Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Moto Mod slide-out QWERTY keyboard launching later this year

The full keyboard Moto Mod is a real product that you'll be able to buy this year for $99 Lenovo Vital Moto Mod Measures Five Vital Signs From Your Finger
Theresa Hayes | 10 January, 2018, 13:05

Ever since releasing the first Moto Z device, one of the highlights of Motorola's offerings has been Moto Mods. "Taking this moto mod from the Indiegogo campaign through our Accelerator Program is only the beginning as we look ahead to bringing future innovations to market", Motorola announced via a blog post. The good news is that Motorola's Moto Mod is far from dead and to prove that, it is announcing two crowdfunded and accelerated mods that will finally hit stores sometime this year.

Let's talk about the Slider Keyboard Moto Mod first.

The Vital Moto Mod does what you think it does when slapped onto a Moto Z phone - it helps you keep track of your own health. That would mean that the mod will be drawing power from the phone and we can only hope that it will not consume too much. All of these will work together to test your heart rate, oxygen level, pulse oxygen, body temperature, and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Performing all five measurements takes between two to three minutes, making the device ideal for users who want to capture their vitals multiple times a day and while on the go. And since it's simply a Moto Mod, it won't get in the way when you don't need it.

Having said that, the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod is priced at $99 (around ₹6304) and will be available for purchase later this winter, whereas, the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod is priced at $395 (around ₹25,150) and will be available in April.

Meanwhile, the success of Livermorium has encouraged Motorola to continue its "Transform the Smartphone Challenge" in 2018 to make more mods. This Mod is actually the grand prize victor from the Transform the Smartphone Challenge that Motorola ran through Indiegogo.

This slider keyboard Moto Mod, developed by a company called Livermorium, is the grand prize victor from the company's first 'Transform the Smartphone Challenge.' It is attached to the back of a Moto Z phone like any other Moto Mod and offers a full QWERTY slider keyboard in landscape mode with five rows. Motorola is licensor of Moto Mods.