CES 2018 is off and running, and we see tons of cool, innovative gadgets on exhibition. The Android OEM who may like devices the most is Motorola. The Motorola Moto Mod system enables consumers to purchase all sorts of modular accessories for the back of their phone. As you’ve seemingly seen if you’ve switched on a TV in the last year, Motorola is massively advertising the feature to strive to stand out in a packed smartphone arena. Well, today it got the covers off of two new compelling Moto Mods.
The Lenovo Vital Moto Mod
The first Moto Mod is manufactured by Motorola parent company Lenovo. The Lenovo Vital Moto Mod allows users to trace five key vital signs — heart rate, respiratory rate, Pulse Ox, core body temperature and systolic, and diastolic blood pressure. The mod has an exclusive finger cuff with high-level sensors, which you slide your finger into. The inflatable bladder then provides you with a squeeze to measure stuff like blood pressure. Motorola says it only cost you three minutes to run all the five tests; enabling users to do it on the run. You can then share the data with members of your medical team. The Lenovo Vital Moto Mod appears out in April for $395.
Livermorium Slider Keyboard
The second Moto Mod reaches Livermorium, the company which won Motorola’s Transform the Smartphone Challenge in 2017 and drove a thriving Indiegogo campaign for its sliding keyboard mod.
The Livermorium Slider Keyboard connects to the back of Moto Z devices and has a full QWERTY keyboard. Once appended, the phone can skim up to about 60-degrees to show a full, backlit keyboard. The design tells us a lot of the Motorola Backflip from the initial days of Android. The Slider Keyboard will go on the market later this winter and cost you $99.
The tops of Livermorium persuaded Motorola to resume its Transform the Smartphone Challenge in 2018. The company is currently taking applications through February 6, so arrange yours in soon. Those with assuring ideas will win a Moto Z device, a Moto Mod Development Kit and maintenance for Indiegogo for a crowdfunding campaign. Grand Prize champs will also win a tour to Moto’s headquarters in Chicago to meet with the company executives about how to bring their ideas to life.