Last year Motorola, Lenovo and Indiegogo teamed up to provide possible pathways for enterprising developers to bring their ideas to market. A few weeks ago the finalists for the “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” were announced. Now we see even more innovative ideas popping up on the Indiegogo website and some of them are really creating a stir.
To say I am enamoured by the Moto Z line and their Moto Mods is an understatement. I reviewed the Moto Z very favourably last year giving a big tick to the Moto Mods (albeit with an asterisk on their prices). Moto Mods, in my opinion, are the most innovative addition to the smartphone we have seen in several years. The more of these Moto Mods that Motorola/ Lenovo can help bring to market the more successful I believe the Moto Z line of smartphones will be.
Amongst the new Moto Mods we saw pop up on the Indiegogo website today are:
- Keyboard Mod — a high-end landscape slider keyboard with modern up-to-date specifications
- DigiFrameMod — E-paper 2nd screen for Moto Z phone. Always on, low powered display, information at a glance
As I said last time, Motorola/ Lenovo need to recognise that these mods are what is going to drive their Moto Z smartphone platform and if they want one to be successful they need the other. Not only do they need the Moto Mods but they also need them to be affordable so that consumers purchase several at a time. Currently they are overpriced but hopefully we will see a change in this in the coming years.
Some of these new mods look like great ideas. Whether they actually make it to market, only time will tell. If there is one you want to see succeed in making it to market, or just want to check out all the new Moto Mod ideas for yourself head on over to the Indiegogo website for yourself and check them out — back them if you like the idea.