Archive for October, 2013

How to survive Halloween

 

The day has come. Some love it, some hate it and some don’t care… Halloween is here.

In some countries, Halloween is getting more and more popular with each year that passes, for example in the US and in the UK.

 

 

Everyone wants to have the scariest look at the party, but not everyone is quite there yet. Proporta is here to help you to spice up your look and survive the party.

 

 

Your Personalised Case

 

With this case you don’t even need the creepiest outfit, as this will be the inimitable highlight at every party. You can visit our website and take an image from our Halloween Collection or upload your own spooky one. Let’s get creating.

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The BeachBuoy – Waterproof Case

 

At Halloween you’re sure to see a lot of blood all over the place. If you want to protect your Phone from the gory red stuff, this is a must-have. 

The Beachbouy - Waterproof case

 

 

And last but not least..

 

iPhone 5/5S Charging Case

 

iPhone 5/5S Charging Case

 

One of the worst things that could happen: You’re running out of battery juice. To avoid that and protect your iPhone from drunken bearish people, you could use the brand new Charging Case which is a protective case at the same time.

 

We hope you have a creepy day. Happy Halloween everyone.

HALLOWEEN

 

Smartwatches – the new trend?

Have you heard about the Smartwatch? It’s a little Smartphone, which you wear like a watch. But it doesn’t replace it. It works with your smartphone (which has to be within 10m range of the Smartwatch to work).

Now you might think, what do I need that for?
Good question, it’s definitely a luxury item. Some benefits could be that you’re kept up-to-date in every situation. We’ve thought of some situations where the smartwatch could be very useful:

1. You’re sitting in the cinema and your phone is in your bag. No need to rifle around for it, just have a cheeky look at your smartwatch to minimise fuss.
2. You’re talking to someone and it would be ignorant to look on your phone all the time, you can pretend that you’re looking at the time and keep all your friends.
3.You’re driving a car, your phone is ringing and you’re looking for it, you could risk your life and the life of others. With the smartwatch you coul look on it and decide whether it’s important or not without risking safety.

There are currently a range of Mini-Apps available to download especially designed for the smartwatch, with nearly all big manufacturers having already produced a smartwatch. Here’s a quick comparison to help you choose the right one for you:

For people who need their phone for work and they can’t miss important calls, this could be very useful indeed.

Time will tell if this new gadget will appeal to the masses for everyday life, the jury is still very much out. One thing’s for sure though: it’s certainly an exciting prospect and brings out the sci-fi geek in all of us at Proporta.

 

Vendor Model Connective with Retail price Highlight
1. Sony SmartWatch Android Smartphones £79.00 Water resistant
2. Sony SmartWatch 2 Android Smartphones £149.99 One-touch NFC
3. Samsung Galaxy Gear Samsung Smartphones £300 S Voice
4. Cookoo COOKOO watch Apple Gadgets & Samsung Galaxy S4 £129.99 Long battery-life

 

 

   SmartWatch                        SmartWatch 2          Galaxy Gear             COOKOO watch

Autumn/Winter Trends 2013

Simple tan and grey tones are the absolute fashion trends for autumn/winter this year.
Whether you like it casual, stylish or elegant, cosy oversized coats, warm knits and boots are the way forward for both men and women this season. Thanks to lurex and sequins, we will all be shining bright in our winter attire during the cold period.

The current trends of the winter season include fur (whether real or faux fur) with a black and grey colour scheme – but the freshest colour trend for fall and winter? It’s got to be tan.

What else? Well, knit is in. If it’s your comfy knitted jumpers that granny made for you, the loop scarves (snoods) from last year and the “Norwegian Pattern”, which you’ll find on cuddly sweaters, gloves, dresses and even on some boots.

