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17 Official Moto Mods for the Moto Z

Over the summer Motorola and its parent company Lenovo announced the new Moto Z and shatterproof Moto Z Force, followed by the Moto Z Play. One of the most exciting aspects of the release is Moto Mods. Magnetically attachable modules that transform these phones into a TV projector, speakers, a powerful camera, extends battery life and more. It’s the best implementation of a modular phone yet.

Now that all three phones are have been available for some time, owners are likely interested in mods. Unlike LG who only has one or two add-ons, Motorola actually has over a dozen different accessories for the Moto Z lineup. And now months later they’re adding more, with two more Mods available in December.

Read: Motorola Android 7.0 Nougat Update Info

Just like the phone it replaced, the Moto X, these phones are extremely customizable. With different colors, wood backs, leather, nylon and much more. Add a metal design, fingerprint scanner, improved camera and all day battery life to that, and the Moto Z is pretty impressive. That said, here’s everything you need to know about MotoMods, and which Mods are worth buying.

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force both have a beautiful aircraft-grade aluminum design with a big 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD display. Powered by a powerful quad-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of storage. There’s a micro-SD slot to expand storage, customization, better cameras than last year, longer battery life and a fingerprint scanner. Then the Z Play has the same overall design and specs, but with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 8-core Qualcomm processor, and a huge 3,510 mAh battery. Only it retails for around $400.

This is a huge upgrade compared to the Moto X Pure Edition from 2015. The Mods make these phones better, more capable, photography companions and other things.

The JBL Soundboost speaker Mod is $79.99, which is fairly reasonable given it extends battery life and adds tons of sound, along with a kickstand. The projector is more expensive at $299. Then, the power packs to extend battery life range from $59, to $79 with wireless charging. Which is about average when compared to battery cases like Mophie or Incipio for the iPhone 6s. Here are the best mods available, and our slideshow below has additional options and more details for buyers.

Best Moto Mods

  1. Instashare Projector – $299
  2. JBL SoundBoost Speaker – $79
  3. Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Mod – $299
  4. Incipio OffGRID Power Shell – $59
  5.  Kate Spade & TUMI Power Pack Mods – $59-79
  6. Incipio Vehicle Dock Mod – $64
  7. Mophie Juice Pack -$79

Moto Mods attach to the back of the Moto Z thanks to “really strong magnets” and communicate via 16 metal pogo pins on the back bottom of the device. The connection is very tight and secure, and we had no issues while reviewing the phones and modular system. It’s mods done right. This small inclusion makes these phones very versatile.

Read: Moto Z Review: Modular Masterpiece with Compromises 

With that in mind, here are 17 unique Moto Mod accessories and modules for the Moto Z family. After releasing multiple excellent mods earlier this year, more are now available. From a stunning camera experience, car mounts, battery packs and more. Check them all out below.

Instashare Projector

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Instashare Projector

 The first and most exciting Moto Mod for the Moto Z, for me, is the Instashare pico projector. This little modular simply snaps on to the back in seconds, and instantly transforms the smartphone into a powerful projector capable of streaming a 70-inch HDTV on the wall or ceiling.

Users can project the phone display and popular apps like Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, and likely games and other things as well. The Instashare projector has a built-in kickstand to allow for virtually any angle of viewing.

It has an included 1,100 mAh battery so owners can project video for an hour without using the phone battery, but sadly it appears to only be 480p resolution.

More details can be found here.

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10 Comments

  1. ol1bit

    06/09/2016 at 10:43 pm

    Sweet! I didn’t think anything could beat my HTC M7. Maybe!

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  2. Jonathan Roberts

    06/27/2016 at 10:43 am

    You should add a nice camera mod. I think that LG did something similar on one of their recent phones. I love the speaker and battery pack, and the Camera would be an amazing addition. When my Verizon upgrade rolls around, I can see myself draining a lot of money on this awesome product

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  3. Charlie

    10/26/2016 at 5:24 am

    15 mods ??? I only saw 6 there……

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  4. Sean

    11/17/2016 at 11:06 pm

    I’ll never trust a site that can’t count past 6.

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  5. Mergatroid

    11/20/2016 at 7:16 pm

    Where are the other 9 mods? The article clearly states 16 mods, yet you only show 7. Did you fail arithmetic in school?

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    • Cory Gunther

      12/07/2016 at 10:29 am

      The rest are in one slide.. There is technically 17 different mods than can click to the back of the Moto Z smartphone.

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  6. Akash Bansal

    12/19/2016 at 12:29 am

    Only 8 in the slideshow.. Where are others?

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  7. catalin

    02/04/2017 at 10:02 am

    The 7 on the list are also in the slideshow..so you have 8 mods, not 17.

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  8. Jay

    02/11/2017 at 9:08 pm

    I see a little clicking and reading comprehension escapes many. There are indeed 17 different mods. To help those that are having a little trouble: 1 Insta-Share Projector, 1 JBL Speaker, 1 Hasselblad Camera, 2 Incipio power packs (1 wired charging, 1 wireless), 3 Kate Spade power packs, 1 Tumi power pack, 1 Incipio car dock, 1 Mophie power pack and 6 designer back plates. 17 mods. Maybe only 8 “types” if you classify each by maker and purpose, but 17 individual different components that you can buy.

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  9. najmul

    03/27/2017 at 5:57 am

    Price is too high

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