 12:34 AM
  24. 312MotoGus's Avatar
    The black and blue versions of this mod are now available on Motorola.com!
    07-13-2017 04:51 PM
  25. dmgerbino's Avatar
    I bought the black one and used the Moto Z owners discount code I got from Motorola to save 35%. Here is the code I used: MOTOMODS35
    Attached Thumbnails JBL SoundBoost 2-27189.jpg  
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    07-15-2017 12:33 AM
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