Proporta wouldn’t be Proporta, if we didn’t think about the right autumn/winter accessories for your gadgets. We consider ourselves a pretty fashionable group (excluding our dodgy Christmas jumper photo) so here are some of our accessories which will help you to stay on trend this year:

 

 

 

1. BRUNSWICK ENGLAND iPad 4 case

 

2. Ted Baker LG Optimus Black pouch

 

3. Ted Baker iPhone 5S Winter Case

 

Sources: Google, Jolie

 

 

 

OS X Mavericks 10.9

Perhaps somewhat overshadowed at the recent Apple launch event, Mavericks, the new OS for Mac was announced to the delight of Apple heads worldwide. But what’s so good about the new Mac operating system? Find out more below.

 

Apple Mavericks OS Cost

The new software system by Apple offers some useful new features for Mac users. For a start, the expected charge for upgrading is no more. Instead of the £19.00 usually expected for the annual OS X Update, this new software is actually available for free. And Apple wasn’t tight-fisted; on the contrary.

 

Upgrading

You can upgrade to OS X Mavericks 10.9 from Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8). But don’t worry if you have got an old version, you can get it too, it just takes a bit more time. For example if you’re running Leopard, first you’ll have to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard and then to OS X Mavericks. If you’re already an iPhone or iPad user, you will feel familiar with Mavericks because iOS and OS X have plenty of similarities. For example some apps like Safari, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and more.

 

Uptake

Until yesterday morning, only 11 percent of Mac users had upgraded to Mavericks OS X. We think this sounds a bit curious because it’s got a shed load of new features, like for example Apple Maps which you can see in 3D and can send to your other iOS devices. Or how about the “App Nap”, which reduces your energy consumption by closing applications you’re not using?

 

So, it’s fast, energy-efficient and for free, but has it been slow on uptake?

 

The answer is simple: in some cases, where people wanted to upgrade to Mavericks, users have reported the appearance of warnings stating that the hard disc is damaged and needs to be repaired. In other cases Mavericks never complete its final installation steps and decided to give up.

 

As with any major software update, there are bound to be teething issues and we’re sure that Mavericks will be a sure fire hit.

 

The new iPad Air – should I buy it?

 

If you’re thinking about buying an iPad Air, make sure you know all about it first to make the right decision. We’ve prepared a handy guide which leaves out all the boring bits, so you can get the facts straight away.

 

 

iPad Air Features

 

The new iPad Air is lighter, thinner and faster than his predecessors.

 

It’s got a 9.7 inch Retina display and it weighs just one pound.

 

Like the iPhone 5S and the iPad mini Retina, it has an A7 processor chip and M7 motion processor, which makes it 8 times faster with 72 times better graphics than the original iPad.

 

It is the lightest full-size tablet in the world.

 

It has a 10-hour battery-life and comes in silver, white, space grey and black.

 

 

iPad Air Release Date

 

The new iPad Air will be available in many countries from 1st November 2013 (time to start dusting off the tent and waterproofs for the queue).

 

 

iPad Air Price

 

The price list for the Wi-Fi only model:

 

 

 

16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB
£399 £479 £559 £639

 

 

The price list for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model:

 

 

 

16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB
£499 £579 £659 £739

 

 

You can find a range of iPad Air cases at proporta.co.uk.

 

 

Create your own Halloween creepy cases for smartphones and tablets

 

As we’re sure you already know, you can create your own personalised Proporta smartphone case in a few minutes. There are just three simple steps:

 

STEP 1. Give your phone case a title.

 

STEP 2. Select your device type. You can choose between the iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 4/4S, Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 and now the iPad mini.

 

STEP 3. Upload an image, it can be your own image, an image you found on the internet or an image from one of the varied collections, including our exclusive Halloween designs.

 

Now you’re (almost) finished, in a few days you will get your unique smartphone case.

 

 

Halloween creepy case designs

We’ve got collections related to a range of different tastes and topics. At the moment – yep, guess what? It’s a Halloween collection for all you thrill-seekers out there.

You can choose between plenty of different styles, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s a pumpkin, a skull or a werewolf, you’ll find a creepy case that suits you.

 

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Halloween creepy case designs

We’ve got collections related to a range of different tastes and topics. At the moment – yep, guess what? It’s a Halloween collection for all you thrill-seekers out there.

