Bummer: OnePlus One StyleSwap covers no more!


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It’s just been learnt that one of OnePlus One’s coolest features — StyleSwap covers — will no longer be produced. While at the launch almost 5 months back, we totally loved these and had been waiting for availability to commence ever since.

OnePlus cited ‘production and quality’ issues as the reason why the company wasn’t going to continue making StyleSwap covers. It was mentioned that the only StyleSwap covers that were made, Bamboo, had quality issues and that the number of those that passed QC wasn’t enough to mass produce them.

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Users have also reported that removal of the rear cover is a complicated and tricky process, which seems to have aggravated the issue. OnePlus had announced previously that the company is selling their only phone in the market, the OnePlus One, are near-cost and that accessories is where they would be making profits.

The StyleSwap covers were earlier delayed, marking one of the many hurdles OnePlus has had to face.

If it’s any consolation, a ‘small number’ of OnePlus One Bamboo StyleSwap covers that have already been produced will be made available for purchase. Of course, there’s no word on how many of those exist and will sell for how much (US$49 is what they should cost, though).

Users of the OnePlus One have also had issues with the Sandstone Black rear case, where some reported about the foil coming off, exposing the underside of the cover. Those that have faced the issue can head over to the special forum (need to be logged in to your OnePlus account to see the thread) dedicated for case replacement.

Do you feel OnePlus could’ve handled the situation better? Like they say, the first impression is the last impression… and although OnePlus did an immaculate job with the One itself, the company could surely have done with better management.

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11 Comments

  1. Danny
    September 18, 2014

    Just a scam company… the team in charge is ridiculous, a bunch of teens would probably run that company better. Just horrible company

  2. pa5t1s
    September 18, 2014

    Well, bad news 🙁 the Bamboo cover was sooooooooo stylish and hype…

  3. Adam Irvine
    September 18, 2014

    Yep… that’s a bit stupid isn’t it… Whilst I didn’t fancy a different cover myself, and I do love the Sandstone black cover, it is kinda showing the true colours of OnePlus now isn’t it… False promises and hope really… My phone is spot on and I do love it, but who knows what it’ll be like in 12months time? :-S (And what will OnePlus themselves be like in 12 months time?)

    • pa5t1s
      September 18, 2014

      12 months is quite a long time in this industry 🙂 Hopefully, a decent price allows you to change your phone once or twice a year! I do love my OPO too, but if I had to change for another one, well, let’s do it…
      PS: this is NOT relevant to iPhone X 😛

      • Adam Irvine
        September 18, 2014

        Haha, I’d love to buy a new phone once every 6 months, it’s not so much the money that’s an issue, more like the missis and where that money should go haha…

        Ye, the main thing for me was the Cyanogen input with the OPO, if something else comes out with that and better hardware etc… Then I’ll probably buy it (if it’s the same sort of price also of course…) 🙂

        • pa5t1s
          September 18, 2014

          +1 😉

  4. balcobomber25
    September 18, 2014

    Lol this is company never ceases to amaze me. I would love to attend a board meeting, it must be the equivalent of feeding time at the Orangutan exhibit at the zoo. Clearly we are not dealing with the brightest of people.

  5. Rob
    September 18, 2014

    The OPO circus just get better every day! So glad I bought something else:-)

  6. Cuerex
    September 18, 2014

    meh.. this really sucks now, i was so excited about an ebony cover alternative…

  7. Force70
    September 18, 2014

    It does explain alot actually…if they cant even make battery covers properly its not surprising the device itself has had so many issues.

    Never settle? OPO you most definitely need a new slogan lol.

  8. Johan Whalley
    October 9, 2014

    The Chosen Few are those imbued with The DNA of Downtown TelAviv-Kiev, those who are prone to expressing The Culture of Malevolence but have zero association to race or nationality other than via hearsay, worship and their “g_d please” Beggary & Thievery.

    Now, The Westernised CF have their Religion & Religiosity to keep them on tow as they ooze Might N Right via their Western Financial and Mass-Media Exhuberances but Eastern Chosen Few like The Chinese CF are truly deadly because they have almost no limit as to what their Wild & Wantoness will do. Witness, therefore their Frivolities & Nonsense like the 1+ “Invitation” nonsense. As if a S Job is instructing them from On High on how to mesmerise the Stupid & Dumb. After all, unless your OEM/ODM are under your every whim and fancy, do not try to act godly. Especially when there is only coconut water to rely on within one’s vacuously reverberating cranial chambers.