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June 04, 2019

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TORRO has popped up in Manchester

We have touched down in Manchester for our first day at Amazon's new 'Clicks and Mortar' pop up store. The Clicks and Mortar campaign is being run by small business network Enterprise Nation and is geared towards offering online sellers the opportunity to test trade through physical retail, at a price you can afford, and within a time frame you can manage.
Amazon UK Country Manager Doug Gurr said: “Small businesses are one of our most important customer groups, and we’re thrilled to work with Enterprise Nation to design a comprehensive package to help entrepreneurs across the UK grow their businesses, both in-store and online. From giving up-and-coming online British brands the chance to experience physical retail, to funding the training of full-time apprenticeships and helping to increase SME exports, Amazon is committed to supporting the growth of small businesses – helping them boost the economy and create jobs across the UK.”

 

 TORRO were delighted to have been hand picked as one of the eleven UK businesses launching the campaign. The store will run for two weeks from the 3rd to 15th of June, Monday to Saturday, 10am til 7pm and we encourage anybody interested in our range of genuine leather products to pop along and meet us in person.

 During a busy first day, we even managed to fit in a live appearance on the BBC!  

 

Find out more about the Clicks and Mortar campaign and the other businesses involved here. For any more information, feel free to get in touch at customercare@torrocases.co.uk or comment below.

 

May 03, 2019

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#TORROstory Winner


Congratulations to our latest #TORROStory competition winner Graeme Morrison! Graeme will receive a prototype version of our new Crossgrain Leather Satchel, the first product in our new Nero Collection. 
The bag is the first item in our newest range of luxurious and innovative products that sits at the pinnacle of the TORRO brand.


We loved Graeme's story because it epitomised everything that our #TORROstory campaign is about. 

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that entered.

April 01, 2019

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#TORROSTORY WINNER - £100 VOUCHER

Congratulations to our latest #TORROStory competition winner Chris Hawkins!
Chris will receive a voucher worth £100 to spend at TORRO.co.uk.

Chris sent us an amazing photograph of a special moment, trekking the Laguna de Los Tres to Mount Fitzroy in El Chalten, Argentina, which he might not have been able to capture if it wasn't for his TORRO. 
Peter Kramm and Lynn Felton will both receive free TORRO T-Shirts.

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that entered.
 We have been blown away once again by the response.

Don't forget to email us your own #TORROstory now
at customercare@torrocases.co.uk or comment below.
 
January 10, 2019

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#TORROStory - Richard

 Introducing Richard, the focus of our first in a series of #TORROstory videos. Each video will look at a different TORRO user, as they tell us about the moment when TORRO had their back the most.

Watch Richard's #TORROStory below where he heads to London for a job interview and it’s fair to say things didn’t go quite to plan but we are delighted that TORRO takes him back to that day and reminds him what he is capable of. 

 

 

Wherever you are and whatever adventure life takes you on, we are proud to be the brand a TORRO user is most in contact with. We’ve been on so many journeys with so many of our customers and the wear lines on every TORRO takes its owner back to those moments.

If you’re new to our brand, we would love if you started a new chapter with TORRO,  or if you already have a TORRO then we would be privileged if you would share your #TORROStory. We will even send you a £5 gift card if it’s published on our website!

Just email us now at customercare@torrocases.co.uk or comment below.

December 29, 2018

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#TORROStory Winner - concept leather wallet

"I bought my first Torro tan leather case for my 6S only 10 days after the birth of our beautiful baby girl! The case is a design treat that keeps my iPhone looking good when all around me is now messy and chaotic!!! With the changed family circumstances my wife’s need for the car trumped that of my own and resulted in a change to my work commute. A lengthy walk to the train station now means facing the elements in the heart of winter!! So with confidence in the TORRO brand I explored the website to see if there was anything to make the trek more enjoyable. Warmth and comfort were restored with the purchase of the sturdy and impressive TORRO umbrella, pair of TORRO wool touchscreen gloves and beanie hat!! So have confidence in anything you purchase here and if you choose to preserve the tech that you appreciate with TORRO you’ll equally come to appreciate the case itself. After another week of dirty nappies I’ve purchased a tan leather case for my iPad!" D Knipe

December 28, 2018

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#TORROStory

It’s been a hugely successful year for TORRO, as our business has continued to go from strength to strength. Before we look forward to an even brighter 2019, we want to ask you all -
how did your TORRO have your back this year?
 
