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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.

iOS 7 to feature new design, iTunes Radio and updated Safari

iOS 7 was announced yesterday at the WWDC conference in California much to the delight of Apple fans across the globe.

Apple’s latest version of software for its mobile devices, iOS 7, boasts a brand new design and a whole host of other features.

iOS 7

iOS 7 available for:
– iPhone 4, 4S, 5
– iPad 2, 3, 4
– iPad mini
– iPod touch 5G

iOS 7 Features
– Brand new design featuring ‘translucent’ layers and a changing theme based on your background
– Control Centre for quick access to apps and other features
– Notification Centre more intelligent and detailed
– Multitasking for simpler way to jump between apps
– Auto-updates for apps
– New camera interface, including square photos with filters
– Photos organised into ‘Moments’
– AirDrop for sharing content with other iOS 7 users
– iTunes Radio – a new music steraming service from Apple
– New voices for Siri and new car functionality
– Safari updated with full-screen mode and improved tab organisation

iOS 7 release date
The new Apple iOS 7 will be available this autumn.

Texting is more popular than calling in the UK

According to Ofcom, we in the UK love to tap away on our phones to communicate rather than have a good old-fashioned chin-wag as texting has overtaken traditional phone calls.

Their research has shown that last year 58% of people contacted others by SMS each day, compared with just 47% making a call daily.

Texting

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the age group responsible for this shift is 16-24 whose members can’t get enough of of text time.

Other revealing facts to come out of the study included:
– The average UK mobile user sends about 50 texts each week
– Less calls are being made than ever on mobiles and landlines
– For a first, the volume of mobile calls fell last year
– 39% of us own smartphones
– We spend an hour and a half on social networks and email through our mobile devices each week
– 11% of us now own a tablet like the iPad

All this got us thinking, it’s a good thing that Proporta makes some exquisite smartphone and tablet cases so that texting can be done with style and protection too!

Sourced from bbc.co.uk

Top 5 iPhone 4S Case Buying Tips

When picking out an iPhone 4S case, it’s very important to make sure that you select the right one for you. But relax, Proporta is here to help you so that you end up with the perfect iPhone protective case for your lifestyle. So whether you need a hard-wearing yet sleek leather iPhone 4 case or a cover that can withstand the wettest and grimiest conditions, this handy Top 5 run-down we’ve put together will surely find your phone its perfect match.

Quiksilver hard shell iPhone 4S case
1. It sounds simple, but you may find that you need more than one iPhone 4S case or iPhone 4 case for certain situations so think carefully. For instance, you might work on a building site during the day and need an iPhone protective case that acts as a hard hat for your smartphone that can withstand knocks and possible drops. In this case, opting for a hard shell with a screen protector is going to be best for you.

iPhone 4S Case - Aluminium Skin
2. If you need easy and fuss-free access to your smartphone but still want the utmost confidence in its protection, you will probably find that an aluminium skin iPhone 4S case or iPhone 4 case will be ideal. This acts as an additional protective layer without adding any bulk to the smartphone, and looks great too in a range of colours.


3. It’s fair to say that having an iPhone 4S case has quickly become something of a fashion accessory for both men and women alike. It’s for this very reason that there is an increasing number of designer and artistic cases available now, meaning you can be proud to show off your latest trend on nights out whilst avoiding damage to your phone when you’re busting shapes on the dancefloor.

The BeachBuoy Waterproof Case
4. If you fancy yourself as a bit of an action man or woman, then you will almost definitely need a 100% waterproof phone case to keep your gadgets from being damaged by wet or dusty conditions. The BeachBuoy is a fantastic example of an affordable innovation that will let you get on with life in and around water without any hassles.

iPhone 4S Advanced Screen Protector with High Clarity & Ultra Clear Transparency
5. Whether you have a touch screen or not, it is vital that you apply a screen protector to the display of your phone. This will prevent any scratches from ruining the interface (we know cats love touchscreens) and you won’t even notice that it’s there.

Visit Proporta to find the perfect iPhone 4S case for you.

