6 Best Moto Mods for Moto Z Play, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z2 Force

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Moto Mods — the modular add-ons that slot snugly onto the back of Lenovo’s Moto Z Play, Moto Z2 PlayMoto Z Force, and Moto Z2 Force — are some of the most innovative accessories around. The best Moto Mods run the gamut from external cameras and speakers to battery packs and chargers, and new ones come out like clockwork. Just this year alone, Motorola, a subsidiary of Lenovo, debuted a game controller, an illuminated charging case, and a horizontal stand that taps into Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. Lenovo even recently challenged developers to create new Moto Mods, resulting in a wave of innovative accessories that have made their way to various crowdfunding platforms.

But the sheer wealth of Moto Mods on the market can make choosing the best ones challenging. To make your purchase a little easier, we’ve whittled down the list to the very best Moto Mods for the Moto Z Play Moto Z Force, and Moto Z2 Force. Read on for all the details.

Moto TurboPower Pack ($80)

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If you need a little extra juice to get you through the day, Motorola’s TurboPower pack is the perfect solution. The slim, external 3,490mAh battery snaps onto the back of a Moto Z Play, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z Force, or Moto Z2 Force, and supplies up to a full day of additional battery life. Better yet, it charges quickly — when plugged into a compatible wall adapter, the TurboPower case takes just 20 minutes to reach 50-percent capacity. It’s available at Best Buy and Verizon.

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Moto Style Shell with Wireless Charging ($40)

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Envious your friend has a phone with built-in wireless charging? Be envious no more and pick up one of Lenovo’s Moto Style Shells with Wireless Charging, which gives any Moto Z Play, Moto Z Force, or Moto Z2 Force, the ability to charge sans cables. When affixed to your phone’s cover, they enable dual-mode wireless Qi and PMA charging, which is perfect for any aging wireless docks you may have sitting around the house. If you don’t have one, then check out our best wireless chargers roundup. These shells are available in a variety of styles at Best Buy.

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JBL SoundBoost 2 ($80)

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The Moto Z Play, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z2 Force, are fantastic phones, but they aren’t exactly known for their sound quality. Thankfully, you don’t have to settle. The JBL SoundBoost 2, the second generation of JBL’s sound-centric accessory, packs two 27-millimeter drivers, which can produce up to 80 decibels. The mod has a 1,000mAh battery that lasts about 10 hours on a single charge, and you don’t have to worry about sticking it next to water given its splash-proof exterior. Its available from Motorola and Best Buy. You can purchase the red version exclusively from Verizon.

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Incipio Vehicle Dock ($65)

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If you’re a car-bound commuter who spends a lot of time on the road, you likely want to ease the pain of gridlock however you can. That’s where Incipio’s Vehicle Mount System, a dashboard mount for the Moto Z Play, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z2 Force, comes in. The device works by securing to your car’s air vent, pairing to your Bluetooth-enabled sound system (if available), and plugging into any and all available charging ports. The result transforms your phone into a self-contained, rotatable infotainment system that pairs magnetically. It’s truly a wonder to behold.

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Moto Insta-Share Projector ($250)

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We’ve all been there: You’re about to kick off the annual sales meeting in front of a boardroom of higher-ups, when you suddenly realize that you forgot to transfer your presentation to the company’s convoluted computer system. Thankfully, if you have the Moto Insta-Share Projector on hand, you’ll always have a Plan B. Lenovo’s diminutive pico projector snaps onto the back of a Moto Z Play, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z2 Force, supplying a 70-inch WVGA (854 x 480 pixels) screen onto walls, floors, and ceilings. It packs a 1,100mAh battery that adds up to an hour of extra screen time, too, and has a lamp life of up to 10,000 hours. Other accouterments include a USB-C charger, a carrying pouch, and a tilt adjuster.

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Moto GamePad ($80)

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There’s no better way to channel your inner gamer than with the Moto Gamepad, a new peripheral from the folks at Lenovo. It’s principally a controller that snaps onto the back of of your Moto Z Force, Moto Z, and Moto Z2 Force,  — one that adds dual control sticks, a D-pad, and four tactile buttons to your device. Even better, it packs a discrete 1,035 mAh battery that supplies up to eight hours of additional power, a USB-C charging port, and a low-latency interconnection that’s less prone to input lag than Bluetooth. The GamePad is is officially available for pre-order exclusively from Verizon, and will ship August 25.

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Update: Added availability info for the red JBL SoundBoost 2, Moto TurboPower Pack, and Moto Gamepad.