Archive for March, 2011

Top Five April Fool Pranks and 15% Off Proporta Products + FREE UK Delivery

It is that time of year when Pranksters come in to thier own. Proporta has compiled a  list of the best April Fool jokes, and to celebrate this all weekend from 31st March to 3rd April, if you use promocode NOJOKE11 in the checkout Proporta will take 15% off your order value and give you FREE UK Standard Delivery in the UK.

Number 1:
The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
1957: The respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, “place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27ugSKW4-QQ

Number 2:
Internet Spring Cleaning
1997: An email message spread throughout the world announcing that the internet would be shut down for cleaning for twenty-four hours from March 31 until April 2. This cleaning was said to be necessary to clear out the “electronic flotsam and jetsam” that had accumulated in the network. Dead email and inactive ftp, www, and gopher sites would be purged. The cleaning would be done by “five very powerful Japanese-built multi-lingual Internet-crawling robots (Toshiba ML-2274) situated around the world.” During this period, users were warned to disconnect all devices from the internet. The message supposedly originated from the “Interconnected Network Maintenance Staff, Main Branch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.” This joke was an updated version of an old joke that used to be told about the phone system. For many years, gullible phone customers had been warned that the phone systems would be cleaned on April Fool’s Day. They were cautioned to place plastic bags over the ends of the phone to catch the dust that might be blown out of the phone lines during this period.

Number 3:
Big Ben Goes Digital
1980: The BBC reported that Big Ben, in order to keep up with the times, was going to be given a digital readout. The announcement received a huge response from listeners shocked and angered by the proposed change. The BBC Japanese service also announced that the clock hands would be sold to the first four listeners to contact them. One Japanese seaman in the mid-Atlantic immediately radioed in a bid.

Number 4:
Penguins Flying
2005: BBC Documentary made it look as if penguins could fly – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrxmpihCjqw

Number 5:
New Night singing Mice:
BBC Radio 3 and the famous naturalist David Attenborough conspired in 1975 and broadcasted about the discovery of a new species of night-singing tree mice known as Musendrophilus. This species was reported to have been found on a group of islands in the Pacific known as the Sheba Islands and even fake sound recordings of the island’s fauna were played for the audience. It was said that the inhabitants of the island used the webbed feet of the animal as reeds for musical instruments. The report sparked quite an interest among people. Later, it was said that the inspiration for such an animal was taken from the tales of Tree Squeaks that are said to live high in the tress of North America and squeak every time the wind blows.

 

Proporta announces the Quillit Stylus Pen for all Touch Screen Devices…

Thursday 17th March 2011, Brighton, England:

Today, gadget and mobile accessory manufacturer, Proporta, has launched the Quillit Stylus Pen. Unique to Proporta, the Quillit is a multi-function stylus for all touch screen devices as it incorporates a retractable brush stylus (for capacitive screens), a nib stylus (for resistive screens) and a high quality pen.



Quillit Stylus Pen £24.95
Lynnette Prigmore, Head of Product at Proporta said: “The retractable design means that not only do you get three functions in one compact setting, but also the brush stylus in the Quillit will last longer than other types we’ve seen, which can fray and become ineffective over time.” The Quillit is incredibly practical, as it works with both resistive and capacitive touch screens by switching between brush and nib stylus heads. This makes it ideal for operating tablet PCs and Smartphones, and in addition it is also a beautifully styled writing instrument with a nice heavy-weight feel and deluxe finish.

Available from www.proporta.com.

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s day in style with Proporta

Happy Saint Patrick’s day

This Saint Patrick’s day Proporta are helping you celebrate in style by giving you 20% off all orders placed 17th-18th March 2011.

Use the voucher code STPATRICK11 at the checkout page to receive your discount.

We even have a limited edition Saint Patrick’s themed Leather Memory wallet, but be quick as there are only a few left!

*Please note, this voucher code is only valid for 20% off of orders placed at www.proporta.com between 17/03/11 and 18/03/11.

Proporta March Sale – Deal of the Week

Less than half price – now only £9.95. The Proporta Recycled Leather Case for the 6G iPod Classic (Current Model) is now the deal of the week. Check out our website for lots of other deals on cases and accessories for cameras, phones and iPods.

Proporta Digital Camera Case Less than HALF PRICE

The Proporta March Sale deal of the weekend. This weekend buy the Maya Digital Camera Case for less than half price, Now only £4.95 and get an extra 10% OFF when you use Promocode MARCHSALE

Proporta’s new iPad 2 accessory range

Proporta quick to produce a record number of cases for the new iPad2…

Thursday 3rd March 2011, Brighton, England: Proporta, the Brighton based manufacturer of protective gadget cases and accessories, is quick off the block to produce a range of accessories and cases for the new Apple iPad 2. Proporta announced 17 new products designed specifically for the new Apple iPad 2. There are 15 different protective cases ranging from £19.95 to £59.95 and two Advanced Screen Protectors, which is a record number of announcements for one device from Proporta. All the cases are available on www.proporta.com and will start shipping in four weeks time.

