When Motorola first launched its Moto Maker customization tool online, it was revealed that wooden covers would be one of the options for the U.S.-built Moto X. After several months, the new backs launched, but for those looking to get in on the action, there was a bit of sticker shock; the bamboo cover would cost an additional $100.
The backs were elegant, and certainly went a ways toward making your smartphone into something that seemed less like a piece of technology and more like a bit of nice furniture – and we mean that in the best way possible.
But were they worth $100?
It seems like the public doesn’t think so. Weeks after Motorola dropped the price of its flagship Moto X – even customized – down to just $399 off contract, the price for a fancy wooden back has been dropped by $75 down to just $25. That price seems far more reasonable to us.
In addition to the cheaper pricing, Motorola is introducing three new versions: Walnut, Teak, and Ebony. The new backs will start at the lower pricing given to the Bamboo covers.
Walnut, teak, and ebony backs will be available as options in the Moto Maker starting on January 21st.