It seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing about some of the favourite Moto Mod concepts we’ve seen… oh wait, it was! By some strange cosmic coincidence, Motorola has announced some of the finalists for the Indiegogo “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” and a number of them appeared in our write up from yesterday.
Out of the finalists, 12 have already set up their Indiegogo campaigns and concepts range from wireless and solar chargers to health monitoring devices, walkie-talkies, and smart home solutions. Finalists have received a Moto Mods Development Kit and a Moto Z to continue development. Motorola will announce up to 10 grand prize winners and, along with hackathon winners, will receive a trip to pitch their Moto Mods idea to Motorola’s executive development team in Chicago.
Not only will finalists be pitching their ideas, they will receive mentoring and may even walk away with an investment from a $1 million fund for Moto Mods development set aside by Lenovo Capital.
Take a quick look at the finalists below and head over to Indiegogo to back your favourite ones!
- Edge: Supercharge your notifications – Enhance your Moto Z with the smartest and most advanced notification system in the world.
- Linc Smart Walkie Talkie MotoMod Concept — First smart walkie-talkie with text messaging, GPS Sharing & more that mounts to your smartphone.
- The Ultimate Moto Z Mod with Wireless Charging — Moto Z Moto Mod Candidate that includes wireless charging and IR emitters in a style shell size.
- Mico: A Modular Solar Battery Moto Mod — Mico is a solar powered battery mod with Snap-Panels for Moto Z devices.
- InstruMod: A Moto Z Mod Measuring Instrument — InstruMod is the world’s first multi-functional smartphone based measuring instrument.
- The Palm Smart Remote for Moto Mod Devices — Innovation? Meet automation. The Palm Smart Remote offers you the most robust, versatile “Smart Home” solution available.
- EarMods: The Best Earphones Mod for Moto Z — EarMods is a Moto Mod that has built-in earphones that can be pulled out easily and used.
- Euromod: A Eurorack digital toolbox — A dedicated Android app makes it the best Swiss army knife for your modular synth.
- Smart Z Wallet — Going Out? Take only your key and Moto Z! The Smart Z Wallet is an even slimmer, smaller and more functional wallet made out of the finest carbon fiber and stainless steel metal frame, which also contains a GPS and 1200 mAh.
- Z Sterilizer — A convenient way to keep germs away.
- Digital Recorder for Moto Z — turn your phone into a super voice recorder.
- Modulator: A Digital Walkie-Talkie Moto Mod — Modulator is a secure, direct phone-to-phone digital walkie talkie Moto Mod for your Moto Z device.
What do you think about the Indiegogo “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” finalists? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.