While the Moto X isn’t exactly a mind-blowing device, the upcoming wooden-backed variants look (and feel) absolutely incredible.

But first, let’s get one thing straight: there’s nothing ground-breaking about using wood. This isn’t a technical feat; it’s all about aesthetic value.

Keeping that in mind, the natural feel of the wood in your hand is impressive — by comparison, it makes the iPhone feel cold and awkward to hold. Now, let’s take a look at these lovely things:

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At the moment, Motorola won’t share if these devices will be sold at a premium — we would be surprised if they weren’t. The standard Moto X starts at $199. Motorola says the wooden devices will cary the same warranty as the standard Moto X.

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The company is testing a variety of wood types, but says it will settle on 4 distinct styles. We played with an early version of the oak and rosewood styles today.

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According to Motorola’s Senior VP of product management, Rob Osterloh, Motorola is “in the process of creating a wood back for the Moto X.” The wooden-backed version will be available in Q4 of this year.

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See pictures of the colorful, and black and white versions of the Moto X here. Read about its specs here.