The OnePlus One is one of our favorite smartphones even before you consider its ludicrously cheap $300 price tag. Until now, the biggest knock against it was its inane invite-only purchase plan. But for the next hour, you can line up a pre-order in a civilized manner. Just head right here at 11am ET and click until your index finger falls off.
You can read more the OnePlus One in our full review below; you'll probably have some time if the preorder page is as crushed as we're expecting it to be. Still, even though a one-hour window isn't ideal, it's better than whatever inscrutable system was in place before.
Update: As might have been expected, we're seeing error messages on the pre-order page. Let us know if you're able to get through!
Update 2: Our own Darren Orf was able to battle through to the actual pre-order screen, only to get disconnected again. Chaos!
Update 3: As a concession to its slammed servers, OnePlus has extended the preorder window to 2pm ET. That's a lot of hours of refreshing, but hopefully it means you'll be able to get your hands on one eventually. The full statement:
Unfortunately our servers weren't able to keep up with the initial surge. We have extended the pre-order window to three hours so that all users who would like to pre-order are able to.