Moto X Wood Back - VS - Green Black-Top

Republic Wireless customers who haven't yet purchased the Moto X can take advantage of the manufacturer's Moto Maker customizability service. That includes the ability to set the front, rear and accent colors, or even use a special wood-backing, among other options. The Maker service has been a fixture of the Moto X's charm since landing last year, so if you've been patiently waiting for the feature to hit Republic Wireless, today's your lucky day. Motorola's handset has been available through the low-cost carrier for some time now, but the extra option might help drive that last bit of sales.

The option will be available for customers starting Tuesday, April 1 (no joke), and customers will have all the colors and options at their disposal. As an incentive, Republic Wireless said it will allow the first 2,000 folks to upgrade to the wood or Bamboo backing for free—a 16GB model with Moto Maker will cost $350, while a 32GB model will be priced at $400.

You probably already know about Moto Maker by now, but in case you don't, here's the gist: customers can choose from 27 different back colors (not including the wood finishes), select from white or black for the front, and pick from ten colors for the Moto X's accents (power key, volume key, camera bezel). Customers can also add a signature or personalized message on the back of the phone.

Better late than never? Better late then never.