It feels like hardly a month goes by when we don’t learn about some manner of new Moto X offer: a hundred dollars off here, new low prices for wood back options there… even this far post-launch, Motorola seems very interested in keeping the public interested in its highly customizable Android. Even as our attention turns to the X+1, Motorola, isn’t slowing down its promotions for the original X, and we just told you about the latest deal earlier this week. Well, now we’ve already got a new one, and it sounds like just the thing for people who are curious about the Moto X but have been hesitant to take the plunge themselves.
Starting next Monday, June 9, Motorola will allow potential Moto X customers to try the phone out in their homes for a full two weeks for just one penny. Better still, Motorola isn’t giving participants some plain black or white Moto X, but allowing them to fully customize this trial phone in Moto Maker – even though they have the option not to keep it.
We don’t have full details just yet, so we wouldn’t be surprised to learn of certain restrictions – presumably you’ll need to have a credit card on file as a deposit, like with Google’s in-home demo offer for Glass, but there could be other constraints that we’re just not thinking of at the moment – like no engraving, perhaps. Full details will presumably arrive on Monday.
But assuming there’s nothing too onerous there, is this something you might consider trying? Or are you worried that even with what’s essentially a free trial, you might feel guilted into paying for and keeping the phone after coming up with your own custom design?