OnePlus 2 Styleswap Covers: Here are Your 5 Options

With last year’s OnePlus One, OnePlus wanted to make the phone somewhat personal by selling StyleSwap covers that could be hot-swapped onto the back of the phone. Unfortunately, the design of the phone didn’t exactly make that the simplest or safest process, so the idea didn’t fully pan out. With the OnePlus 2, OnePlus is ready to make StyleSwaps right and is giving you five different choices in materials to choose from.

The StyleSwap covers, which will be sold separately ($26.99 a piece), include material choices of Sandstone Black (like last year’s One), Kevlar, Black Apricot, Rosewood, and Bamboo.

You can see a clean shot of each below.  (more…)

dbrand Unveils New Bamboo Skin, Celebrates With Store-Wide 25% Off Sale

For those of you who may want to change up the look of your smartphone, dbrand has a fancy new skin for you to check out, which could turn your plastic or metal smartphone into a elegant, wooden piece of art. dbrand has partnered up with 3M to get the look and feel of real bamboo made into a skin, with buyers able to apply it to many different smartphones, tablets, and even laptops.  (more…)

Slickwraps Released Horween Leather and Bamboo Skins for the Nexus 6

Most consider the Nexus 6 to be a monster-sized version of Motorola’s Moto X (2nd gen). The two devices certainly look very similar with their dimples, metal frames, and curved bodies, it’s just that the Nexus 6 is 13x the size of the new Moto X (yes, we’re exaggerating a tad). But outside of the size, there is also one other unfortunate difference – the Nexus 6 is actually Google’s phone. In other words, it doesn’t have the customizable options that Motorola’s flagship has through Moto Maker. That means no leather or wood or custom colorways or branding. You can either go Midnight Blue or Cloud White (assuming you can find either in stock anywhere).

What if you want a wood or leather Nexus 6, though? Slickwraps may have an option that will get you close to a Moto Maker-made Nexus 6.  (more…)

OnePlus Cancels StyleSwap Covers for the One

OnePlus One owners, I hope you weren’t still waiting for StyleSwap covers to arrive, like the Bamboo cover pictured above that OnePlus unveiled back in July. The company announced this afternoon through its forums that they are officially calling off the StyleSwap project. Due to “technical difficulties” in mass producing the Bamboo cover, along with a terribly designed back cover removal process that puts your phone at risk of damage, StyleSwap covers are no more.  (more…)

Moto X (2nd Generation) Now Up for Pre-Order at AT&T in Black, Bamboo, or Leather

Tomorrow at 12PM Eastern, Motorola is going to put the AT&T and GSM (unlocked) models of the new Moto X (2nd generation) up for pre-order through their own store. If you can’t wait until then, feel free to cruise over to AT&T’s site right now, as they have the device up for pre-order in “Black Resin,” “Bamboo,” or “Black Leather.”

As expected, the device runs $99 with new 2-year contract. In not-so-expected news, the full retail price is listed as $526, which is higher than the $499 price that Motorola gave us during the phone’s unveiling.  (more…)

Brazilian Retailer Outs Moto X+1 in Leather, Bamboo, and Black – New Moto G Also

Brazilian retailer, Livraria Logos, the same site that outed the entire set of specs and press shots for the Moto E a couple of days early, has once again posted early info for Motorola products. As a reminder, this site also posted up Moto X+1 specs extremely early, only to take them down shortly after we noticed them.

So what are they giving us today? First, their Moto X+1 listings have returned with a smaller set of specs, model numbers, and potential materials used as backplates on the device. Also, we are seeing a Motorola device under the familiar name of “Titan” reappear, a device that is more than likely the new Moto G that Motorola will unveil on September 4 along with the new Moto X.  (more…)

OnePlus Unveils Bamboo StyleSwap Cover for $49, Opens Up 5,000 New Invites

OnePlus, creators of what has become one of the most controversial phones of all time, unveiled its first StyleSwap cover for its flagship One, last night. For those new to StyleSwap covers, these are the removable/replaceable back plates that you can hot-swap onto your device to give it new life. OnePlus originally announced that materials like denim, kevlar, and exotic woods would arrive at some point down the road. Bamboo is the first and will be available in August for $49.  (more…)

New Moto X Wood Backs Coming January 21, Will Only Cost $25 Extra Instead of $100

This morning, Motorola shot out emails to purchasers of the Moto X with Bamboo, informing them that they have been able to streamline their processes for natural backs, thus resulting in them offering additional materials at a lower cost. In other words, Ebony, Walnut, and Teak “finishes” are now on the way (no more Rosewood) and will only run an additional $25, rather than the original $100 premium asking price.  (more…)