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Merry Christmas Eve, y’all! I can’t believe it’s actually here…feels like it should still be November or something! The kids are so dang excited for their gifts, the food, the family coming over, and everything. I don’t get quite that off-the-walls about my own gifts anymore…but I sure would if I was getting a brand new phone! Not only that, but I’d love customize it myself. Impossible, you say? Not anymore! Now you can Make Your Phone YOURS with Moto Maker!
If you’re like Hubby and me, you almost LIVE through your phone. Not literally, but we take our phones everywhere! Especially since he’s a software guy, he sometimes can work from his smartphone, plus we both can keep up on important emails, our social media (that’s work for a blogger, right?) and of course as a back-up with games when the kids are getting bored during sister’s dance class. As much as it drives me nuts that we rely so much on technology, I really can’t do without it! What I don’t like is the ‘one size fits all’ approach to phones. Hubby and I are quite different, so why can’t our phones also match our uniqueness?
I love the idea of the new Moto X, Motorola’s fully customizable smartphone! It offers the ultimate in custom gifting – either for yourself or a loved one. It’s the perfect gift for that special someone because it can be designed to reflect their personal style. I know I’d get the wife-of-the-year award if I got Hubby one of these beauties!
So here’s how it works….. MotoMaker.com is the online studio where you can design your Moto X. There are thousands of ways to make Moto X unique to you or anyone on your list. You choose the colors, leather or wood and decide all the details: front, back, accents, memory storage, wallpapers, even add a name or a short message that is laser engraved on the back. Head to the website and you see this….
Ya, talk about options! So let’s go on through and I’ll show you MY ideal phone, and even Hubby got it on the fun and designed his! For the Back Color, I had a hard time choosing because there’s plenty of awesome colors. Or you can choose wood, or even leather! I finally went with this fabulous shade of purple.
The front I wanted black, since the white doesn’t really ‘stand out’ to me.
At first I wasn’t sure what they meant by ‘trim’, but then I realized where it was…the outlined spots are pointed out for y’all with arrows here. Again, plenty of fun colors to choose from, but I thought silver looked great with my purple.
If you’re like me and drop your phone often (or your kids do, whatever) a case is probably a wise decision! Aren’t these colors fun?!
One thing Hubby and I both LOVE about the Moto X is that you can choose to have more memory. For us that use our phones for basically everything, we definitely want the 32 GB. If we had teens we were getting a phone for, we’d most likely get them the 16 GB.
They’ll even engrave a name or saying on the back! Here’s mine…
And here’s Hubby’s….
When you click ‘More Options’ it lets you choose some of the settings, or you can change those later when you get the phone. I wanted to get mine all figured out!
Upon start-up, instead of the normal ‘HELLO’ or whatever is on the standard phones, you can put your own message. I thought it’d be fun to have a little ‘uplifting’ when I look at my phone….
Hubby wants to bring out his inner Megamind….
Then there’s the cool wallpapers! Mine…
Since it’s Android (our fav!), you can even get it all connected to your Google account! Or do that later when you have the phone, up to you!
Then choose a black or white charger. Super fun!
- You can even name it whatever you want and ask it questions “Wake up, Shirley… what’s the weather?”
- It lets you do more using only your voice, working with favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google Play Music and Pandora. It’s aware of where you are–in the car, in a meeting or going to sleep–and adjusts to your preferences accordingly.
And since this blogger uses my phone for photos TONS, I loved that the camera makes sure you capture every can’t-miss moment, even at the most dimly lit holiday / New Year’s Eve parties! The Best Shot feature takes several photos before and after you snap the picture and identifies your optimal shot. It even knows if you’ve taken several pictures at a party or on vacation, and will organize them into a highlight reel with options for music and special effects.
The new Moto X is everything you want in a premium smartphone without the premium price. It is available for $99 with a two-year contract and $499 without a contract. Add $25 for the wood or leather backs.
Head over and design yours today!
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