You can choose between plenty of different styles, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s a pumpkin, a skull or a werewolf, you’ll find a creepy case that suits you.

But don’t think we’ve got caught up in the Halloween hype, these smartphone cases are also high protective and some people even believe they protect you against zombie attacks (yes, we are “some people”).

So if you want to stand out at a forthcoming Halloween party, make sure you get your favourite and inimitable Proporta Smartphone case for a spookily good price of only £19.95 (including free shipping).

Create a case today!

 

 

Christmas gift ideas 2013

 

The winter season is nearby and therefore Christmas is coming soon. And as every year, a few days before Christmas Eve, everyone of us is asking ourselves: What shall I buy for my nearest and dearest? And then the stress begins. Running through the crowded streets in the hope to find something perfect. But most of the time it’s either too expensive or just a bit dull. So what now? Proporta has found a solution for this widespread problem. Almost everyone has got a smartphone nowadays, so what about a lovely accessory from Proporta? We’ve made a List of Christmas gift ideas for different types of people to help you through the festive period.

 

Sports fanatics

 

The sports fanatic: everyone has got one in their circle. So, if you want to do them a favour and make their life easier, here are some great ideas:

Sports Armband (available in medium & also for iPod nano 7G)

BeachBuoy waterproof cases (available for iPhone 4/4S,5/5S/5C, iPad 3/4/Air, iPod touch 5G, HTC One X, Galaxy S3, Nokia Lumia 900, Google Nexus 7, Sony Tablet S, Kindle 4, Bike Mounted)

Amphibian Waterproof Case (available for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5)

sportarmband

 

Mobile addicts

 

For the ones who cant spend one minute without their mobile and get frustrated when the battery is empty:

 

Proporta USB TurboCharger 7000 Emergency charger

TurboCharger Power Case (available for iPhone 4/4S)

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Music addicts

 

Looking sharp while listening to music:

 

Proporta Coloured Stereo Headphones

In-Ear Headphones

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And our personal favourite for this winter: Touch Screen Gloves (available in two colours)

They’re both useful and look stylish, so everyone can use them.

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What else?

New to Proporta, you can now create your very own case with a photo of your choice.

 

Why Proporta?

We have fair prices, we deliver fast, worldwide and in case you’re not completely satisfied, you don’t have to worry, because we have a Lifetime Warranty on many of our products.

 

 

 

 

Proporta’s Barbour case featured in Shortlist Magazine’s Design Tech Awards

This week, we received the fantastic news that we are runners up in Shortlist Magazine’s Design Tech Awards under the Tech/Style Collaboration of the Year award category.

The collaboration in question?
The Barbour case collection by Proporta, which was launched in spring this year, gained Proporta and Barbour this coveted accolade. Featuring the very materials included in Barbour jackets and other apparel, these gadget accessories have been designed in collaboration with Proporta’s skilled design team.

Barbour iPhone caseFeaturing iPad cases, iPad mini cases, iPhone 5 cases and Galaxy S4 cases, you can shop the Barbour case collection at Proporta today.

Touchscreen gloves – your new winter staple

Winter is on its way so it’s time to prepare yourself. How many times have you missed a call because it took too long to take your gloves off? With Proporta’s touchscreen gloves this is a problem of the past.

touchscreen gloves

What are touchscreen gloves?
These smartphone gloves allow you to operate the touch screen and touch pad on your favourite mobile devices while keeping your hands warm and cosy, and are able to accurately operate touch screen keyboards, touch pads, and even fancy cash machines.

How do they work?
Our gloves are made with silver-coated fibres knitted into a soft fabric that put the conductivity back in your touch. This is made possible by mimicking the natural conductivity of your skin with conductive metal dots, thread, or other elements built right into the finger tips of the gloves.

They come in different styles and colours to match any type of outerwear, making them a beautiful gift idea for your friends.

– The touchscreen gloves are stretchy and fit with sizes.
– Available in three different colours (Cream/Brown, Red).
– Comfortable fabric and unisex style.

You can find Proporta touchscreen gloves at our website.