Posts Tagged ‘OnePlus’
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
The OnePlus One is one of the best looking and nicest feeling Android phones on the market, particularly in its 64GB Sandstone finish. Today though, we’re unveiling an even sweeter back cover for the OnePlus One: the ToughGuard Bamboo.
The Bamboo is a perfectly crafted piece of real bamboo, with a beautiful golden brown finish that adds class and unique style to the rear of your OnePlus One. Wood cases remain rare items built only by craftsmen, so it’s great to see some wider availability of a quality wood case for the OnePlus One.
This back cover adds no bulk to your OnePlus One either, as it replaces the existing back cover instead of sitting atop of it. You’re free to keep your stock cover, and switch between the two as it suits you, to match the occasion. You can change the cover relatively quickly, so you’ll never be caught flat-footed with the wrong back!
The ToughGuard Bamboo is durable, with a protective coating that resists scratches and other damage. This a premium cover that will definitely stand up well to the rigours of day-to-day use. Of course, you’ll want to add a OnePlus One case for full impact protection if you’re likely to drop your phone.
The ToughGuard Bamboo replacement cover for the OnePlus One looks like one of the best cases that’ll be available for the phone, and I’m excited to try it out for myself. In the meantime, you can see more information – including live pricing and availability data – on the product page, linked below.
Thanks for checking out the article and let me know what you think of the case in the comments below! As always, you can also reach us on Twitter via the @mobilefun handle with your questions and feedback.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
There are two types of phones in the world: phones with Qi wireless charging built in, and those without. Thankfully though, you can add wireless charging pretty easily. Just pick up a Qi wireless adapter that’ll sit behind your phone, inside your case, and you’ll get the benefits of wireless charging without needing a special case.
There are two different kinds of wireless charging adapters available, depending on the orientation of your phone’s microUSB port. If your microUSB port has the wide side at the bottom and the narrow side at the top, you’ll need the standard version. If it’s the opposite – wide top, narrow bottom – then you’ll need the inverted version.
The OnePlus One requires an inverted connector. Other phones compatible with the Type B include the Google Nexus 5, the HTC One M7 and M8, and almost every other HTC smartphone. For a full list, see the compatibility tab on the inverted version product page.
Almost all other phones use a standard orientation microUSB port, including nearly all Samsung, Sony, Motorola and LG phones. For the full list (and it’s a long one!) see the compatibility tab on the Standard version product page.
To place your order and to see more information, please visit the product pages linked below:
Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll happy to help you out. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun and on Facebook at Love Your Mobile. Thanks for checking out the article and have a good week!
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
The OnePlus One is one of the most heavily anticipated smartphones on 2014, and after weeks of teasing we’re finally getting closer to seeing units start shipping out. We’re doing our part at Mobile Fun with a range of new cases for the OnePlus One, starting with these covers from Nillkin: the Super Frosted Shield Cases. Let’s take a closer look.
The Super Frosted Shield is a hard case, made from a tough impact-resistant plastic. The case snaps on easily, and thereafter provides good protection from drops without adding a sufficient amount of bulk.
The screen of your OnePlus One is protected too whilst in this case, with a raised bezel that ensures that any drop will hit the case instead of the screen. This helps obviate the need for a dedicated OnePlus One screen protector, but one is still recommended.
The final aspect of the protection provided is scratch resistance. Simply, this case will take the scratches and nicks that’d otherwise mar the phone’s body, preserving the OnePlus One’s resale value and keeping it looking as good as the day you took it out of the box.
The Nillkin Super Frosted Shield case is available in five colours: black, gold, brown, white and red; no matter what your style you should be able to find a case that suits you. These cases are inexpensive too, so you could pick up multiple colours too.
