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Years ago Orson Welles remarked that someday a camera would be as small as a lens. It’s no secret that technology has made huge strides in miniaturisation. What is exceptional about the Moto Mods is that the engineering has made it possible to transform your cell phone into other devices or add features easily.

Today Moto had an Event hosted in New York City which introduced the Moto Z2 Force Edition and the 360 Camera Moto Mod

Moto considers the Moto Z2 Force Edition  most advanced smartphone ever. It certainly feels fast, light and very sleek.

During the talk we got to see movies and files made using the 360 camera Moto Mod.

 

After, we got to play around with various mods. I played with the 360 mod. It comes with a silicone cap to put over both cameras to protect the lenses. You just place the Mod on the back of the phone. It “snaps” into place almost by itself:

the phone knows immediately when any Mod is in place. A tutorial begins:

This what you see and you can choose various modes, fix where the cameras are focused and so on:

Here’s the various modes – Slow Motion, True Black and White and video:

 

And you can switch from the regular camera to the 360 camera very conveniently:

You have access to “Professional” camera features:

 

And you can view both cameras at the same time:

Ultra Wide Angle:

 

 

 

This incredibly thin Mod is for wireless charging. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

It’s amazing how slim these wireless charging Mods are…..

 

This is the JBL SoundBoost 2 Mod – basically a pair of speakers you snap onto your phone.

JBL SoundBoost 2 Mod

 

They cleverly added a kickstand so the user can position their phone as they wish:

JBL SoundBoost 2 Mod

 

Here;s the Moto GamePad which comes with a batter for extended gameplay:

Moto GamePad

 

 

This is the TurboPower battery. You can plug this Mod in so it’s batter is full, then, when your phone needs some juice just snap this Mod and it will power your phone VERY fast. Next to my thumb is a button which turns on the lights – they show how full the battery is:

 

Moto TurboPower

 

As soon as you snap it in you get the tutorial and explanation of how to use the Mod:

Moto TurboPower

 

This impressive Mod is the Hasselblad Camera. There’s a button at the top for those who want the feel of a camera for taking photos. There’s also a Zoom tab around that button so you can control the zoom. I tried it and while it takes a bit of practise, it’s fun to use and feels right.

Moto Hasselblad Mod

Here’s my attempt at using the Zoom. I was aiming at the ceiling because that was the farthest thing in that room. This is just the sort of thing to use during a baseball game. RIght?

 

Here’s the details about the moto z2 force edition

 

operating system                                   AndroidTM 7.1.1 Nougat
system architecture/processor               Motorola Mobile Computing System, including
Qualcomm®  SnapdragonTM 835 processor – 2.35 GHz Octa-Core CPU and Adreno
540 GPU
Natural Language Processor
Contextual Computing Processor
memory (RAM)                                    4GB (US) 6GB (ROW) LPDDR4
storage                                                   64GB(US/ROW) 128GB (China) with microSD Card support (up to 2 TB)
dimensions                                            76 x 155.8 x 6.1 mm
weight                                                   143g
display                                                   5.5” Quad HD 1440p (1440 x 2560) Super AMOLED
ShatterShield
battery                                                    2730 mAh, all day battery
charging                                                 15W TurboPower for hours of power in minutes
water protection                                     Water repellent nano-coating
rear camera                                          Dual 12MP IMX 386 sensors – 1 Bayer, 1 Clear
f 2.0
1.25um
Depth detection and depth effects
Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL)
Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)
Laser Auto Focus
Closed loop actuator
Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash
Professional mode
video capture                                         480p (30fps) 720p (120fps) 1080p (30fps), 4K (30fps)
front camera                                          5 MP
f/2.2 aperture
Wide-Angle 85° lens
Flash
Auto Night mode
Beautification software
Professional mode
SIM card                                               Nano-SIM
Dual-SIM available in certain countries
connectivity                                          Moto ModsTM connector
USB-C port for headphones, charging and data transfer
3.5mm to USB-C headphone port adapter included
bluetooth®  technology                       Current: 4.2
After Android O update: 5.0
wi-fi                                                     802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz with MIMO
speakers/microphones                        Front-ported loud speaker
3 Mics
video playback                                   480p (30fps) 720p (120fps) 1080p (60fps), 4K (30fps)

 

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