Top 5 iPhone Protective Case Choices for a Boys Night Out

We’ve covered the iPhone protective case picks for the ladies, so now it’s time to see what Proporta can offer the gentlemen for their evening out. We all know that going out for the night can often result in situations and circumstances that we haven’t bargained for. It’s for this reason that having the right iPhone 4S case (or iPhone 4) is imperative to ensure your favourite gadget doesn’t end up shattered and useless. Find out which of our iPhone 4 cases we think will not only stop you from having a funeral for your phone, but will look great too.

Ted Baker iPhone 4S pouch – Leather Style

Ted Baker iPhone 4S pouch leather style
For the sophisticated and stylish man, this Ted Baker pouch is the ideal choice for an evening. Smarten up your entire image and protect your mobile with this understated yet playful iPhone protective case. Available in a choice of two unique Ted designs.

Proporta Leather Case with Aluminium Lining

Proporta iPhone 4S leather case
Made from the finest of leathers, this is one of our most popular and well-loved iPhone 4S cases and is ideal for men on the go. Its simple design and robust structure make this leather iPhone 4 case the perfect choice for those looking to go out without having to worry about the security and safety of their smartphone. The cut-outs on this leather iPhone 4 case mean you can get to all features without any fuss at all. This case shows you mean business.

Ben Allen Collaborate Range

Ben Allen iPhone 4S case
A selection of unique and modern designs from Brighton designer Ben Allen make for a loud and creative hard shell iPhone protective case. These iPhone 4S cases definitely stand out in a crowd and will help you get the party started wherever you are.

Quiksilver Echo Beach Hard Shell

Quiksilver iPhone 4S case echo beach
If you’re on the hunt for an iPhone 4 case or iPhone 4S case that is tough, bright and great for day and night, then this is the one for you. Its colourful design, Quiksilver logo and glossy finish make this the perfect choice for nights out as well as active days.

Proporta BeachBuoy

BeachBuoy
Worried about beer spillages or curry sauce splashes ruining your smartphone? Well, don’t panic because the Proporta BeachBuoy is here to the rescue. It is 100% waterproof and allows you to use your touchscreen through its window without any fuss at all. Make sure you use this iPhone waterproof case if you want your phone to stay dry as a bone around careless party animals. Whether it’s water or wine being spilt, keep it safe and liquid damage-free.

Find out our favourite iPhone 4S cases for girls nights out.

Waterproof Phone Case and Touch Screen Gloves: Proporta Demo

BeachBuoy and Touch Screen Gloves vs Snow

 

We thought it would be a good idea to take advantage of the dusting of white stuff we got near Proporta HQ recently and put two of our most popular products to the ultimate test. Find out what happened when we buried an iPhone in the 100% waterproof phone case and used smartphone gloves with it afterwards.

Best iPhone 4 Case Picks for Extreme Conditions

Picking the right iPhone protective case if you’re an adrenaline junkie is paramount if you want your favourite gadget to remain intact in all you do. So whether you’re into climbing mountains or sailing seas, you will certainly find the ideal iPhone 4S case for your hobby. Find out which iPhone 4 cases Proporta can offer you to ensure you can be an action hero without the worry of breaking your phone.

Proporta BeachBuoy Waterproof Case

BeachBuoy
The BeachBuoy iPhone protective case is what you need if you’re going to be around water in your extreme activities. This 100% waterproof iPhone 4S case (and iPhone 4) uses a double seal to make sure that everything you keep inside it remains dry and free from water damage. The best thing is, you can still use your device whilst it’s inside the case as the touch screen features work through the window! The BeachBuoy is great for all your valuables, so you needn’t worry about where to store your keys and wallet. Take them out to sea with you. This iPhone protective case is effective in water up to 5 metres depth.

Proporta Amphibian Case

AmphibianFancy yourself as a bit of a photographer? This is one of our most popular iPhone 4S cases for holidaymakers and extreme sports enthusiasts alike. Making your smartphone waterproof in up to 3 metres depth of water, you can quite happily snap away underwater. For beach lovers, this great iPhone 4 case will ensure no sand or dirt can get spoil your device either.

Proporta Sports Armband

Sports armband
Whether you’re a beefcake sweating it out in the gym or you just like the occasional jog in the park, the Sports Armband iPhone 4 cases will be ideal for you. Most of us can’t imagine exercising without the anthemic Eye of the Tiger blasting into our ears (you know it’s true), but gym wear doesn’t tend to have the pocket space for your phone. This is where the Sports Armband comes in. Avoid devices knocking around in your pocket by strapping this iPhone 4 case to your arm and workout to your tunes with no fuss.

