Gadget of the Day – Proporta Lateral Case

Ah the thwack of aluminium on leather. No, not a new hybrid cricket bat, rather the sound Proporta's new case makes as it protects your precious mobil

Ah the thwack of aluminium on leather. No, not a new hybrid cricket bat, rather the sound Proporta's new case makes as it protects your precious mobile or PDA from nasty knocks.For this is no cheapo faux-leather freebie. Instead it envelops tech toys in luxury sheepskin (sans woolly bits) and 'slim-line aluminium' loveliness. Each case is tailor made to fit like a gadget glove while the flip-top design ensures everything's easily accessible.Taking a hint from feedback on earlier designs, Proporta's also upped the side impact protection with extra wraparound metal so that protruding corners don't take the brunt of a fall.The first batch for the Treo 700 is ready now. Other handsets will have to take their chances for a while longer.

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Proporta Lateral Case Price: £33 On sale: Now Contact: ProportaRelated links: Lateral microsite Related stories: It’s a Nano triathlon