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Moto Mods transform your Moto in crazy waysMotorola's new Moto Z phones connect to special Moto Mod backings that transform the handsets into a speaker, a projector and more.
Hi everybody, I'm Lynn La, CNet. And I'm here at Lenovo Tech World, where Lenovo and Motorola just introduced their newest two phones, the moto z and the moto z force. Now what makes these phones a little bit different than all the rest is that they have these 16 magnetic pins on the back. And they connect with these accessories called moto mods like this. These mods have a built in battery and depending on which accessory you connect, you can transform your moto phone to different things. For example, the audio company JBL has a mod that's an audio speaker which will beef up hand set sound and you can prop it up and blast music the next time you want to add tunes to your party. Incipio has a mod too that will increase your phone's battery life. It will extend power up to 22 hours and the backing can wirelessly charge. Motorola also developed the Insta-Share projector, which lets you project photos and movies from your phone directly against a wall or ceiling for an impromptu movie night. Lastly Moto has several style shells that come in wood grain, leather and bamboo. These don't add any extra utility to your phone, but they're cool if you want to switch up the look of your Moto. Now we know that these mods will launch sometime with a phone which slated sometime in September. And then Lenovo and Motorola are working with other developers like Mophie to bring even more accessories to the phone. [BLANK_AUDIO]