Cat H, Dec 20, 2014 : Take note of the 53. This week marked the first birthday of OnePlus! It feels like yesterday we were just a small team of optimists about to get mixed up in the high stakes game of world diplomacy and international intrigue (name the quote and no googling). Don’t forget to read Carl’s blog post and watch our video about the year’s events. In case you missed it, on Tuesday we posted about our latest partnership with Waves to bring MaxxAudio to the One. Expect to see the arrival of custom immersive sound to your One in January’s big OTA. On Wednesday we announced the latest addition to our accessories lineup: the OnePlus Power Bank, a portable 10,000 mAh battery. You can charge up to two devices at the same time, so you’ll never have to worry about low power again. Keep your eyes open because it’s going to be hitting our online store early next year. One of the most exciting developments at OnePlus so far is the creation of our own ROM. We have a lot of ideas in the works, but the one thing we’re missing is a sweet name. So put on your thinking caps, guys, because we need your help. Send us your best ideas, and if we pick yours, you win a OnePlus One, our new Power Bank, and a trip to Hong Kong. While on the subject, if you like free OnePlus Ones, then you should definitely enter our contest on Vine. Send us a birthday message with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayOnePlus and you could win a 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One. The consolation prize is making all of us at OnePlus HQ smile a lot. Either way you look at it, you win! Now for a shout out to our fans in the Netherlands! Some of them are getting together today to host their own Fan Gathering, which is awesome. Sorry we couldn’t make it this time, guys! We hope to get to the Netherlands soon to see you all. In the meantime, enjoy yourselves and please post lots of photos. December 17th marked our first birthday. It was a glorious day of business as usual. But we took some time to celebrate come nightfall (read: karaoke). There were Spice Girls hits, some of Avril Lavigne’s most forgotten songs, and even a little Justin Bieber. I think it’s safe to say we know how to have a good time. It also became clear that everyone has their own karaoke solo hidden up their sleeves. Anybody else here have a go-to karaoke song? While I have you here, let’s reminisce together about how you heard about OnePlus for the first time. How have you felt watching us grow in this short year? We’d love to hear your stories! Finally, from all of us at OnePlus, we’d like to wish you very Happy Holidays! Enjoy spending time with your families and friends. See you next week.