By Stephen Schenck | December 16, 2013 11:15 AM
Where are we with those oh-so-cool-looking, but so far yet-to-arrive wooden back options for Motorola’s Moto X? While they seemed like one of the less plausible aspects of the rumors following the phone’s development, Motorola surprised us on launch day when it actually confirmed we’d be able to outfit our custom Moto X designs with one of several wood veneers… eventually. We’ve been waiting patiently for the wood options to become available ever since. Several weeks back we heard that Motorola was planning to start selling phones with these wood backs in time for the holidays – which are quite rapidly coming up on us. So where are they? While we still haven’t seen them hit Moto Maker just yet, Motorola sure seems to imply that day is coming soon, teasing the wood options on its Google+ page.
The company offers up that image above with the note “put this DIY project on hold. Trust us.” While it’s far from a certainty, such a direct tease like that has us optimistic that these wooden options could finally become available sometime this week – though whether or not that will be soon enough to get orders by Christmas remains to be seen.
While pricing has also not be confirmed, evidence we’ve uncovered to date suggests that wooden Moto X backs will come with a premium $50 price tag.