Style Swap rear covers, including bamboo, no longer in production for the OnePlus One

Style Swap rear covers, including bamboo, no longer in production for the OnePlus One
Because of production problems, like the ones related to issues with the bamboo rear covers for the OnePlus One, the "StyleSwap" covers offered as accessories for the flagship handset, have been discontinued. As it is, only a few bamboo specimens were able to meet the high QC standards that the manufacturer demanded. OnePlus was charging $49 for the bamboo back.

While production of the bamboo rear cover accessory has been stopped, the few pieces that meet QC standards will still be offered with a set of instructions for safe installation, so as not to damage the phone, cover or battery. According to OnePlus, the bamboo backs that will be offered look "amazing." In addition, OnePlus plans on offering limited edition phones with a back made of kevlar or denim.

The manufacturer did apologize for the situation, and said that it is all part of the learning process that will help them make the OnePlus Two next year, without suffering through the same mistakes.


source: OnePlus via TuttoAndroid (translated)

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh

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14 Comments

1. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Well, now those covers can join the 1+1 as another thing that that company doesn't make.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

OnePlus One is dead...

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

It can't be dead when I have one. It's a marvelous phone.

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

You know what I mean...

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

it's been DOA all they want u to do is break your own phone for their crap. pitiful

10. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

If the 2 isn't a success I can see them bowing out of the market. It's pretty clear that, despite the well above average hardware vs price ratio, the company came across absolutely stupid hurdles in making the device. All those things have virtually destroyed consumer interest.

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm pretty sure they ruined their reputation with the One, so the Two is almost definitely not going to be a success either...

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I wanted the bamboo cover for mine :-(

7. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Meh, the material they use for the black 64GB version is already awesome enough, so I'm not too upset by it. Although the kevlar back sounds like it could be interesting.

8. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Yeah I like and have the Sandstone 64 GB version too. It's fine but I'm a sucker for bamboo or wood backs

5. oborawatabinost

Posts: 45; Member since: May 18, 2014

Kevlar is an awesome phone backing material. More phones should use Kevlar it is my favorite feature of the Motorola droid series.

12. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

This so-called flagship killer killed itself with that most stupid marketing I've ever seen.

13. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That phone needs a new back of some sort. The back on my 64GB Sandstone Black model just felt gross. I seriously considered taking my electric razor to it.

14. vasilis

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Original Bamboo StyleSwap Cover For OnePlus One is available to buy in opneplus.eu . It have NFC contacts,antenna and Sim-card Tray inside the bamboo cover

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