Modular Smartphones Use Magnets To Transform Your Device

Modular Smartphones Use Magnets To Transform Your Device

Motorola's new Moto Z Droid is the thinnest smartphone to date, but it has a more notable feature. The phone is compatible with magnetic interchangeable backs, called "mods," which enable users to customize and transform their smartphones in brand new ways. Moto Mods snap onto the back of the Moto Z Droid and the Moto Z Force Droid to make the phone a high-powered speaker, projector, and more. Plus, they're great options for consumers who might not need these features all the time.

In the same way apps allow you to choose your phone's software, Moto Mods are pieces of hardware that give devices even more customizable power. We've collected some awesome videos that show you exactly how Moto Mods work with Motorola's new Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid. Watch them below.

To learn more about how magnets are helping shape the future, check out our series, Curiosity and Motorola Present: The Power of Magnets.

How Motorola Made Modular Smartphones A Reality

How did Motorola engineer a phone that instantly transforms into different pieces of hardware?

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Motorola's new Moto Z phone is modular, so users can decide how the phone works and looks. (0:17)

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    Motorola's Moto Z phone has mods that substantially increase battery life, and turn the phone into a high-powered speaker and projector. (0:28)

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    A developer is able to build his/her own mod to use with the Motorola Moto Z phone. (1:37)

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