Tag Archives: Motorola

Motorola moto x4 Is Sleek, IP68 Rated, Lets You Use Alexa Without Unlocking

With all the hustle and bustle over the new iPhones, new Google Phone and even more recently, the ZTE dual screen phone and Huawei AI-ready Mate devices, it is easy to forget that there are other good handset makers out there. One of these ‘good handset makers’ would be Lenovo-owned Motorola Mobility. Speaking of which, we would like to draw your attention to its latest, super sleek handset, the moto X4 (stylized as X4), which is very cool, btw). It is not the thinnest phone around. Not even remotely close, but for some reasons, the anodized aluminum and wraparound glass design and the different-from-most-handset-makers dual camera setup on its contoured back makes us want to take several more looks at the device. Continue reading Motorola moto x4 Is Sleek, IP68 Rated, Lets You Use Alexa Without Unlocking

Motorola Moto Z, Motor Z Force And Modular Moto Mods Smartphone

Remember LG G5, the world’s first commercially available modular smartphone? Well, Motorola has its own iteration too, called Moto Mods (part of the Moto Z family announced) and the Lenovo-owned cellphone maker is referring it to as a transforming phone, not modular, but it is essentially the same concept. With the new Moto Mods, along with the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force smartphones, Motorola is proclaiming that it is “taking a stand against incremental innovation in the premium smartphone category.” Well, we will see about that. Continue reading Motorola Moto Z, Motor Z Force And Modular Moto Mods Smartphone

We Wish Motorola Handcrafted Leather Selfie Stick is a Real Thing

Can taking selfie ever be classy? Apparently so, if you have the Motorola Selfie Stick. This purported accessory is not just any selfie stick; it is of real wood, handcrafted by master craftsman in their respective field, namely wood working and leather, and the result is an uber chic piece of accessory that, after watching the product video, you know you will never get your hands on one, ever. Unfortunate, it is. As a consolation, however pretty or elegant this wood and leather selfie stick is, it is not retractable like any selfie stick should, which means, it will be pain to carry around. So don’t feel too awful that this isn’t a real product. Even so, a part of us wish that it is a real deal. I mean, just look it; it is pure art. Almost as artsy as Harry Potter’s wand. Continue reading We Wish Motorola Handcrafted Leather Selfie Stick is a Real Thing

If You Hate Your Telco, Then You’re Going to Love This WiFi-exclusive Phone Service Called Freewheel

If one) you have been lamenting about the ridiculous charges telco levied on you and two) confident that you will have access to WiFi hotspot throughout the day, then Cablevision’s Freewheel WiFi-exclusive Phone Service may be just be right up your alley. As the service name in implies, it relies on WiFi to carry out all your communication needs, including talk (yes, talk), text, and whatever things that you do that uses data. While it sounds like the perfect scenario for budget conscious smartphone users, it does has a catch or two. The service is only available in the U.S. on Motorola Moto G smartphone, which run you back at $99.95 and obviously, your smartphone will only be as useful when there are reliable, free WiFi for you to connect to. Continue reading If You Hate Your Telco, Then You’re Going to Love This WiFi-exclusive Phone Service Called Freewheel

Motorola Moto Hint: Finally, a Bluetooth Headset That’s Completely Discreet and Customizable

Bluetooth headset has come a long way. it used to be cumbersome and always come with a mandatory boom sticking out. and even with the technological advancement we have today, it still remain an eyesore. that’s precisely why i don’t use one. my thought is, if its going to be an eyesore anyway, why bother with one that needs to be charged? so wired headset it is. well, then comes along this futuristic, discreet earbud (note: singular) from Motorola, dubbed Moto Hint. it is a Bluetooth headset, or more correctly, a Bluetooth earbud that works like any Bluetooth headsets, minus the awkwardness. thanks to the IR proximity detectors, it turns on when you plug it into your ear and automatically switches off and route calls back to your smartphone when you take it out. when not active and still in your ear, the earbud’s pass-through audio ensure you can still hear everything around you clearly. Continue reading Motorola Moto Hint: Finally, a Bluetooth Headset That’s Completely Discreet and Customizable

Second Generation 5.2-inch Motorola Moto X Available Now, Starts at $99

going on a product naming route similar to Apple’s computer, the second generation Motorola Moto X, which was announced two weeks ago, is still called Moto X. besides the name sharing, the second generation Moto X also looks pretty much like its predecessor with rounded corners, a curved back and most prominently, a rear camera just above the Motorola logo. however, under the hood, it is anything but similar. the most notable difference is the size. it now sports a beautiful 5.2-inch AMOLED display, boasting 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and a cool 423 ppi. dig deeper, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip with 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. 16GB storage is standard, but 32GB is also available through MotoMaker. Continue reading Second Generation 5.2-inch Motorola Moto X Available Now, Starts at $99

Moto 360 Smartwatch by Motorola

you know how a typical smartwatch looks like? they are mostly square or oblong, which is nothing wrong, but if you need a piece that can actually goes with your formal work wear or for a black tie event, then Motorola has just the answer for you: the Moto 360 smartwatch. the 360 is not just a ‘breakthrough’ in smartwatch design, but it is also one powered by the newly announced Android Wear that promised a simple and effective way of using a smartwatch. visually, the watch looks fantastic and has a somewhat retro classic touch to it (at this point, we can’t help but to think Panerai), and it has an analog dial face to boot. like the LG G Watch announced earlier, little is known about this beauty – well, that’s if we are talking about the nuts and bolts that make the watch ticks. Continue reading Moto 360 Smartwatch by Motorola

Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition

well, what do you know? Motorola Moto G (sadly, not the X though) has join the likes of HTC, Samsung, Sony, to fill up another spot in the growing Google Play edition stable. and lucky for budget-conscious Android purists, the Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition won’t be any pricer than the Motorola factory item, which means a price tag of $179 for the 8GB and $199 for the 16GB. the real deal sweetener here is of course, the pure, untainted Android KitKat OS. similar to any ‘pure’ Google devices, the main perks include a stock Android UI and of course, software updates direct from the Mountain View folks. Continue reading Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition

Motorola Moto G Smartphone

while the new Motorola Moto G Smartphone may not tout personalization and look as brilliant as the Moto X, it could be a win-win product for both the Google-own company and consumers. the Moto G is billed as a smartphone that offers a premium experience “for a third of the price of current high end phones.” however, affordability is not only what Motorola is touting; it will be the first smartphone made since Google ownership, to be widely available outside of the United States. it will go on sale this week, starting with Brazil and parts of Europe, with roll out in Latin America, Europe, Canada and parts of Asia in the next few weeks. the rest of the countries/regions, such as the US, India, the Middle East and more of Asia can expect to see the Moto G in early January. all told, Moto G will be available in over 30 countries with 60 partners by 2014. Continue reading Motorola Moto G Smartphone

Motorola Project Ara Modular Smartphone

lets not kid ourselves; we never wished for a phone upgrade cos’ being geeks, we are all in for new gadgets and hence, an endeavor like the Motorola Project Ara Modular Smartphone which touts upgradability may not be the cuppa for us and some folks. i am not saying everyone is like us, but most of us, though not explicitly expressed, could benefit from a jolt of excitement into our tech-laden life, and getting a brand new phone kind of does that. however, if you look at Motorola Project Ara Modular Smartphone from another perspective, it is like a hardware version of the Android, where the community decides how the phone should look, what it is made of (or where it is made, even) and basically, customize the phone to your specific needs. Continue reading Motorola Project Ara Modular Smartphone