Posts Tagged ‘BeachBuoy’

iOS 7 doesn’t make your iPhone waterproof, but the BeachBuoy does

Don’t be fooled by the recent fake ad suggesting that the iOS 7 software update will magically turn your iPhone into a water baby.

Unfortunately for them, plenty of gullible people believed a hoax “advertisement” that appeared online this week, suggesting that iOS 7 makes your iPhone waterproof, and ended up permanently damaging their iPhones by testing the theory out.

“Update to iOS 7 and become waterproof”, the poster read.

“In an emergency, a smart-switch will shut off the phone’s power supply and corresponding components to prevent any damage to your iPhone’s delicate circuitry,” it went on to say.

ios 7 waterproof fake ad

The poster was shared all over the social networks, and resulted in many people taking its word for gospel and dunking their precious iPhones in water.

We would advise that you never place your iPhone in water. That is to say, never do it without an iPhone 5S / 5C waterproof case. The BeachBuoy waterproof case by Proporta allows you to use your smartphone while truly protecting it in up to 5 metres of water.

Find iPhone waterproof cases at Proporta.

Train like Chris Hoy and Wiggo with Proporta’s new Cycling Bundle

If you’ve been inspired by the cycling masters like Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton then now you can aim for greatness too with the brand new Cycling Bundle from Proporta.

Cycling BundleFeaturing the hugely popular BeachBuoy Bike Mounted Waterproof Case which mounts onto bike handlebars, you can take your iPhone, iPod or other small smart devices out on your bike in wet and dirty conditions. Use smartphone cycling apps and GPS on your bike with this waterproof case.

Plus, included in this new bundle never lose your way in the dark with the Solar Keyring Torch powered by sunlight as well as the handy Lanyard to keep your keys and other valuables close by.

Cycling Bundle is available now for only £14.95 (limited promotional price) and can be found at Proporta.

Top 5 waterproof cases – keeping your gadgets dry on holiday

The waterproof case has come a long way recently, with a number of gadgets being protected from water damage for a range of different circumstances. Whether it’s a waterproof Kindle cover or a waterproof iPhone case, you can make sure that when you’re on the beach, by the pool or in the bath your phone or tablet is kept safe.

1. BeachBuoy Waterproof Kindle cover (also compatible with other e-readers)
Perfect for lounging on a lilo or reading in the bath, this waterproof Kindle cover allows you to sink into a good book while protected in up to 5 metres of water.

Waterproof Kindle cover

2. BeachBuoy waterproof iPhone case (also compatible with other smartphones)
Keep your iPhone and other smartphones or MP3 players protected from water damage in the BeachBuoy waterproof iPhone case.

Waterproof iPhone case

3. BeachBuoy BikeMount
A fantastic piece of kit to attach to your bike handlebars, meaning you can use your smartphone apps and other navigation tools whilst riding.

BeachBuoy BikeMount

4. BeachBuoy Waterproof iPad case (compatible with other tablets too)
With this waterproof case, you can use your iPad safely around or even in water!

Waterproof iPad case

5. Amphibian Waterproof iPhone case
Securely tightened around the iPhone 4 / 4S, the Amphibian waterproof iPhone case is perfect for underwater photography in particular in up to 3 metres of water.

Waterproof iPhone case

what are our favorite Proporta products…and why?

Over the past week in the office we have been asking the question ‘ What is your favourite Proporta products and why?’

We asked everyone one from the guys in the warehouse to Guy our Managing Director what cases and items they liked and we have a very broad response, a few classics were in there but a few cheeky supervises slipped in there as well.


Have a read and see what you think, maybe it is the same as you? If it is we would love to hear from you…

Marta G – USB TurboCharger 5000

I love this product because it means that I never run out of power during my travels

Chris C – Doodle Pad Hard Shell Case for iPhone 4/4S

Creative, funny design – I remember doing drawing like that when I was a kid on note books etc. It’s more a nostalgic case which I like.

Nick H – BeachBuoy Waterproof case

If only I’d had one with me this summer when I was on the beach and a freak wave wiped out my iPhone4 in an instant. I have now bought one!

Lynnette P – My favourite Proporta product is the Ted Baker Kindle Case.

It has a really nice faux-croc design on the outside and a lovely rose print lining. I always get lots of “oohs and aaaahs” on the train whenever I use it. It’s also got a document holder that’s really handy when travelling (it’s housed many a plane ticket) and the book style means that I can still assume my normal reading position even though I’m now down wiv da kidz.

Stephanie S – Ted Baker Hard Shell Case (Garden Print)

I love the design and the quality of the case. Piece of art.

Ben T – GadgetBag

This is my favourite product because it is very handy when on the move and can store lots of valuables such as my iPhone, wallet and any other valuables I may have on me. Lightweight and stylish too.

Guy M – BeachBuoy Waterproof Case

Pure genius!

Nick W – My favourite product is the Profile Case for the iPhone 3G/3GS.

I bought one for my girlfriend, and it’s really tough and sturdy, so she can drop it to her hearts content without fear. She used to have a case from someone else that wore out after a year, but I have a feeling this one will last a lot longer.

Graham B – Aluminium Lined Leather Pouch for iPhone / Smartphone

Perfect for my needs, sleek, stylish and very strong.

Neil M – Hard Shell Case for Samsung Galaxy S2

Soft touch gives this a great feel in the hands I even think the colours great.

Diego A – USB Turbocharger 5000

think is the most portable and versatile of our accessories AND it can also be recharged easily by USB anywhere.

Hiran M – Proporta Smart Recycled Leather Pouch Apple iPhone 4S

ECO Friendly, innovative in the way it uses bamboo sheet and stylish.

Gary R – Turbocharger backpack for iPhone 4/4S

Protection and power in one.

Debbie I – BeachBuoy Waterproof Case

I really think the BeachBuoy is a life-saver. I took it on my last holiday and it protected my iPod from the salty water and the sunshine (oh those halycon days). But, most importantly, it protected this device from the sticky mitts of my two children. Oh, and as the sun went down it doubled as a vessel for an ice-cold beer.

Max D – My favourite product is the USB TurboCharger 5000

as I can’t live without my iPod and BlackBerry, and now they’re never short of power.

Sarah S – Shine case for iPad 2

The vibrant colours and bold patterns make this case stand out from the crowd.