Archive for 2011

A third of adults ‘use Smartphone’…

According to Ofcom nearly one in three adults in the UK use a Smartphone.

With mobile internet usage soaring its no wonder facebook is the most viewed item, with over 43 million hours spent on there in December 2010 alone.

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The challenges of finding your lost or stolen phone…

Many of us have been in this situation before, either losing your phone or having it stolen, and we know what these feels like. Proporta have come across this very interested article, read here and see how using an app could help you find your missing phone in a number of different scenarios….

check out proporta anti theft fugu case

Eva representing…

Our very own Eva took part in a beach-volleyball contest at the weekend. The two things Eva enjoys are volleyball and proporta and here is a snap of her showing off her skills on the beach as well as promoting proporta at the same time.

 

Eva showing her skills…

This is what Eva had to say about the  event  ‘ The tournament is the highest competition in UK in beach-volleyball called VEBT series. It’s a series of tournaments all over UK – total of 5 tournaments out of which the fifth one is the national finals. The tournament in this picture were taken last weekend in Weymouth. The 29th Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic sponsored by RAF Careers was another major success for the town and in total 68 teams from all over Great Britain and Europe took part in the men’s and women’s competitions of which I finished 3rd (bronze) in Women’s pairs’

Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover – Pink for sale…

If you are looking to protect your Apple iPad 2 screen, then check out our eBay listing for a pink Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover. Don’t forget it’s also compatible with our Hard Shell Back Cover and of course our crystal clear screen protectors.

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Combat the weather, with Proporta’s BeachBuoy…

In true British summer style, we’ve had a good few weeks of weather earlier in the year, only to have constant rain at the end of July. But the weather is looking like it might turn sunny for some of this weekend. So whether you’re sunbathing in the garden, or get caught out walking in the rain, prepare yourself against the weather with Proporta’s BeachBuoy.

 

Available in small (for smartphones and MP3 players) and large (for tablets and eReaders), the BeachBuoy offers unbeatable waterproof protection. And recently we’ve tweaked it, to make it that little bit more useful, so that it now features some handy eyelets. Don’t get caught short this summer by a sudden downpour ,protect your device using the Proporta BeachBuoy.

 

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HTC 7 Pro Black for sale…

If looking for a new unlocked HTC smartphone, then look no further: Proporta have listed their HTC 7 Pro Black on eBay. This device is brand new and unused, except for testing purposes.

 

Click here for further details.

Get your nations ready for 2012 – 40% off at Proporta

There really is only one show in town next year (assuming that we do our ‘usual’ in the Euro footy champs). To help get you in the mood and kick off the one year count down, Proporta would like to offer you 40% off its exclusive range of Flag Style Smartphone Pouches. Designed to fit most Smartphones (including most HTC, BlackBerry and, of course, the Apple iPhone), these faux leather pouches feature a super soft lining and are finished off with the national colours of Great Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain.

So whoever you’re going to be waving the flag for next year, protect your Smartphone and show your true colours. Simply use the promo code REDGRAVE to get 40% off between 18th – 25th July 2011. Beats face paint any day of the week.

And for all you Great Britain supporters out there, we’ve also included our Patent Leather Style Union Jack Case and Gold Union Jack Leather Pouch. Just enter the promo code GOGB to get 20% off between 18th – 25th July 2011.

*Please note that this offer is only valid on orders placed through www.proporta.com for the accessories specified between18/07/2011 – 25/07/2011. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Thanks.

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What produces more CO2, humans or volcanoes?

Have you ever wondered what produces more CO2, humans or volcanoes? And where in the scale would the both come in comparison with say cars and trucks or cement production? Well Hiran, our Amazon King over in Sri Lanka has found the answer for you.

To read the article on Discovery News and find the answer click here.

Steve Jobs sells Taiwanese tea…

A Taiwanese company that sells tea has recently released an advert promoting their products. The advert shows a Steve Jobs impersonator presenting the tea and telling viewers that they need not be jealous of iPad 2 users, as they have the chance to win one upon buying the tea.

To read more and watch the video of the advert click here.

Proporta Partners with the London College of Fashion to Offer a Glimpse of the Future…

Proporta, gadget and mobile accessory manufacturer, is today pleased to announce the results of its unique collaboration with the London College of Fashion (LCF).  First Year Foundation Degree (FdA) Cordwainers Accessory Design students from London College of Fashion have been working on the project since late last year, learning about the journey of a mobile device accessory from design stage to production and competing for the right to have their design produced by Proporta, and win £1,000 into the bargain.

There were 3 winners, and Proporta will be introducing all three designs into their main catalogue – so watch this space.

The first prize was awarded to Anne Ten Have for her innovative iPad accessories – the first a hooded waistcoat with specially designed case, and the second a stylish handbag that doubles as a stand for media viewing.

Anne Ten Have’s winning design – coming soon to Proporta’s main range.

 
Joint second prizes were awarded to Crystal Fischetti and Sungmin Han.  Looking at Crystal’s beautifully designed handbag it’s impossible to tell that it has a custom made pocket for an iPad hidden at the rear, and offers excellent protection to the device against scratches and scrapes.  It’s finished with a hand stitched corduroy front and is as pretty as it is useful.

Likewise, Sungmin’s elegant clutch purse style bag offers superb protection with it’s in-built iPad case, and also folds out to double as a viewing stand.  The leather exterior offers a touch of timeless class, but inside it’s as cutting edge as it is stylish.

 

All 3 winning designs show just how ingeniously the students managed to marry their knowledge of fashion with the needs of the technology user, and Jane Francis, Senior Lecturer at LCF says: “The collaboration between the FdA Cordwainers Accessory Design course and Proporta has been a fantastic opportunity for the students to work in a live context within the industry, where professional collaboration and recognition is very valuable. The cross-over between fashion design and technology innovation is an exciting growth area within accessories, making the project particularly relevant. Proporta has encouraged students throughout the project, offering valuable advice and direction within technology solutions, materials, product development and the manufacturing process as a whole.”

The 7 entries were judged in April by Lynnette Prigmore (Head of Product, Proporta), Guy Monson (Director, Proporta), Victoria Shortt (Little Red Rooster PR) and three technology journalists. One of the winners will be joining Proporta as a placement student in July, for a chance to learn even more about the industry.

The collaboration has been a huge success and produced some truly innovative work, and not just from the winners.  So Proporta is delighted to offer this little glimpse of the future – not just of their own product range but of some of the design talent that is emerging on to the scene.
as cutting edge as it is stylish.

You can watch the video here.