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  1. livetoride4666's Avatar
    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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    11-01-2013 06:40 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    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
    11-01-2013 06:44 PM
  3. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    ^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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    11-01-2013 08:46 PM
  4. benhmadison's Avatar
    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.
    11-01-2013 08:49 PM
  5. grooks's Avatar
    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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    11-01-2013 11:04 PM
  6. grooks's Avatar
    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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    11-01-2013 11:06 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Didn't they say by the end of the year?

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    11-02-2013 12:02 AM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    /s = sarcasm


    Sent from that other phone
    11-02-2013 04:27 AM
  9. Gunnyman's Avatar
    What happened to engraving?

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    11-02-2013 08:59 PM
  10. Convert2's Avatar
    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.
    11-03-2013 12:05 AM
  11. JungleLarry's Avatar
    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.
    weksa likes this.
    11-03-2013 07:44 PM
  12. stameyryan's Avatar
    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.
    11-03-2013 08:39 PM
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    11-03-2013 10:17 PM
  14. davidnc's Avatar
    I wonder if the wooden backs would have termite protection ?? haha
    Postoid likes this.
    11-04-2013 06:01 AM
  15. lbaxter's Avatar
    All I can think about when seeing the wood Moto X:



    But, I DO like it.
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    11-04-2013 07:24 AM
  16. Postoid's Avatar
    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.
    11-04-2013 07:56 AM
  17. livetoride4666's Avatar
    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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    11-04-2013 08:02 AM
  18. Postoid's Avatar
    I wonder if the wooden backs would have termite protection ?? haha
    Could open up a whole new busine$$...
    11-04-2013 08:07 AM
  19. JungleLarry's Avatar
    Right on cue, @evleaks posted this on Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/3...635585/photo/1

    jephanie likes this.
    11-04-2013 10:21 AM
  20. phew's Avatar
    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.
    11-04-2013 10:32 AM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    Awesome.
    11-04-2013 10:41 AM
  22. livetoride4666's Avatar
    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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    11-04-2013 03:32 PM
  23. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    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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    11-04-2013 04:06 PM
  24. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    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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    11-04-2013 04:11 PM
  25. dj ozone's Avatar
    imagine a wood backed moto x tablet... <drooling>
    11-04-2013 08:50 PM
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