Motorola continues its push to deliver more options for users of its Moto Z lineup and this time, with the new Moto Mod stereo speakers for only $60.
Based on reports from industry analysts, the Lenovo-owned company has hardly made a splash with its smartphone accessory gimmick. Some of the optional hardware provides useful enhancements like longer battery life and better camera capabilities.
However, it has been a mixed bag when it comes to audio. Several options are available when it comes to speakers, although, this is the first one that is considered affordable.
Other Options Currently Offered
The company's official website shows two JBL-branded speakers along with a model that includes Amazon Alexa on board. Despite the manufacturer's claims that the newly announced product is its most affordable yet, two of the older models are apparently priced just the same as the latest device. What has still remained expensive is the speakers with the integrated digital assistant.
Comparison With Other Audio Moto Mods
Motorola advertises the Moto Stereo Speakers as its latest Moto Mod that enhances the audio output of any compatible smartphone from the Moto Z catalog. The device's two 28mm drivers can push volumes up to 80db. However, despite being brand new, it comes with some caveats that make it seem like a downgrade from previous products.
The new speakers apparently do not have a built-in battery, meaning it will rely on the smartphone's battery to power its audio. For the same price, it would be a smarter option to go for the JBL SoundBoost 2, which touts a built-in battery that supposedly lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge plus a splashproof protection.
The only thing that makes the new stereo speakers stand out is the three color options available such as black, red, and blue. Its kickstand design is likewise unique as it comes in a circular shape compared to other regular JBL products.
A Strange Promotion
Some users pointed out that Motorola had seemed to go for a strange marketing approach when it advertised the new Moto Stereo Speakers. The product is promoted alongside the two JBL Moto Mods, which are currently on a special sale right now.
The side-by-side comparison between the latest device and the older two speakers would clearly show that the JBL Moto Mods make a better choice over Moto Stereo Speakers. It's possibly an oversight on the part of the marketing team that will most likely raise flags immediately once Lenovo spots the poorly scheduled promotion.