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OnePlus One Accessories *Do NOT Buy* List

  1. binky
    Lollipop Aug 7, 2014

    binky , Aug 7, 2014 :
    I've occasionally seen horror stories from people that bought a particular case or screen protector that either didn't work or worse damaged the new shiny phone they were intended to augment. As such I'm tossing up this thread to try to consolidate a repository or accessories to avoid.

    I'll list the item name as a hyperlink to the purchasing site item page, and a reason as a link to the original thread it's taken from.

    Feel free to post your own 'do not buy' items in the comments or 'conversation' (PM) them to me and I'll add them to this first post. Remember to include:
    • Item name
    • Link to the item page on the purchase website
    • Reasons to avoid
    • Pictures of the issues (cracks, stains, other damage etc.)
    • Anything else you feel will be relevant
    Disclaimer: these are all opinions of forums members, so use discretion.

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    Cases to Avoid

    A0001 Aluminum Case

    Luxury Ultra-thin All Metal Aluminum Shell Back Cover Case For OnePlus One A0001

    Notes: Goes by many names by many sellers
    Reason: Not fitted to the 1+1 and detaches easily
    Sold By: 2013sky_shop via eBay.com

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    IMAK Crystal Transparent Cover Case Shell For OnePlus One
    Reason: soft plastic that damages very easily
    Sold By: various sellers on eBay, ali-e, Amazon etc.

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    KWMobile Practical and chic FLIP COVER case for OnePlus One in Black

    Nillkin OnePlus A0001 NEW LEATHER CASE- Sparkle Leather Case
    Reasons: poor quality 'leather', doesn't close properly, no clip, blocks buttons etc.
    Sold By: various sellers on eBay, Amazon, and other online retailers

    [​IMG]

    OnePlus One Protective Case

    TecWins BLACK Folio Case For OnePlus One with in-built Stand Function

    Unidentified (Aixuan ?) Hard Slim Back Cover Case - Red

    Reason: Colouring leeches and stains phone backplate
    Sold By: unidentified seller via eBay.com

    [​IMG]

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    Cases with Mixed Reviews

    Aluminum Alloy Bumper Case Frame + Tempered Glass Screen For OnePlus One+ A0001
    Aluminum Metal Bumper Case Frame Cover+Tempered Screen For OnePlus One 1+ A0001
    Ultra thin Slim Aluminum Metal Bumper Frame Case Cover for oneplus one 1+ A0001
    Notes: Many names & sellers, look for Aluminium Bumper + Tempered Screen
    Reason: Reduces phone radio signal considerably (i.e. phone reception lowered)
    Recommended By: joangel1987, Wengg
    Sold By: partsdomauction, thesiliconvalley, ebesthoo168 via eBay.com

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    OnePlus One Flip Cover
    Recommended By: mrhappysad, opperkip, markolomew, Kzzx
    Panned By: Afek, testdummy, AlvinH, plp.gtr
    Reason to Avoid:
    • Poor quality materials, cracks easily from everyday use
    • Scratches and damages the Sandstone and chrome bezel (plp.gtr has pictures)
    Sold By: One Plus Store (official)

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  2. binky
    Lollipop Aug 7, 2014

    binky , Aug 7, 2014 :
    By popular demand a list of recommended accessories is being added. I'm only adding accessories that offer a moderate or better level of phone protection, so no style only additions. Please feel free to suggest recommendations and critiques and let me know if you disagree with anything.

    Huntakillaz
    has suggested a eBay listing for the Diztronic case if the official site doesn't ship to your location..

    Recommended Cases

    Cruzerlite Bugdroid Circuit TPU Case for OnePlus One
    Reasons:
    • slim low profile; fully covers phone; full front bumper
    • good chance phone will survive a 5 foot (1.5 metre) drop
    Reveiws By: IWantOneNow, CarDusan
    Sold by: Cruzerlite (manufacturer)

    [​IMG]

    Nexus 5 & Cruzerlite case, so may not be accurate:

    Diztronic Matte Black TPU Case for OnePlus One
    Reasons:
    • slim low profile; fully covers phone; full front bumper
    • good chance phone will survive a 5 foot (1.5 metre) drop
    Sold By: various sellers via Amazon

    [​IMG]