We recently launched our #TORROstory campaign, including our first #TORROstory competition, which encouraged customers to get in touch and tell their own #TORROstory.
 
It’s safe to say we were blown away with the response!
 
Customers from all over the world contacted us with interesting and engaging anecdotes relating to their TORRO, from motorcycle tours across Europe to
recording sessions in Abbey Road Studios.

We loved hearing about the individual journey of each TORRO since being lovingly packed and sent from our headquarters, and how our leather has taken on a life of its own.
 
"the worn contrasting tones represents moments and treasured memories… it represents me… it is part of my story’
 
We are honoured to be the brand in the hands of our customers in most cases more than any other, you have allowed TORRO to be part of these special moments these.

"It was with me when my daughter told me I would be a grandad for the first time and also when I first face-timed our beautiful granddaughter"
 
After such amazing feedback, we wanted to encourage more of you to get in touch with your own #TORROstory from this year. It could be a short sentence or a tall tale.

We will even send you a £5 gift card if it’s published on our website.
Just email us now at customercare@torrocases.co.uk
Read a selection of our favourite TORROstory examples below…


"I bought my first Torro tan leather case for my 6S only 10 days after the birth of our beautiful baby girl! The case is a design treat that keeps my iPhone looking good when all around me is now messy and chaotic!!! With the changed family circumstances my wife’s need for the car trumped that of my own and resulted in a change to my work commute. A lengthy walk to the train station now means facing the elements in the heart of winter!! So with confidence in the TORRO brand I explored the website to see if there was anything to make the trek more enjoyable. Warmth and comfort were restored with the purchase of the sturdy and impressive TORRO umbrella, pair of TORRO wool touchscreen gloves and beanie hat!! So have confidence in anything you purchase here and if you choose to preserve the tech that you appreciate with TORRO you’ll equally come to appreciate the case itself. After another week of dirty nappies I’ve purchased a tan leather case for my iPad!" D Knipe

 

"I've had 3 TORRO cases now for successive iPhone upgrades, I'm due an upgrade soon, so soon it will be 4! I have been able to get full resale value from my old phones because the cases are so good. Several people I know have bought them after seeing mine. What's more they have been with me in Abbey Road, Air Studios and Angel studios for recording sessions, always classy!" S Whiteside

 

"I bought my TORRO case for my iPhone nearly four years ago. It has travelled around Europe several times over on my motorcycle tours and nearly a dozen assorted holidays to Sharm, Mexico, Aruba and Europe.  It has suffered wet days in a waterproof pocket on my motorcycle jacket here in the uk weather too. It still operates, and still looks an exceptional piece of workmanship to this day. In red and black it looks so good! I just love it!!" J Glen 

 
September 21, 2018

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Apple iPhones 2018 Compared | iPhone XS, XS Max, XR | TORRO

We've created a little infographic below to give everyone a simple snapshot comparison of the new 2018 Apple iPhones; The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
Hold tight. We'll be launching a more in-depth review of the new 2018 iPhones once we've had a chance to test out our new iPhones here at TORRO HQ!
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September 04, 2018

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New 2018 iPhone Rumours | TORRO

A summary of the new 2018 iPhone rumours in advance of the September launch.

New 2018 iPhones

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August 21, 2018

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When will 5G arrive?

The digital world has developed at a rapid rate since the revolution began in 1947. These advancements witnessed around the world have become an integral part of our daily lives and have allowed us to lead a more sufficient and sustainable lifestyle online. However, one development has been anticipated more than any other — the introduction of 5G.

You’ve probably heard the likes of 3G and 4G, but do you how 5G will benefit you?

