Replacing Your Old Sandstone Black StyleSwap Cover

  1. mynews
    Jelly Bean Sep 18, 2014

    mynews , Sep 18, 2014 :
    If I were you, I wouldn't go the StyleSwap route... there is a reason they have been discontinued. It has created battery problems and fit & finish problems (ex, creaky backplate).

    If you want to change the look of your phone, you are better off with a case even though it adds bulk.

  2. docwon
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 18, 2014

    docwon , Sep 18, 2014 :
    A replacement cover would be nice, but not at $29+. Also taking off the back cover is very difficult and could damage the phone. I guess I will just keep what I have even if it starts looking raggy.

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  3. Shuffler505
    Jelly Bean Sep 18, 2014

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  4. ravo
    Jelly Bean Sep 19, 2014

    ravo , Sep 19, 2014 :
    Good to see that Oneplus team is taking efforts..
    I guess now support works fasters!

  5. A.S
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 19, 2014

    A.S , Sep 19, 2014 :
    It seems that our only alternative that can give us similar feeling is dbrand

  6. fl0werstar
    Froyo Sep 19, 2014

    fl0werstar , Sep 19, 2014 :
    Except it doesn't stick on the ss black back, youtube's full of it. :(

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  7. sanjayr
    Eclair Sep 19, 2014

  8. grief
    Gingerbread Sep 19, 2014

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  9. TheDominique
    Honeycomb Sep 20, 2014

  10. 1+1=0
    Honeycomb Sep 21, 2014

    1+1=0 , Sep 21, 2014 :
    Short supply= High demand . Don't worry, OPO will make more money with the the OP2. Just keep buying till you empty your wallet.

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  11. HdJedi
    Gingerbread Sep 21, 2014

    HdJedi , Sep 21, 2014 :
    I think having the option of replacing a back cover is good. I use a case now but I love the feel of the naked phone. A lot of people don't want to use cases, the thought being that the phone is big enough without a case adding bulk. Not many phones allow this useful facility.

  12. HdJedi
    Gingerbread Sep 21, 2014

    HdJedi , Sep 21, 2014 :
    Option to replace cover is good. Just needs to be cheaper, easier to get and easier to fit.

  13. stanlehh
    Donut Sep 21, 2014

  14. Kingsley.Lo
    Donut Sep 21, 2014

    Kingsley.Lo , Sep 21, 2014 :
    Good to hear that :)

  15. Marcelo Rizzoli
    Donut Sep 22, 2014

  16. Rawbex
    Froyo Sep 22, 2014

    Rawbex , Sep 22, 2014 :

    This is more of a suggestion: Since the Styleswap covers are cancelled (except for the few Bamboo ones that have been produced) - is OnePlus considering any alternatives?

    My first suggestion would be to create a selection of Styleswap Cases. For example:

    - Styleswap Bamboo Case
    - Styleswap Kevlar Case
    - Styleswap Denim

    My next suggestion would be something similar to these MacBook Skin: https://www.etsy.com/listing/161837101/real-rosewood-macbook-wood-skin?ref=shop_home_active_16

    Something like that fitted for the OnePlus One. Custom orders are available from the company, so if you really wanted one you could receive a wood backing for the One. Basically, these skins would replace the Styleswap covers and just stick onto the back of your phone.

    Again, these are just idea's. I do think OnePlus should look for alternatives, especially since the cool interchangeable backs were a main part of the phone.

    Let me know what you think.



  17. JD1981
    KitKat Sep 22, 2014

  18. specopsmarines
    Froyo Sep 23, 2014

    specopsmarines , Sep 23, 2014 :
    Aren't those already in the pipeline? Bamboo is already about to be released soon according to the store

  19. rajazeeshan
    Donut Sep 23, 2014

    rajazeeshan , Sep 23, 2014 :
    Their customer support is just a piece of **** so they say on forums contact customer support and customer support replies back to go back to forum .... I have been using Nexus line of devices for years and LG had some serious quality issues but Google kept it right by replacing defective phones but here its misearable ....
    Here is response I got
    Hi Zeehan,
    Currently the back cover is not on sale now. Please keep on following the forum cause it says will be ready from Oct 1st.

  20. Raffi5555
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 23, 2014

    Raffi5555 , Sep 23, 2014 :
    Try never. OnePlus just canceled them.

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