Moto revives the ROKR brand and unveils six new Moto Mods including a 360 degree camera

Lenovo-owned Motorola has unveiled six new Moto Mods at an event in Ghana, including a 360-degree camera mod as well as a DSLR mod. Motorola had promised the launch of 12 Moto Mods each year back at Mobile World Congress 2017 and are looking towards its fulfilment, though none of the mods are ready for production yet.

Reported first by TechDroider the six new mods include — the new Moto 360 Camera Mod, a ROKR Mod, a Studio Mod, a DirecTV Mod, a DSLR Mod, and the Action Mod. The highlight amongst these mods is the Moto 360 mod which features two lenses to capture 360-degree video footage. This mod is also said to be the closest to hitting production.

The company has also revived the ROKR brand in partnership with guitar amp maker, Marshall. The ROKR Moto Mod is a speaker engineered by Marshall to provide a superior portable speaker experience. The company has also teamed with Marshall to create the Studio Moto Mod, which features a high-fidelity microphone for recording superior audio. This mod also bears the Marshall logo on the back.

Motorola has also partnered with DirecTV (a US-based AT&T service), and the DirecTV Mod essentially comes with an HDMI port that allows the user to stream on the phone using the DirecTV streaming stick. The new DSLR Mod acts as a mount for camera lenses along with a shutter button and a light for a DSLR-like experience. Lastly, the Action Mod which has a rotating camera, the functionality of which is not fully known.

Lenovo recently launched the Moto Z2 Play with support for Moto Mods and the company is also looking to launch the Moto Z2 soon.


Published Date: Jul 05, 2017 03:35 pm | Updated Date: Jul 05, 2017 03:35 pm