Moto X walnut, teak, and ebony wood options finally arriving (with a pricing surprise)

For a phone that’s been out for months now, the past several weeks have been pretty active ones for Motorola’s Moto X. We saw some great deals (followed by a permanent price cut), the European launch, and the arrival of the first of the phone’s wood backs. But for as awesome as it was to see that bamboo option land this time last month, we were left wondering what was to become of the other three wood designs Motorola had revealed: teak, rosewood, and ebony. Our answer has finally arrived, with Motorola just sharing news of how these selections will debut.

Teak, rosewood, and ebony options hit the Moto Maker next Tuesday, January 21.

When bamboo first landed, we got a bit of sticker shock: rather than the $50 premium above regular Moto X pricing we were expecting, the bamboo back cost an extra $100. Motorola seems to have realized how prohibitive that pricing was, and is positively slashing prices on wood options going forward.

Starting today, the bamboo back drops to a mere $25, and when those three new finishes arrive next week, they’ll all be just $25 extra, as well.

Sure, that’s unfortunate for early buyers who just overpaid for bamboo, but we’re so pleased with this new pricing that it’s difficult to fret too much about that.

Source: Motorola

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