Archive for January, 2011

A few ideas for Valentines day from Proporta

Struggling with Valentines gift ideas for your Beloved? Proporta has it covered with this selection of products to suit all tastes.

Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate the love and happiness you share with your other half, but it’s also the time of struggling for inspiration and desperately seeking a present that says a little bit more than “here’s a bunch of overpriced roses”. So if you’re looking for something special for the love of your life (or just your secretly admired), then why not take a look at Proporta’s huge selection of gifts? Here are just a few things that might take your fancy…

Ted Baker iPhone Pouch

Ted Baker Patent Leather Style Pouch £34.95
This Ted Baker Patent Leather Style Pouch will give your loved one’s Apple iPhone 4 the upper hand in the fashion stakes. Available in black or red with a stylish zip running down its back, this pouch boasts a luxurious satin-style lining designed to protect their precious device from any knocks and bumps.

Profile Hard Shell £26.95
Made from a thin, yet durable polycarbonate and covered in a stylishly designed soft leather coating, the Profile Hard Shell for Apple iPad is the ideal accessory to protect against everyday scratches and impact damage. Available in a choice of three styles- black, brown or red.

Mizu Shell £19.95
These Mizu Shells are super tough silicone style cases that fit the HTC Desire like a glove and offer robust protection against impact damage, scratching and knocks. As stylish as they are strong, they allow your beloved (or you) to look after your HTC Desire without spoiling its beautiful looks. Clever cut outs mean that the device can be used without ever needing to take it out of the case.

Impact Protective Crystal Back Shell £14.95
This is the ideal way to look after the Apple 4G iPod touch, wherever it’s in use, as it need never be taken out of the case to use it. Available in four colours it offers unbeatable protection against all forms of damage, and its custom made design means that it fits the device like a glove. Stylish and clever – much like the Apple 4G iPod touch itself. It’s the perfect gift for your sweetheart this Valentines day.

Listen and Share pack £14.95
Share your music with your beau this Valentines Day with the listen and Share pack for Apple 6G iPod nano. It allows you to plug two sets of stereo headphones into the nano with the Stereo Y Splitter. This bundle also comes complete with a Proporta Silicone Case to keep your device safe and sound.

Proporta January Round Up

Hello and welcome to what I hope is the first of our monthly industry
updates. I get literally dozens of magazines every month and in these
updates I will be selecting the highlights and interesting tit-bits which
may come in useful.

Next iPad Killer…

If I have seen this term once then, it has appeared in every magazine. The
honest truth seems to be that the iPad still remains king and slayer of all
that come to challenge. The market place is littered with the bloody shells
of discontinued and updated tablets from all sorts of well renowned
manufacturers, and at CES alone this year there were nearly 100 on show. In
every test and review this month the iPad remains triumphant winning Best
Buy in BBC Focus magazine and even managing a five star rating in an
article on the Android Tablets in Stuff magazine, which is quite impressive
when the iPad doesn’t even run the Android operating system.

However, the next serious contender seems to be the Motorola Xoom which won
CNET Best in Show at CES in Las Vegas (Apple was not there by the way).
Being the first tablet with a dual core processor and running the Android
3, Honeycomb operating system, Could this be the one?

Smartphone Round Up

HTC seem to be storming the market. Stuff magazine featured three HTC
models (Desire HD, HD7 and Legend) in their top five Smartphone review. The
number one slot was of course taken by the iPhone 4 which in true Stuff
fashion was described as “Slimmer, sexier and smarter than the rest”
and I would not be surprised if they airbrushed the image and photographed
it on the beach wearing a Bikini.
Other coverage of note focused on the Nokia N8 which seems to have a solid
following and the Blackberry Torch 9800. The one to watch seems to be the
LG Optimus 2X, which is getting some serious reviews, but is not out until
later this year.

Let’s talk Media

Apple continues to dominate with all the iPod models getting wide coverage
and rave reviews. The only outsider of note seems to be Cowon which have
two models gaining coverage, the J3 and the large screened X7. The J3 won a
coveted best buy in Which magazine and many reviewers see the X7 as the
Anti-iPod. As such it could gain significant market share if the hype
continues.

Last, but not least the return of the Palm…

Let us not forget the Palm is the bed rock of our company and the device to
which we all owe our jobs. Introducing the Palm Pre 2, there will of course
be the die-hard fans, but this is little more than an accessorised Palm Pre
Plus a sort of pimp my Palm if you will. The operating system is as smooth
as silk, but the hardware features lag behind its competitors. So close,
yet so far. Better luck next time.

January special offers at Proporta

Proporta announces 3 new Apple accessories including exclusive case designs from Quiksilver and Roxy

The Quiksilver and Roxy brands have mass appeal worldwide as it represents the dream, held by many of living a more relaxed lifestyle by the ocean. This new range of Apple accessories blend Proporta’s protective know-how with inspiration from classic Quiksilver and Roxy designs. There are Silicone Cases and Hard Shells for both the iPhone 4 and 4G iPod touch, and an “Echo Beach” design Neoprene sleeve for the MacBook and MacBook Pro 13 and 15 inch versions.

Introductory offer – 15% off all orders for Quiksilver and Roxy products from 17th to 23rd January when ordered from proporta.com. Use Promotional Code QRNEWS at checkout.

The TurboCharger iPhone 4 emergency battery Back Pack allows you to recharge your Apple iPhone 4 on the move again and again. Simply Insert your iPhone 4 into the Back Pack by separating the two sections and then sliding them back together once the iPhone is in place. The Back Pack will automatically commence charging and you’ll see the charging icon appear and your phone will be fully functional again. An LED display shows the level of charge.

Introductory offer – 15% off all orders for the TurboCharger iPhone 4 Back Pack from 17th to 23rd January when ordered from proporta.com. Use Promotional Code BACKPACK at checkout.

Personalise your iPhone 4 with the Adaptive iPhone Protective Shell. The deisgn possibilities are unlimited as you can change the look of your phone as often as you like, with the impact resistant tough polycarbonate shell which fits like a glove. Side cuts allow you to position your iPhone as a stand for easy video viewing and the clear back and three interchangeable design sheets provides instant personalisation, so there really is no better way to take care of your iPhone 4.

Introductory offer – 15% off all orders for the Adaptive iPhone 4 Case from 17th to 23rd January when ordered from proporta.com. Use Promotional Code ADAPTIVE at checkout.

A Tablet a day will get you through CES

Just what the Doctor ordered! There will be nearly 100 Tablets (of the computing variety) on display at CES in Las Vegas which runs from the 6th – 9th January 2011. Since the launch of iPads the Tablet PC industry has mushroomed, so if you are lucky enough to be visiting the Consumer Electronics Show, check out the latest innovations from Toshiba, Motorola and NEC.
iPad case from Proporta
Proporta is attending to make sure we cover (excuse the pun) all the up and coming devices.