Sandstone Black Power Bank Review/First Impressions

  1. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2015

    gmo8492 , Apr 5, 2015 :
    My Sandstone Power Bank arrived early than expected since it had a scheduled delivery on Monday via USPS, but I happen to get just a few hours ago. I'll just give a short review since I haven't really had time to test out the output and things of that sort. So I'll just primarily focus on what I think of it and if it's a good buy.

    What's in the Box?

    Well the box itself is reminiscent of the one's that ship with the StyleSwap covers and there is some embossed shape of the power bank on the front of the box which reminds me a little of the iphone 6 packaging. Inside the box we have the Power Bank, a user manual, and a white OnePlus branded micro usb charging cable measuring in at 12 inches (0.3 meters).

    Design and Feel

    I must say, OnePlus has done a great job in designing this power bank. I'll start off by saying that this power bank was designed to look like a OnePlus One and they nailed it! OnePlus used the same material that is the Sandstone back cover and even the trim that is clearly visible on the OPO is also used to surround the outer lining of the power bank and there are 4 blue leds that show the power level on the side as well. As for how it feels, well it has the feel of very fine sand paper with a grippy texture just like the Sandtone back cover. However I do think that the power bank is a tad bit smoother than my personal OPO back cover so how it compares with your personal cover may be different than mine. Besides that this power bank is pretty sturdy and you can tell it's well built by how heavy the thing is. It's not uncomfortable by any means, but there is a good deal of heft to it once you pick it up for the first time.

    My Final thoughts

    I understand that there are other power banks that you can purchase with the same specs and for a bit less than what OnePlus is charging. I actually quite appreciate how our fellow forum members point out these deals and on several occasions I've taken advantage of suggestions made by people here. But if you're on the fence about buying one I would say get whatever suits your needs. If you want a product that perfectly compliments your OPO, then look no further.

    Unlike most power banks I've used, in order to view the battery level you have to shake the power bank 2 times since the built in motion sensor activates the leds to display your power level.

    pics coming soon...

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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015

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  2. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2015

  3. Comet
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 5, 2015

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  4. addam
    KitKat Apr 5, 2015

    addam , Apr 5, 2015 :
    Cool, I'm thinking of getting one too. I was looking at some of the larger ones on amazon but for the price I think this is the best value.

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  5. kenb021
    Froyo Apr 5, 2015

    kenb021 , Apr 5, 2015 :
    I ordered mine Tuesday doesn't look like it shipped yet. Can't wait till I get it seeing as camping season is coming soon.

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  6. CountryBoyCRO
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 5, 2015

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  7. Crayon128
    Jelly Bean Apr 5, 2015

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    Oreo Apr 5, 2015

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  9. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2015

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  10. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2015

    gmo8492 , Apr 5, 2015 :
    Ordered it on April 1st, I live in California and that's where all Oneplus product ship first before going to the rest of the country like.

  11. darkhorse_z21
    Cupcake Apr 5, 2015

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  12. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2015

    gmo8492 , Apr 5, 2015 :
    I agree, this is just my thoughts. I hope to see more reviews as they come in.

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  13. Crayon128
    Jelly Bean Apr 5, 2015

    Crayon128 , Apr 5, 2015 :
    i hate u

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  14. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2015

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  15. gadgetssories
    Eclair Apr 5, 2015

    gadgetssories , Apr 5, 2015 :
    Dammm, look cool bro, hope the pb realese on my country sooner...lol....

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  16. Crayon128
    Jelly Bean Apr 5, 2015

  17. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2015

    gmo8492 , Apr 5, 2015 :
    Attached Files in the first post, they should be up.

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  18. sureshsai
    Cupcake Apr 5, 2015

    sureshsai , Apr 5, 2015 :
    How was the performance???


  19. P.S.@
    Honeycomb Apr 5, 2015

    P.S.@ , Apr 5, 2015 :
    Awesome.... I want one..

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  20. gmo8492
    Lollipop Apr 5, 2015

    gmo8492 , Apr 5, 2015 :
    Cant comment on that yet as I said in the first post.