Alternative Bamboo OnePlus One covers costs just $9.99

bamboo oneplus one cover

If you’re still reeling from the news that style swap covers are cancelled for the OnePlus One, but still want a Bamboo case, then you’ll be happy to know there is an alternative.

This Bamboo covers isn’t an official OnePlus products but has been designed to slip over the 5.5-inch smartphone to add protection and that sought after Bamboo finish. As you can see in the photos this is an actual protective case made from Bamboo, not a replacement style swap cover. The benefits of this being it is easy to install (don’t need to force the rear off), and actually adds a nice layer of protection, the downside is that it adds to the thickness of the phone by a few mm.

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It’s not clear who makes the cover, but we have seen the two piece protector on a number of sites ranging from as much as $30 to as little as $9.99. The case features cut outs for the rear camera, microphone, speakers and physical buttons, and has a foam rubber lining for a snug fit.

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  1. Atomicrus
    October 27, 2014

    Oneplus in this cover can be used as self defense) Wooden brick on the go

    • October 27, 2014

      haha yep for sure, or possibly a flotation device :p

  2. pa5t1s
    October 27, 2014

    I bought the same bamboo cover lately on AliExpress. There are fine and well manufactured.
    Buy I’m sad to say that I don’t like them: they are too ‘big’ and then you have a big piece of wood in your hand, ruining the design of your OPO. Worst are the edges around the screen…
    Nice try but definitively worst than a real SwapStyle back cover imho :S

  3. Marius Cirsta
    October 27, 2014

    Not sure this won’t cause some overheating problems given that high end smartphone SOCs do produce quite a lot of heat and wood is not a good heat conductor.

  4. Davo
    October 27, 2014

    My condolences to the blind designer who created this.

  5. rene
    October 27, 2014

    a cover for a nonexisting phone ????

    • pa5t1s
      October 28, 2014

      Congratulations Sherlock! your troll has been down-voted.

  6. 10101010101010
    October 28, 2014

    It’s not the same thing. This is a cover that encases the entire back unit – not a ‘swappable back’. The swappable backs were also available on aliexpress in August/September.

    • pa5t1s
      October 28, 2014

      They were?… well, maybe, coz I’ve ordered one and my order was cancelled after 30 days… Never seen them again…

      • 10101010101010
        October 28, 2014

        Initially retailers were selling them separately, then switched to selling the device with the bamboo back already attached at an inflated price.