Guy Monson, Co-Founder and Director of Proporta said, “It’s great to see magnets being used in the new iPad to switch the device on and off. Proporta will certainly be making use of that functionality in our new line-up of cases and accessories. I know we’ll also be working with our partners in the fashion industry to make sure our accessories stand out from the crowd.”


The range includes two styles of Proporta’s unique Aluminium Lined Leather Case, an eco-friendly Proporta Smart Recycled Leather Case, two exclusive Mizu flexible TPU shells, five fashion-focused cases from the Proporta Shine collection and a distinctive Maya II pouch range. Two Leather Sleeves, Profile Hard Shells, Leather Style Cases and
a Black Leather Case complete Proporta’s Apple iPad 2 protective case offering. In addition, Proporta has announced two crystal clear screen protectors: an outstanding Advanced Screen Protector and (another Proporta first) the Antibacterial Screen Protector with Steritouch, which will kill 99% of all known germs.


Aluminium Lined Leather Case for the iPad 2 £59.95

Part of the flagship Aluminium Lined range, which is exclusive to Proporta, it is made from the finest leather that is reinforced using lightweight aircraft grade aluminium. This provides excellent protection without adding weight or bulk to your iPad 2. Features include a notepad (for any old-school types) and an integrated, multi-position stand feature. Options available are black with a pinstripe interior or brown with a tartan interior.


Mizu Flexible TPU Shell for the iPad 2 £24.95
The Mizu Shell is made from flexible TPU (a bit like hard silicone) and will fit your Apple iPod 2 like a glove, so it provides you with a high level of protection. Choose between red or black versions.


Shine High Gloss Case for the iPad 2 £39.95
Two very distinctive women’s protective cases for the iPad 2, with a stand feature and room for business cards. Both have a high gloss exterior with patterned interior, the black version has a zebra print lining, and the red one features a beautiful floral interior.


Recycled Leather iPad 2 Case £39.95

Proporta has pioneered the use of recycled leather in protective cases in their Proporta
Smart range. Now the legacy lives on by using this innovative, hard wearing material in a
case with stand for the new iPad 2.


Maya II Case £19.95

Available in three colours, black, pink and white, the Maya II cases all feature Proporta’s unique Maya asymmetric lined detailing, which is what makes the Maya range stand out from the crowd.


Real Leather Case for the iPad 2 £39.95

A classic, black leather, protective case for the iPad 2 with a built-in stand for easy
operation and media viewing.


Real Leather Sleeve for the iPad 2 £34.95

A smart and simple leather protective sleeve for the new iPad 2. The case is available in two colours, black with a pin stripe interior and brown with a tartan lining.


Leather Style Cases for the iPad 2 £34.95

Made from a hard-wearing PU, both of these cases have a luxury leather look and feel.
Available in brown or black.


Advanced Screen Protectors for the iPad 2 £14.95

Proporta has produced two varieties of Advanced Screen Protector for the new Apple iPad. Both feature crystal clear protection for your screen and one has an Antibacterial coating from Steritouch which kills 99% of all known germs, including e-coli and salmonella.

Proporta Sale – Deal of the Day

Apple iPhone 3GS Shine Case less than Half Price now £9.95 + another 10% off when you use promocode MARCHSALE

Apple Launches new iPad 2

So Steve Jobs takes to the stage to announce Apple’s next great adventure. After the warm up act of Random House releasing 17,000 titles on iBooks, the main event. Apple unvail the new iPad 2, 33% slimmer (that is thinner than the iPhone 4), a little lighter (not much), Cameras front and back (as expected) and graphics 9x faster (a great improvement thanks to the new A5 chip).

The new Apple iPad 2, ships in the US on the 11th March and in the UK on the 25th. The full range of Proporta cases for the Apple iPad 2, and the new Antimicrobial Germ Resistant Screen Protector for the iPad 2 will be available to order first thing on Thursday 3rd March.

Proporta Sale – iPod 3g Touch Case LESS THAN HALF PRICE

Apple iPod 3g touch silicone case less than Half Price now £4.95 + another 10% off when you use promocode MARCHSALE

Proporta’s deal of the day!

Proporta’s deal of the day for our March Madness sale

iPad Impact Protective Crystal Shell Half Price + another 10% off with promocode MARCH1

Please note: this promocode is only valid for 1st March 2011 on this product