Jan 292013
 

Google Nexus 4Good news for those here in Canada still waiting to get their hands on a Google Nexus 4 or a bumper for it. Both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the latest Nexus smartphone are listed with shipping set to “1 – 2 weeks.” The bumper (avaialble only in black) is also available for order with the same shipping ETA.

Prices have not changed: CA$309 for the 8GB model and CA$359 for the 16GB one. Bumpers are available for CA$19.99.

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Gadgetorama reviews the Google Nexus 7 Proporta Leather Style Case

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Nov 182012
 

Google Nexus 7 Proporta Leather Style CaseIf you recently picked up a new 32GB Google Nexus 7 or even have had a 16GB or 8GB model for a while, you may be looking for a case for it. While the number of cases now available has grown, the Proporta Leather Style Case was among the first to be available.

Made from the finest faux-leather, this Google Nexus case is made specifically to protect and accessorise the Google Nexus 7 tablet. This strong and soft-feel Google Nexus cover ensures that your tablet is safe from the inevitable knocks, drops and scratches it faces from everyday life.

We strapped our Nexus 7 into the Proporta Leather Style Case and took it for everywhere we went for over a month. Did it live up to its promise and our expectations? Read on to find out.

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RIM kicks off JanuBerry contest today

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Jan 162012
 

Research In MotionResearch In Motion today announced the launch of its JanuBerry contest. Up for grabs during the contest will be a number of prizes including BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets:

It’s #JanuBerry time! Today thru 1/27, #US & #Canada fans will get the chance to win awesome #BlackBerry gear!

The contest runs from today until January 27th and is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) and of the United States. You will need to follow RIM’s @BlackBerry Twitter account. When a “fun” entry question is asked, you will need send a tweet from your Twitter account to @BlackBerry, including #JanuBerry in your message to enter. The winner will be the 10th correct tweet received.

Total prizes total over US$7,500 and include three BlackBerry Bold 9900s, three BlackBerry Torch 9850s and four BlackBerry PlayBooks as well as an assortment of cases and accessories

Read more: Twitter and JanuBerry contest details

Transformer Prime transforming sleeve demonstrated on video

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Dec 052011
 

One of the upcoming accessories for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is the Transformer Prime sleeve. Like the iPad 2 Smart Cover, it folds to become a tablet stand. An ASUS Taiwan video shows the sleeve in transforming action.

The ASUS sleeve lacks the magnetic clips of the iPad 2 Smart Cover and its tabs must instead be inserted into slots normally used by the keyboard dock. The sleeve folds into two possible configurations, one suitable for typing and another more upright one to watch videos. It just does not appear to be as intuitive as Apple’s solution.

The Transformer Prime Sleeve is expected to sell for US$39.

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Source: The Verge

OtterBox announces Defender case for Motorola XOOM

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Jun 172011
 

OtterBox Defender case

OtterBox today announced that its Defender case is now available for the Motorola XOOM. Like other Defender cases, it offers a high level of protection while still allowing full interaction with the tablet. It features a durable silicone skin outer layer and an inner layer consisting of a hi-impact polycarbonate shell and memory foam. A removable polycarbonate screen shield protects the display and can also act as a display stand.

Note that it does not protect against water damage as the microphones, sensors, camera and flash remain exposed for full functionality.

The OtterBox Defender Series case for the Motorola XOOM is available for US$89.95 directly from OtterBox.

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Proporta introduces Mizu Shell for HTC Hero

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Nov 122009
 

Proporta Mizu Shell

Proporta has introduced a new protective case for the HTC Hero. The Mizu Shell is a silicone case that fits your HTC Hero like a glove and offers robust protection against impact damage, scratching and knocks.

It’s as stylish as it is strong, and gives you the chance to look after your Hero whilst complimenting, rather than hiding, its beautiful looks.

The Mizu Shell comes with cut-outs that give you access to all ports and controls. It is available in charcoal, red and clear.

The Mizu Shell for the HTC Hero is available for £19.95 (about US$33) directly from Proporta.

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