Moto X gets extended battery and microSD case, Android L update confirmed

Moto X gets extended battery and microSD case, Android L update confirmed

Summary: The Moto X is a fantastic smartphone, but battery life leaves something to be desired. A new accessory adds more than twice the capacity and another nice benefit.

SHARE:
Moto X gets extended battery and microSD case, Android L update confirmed
(Image: Mugen Power)

My custom Moto X is one of my favorite smartphones, but the battery life just can't compare to devices like the Galaxy S5, LG G3, and HTC One. Thankfully, Mugen just announced the new Mugen Power 2800 mAh Extended Protective battery for the Moto X, more than doubling the battery capacity and providing an external microSD expansion card slot.

Road warriors and power users often look for smartphones with removable batteries and expansion card slots, but the Moto X has neither. Mugen's new $89.50 accessory provides both, extending the usefulness of the Moto X. The Moto X is also appealing because of the form factor so it will be interesting seeing how large the battery is when strapped on the Moto X.

Nikolai Lebedovsky, CEO at Mugen Power, states:

Motorola Moto X owners are often reported to complain about short battery life of the device. We worked hard on this project and managed to fit exceptional battery life, additional protection and SD card slot which naturally works with Android into this case. Our solution gives customers added battery life to stay connected longer without recharges and make more with the smartphone than ever before.

Other great news that extends the life of this fantastic device is confirmation that the Moto X will get updated to Android L. BGR reports that a Motorola executive confirmed that the Moto X would be updated. This really isn't that surprising given the fact that the Moto X has been getting Android updates as fast as the Nexus line. 

The Moto X is an amazing smartphone and the news today helps convince me to keep it in my active smartphone collection.

Related Moto X posts:

Topics: Mobility, Android, Smartphones

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

2 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • An extra, extrenal battery?

    Bit sad isn't it?

    The very east they can do is strike a deal with Moto to replace the internal cell, surely?

    And does this supa device ONLY work with moto phones? If so, doesn't that make Mugen a bit kinda weird?
    Heenan73
  • How does the SD card connect?

    It's odd that link recommends you upgrade to Kitkat for "proper use of SD card" when it's Kitkat that hobbles it's use.
    bradavon