Google’s Nexus 6 may offer a similar design language to Motorola’s Moto X (2nd Gen.), though the exclusion of Moto Maker support for Google’s giant handset makes the choice between the two smartphones a difficult one to make. If you want the big form factor of the Nexus 6, but still want to take advantage of the leather or wood backplates Moto Maker has to offer, you may want to try out a skin. Unlike customizing your device with Moto Maker, a smartphone skin easily goes on the device with the ability to be taken off at any time.
One company that’s trying to produce similar products to that of the leather and wood backplates is Slickwraps, and more specifically, the company’s recently-launched Natural Series. The Natural Series provides a premium leather or wood feel to the device without the need to have a Moto X. The series comes with four different options out of the gate: authentic bamboo, dark brown leather, tan leather and a football-style leather. All of the leather options are made from Horween leather (the same Motorola uses on their handsets) and are handmade in Andover, Kansas.
Now, we know this won’t give your device the same feel that Moto Maker will provide, but this is the closest you can get without having the real thing. Each Natural Series wrap costs $24. Keep in mind that these skins will completely cover up the Motorola and Nexus logos on the back, so if you don’t want those covered up, you may want to pass on these. Additionally, Slickwraps offers Natural Series skins for many more devices, so pretty much anyone with a modern smartphone can try them out.
Do you want a skin for your device but don’t want to cover up the Nexus logo? We’d recommend dbrand Skins for the job, since they give you the option to cover up the logo, keep it showing or just show the ‘x’ in Nexus. dbrand Skins are significantly cheaper, though they don’t offer the same natural feeling that Slickwraps’ do.