Disclosure: I was invited to a media event & will be receiving the Moto X to review very soon! All opinions are mine.
I’ve been keeping a huge secret from y’all. A few weeks ago, I received an email from “The Man” himself, Guy Kawasaki! He invited me to a top secret event at Google Headquarters. We’d be hearing about the new Motorola phone, the Moto X. I was sworn (literally!) to secrecy… and have been dying to tell y’all about this amazing phone!! I arrived at Google Headquarters in the evening. The campus is incredible, they have everything you could possibly want… I saw folks playing volleyball & others going through a fitness boot camp. I heard music coming from one building and saw smiling faces everywhere I looked. Everyone looked so happy to be there, I loved it!
As I stepped into the building, I was greeted and asked to sign a NDA (non disclosure agreement), which I did. I was asked not to photograph anything I saw (Noooo!) and not to discuss the event with anyone, (What event?!). I was then led up a staircase that you’ve got to see to believe! It was all lit up, with each of our names scrolling across each stair step! I knew then, I was in for a heck of a time! As I looked around, I saw movers & shakers of the Tech World. I also saw accomplished authors, entrepreneurs, athletes and fellow bloggers. It was a small, intimate gathering, about 20 people were invited. (Here’s Kristi Yamaguchi & her husband, Bret Hedican. She was super nice & took time to talk to me. Class act all the way! Aren’t they cute?)
I was in awe of everyone there. We mingled for a bit, then we were led into an all white room. We were seated and then Mr. Guy Kawasaki stood and spoke for a few minutes. He shared his years at Apple with us and told us about “Guy’s Golden Touch,” which is “Whatever is gold, Guy touches!”
He is a charming man, very sweet and just a good human being. He radiates kindness! (He was born in Hawaii, just like my oldest!) He introduced us to Motorola’s VP of Product, Rick Osterloh, pictured below.RESPONDS TO YOU
He told us about some of the features of the Moto X, and I was blown away! I have an iPhone, and up until now, I’ve been happy with it. After hearing about the “Ok Google Now” feature… I was having second thoughts. The microphone on the Moto X is always on, you don’t have to tap or touch anything. Just say, “Ok Google Now” and the phone will be activated. Wanna know what restaurants are nearby and you’re in the car driving? No problem, just say, “Ok Google Now- where’s the nearest Thai restaurant?” The Moto X will look it up for you and then tell you, even map it out for you if you want. Say what?! Mr. Osterloh even demonstrated the feature for us, it worked like a charm. And guess what? It won’t drain the battery!! Yay!
DESIGNED BY YOU See all those COLORS! Yes, you now have a choice! You can design the Moto X to fit you! You pick the color… there’s more than 20,000 color combos & more on the way. Through their online studio, Moto Maker, you choose the colors & decide on the details: front, back, accents, memory, wallpapers, you can even add a name or short message to the back. (Like your email address, in case the phone is lost and a good samaritan finds it, you can now be contacted!) The phones are assembled in my home state of Texas, and will ship to you in 4 days or less (for FREE!).
MADE FOR YOU
After we learned all about the Moto X, we were escorted to a “Show & Tell” area. We got to see how the phones work firsthand. We got to touch them, handle them and play with them all we wanted! I loved how the phone fit in my hand perfectly.