    Drop 'test' video of the LG G3 case so may not be accurate:

    TUDIA Ultra Slim LITE TPU Bumper Protective Case for OnePlus One
    Reasons:
    • slim low profile; fully covers phone; full front bumper
    • good chance phone will survive a 5 foot (1.5 metre) drop
    Caveats: No manufacturer product page, so these may be counterfeit
    Sold By: various sellers via Amazon

    [​IMG]

    Drop 'test' video of the LG G3 case so may not be accurate:

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    Recommended Screen Protectors

    Orzly Tempered Glass Screen Protector
    Reasons: Well reviewed by many people and on XDA
    Sold By: various sellers via Amazon
    Note: Confirmed resellers by zana403 & krzysztofer.

    [​IMG]

    Rhino Shield Screen Protector for OnePlus One
    Reason: well reviewed, claims are it's the best protection against damage
    Caveat: Expensive at $25 USD + shipping
    Sold By: Evolutive Labs (manufacturer)

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    WARNINGS

    How to check for authentic / fake accessories
    When buying off of eBay, Amazon, Ali..., etc. online many brand name accessories show up cheap.

    Email the manufacturer with a link to the item webpage and ask if they are authentic.

    Most manufacturers will confirm if the product being sold is genuinely made by them.

    Counterfeit Nillkin Tempered Glass Screen Protectors
    There are a number of comments on Nillkin screen protectors not being real 9H hardness, and scratching / cracking very easily.

    At least some of these may be counterfeit.

    Thanks to gaurang.ghanekar on how to check the authenticity of your Nillkin product and his revision on how to check:
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014

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  3. thinkpax
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 7, 2014

  4. einon1967
    Donut Aug 7, 2014


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  5. quza
    Jelly Bean Aug 7, 2014

    quza , Aug 7, 2014 :
    I bought the flip cover from Oneplus, ordered today, anyone knows if its good or not?
     

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  6. taylor_92
    Gingerbread Aug 7, 2014

    taylor_92 , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Any pictures or threads on this?

    Not heard of this before, would like to see for myself.
     

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  7. Geowaste
    Froyo Aug 7, 2014

    Geowaste , Aug 7, 2014 :
    I am yet to receive my screen protector and case so I can't contribute yet - I hope to get the good stuff so I don't have to share the bad experience. But I sure would like to know what "Not To Buy". Thanks
     

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  8. kp1234
    Community Veteran Aug 7, 2014


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  9. king pong
    Gingerbread Aug 7, 2014

    king pong , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Maybe also add those that acctually do fit? :) Cause now we don't know that the one you wanna buy and is not on the list, works 100% sure :)
     

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  10. VootFr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 7, 2014

    VootFr , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Official clear case! Cheap plastic, scratch really easily, and cracks on the corner without reason
     

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  11. einon1967
    Donut Aug 7, 2014

    einon1967 , Aug 7, 2014 :
    How much is the shipping cost
     

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  12. quza
    Jelly Bean Aug 7, 2014

    quza , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Ì bought it with my One so it was 13 euro for me, i dont know what the cost is if you buy it seperatly
     

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  13. binky
    Lollipop Aug 7, 2014

    binky , Aug 7, 2014 :
    That's a good idea, I can add another section to the original post or create a new thread. What do you think would be best?
     

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  14. erictjf
    KitKat Aug 7, 2014

    erictjf , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Thanks for sharing the information with others!
    Hope others could notice about it and prevent from buying them =)
     

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  15. JDM
    Honeycomb Aug 7, 2014

    JDM , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Awesome thread... i dunno but maybe we can have sticky threads....this thread should be constanly updated by good folks here :D
     

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  16. Ragin
    Froyo Aug 7, 2014


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  17. binky
    Lollipop Aug 7, 2014

    binky , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Hahaha. That's incredible. Adding this one to the top of the list!
     

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  18. binky
    Lollipop Aug 7, 2014

    binky , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Can you post a comment with a few pictures of the case here? That way I can link to it and it can be verified.
     

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  19. cpfc13
    Froyo Aug 7, 2014


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  20. binky
    Lollipop Aug 7, 2014

    binky , Aug 7, 2014 :
    Let us know when you get it and you've used it for a week ;)
     

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