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OnePlus celebrates milestone with a fantastic new accessory that’s also affordable

Published Dec 17th, 2014 10:30PM EST
OnePlus One Power Bank Release Date and Price
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OnePlus, the maker of the OnePlus One, announced several special offers for its customers on Wednesday in celebration of its one-year anniversary, including a brand new smartphone external battery that’s also extremely affordable.

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The OnePlus Power Bank promises to offer users an additional 10,000 mAh of portable battery juice, for only $14.99 or €15.99 (depending on region) next year when it launches. The battery pack can offer up to three full charges to the OnePlus One, featuring two USB 5V/2A ports that can charge two mobile devices including smartphones and tablets simultaneously.

In addition to unveiling this new smartphone accessory, which is compatible with any other smartphone and not just the OnePlus One handset, the company also announced that on December 17th buyers will be able to buy its handset without an invite on its site.

OnePlus didn’t have a flaw-free year, having to deal with several issues whether related to product quality or to meeting increased demand, but the OnePlus One turned out to be one of the pleasant Android surprises of the year, a more than affordable flagship handset — OnePlus also published a lengthy post on its blog explaining how it experienced this first year as a smartphone maker.

On a sadder note, the OnePlus One has been banned from sale in India for the time being, LiveMint reveals, after local handset maker Micromax filed a complaint against OnePlus, in order to protect its exclusive Cyanogen OS deal for the region.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.