Along with the Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones, Motorola today also introduced its Moto Mods in India. These are essentially external modules that can snap on the back of the smartphones and can transform them into a battery powerhouse, a portable projector, portable stereo and much more. These mods interact with the 16-pin magnetic port placed at the rear of the Moto Z and Moto Z Play. The Moto Mods are set to go on sale from October 17 at 11:59PM on Amazon India and Flipkart. Prices of Moto Mods start at Rs 5,999 and goes all the way up to Rs 19,999. Also Read - Phones launched this week: Realme GT Neo 2, Moto E40, more
The Moto Mods launched today in India include the Incipico offGRID Power Pack, JBL Soundboost, InstaShare projector and the Hasselblad True Zoom. The Incipico offGRID Power Pack is priced at Rs 5,999, and is basically a 2,220mAh battery power pack that snaps onto the back of the Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones. Motorola is also offering some discounts on launch day, and you can buy it for Rs 4,999. The power pack also adds wireless charging capabilities to the smartphone, and the company claims that it can provide up to 22 hours of additional battery life. The power pack weighs 85 grams and measures 152.7×73.5×6.2mm in dimension. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 35,000 in October 2021: Asus VivoBook 15, Avita PURA, more
The JBL Soundboost is pretty straightforward and basically adds two 27mm speakers to the smartphone, and in the process offers high-quality JBL stereo sound on the move. The JBL Soundboost Moto Mod is priced at Rs 6,999, and on launch day you can get it for a special price of Rs 5,999. Unlike standard Bluetooth speakers, the Soundboost doesn’t need to be paired with the smartphones, and instead interacts with the 16-pin magnetic port. The Moto Mod also comes with a kickstand to prop up the phone, and a 1,000mAh battery that the company says is good enough to survive 10 hours of audio playback on a single charge. It is worth noting that the Soundboost doesn’t use the smartphone’s battery. Besides audio playback, the Soundboost can also be used as a speakerphone during calls. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 30,000 in October 2021: Lenovo V14, ASUS VivoBook 14, more
The InstaShare projector mod is priced at Rs 19,999, and on launch day you can avail it for a special price of Rs 15,999. This portable projector can project a screen of up to 70-inches on a wall or ceiling. In other words, you can mirror absolutely anything on your phone’s screen on a much bigger display. The one disappointing aspect is that the mod projects your smartphone’s screen at only 480p resolution. The InstaShare projector too comes with a kickstand, and there is a 1,100mAh battery that is said to be good enough for up to one hour of projection.
At IFA 2016, Lenovo-owned Motorola launched a new Moto Mod in collaboration with Hasselblad. The Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod is priced at Rs 19,999, buy you can get it at a special price of Rs 14,999 on launch day. As the name suggests, it boosts the smartphones’ photographic capabilities. The mod comes with a physical shutter button, grip handle and a 12-megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom, xenon flash, and also an option to shoot images in RAW. So in essence, this mod turns your smartphone into a capable point-and-shoot camera.
Along with the Moto Mods, the company also launched Style Shells, which are basically back covers for the Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones. The wood and ballistic nylon finish Style Shells are priced at Rs 1,099, and will be offered at a special price of Rs 899 on launch day. The leather finish Style shell, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 1,599 and will be offered at a special price of Rs 1,299 on launch day.