Posts Tagged ‘Apple iPad’

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.

Charge your smartphone at festivals using the power of music…

If you’re at Glastonbury this weekend or heading off to any other festivals this summer you could find this interesting. Orange have unveiled a t-shirt that can be used to charge smartphones by harnessing the power of sound and it’s being trialed at Glasto. In the future this could mean that you may never be caught short with a flat battery whilst watching your favourite band. Click here to read the article.

New and improved Proporta BeachBuoy…

Proporta, the Brighton based gadget and mobile device accessory manufacturer is pleased to announce some new, and rather nifty improvements to the BeachBuoy Waterproof Case.



Crafted from a more durable material, the BeachBuoy now offers even better protection, and has four handy eyelets allowing you to attach the case to a bike (perfect for using GPS in the saddle), or to tie it to your sunlounger for extra peace of mind.

BeachBuoy

BeachBuoy Waterproof Case – £14.95

Keeping your valuables safe and dry when you’re out and about has always been a challenge – whether you’re worried about your iPod getting splashed whilst you’re by the pool, or your phone getting drenched by an unseasonal shower. The Proporta BeachBuoy Waterproof Case offers the perfect solution to all these problems, protecting your devices from water, sand and sticky fingers and even allowing you to carry them with you to a depth of up to 5 metres.


Available from www.proporta.com.

And the winner is…

We’d like to say a big thank you to The Times for awarding our TurboCharger 5000 4 out of 5 stars in this weeks edition of In Gear  (05/06/11). The TurboCharger came out on top and was named “Best for portability”.

 

USB TurboCharger 5000 – External Battery Pack & Emergency charger for iPad , iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, HTC, MP3, PDA and more..

The Proporta USB TurboCharger 5000 is a compact, high powered rechargeable battery which charges from any standard USB port and stores an impressive 5000 mAh, allowing you to charge and recharge most leading mobile devices – including your Apple iPad, iPhone 4/3G S/3G, Apple iPod, BlackBerry, most digital cameras, your HTC, Nintendo DS Lite, GPS navigation device, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and lots of other gadgets.

 

Dad’s the word – Sunday 19th June

It’s almost that time when dads everywhere sit eagerly awaiting something other than a new set of cuff links or a car washing kit. Stuck for ideas? Fear not. Proporta has some great gifts for even the most technology-phobic of dads. Click here to see our collection of cases and mobile accessories to make this one a Father’s Day that doesn’t involve a visit to the dog house.

 

 

15% discount on all orders placed between the 1st and 8th June, using the promotion code DAD11.
Father’s Day is Sunday 19th June. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

 

*Please note this promotion is only valid on orders placed through www.proporta.com on between 1st June – 8th June 2011.

 

Hoorah for summer…

Having experienced a little bit more of the hot stuff than usual over the past few weeks (must be a record in Ol’ Blighty), at Proporta our minds have started to wander towards holidays, summer travel and the beach. And being an adventurous lot, we’ve put together a selection of our favourite travel essentials (and some great offers to boot) to keep your gadgets safe and sound, and fully charged, wherever you are.


These offers are valid from Saturday 21st May to Saturday 28th May.

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.

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’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