Motorola is perhaps the only company that has succeeded when it comes to modular smartphone attachments. We have seen a variety of Moto Mods including the Hasselblad camera attachment and the recent Moto Gamepad. This CES, Motorola has come up with two new Moto Mods, a keyboard and a health Mod.
The Lenovo Vital Moto Mod is made by Lenovo, Motorola’s parent company while the Keypad mod is made by Livermorium. Let’s begin with the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod. This all new mod will allow users to track five vital signs including, heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse Ox, core-body temperature and diastolic blood pressure. According to Motorola, the users can run all the five tests in a matter of just three minutes.
The blood pressure unit comes armed with a proprietary finger cuff in which one needs to slip their fingers. All of the information can then be shared with your doctor. The Lenovo Vital Moto Mod is priced at $395 and will be available starting this April. Lately, we have been seeing a rise in clinical grade health devices for home users and it is only a matter of time before the features are implemented on many compact devices like the fitness trackers.
Last year, Motorola had launched a “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” and the winner ran a successful campaign on Indiegogo. The Livermonum Slider Keyboard won this challenge and will be added to the Moto Mod lineup. Strangely enough the winner of the “Transform Challenge” is a Qwerty keyboard. The Livermorium Slider can slide up to 60-degrees and offers a backlit keyboard. In some sense, the keyboard Moto Mod remind me of the yesteryears HTC S710.
The Slider Keyboard mod is expected to hit the markets in the second half of the year and will retail at $99. On an ending note, Motorola has kept us excited with its Moto Mods and seems like the only hope for the modular phone’s feature.