Motorola selling standalone Moto 360 bands, available in leather and metal


When the Moto 360 launched a few months ago, consumers were stuck with the bands that shipped with the watch. There are third-party solutions, but a good amount of people like to use what is provided by the manufacturer. The demands of many are finally being met as standalone bands for the Moto 360 are now available directly through Motorola. The bands come in leather and metal materials. The leather options include black, stone, and cognac for $29 each. The metal, priced at $79, comes in light finish (silver) and dark finish (black).

Source: Motorola

[Deal] Staples taking 25% off (almost) everything in-store only, includes Moto 360 for $187


The best deal a retailer can offer is a discount on everything in the store. Today only, Staples is doing just that with an in-store coupon that takes 25% off any item; however, “any item” is not exactly eligible. Immediately, everyone is going to want to use the coupon for an electronic because of the generally high price. Many electronics are not eligible, but there are a few items slipping through the cracks. For example, the Moto 360 from Staples can be brought down to $187. Just over to the local Staples and present them with the coupon code 19646.

The coupon expires at the end of Staples store hours this evening.

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[Deal] Motorola hosting Cyber Monday sale with Moto X (2014) starting at $359


Looking for some sweet deals out of Motorola? Cyber Monday is the day. The company is discounting its flagship smartphone. The Moto X (2014) will be discounted to $359 and $409 for 16GB and 32GB models, respectively. That is a savings of $140. Verizon customers looking to sign a contract can purchase the Moto X for $0.01 and $50.01 for the same models. Choosing wood or leather back panels will cost an additional $25. Finally, Motorola taking 30% off of each and every accessory it offers (except Chromecast) when purchasing a Moto X.

On December 1 at 12:00pm EST, you need to go to this page and register for a promotional code. That code will expire just before midnight on December 15.

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Motorola releases “The Maker” commercial featuring Moto Maker’s magic


The most unique thing about the Moto X is its customization. The handset is available in various colors and materials to truly make it your own. To promote the Moto Maker production approach, Motorola released a commercial titled “The Maker.” A man sits down in front of his computer and gets right to work designing his Moto X. On the other end is a Motorola employee assembling the device. The customer goes back and forth between colors, engravings, and more as the Motorola employee moves swiftly to create the tailored handset. The end product is a well-made, self-satisfying Moto X.

Hit the break to watch the video.

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Moto 360 with Champagne and Stainless Steel Slim Bands available through Motorola


What makes the Moto 360 so special is its customization. It comes in a few different colors with various bands ranging from leather to metal. Of course, you can always replace the band with another third-party choice. Though, Motorola now has another variant of the Moto 360 available through its site. The Slim Metal bands in Champagne and Stainless Steel have arrived. They both measure 18mm.

The price of the Moto 360 with Slim Bands is slightly varied. The Champagne color climbs to $329 while the Stainless Steel remains $299.

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Nexus 6 for any carrier – is it real or is it marketing?


When Google introduced the Nexus 6 one of the features that was noteworthy was that the device came loaded with the chips necessary to support any of wireless network technologies used by all of the major U.S. carriers. In theory, this means any given Nexus 6 can be used on any of these networks instead of consumers having to purchase a unit built specifically for any given carrier. Unfortunately, it looks like the carriers are still creating some roadblocks to this concept becoming a reality.
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