Proporta Gadget Bag – A Review


Hannah, from Proporta was kind enough to send me the Proporta Gadget Bag for review just before Christmas. Since then, I have been carrying the bag everywhere I go!

The Proporta gadget bag is a great and handy way to store all of your gadget accessories. The “Transformer-like” nature of this bag means you can unzip the front two compartments and take the smaller bag anywhere. Alternatively, you can assemble the whole thing to organise your gear for a long journey.  The gadget bag is perfect for those people who love their gadgets and carry around a lot of cables and adapters.

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As you can see, the bag is small with the compartments on and even smaller when the compartments are zipped off. The bag is particularly useful if you are a netbook user too. Overall, I love the concept, because it is so easy to use.

Never again will you lose your batteries, battery chargers, media sticks or USB cables!

Pros: It is very light and incredibly flexible with lots of compartments. You can’t go wrong with this case.

Cons: The gadget bag misses a small briefcase style handle. Other than that, it’s perfect.

Overall A+

The Proporta Gadget Bag is available from priced at £24.95.

In fact, I think I may need need to get a few more of these!

Twitter Wall!

Wow. I found this neat little tool to create an online mosaic wall of all the people who are following you on Twitter. Hello everybody!!

Go create your own Twitter wall!

Software Plus Services Explained


Hat Tip to Steve.

This video is by far the best of explanation of Microsoft’s Software Plus Services strategy I have seen. A great job done by the guys at Microsoft and Common Craft!

A YouTube version is also available here.

Presidential Inauguration and Twistori


The team at Twistori have launched a great site showing the flow of the words relating to today’s inauguration. Take a look at the site, for further details.

Twistori is a great visual tool, where you can tweets flow on your screen that are related to a selection of keywords. I love Twistori and wish the team would open up the platform to allow any user to add their own search criteria. By far one of the best web flow applications around!

CESFest 09


Microsoft has kindly invited me to CESFest 09 in London tonight. CESFest 09 will focus on Microsoft’s CES announcements and more specifically the Windows Live and Facebook announcements.  Sadly, due to other commitments, I am not able to attend.

However, Microsoft will be streaming the event via Ustream.TV.  Take a look at the video below

Stream videos at Ustream

If you missed Steve Ballmer present the CES Keynote, take a look at the video below

Blogging for Business!

Many friends and readers have been asking if I have hibernated for the winter? Well, not exactly. I am pleased to announce that I am currently working as a social media marketing specialist for my new client – Microsoft UK.  The role is a contract position, and I’m working to drive awareness of the Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) Award Program.

Take a look at the MVP blog here and the Twitter site here.

I will still continue to blog here on topics relating to Web 2.0 and personal branding. However, I hope to bring a fresh prospective of social media usage from the corporate world. 

Happy New Year!