Bamboo back cover for OnePlus One to cost $49

Bamboo back cover for OnePlus One to cost $49
For those desirous of a unique look for their handset, the bamboo back cover for the OnePlus One has been priced at $49. That adds 16% to the $299 price of the 16GB Silk White version of the phone, and 14% to the 64GB Sandstone Black variant of the device. The bamboo back cover will be available starting at the end of next month.

Because of the natural design of the bamboo, no two back panels will look the same, adding a degree of customization to the phone. Although the bamboo is the only StyleSwap cover soon to be available, other back panel replacements are expected before the end of the year. Those include back covers made of denim, different variations of wood, and Kevlar. There is no word from the manufacturer on when these other options will be available. All of the StyleSwap covers will be priced at $49.

The default covers for the Silk White and the Sandstone Black versions of the phone have also appeared on the OnePlus website. These will be priced at $29 each. OnePlus has released a video about the bamboo back cover, along with one showing the finer points of replacing the back plate. You can view both of them by clicking on the video slideshow, below.

source: OnePlus (1), (2) via AndroidAuthority

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1. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Too much. It should cost no more than $20.

14. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Agree!!! Affordable phone, but EXPENSIVE cover replacement?? Really???

15. Frostburn

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

To be honest it makes sense, the Nexus 5 did the same thing. Due to the fact that the phone is so cheap, they are making no profit/a loss from each device. So in order to compensate they get the majority of their profits from the overpriced accessories. For evidence, just look how overpriced the Nexus 5's bumper case is.

16. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nexus 5 bumper case is not cheap, That's right. Not cheap, but still acceptable price. But this cover replacement @$50 it would be a failure. Which is not good. I was hoping that OPO (oneplus one) can start a trend about this unique back cover.

17. Frostburn

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

I would assume that bamboo back cover would cost a decent amount to make to start of with. The Nexus 5's rubber was probably really cheap, making the profit price reasonable.

18. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

I just notice that. I hope the other material, will not be as expensive as bamboo.

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Mi4 ftw fk this phone

3. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I hear that you will have to have an invite to receive the bamboo back also!

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Actually OnePlus throws 500 of these to Pacific Ocean and you have to get invite to solve a puzzle and if you solve it they will tell you estimated location. And yeah, you need to own a OnePlus One to enter.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! What people gonna do with this back cover? :D

6. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I'm pretty sure two of the five owners must be very happy with this news, good job PhoneArena.

7. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Can i use it for another phone ? Because almost nobody can buy 1+1 = $h1t

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No you can't.

9. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Plot twist- you can't buy this unless you have an invite.

10. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Just received my OPO last Saturday (I was the the ~15,000 registered user on their website) after getting my invite last week. I believe they went up to the ~35,000th registered user in their invite system, so roughly there are 35,000 OPOs that have been sold so far.

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I'd buy one for my OnePlus One... IF I #$@&ING HAD ONE!!!!!!

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"For those desirous of a unique, "emperor's new back cover for the emperor's new phone", look for their handset, the Bamboozle back cover for the OnePlus One has been priced at $49." FTFY.

13. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

OMG what a cute material

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