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50th anniversary of the first human space flight…

Today the world is celebrating 50 years since Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space,  so from our little corner of the world Proporta would like to share with you our Ted Baker iPhone 4 case and pouch that feature a green astronaut motif.

Proporta teams up with the London College of Fashion

Back in December 2010, Proporta teamed up with the London College of Fashion, offering the opportunity to first year FdA Cordwainers Accessory Design students to design a series of mobile gadget accessories aimed with the “Global Commuter” in mind…

After months of preparation, which included an initial brief to the LCF students, a hands-on field trip to Proporta HQ, a pre-assessment at the LCF offices and then a final judging by Proporta co-Director, Guy Monson and Head of Product, Lynnette Prigmore, a winner and two runners up have now been decided. The winner will receive a prize of £750 with the two runners up receiving £375 each. Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements after Easter.

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.

 

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.

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

Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with Proporta

St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, it’s his white cross on a blue background that forms the Scottish saltire, and November 30th is the day to celebrate him and all things Scottish.

It might not have all the razzmatazz that surrounds St Patrick’s Day in Ireland, but as Scotland’s official national day and because every patron saint deserves to be commemorated, Proporta is offering all its customers (Scottish or not) 15% off today on all of its products to help commemorate the occasion.
Simply enter the promotion code STANDREWS at the cart page to receive your discount.

So whether or not you are to help celebrate St Andrew this Monday, raise a glass of the finest double malt in toast, and celebrate with Proporta 🙂 .

iOS 4.2 released for iPad and iPhone

Apple has just released iOS 4.2 for the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad so now all iOS devices are running the same version of the OS, thus unifying the OS platform.

Until now, the iPad has had some of the same features as iOS for the iPhone and iPod touch — but has lacked others. Apple has also added some iOS 4.2 specific features — namely AirPrint, AirPlay and a few tweaks and changes to the rest of iOS.

The update — which is free — hit iTunes yesterday.

Kite surfer jumps over Brighton Pier

Being based in Brighton the team at Proporta is used to all kinds of weird and wonderful goings-on in the city. However, even the least faint-hearted of us were amazed to see a local kite surfer jump 50ft in 60mph winds over Brighton Pier. Rather him than us 🙂

Click here to see the video.

Samsung Nexus S- fact or fiction?

Tipped to become Samsung’s flagship Android device with an announcment rumoured to be early next year, the Samsung Nexus S is reported to run on the new Gingerbread (Android 2.3) operating system.
Tech website Engadget was the first publication to get pictures of the rumoured device.

The mythical successor to the Nexus One is said to boast a 4-inch AMOLED screen, curved back, hosts a front-facing camera and will be available on T-Mobile. It’s expected to be announced at the same time as Google’s official Gingerbread announcement.

Neither Samsung nor Google have confirmed the existence of this device, Engadget contacted Google for comment and were told that the company doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation.