Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force and its crazy mods – CNET

Meet the Moto Z2 Force. Arriving in the US August 10, it’s the new top dog in the Z series. Attached is the new 360-degree camera mod, sold separately for $300.

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The Z2 Force has two rear cameras, and new camera tricks like depth-of-field effects.

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Motorola claims you get a truer black and white photo with these cameras.

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It’s really thin. USB-C onboard, but no headphone jack (an adapter is included).

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6.1mm is super thin. One downside to that: The battery, at 2,730mAh, isn’t as big as in last year’s Force.

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Giving the Moto Z2 Force a test drop: Motorola says it will survive drops of 4-5 feet. It did, but the case started to get scuffed.

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360-degree photos and videos can be captured instantly, and edited in-camera. 4K video is supported, plus 150-degree “ultrawide angle” photos.

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Do you need a 360 camera, though? And if you do, do you need one this expensive?

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This Moto GamePad is another new mod coming this summer for $80. It’s a snap-on game controller.

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Full buttons and analog sticks make it feel like a little game handheld.

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The GamePad mod from the back. Notice the Lenovo gaming logo glowing red?

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