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Pelosi Sandstone case

  1. Baswazz
    Gingerbread Aug 12, 2014

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  2. Baswazz
    Gingerbread Aug 12, 2014

  3. jkbane
    Gingerbread Aug 12, 2014

    jkbane , Aug 12, 2014 :
    Here is my review about this case!
    This is the BEST case imo for the One!


    The OnePlus One is a beautifully designed piece of hardware and there are many characteristics that make this phone stand out from the rest, such as the minimal bezel and thin profile. My favorite feature of the OPO design is the Sandstone Black back. The texture is like none other. There is not a design that I have felt to match the quality of One’s back. The texture is like a smooth grade sandpaper that feels amazing to the touch and promotes a nice grip as well. All that said this is the first phone that I have strongly desired not to have a case installed because of how great the back is designed.

    However, I have two small kids, work outdoors and I do not have insurance coverage on my devices. Therefore, I need some sort of protection. I usually get at least a Cruzerlite case as my daily driver, but I had ordered an eBay special $2 clear snap-on case to hold me over till I found a rugged style case. Let me tell ya, there is not one rugged case out there for the One as of yet. Trust me I have looked. The most protective case is a Cruzerlite TPU case.

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    Fortunately, I have a great audience and a viewer linked me a case for the One that resembles the back on the One. The case is the Pelosi Sandstone Black case found over at ********** dot com. It only costs about $7 with free shipping to the USA. Shipping is the only flaw with this case. It took over a week for it to arrive, which is forever for a guy used to Amazon Prime shipping and not too mention that I was rocking this phone naked for a long time taking the chance of no accidents happening.

    As soon as I took the case out of the packaging I knew this was the one, for the One….(yes I did that on purpose). The case feels I’d say about 80% just like the OnePlus One back. It’s smoother but still has a nice grip of the sandpaper texture. The color matches well together and this case is simply a perfect compliment for the One.

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    This case is in all reality a typical snap-on case that protects against bumps and scrapes on the left and right side edges along with the back plate area. The top and bottom edges are left open but allows for hassle free access to the ports, mics and speakers. Normally I do like to have all edges covered but this is a case that I think is worth the little sacrifice of leaving the top and bottom edges exposed. The case is very slightly raised above the screen of the One. This is because of the screen design of the One. The screen rests on top of the phone’s body. In other other words the silver trim is where the case snaps into place.

    One of the things I appreciate about this case is actually the cutouts for the volume and power buttons. I coming from using a Note 3 as a daily driver phone and those buttons are places higher up on the device and that is where I got used to pressing. Even on the One I was still reaching high for the buttons. The buttons are smaller and takes a little to get used to pressing on the One, but with this case it is easy to feel for the placement of the One’s buttons.

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    I had to write off getting a rugged case for a while. I will get one as soon as one is released, as long as it is more protective than a TPU case. I’d love to get an OtterBox style case for the One for the times I need heavy duty protection. Until then I am completely happy with my inexpensive Sandstone Black case. It is the only case that I feel comfortable have a case installed at this point. Having any plastic material on the One simply makes the One feel cheap and ugly. I highly recommend getting this case for your OnePlus One. If you have not received the One yet, I’d go ahead and order this case and have it ready for the One as soon as it gets to your doorstep.
     
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  4. binky
    Lollipop Aug 12, 2014

    binky , Aug 12, 2014 :
    I'm waiting for a full front bumper version.

    A clip on case offers only minimal protection without a front bumper, is likely to just snap off on a waist high drop, and will no nothing for the screen =(.

    Does this case have a raised bumper? Doesn't look like it from the video.
     
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  5. tombigfr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 12, 2014


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  6. Baswazz
    Gingerbread Aug 12, 2014

    Baswazz , Aug 12, 2014 :
    thx for adding your review jkbane.
    The seller replied that he does not have Paypal. :(
     

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  7. youpii
    Honeycomb Aug 12, 2014


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  8. Thephoneofphones
    Jelly Bean Aug 12, 2014


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  9. tombigfr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 13, 2014


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  10. b.duterme
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 13, 2014


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  11. tombigfr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 13, 2014


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  12. tombigfr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 13, 2014


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  13. b.duterme
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 13, 2014


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  14. qwidgibo
    Gingerbread Aug 13, 2014


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  15. jkbane
    Gingerbread Aug 13, 2014

    jkbane , Aug 13, 2014 :
    Some reason the forum blocks out the name ali express dot come put the two words together with a .com
     

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  16. Skf123
    Marshmallow Aug 13, 2014

    Skf123 , Aug 13, 2014 :
    I was just checking out this case and it does look nice but is there really any point in putting one on the phone? The OPO already has a sandstone back texture
     

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  17. tombigfr
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 13, 2014

    tombigfr , Aug 13, 2014 :
    Yes, because they sell the 1+ also, they don't want it ;)
     

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  18. jkbane
    Gingerbread Aug 13, 2014

    jkbane , Aug 13, 2014 :
    The point would be to protect it from scrapes and some drops. Also if you like the texture of the phone and still need a case, this is a good option.
     

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  19. Skf123
    Marshmallow Aug 13, 2014

    Skf123 , Aug 13, 2014 :
    Yes it will protect it from scrapes (not the top and bottom though) but i doubt it will do much in terms of drop protection as it is a hard case so i don't see it offering any impact protection unless it's cushioned on the inside?

    As the back of the OPO is removable i don't mind scratches as much
     

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  20. jkbane
    Gingerbread Aug 14, 2014

    jkbane , Aug 14, 2014 :
    If it drops I'd rather the case take the hit and not the phone. The main point again is that if someone needs a case and likes the texture this is a good case option. Obviously it's not protective on the top and bottom as the rest is.
     

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