If you're still on the hunt for the elusive OnePlus One, today might be your last chance to get one in your hands before year's end.
Last month OnePlus retired its highly-criticized invite system and let customers pre-order their device on the company's website. Apparently there were some technical issues, so a second pre-order window is opening up today between 11am and noon, Eastern Time
. If you've already registered for a store account you can fill your virtual shopping cart—up to two devices plus accessories—beforehand, then go ahead and complete your purchase when the pre-order goes live.
I think any reasonable person would suspect that an unlocked, 64 GB, $349 USD "flagship killer" would have a few "gotchas", as indeed, the OnePlus One does. I myself have done fairly extensive testing with two different units—one that ended up in last summer's giveaway
and another that's with me on my desk as I write this—so I don't think what I'm reporting here is a one-off production issue. Your OPO experience may end up being different than mine, but you should be prepared just in case.