For now, Moto Gamepad pre-orders are a Verizon exclusive

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Motorola's Gamepad Moto Mod available for pre-order in the US for $79.99

After being available for pre-order for only a handful of weeks, the Motorola-made Moto Z2 Force and the 360-degree camera Moto Mod are now available for purchase in the US.

For anyone who does pick up a new Z2 Force, you'll be eligible for a free Moto Insta-Share Projector Mod by mail. With an internal battery with a 1,035mAh capacity, the GamePad should manage up to 8 hours worth of gaming.

The Motorola Gamepad Moto Mod can be easily attached to a Moto Z phone and users don't have to use any wires or turn on the Bluetooth option to get started.

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The Moto Mod was one of a few products announced by the company back in June. At the same event, the company announced the Moto Z2 Play, Moto Style Shells and JBL SoundBoost 2. You won't miss any photo opportunities when the Moto Mod is installed because the GamePad has a cut-out hole so that the rear camera isn't blocked by the accessory. The report also mentions that the sale of the gamepad won't be limited to Verizon customers and will be open to all.

Moto Mods usually take the form of the smartphone they attach to, but the extra girth needed to fit the side-mounted controls really make this a load to haul around in a backpack. You can find it on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, at Best Buy, or grab it on Motorola's website. For example, we now know the Moto X4 will come with both USB-C port and 3.5mm audio jack port.

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