Proporta Aluminium Skin

Aluminium Skin
For protection without the bulk, these iPhone 4S cases are ideal. Available in a choice of colours, this iPhone protective case is made to fit the device like a second skin, but prevents damage from knocks and scratches, leaving you to get your adrenaline fix without caring for your gadget.

Find more iPhone 4S cases with Proporta.

Smartphone Gloves: The Best Winter Accessory

Smartphone gloves have certainly become the must-have item this winter, and with a lot of our year taken up by weather that makes you say “brrrrr”, iPhone gloves are certainly a worthy investment for anyone with a touchscreen device. Find out more about the best uses and tips on using your touchscreen gloves with this handy guide from Proporta.

iPhone Gloves
What are Smartphone Gloves?
In essence, they are a regular pair of gloves to keep your hands toasty in the freezing weather but with a very handy twist. If you’ve ever tried to use your touch screen device with a pair of gloves on, you’ll know that it is useless as it just doesn’t work. However, thanks to a nifty bit of modern technology you can now use all your tablets, phones and MP3 players with your iPhone gloves on. Touchscreen gloves allow you to swipe away on your device’s screen as if you aren’t wearing gloves at all.

Times Smartphone Gloves are Needed
There are plenty of times and situations that an accessory like this can come in handy.
– Avoid dropping your phone as you struggle to remove your normal gloves
– If you work outdoors in all weathers and need to make lots of calls
– Texting with an Apple device whilst on the go in the cold is made much more comfortable using iPhone gloves

Touchscreen Gloves Key Features
– Extra warm and unisex
– One size fits all
– Can be used with all capacitive touch screen devices including iPhone 4 / 4S, iPad / iPad 2, BlackBerry Bold, HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2.

Tried and Tested
Want to see us playing around in the snow whilst using Proporta Touchscreen gloves? View our video below.

 

The Kenzo Case Collection…

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Kenzo, the highly successful and innovative fashion house, have created a fun and vibrant range of iPhone cases, in collaboration with Proporta.

The Kenzo iPhone collection features a brand new case, the Universal Holster plus there’s the Tokyo Pouch available in red and black, the patent leather pouch and one of our all time favourites here at Proporta, the Kenzo iPhone 4S Origami case.

New Kenzo phone cases

Kenzo Universal Holster

Kenzo iPhone 4S Leather case – Tokyo Red

Kenzo iPhone 4S Origami Leather case – Black

Only £19.95 / $26.95

Plus FREE shipping

Only £44.95 / $59.95

Plus FREE shipping

Only £34.95/ $47.95

Plus FREE shipping

New Kenzo cases

Kenzo iPhone 4S Origami Leather case – Red

Samsung Galaxy S2 Kenzo Hard Shell Case

Kenzo iPhone 3G Patent Red Leather case

Now £34.95 / $47.95

Plus FREE shipping


Now £19.95 / $26.95

Plus FREE shipping


Now £24.95 / $33.95

Plus FREE shipping

Proporta Favourites

Kindle Touch / Kindle 4 Waterproof Case – ‘BeachBuoy’

iPad 2 Hard Shell Back
Cover – White

BlackBerry Curve 9350 / 9360 / 9370 case – Skeleton

Only £19.95 / $ 26.95

Plus FREE shipping & Lifetime warranty

Now £14.95 / 19.95

Plus FREE shipping & Lifetime warranty

RRP £14.95 / $19.95

Plus FREE shipping & Lifetime warranty

Proporta’s Lalita iPhone 4S / 4 cases are featured in Bella magazine…

This week Proporta were very pleased to hear that our Lalita Vintage Style iPhone 4S / 4 cases have been featured in Bella magazine’s “This week we’re loving” feature, alongside some faux-snakeskin shoes and a Beatles print cushion. The protective cases, designed in collaboration with Lalita, combine vintage-inspired fashion with Proporta’s protective know-how to offer a fashionable, yet robust iPhone case.

Lalita iPhone 4S case - Vintage Style

Cases available in blue, pink, green and brown and are available from Proporta.com. Priced at: £44.95 / 54,95€ / $59.95