By now many of our readers will be familiar with OnePlus One and what a powerful device it is. If you still in the dark about the ONE then you all you need to know can be found here.
Besides being a powerful smartphone running Cyanogen and being moderately customizable on the inside, the One has a swappable battery back plate. The stock device comes with either a Sandstone finish with the 64GB version or a Silk White finish on the 16GB version. Both devices has the option of changing the back plate and OnePlus have promised its customers customised covers.
One of the most popular styleswap covers is the Bamboo finish cover which uses actual bamboo in the manufacturing process. With this OnePlus promise its customers that no back cover will be the same. This promise of uniqueness makes the cover very popular with their customers. To add to this uniqueness, customers need an invite to purchase this cover, combined with the invite system to purchase the phone itself makes the cover gold dust within the OnePlus One community.
Luckily we got our hands on this slick piece of bamboo and we have the pleasure to show it off.
So the good people at OnePlus decided to offer us an invite for the bamboo styleswap cover, naturally we jumped up to the opportunity and ordered it without contemplation.
The delivery was very quick and took just under a week, this is the same delivery time as the OnePlus One device which makes us believe that OnePlus have a number of these in stock and ready to ship. This means that more people will be offered invites in the coming months.
The packaging, keeping with the OnePlus premium feel, is simple and attractive. One Plus do pay serious attention to the little things and this can be seen in their packaging.
The contents of the package are very minimal with all you need in order to conduct the style swap. The contents include the required tool, an instruction booklet and of course the cover itself.
Changing the cover is a very simple process that takes less than 5 minutes. The included tool is made out of rubberised plastic which ensures you don’t scratch your precious device.
The cover has a NFC antenna stuck on the inside. You will notice that the Cyanogen and other information is absent from the bottom of the cover unlike to the sandstone cover. The OnePus One logo is engraved just south of the camera.
The cover really is unique and the bamboo cover makes the phone that more premium. The feel is fantastic, although it does not provide as much grip as the sandstone finish I have not found it any more difficult to handle.
The uniqueness of this phone has attracted some attention from family and friends.
I am very impressed with the quality and uniqueness of this product and would recommend it to all our readers who want that uniqueness and quality that OnePlus have been providing.