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My Bamboo StyleSwap Review! (Images included)

  1. Thimo
    Jelly Bean Feb 11, 2015

    Thimo , Feb 11, 2015 :
    @gusuraman :)
    Hello guys!

    This is going to be my first review, but I'm happy to review this cover!

    Today I'm going to talk about the Bamboo StyleSwap for the OnePlus One!
    Buy: Bamboo StyleSwap (invite required - as of 11-2-'15)

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    Obviously, this review is about the Bamboo StyleSwap Cover.
    I got an email last week, which said: "You received a new OnePlus invitation!" I thought it was another invite for the One (Just like the other 321421938 I received lately, lol), but, once I opened the email, I couldn't be happier.

    I thought about it for 2 days, because who is going to pay ~€40 for a case?! Well, I did.. Lol

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    04-02-2015 - Received OnePlus' Bamboo StyleSwap Cover invite
    06-02-2015 - Ordered
    07-02-2015 / 09-02-2015 - Processing
    09-02-2015 - Order Complete, it's being shipped to the Netherlands!
    11-02-2015 - Delivered

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    Packaging time! This is one of the bests things when you buy products from OnePlus. I just love their packaging style. It doesn't look boring, it looks plain & modern. Lovely.

    Here are some pictures (they're big :p)

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    Aaaand the back:

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    Alright, so when we open that, you'll see the Bamboo cover:

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    If you turn the cover upside down, you find some tools, sim-trays and manual.

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    The installation progress wasn't that difficult. I watched a video before doing this, and it definitely helped me. The manual was quite okay, but not as descriptive as the video(s). I didn't take pictures at this part, but you can just look at the video. Thanks @K.P. Smith!

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    So, let's talk about the quality. I do think they're strong. I really like the subtle feeling of real Bamboo, but it isn't as extreme as the Sandstone feeling. As more people already stated, it's thicker than the Sandstone/Silk White cover. This might result in your current case not fitting the phone, but this wasn't the case for me. (I'm using a 2$ transparant case :p)

    It looks like real Bamboo. I really look at my phone as if it is the only one in the world. Every Bamboo case is different, which makes it even more unique. I love the look. It fits the overall look of the phone,

    The only thing that I don't really like are the sides. They're just plastic and they kinda ruin it when you look at it from close by. You won't notice it from a distance, though.

    But what I am really happy about is that the camera thing (camera + flash) is now actually covered by the cover. I was a bit anxious to place my phone on a table because the camera is "sticking out" when using the Sandstone cover, but with the Bamboo case it's perfectly covered.

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    So it's time for some final words! If I was OnePlus, I would consider lowering the price, because in my opinion it might be a bit overpriced. The quality is great, the look and feel too, but paying over 40 euro's for this, I'm not sure. I would buy it again, because it's a great cover. I wasn't afraid to show off my OnePlus One with the Sandstone cover, but the Bamboo case doesn't even stop me from doing it. I really like this thing.

    Sooooo, if you ever have the luck to get your hands on an invite, I'd definitely do it. You won't regret you choice.

    Have a nice day,

    Thimo
     

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  2. Naman Bhalla
    Recognized developer Recognized Developer Feb 11, 2015


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  3. Thimo
    Jelly Bean Feb 11, 2015

    Thimo , Feb 11, 2015 :
    No problem! :)
     

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    Jelly Bean Feb 11, 2015


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  5. ItsMyVizion
    Honeycomb Feb 11, 2015


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  6. Thimo
    Jelly Bean Feb 11, 2015

    Thimo , Feb 11, 2015 :
    Ah, great! I'd highly recommend you to get it, but it's up to you. :)
     

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 11, 2015


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  10. hot_as_fire
    Jelly Bean Feb 11, 2015

    hot_as_fire , Feb 11, 2015 :
    Thanks for the review, I'm currently waiting for mine to get shipped as I ordered it yesterday :)
     

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    Jelly Bean Feb 11, 2015


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  13. ItsMyVizion
    Honeycomb Feb 11, 2015

    ItsMyVizion , Feb 11, 2015 :
    Oh I'm getting it for sure, can't wait :)
     

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    KitKat Feb 11, 2015


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    Gingerbread Feb 11, 2015


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  16. Thimo
    Jelly Bean Feb 11, 2015

    Thimo , Feb 11, 2015 :
    Ah, good luck waiting! I didn't expect it to come today though... (My tracking page said: "null")
    I hope it arrives soon. :)
     

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  17. Thimo
    Jelly Bean Feb 11, 2015

    Thimo , Feb 11, 2015 :
    Thank you!
     

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    Marshmallow Feb 11, 2015


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  19. daracsy
    Gingerbread Feb 11, 2015

    daracsy , Feb 11, 2015 :
    Looks nice and probably feels too. I'm just too afraid to rip off my back cover.
     

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    KitKat Feb 11, 2015


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