The Nillkin Super Frosted Shield is coming soon to Mobile Fun. For more information and to place your pre-order, please visit the product pages linked below:
Thanks for checking out the article and let us know what you think of the OnePlus One and these cases on Twitter @mobilefun.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
The OnePlus One is one of the most exciting smartphones to be announced this year, offering a tremendous amount of hardware power with CyanogenMod Android 4.4 at a very low price. We’re beginning to prepare our range of OnePlus One accessories, and today I’m happy to unveil the very first one: the MFX OnePlus One Tempered Glass Screen Protector.
Tempered glass screen protectors have only recently emerged in the mobile market, but it’s clear to see why they have had such a rapid adoption rate recently. Glass provides a much more significant barrier against scratches and impacts, preventing damage for longer. While plastic screen protectors tend to need replacing often, glass tends to be more durable, often lasting the lifetime of your phone. The glass used in this screen protector has a hardness value of 9H, and comes with an anti-shatter coating that ensures even if the glass is cracked, it won’t fall to pieces and remains safe to handle.
Another advantage comes in light penetration. Many plastic screen protectors only let around 80% of light to pass through the protector, resulting in a noticeably dimmer screen. This tempered screen protector, on the other hand, has a light penetration value of 95%, almost the same as not wearing a screen protector at all.
This tempered glass screen protector for the OnePlus One doesn’t add much thickness either – in fact, adding just 0.26mm to the phone. That’s barely noticeable compared with the 8.9mm thickness of the phone itself. Installation is easy too, as you don’t need to worry about bubbles as you would with a plastic screen protector.
The OnePlus One screen protector is available for pre-order now and will be a perfect fit for the new phone. Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think!
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
The OnePlus One is the “Flagship Killer.” It’s a bold claim from OnePlus on its smartphone debut, but it could well be true — the One has all the ingredients of a killer smartphone. The design is subtle but cleverly conceived, the hardware is powerful and modern, the software elegant and bleeding-edge. In almost every aspect, it’s equal or better to the best flagship phones from Samsung, Sony and HTC.
All of that isn’t worth a damn if the price is too high, but the 16 GB One is debuting in the US for just $299. That’s about half what a typical flagship phone costs, and it’s a move that could bring OnePlus into the mainstream. The strategy worked well for Google with the Nexus 4, and OnePlus will be looking to achieve a similarly strong result.
A Closer Look
Let’s take a closer look at the OnePlus One, starting with the phone’s design. The One forms a clever shape, with a slim 9mm body slimming to around 5mm at the left and right edges. The back cover is coloured white or black, and can be replaced by a number of official covers wrought in materials like denim, wood or kevlar. Even beneath the cover OnePlus have worked hard to make a good-looking phone, with circuitry carefully coloured and aligned.
Next up is hardware. We’ve got a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor running at 2.5 GHz here, backed with 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 64 GB of flash storage. The phone has a 5.5″ display with small bezels, and a 1080p resolution that works out to over 400 pixels per inch. Beneath the removable back cover is a 3100 mAh battery. Connectivity is good too, with global 4G LTE support and the usual range of Bluetooth 4.1, Dual-band WiFi ac and NFC. All in all, the OnePlus One is a hardware titan, eclipsing the best phones on the market.
CyanogenMod 11S is the operating system on-board the One. Android 4.4 is the heart of the OS, but the CyanogenMod team and OnePlus have made some key alterations. Customisation is key here, with Cyanogen exposing much more of Android’s nuts and bolts than you’d see on any other phone – even Google’s own. If you don’t want to mess, the OS still seems an improvement over stock Android – CyanogenMod features like Quiet Hours, an improved home screen and a flatter theme all make for small improvements.
SIM-free price and accessories
The final stage is that killer price. The $299 16 GB model is already excellent, but the kicker is that moving up to 64 GB of storage costs only $50 extra – something that Apple charges $200 for. That 64 GB $349 price point is really unrivalled.
Of course, we’ll also be sourcing a wide range of OnePlus One accessories including cases, covers, chargers, docks and more. We’re also hoping to offer the phone sim-free and unlocked from Mobile Fun in its 16 GB Silk White or 64 GB Sandstone Black versions.