5G Internet

Understanding what is meant by 5G

Similar to the likes of 3G and 4G, 5G stands for fifth generation in association with mobile networks. Simply put, it’s the evolvement of mobile internet connectivity.

"Whatever we do now with our smartphones, we'll be able to do faster and better. Think of smart glasses featuring augmented reality, mobile virtual reality, much higher quality video, the internet of things making cities smarter.

"But what's really exciting is all the new services that will be built that we can't foresee."

That was one comment from Ian Fogg from OpenSignal to the BBC.

Each generation of mobile networks has had a profound impact on our lives, but how?

  • Introduced in the 1980s, first-generation networks were analogue and allowed voice to be carried.
  • 2G launched in the 1990s and phones which were compatible with this network could send both text messages and picture messages.
  • 3G arrived in the early part of the new millennium and brought with it access to mobile data and video calling.
  • 4G was ushered in during the second decade of the new millennium, with phones and networks alike designed so that they could support mobile internet and achieve faster speeds when someone used a mobile device for video streaming, gaming, and similar activities.

What are the benefits of 5G?

As 5G is still in development and is not expected to arrive until 2019, there’s a lot of information that cannot be disclosed. However, it is thought to be a lot faster than previous generations.

Some reports around 5G have suggested that download speeds will be between 1GB/s (1,000Mbit/s) and 10GB/s (10,000Mbit/s). To understand that figure fully, previously, 3G has offered download speeds of 384Kbit/s, before 4G enhanced this figure to 100Mbit/s and top-end 4G networks. This was otherwise known as 4G+ and had the capability of download speeds of 300Mbit/s.

But what does this mean for our mobile usage? The below table compares the average download speeds of 4G and the expected 5G times according to Qualcomm.

 

12-track music album

App 1GB in size

A two-hour full-HD movie

A 30-minute TV show in 4K

4G

6 seconds

54 seconds

105 seconds

580 seconds

5G

0.2 seconds

2 seconds

3 seconds

23 seconds

Although this fifth generation of mobile networks is set to be much quicker, it’s also rumored that it will offer a much lower latency at around one millisecond in comparison to 3G (120 milliseconds) and 4G (45 milliseconds) which took considerably longer.

Essentially, this upgrade will encompass a smoother streaming process for online content. Not only that, you should expect better quality video and voice calls as well as more reliable mobile connections. As the Internet of Things grows in popularity, expect more devices too — including more advanced technology across smart cities and autonomous vehicles.

Gaining access to 5G

Before 5G comes into play, you must understand that you will require a phone that has access to a 5G network to connect to 5G. So much so, that some devices that were released with 4G networks in mind may not be able to connect and if they can, you may experience some additional costs to do so.

5G will not replace previous generations of network connectivity, though. Alternatively, it may link with these networks to offer a similar experience to all mobile users around the world; so, no one misses out on this great technological development. As a result, the older networks will act as back-up in areas that is not covered by the new 5G coverage.

When will we see the introduction of 5G?

Although there is no official date for the introduction of 5G, it is expected to be within the next two years — either being released in 2019 or 2020. Developments for the technology have already begun, with the following organisations set to trial 5G speeds by the end of 2018:

  1. AT&T
  2. BT
  3. China Telecom
  4. China Mobile
  5. China Unicom
  6. Deutsche Telekom
  7. KDDI
  8. KT
  9. LG U+
  10. NTT Docomo
  11. Orange
  12. Singtel
  13. SK Telecom
  14. Sprint
  15. Telstra
  16. TIM
  17. Verizon
  18. Vodafone Group

The following device makers are working with Qualcomm’s X50 5G modem in 2019:

  1. Asus
  2. Fujitsu
  3. HMD (incorporating Nokia phones)
  4. HTC
  5. Inseego
  6. LG
  7. NetComm Wireless
  8. Netgear
  9. Oppo (incorporating OnePlus & Oppo phones)
  10. Sierra Wireless
  11. Sharp
  12. Sony
  13. Telit
  14. Vivo
  15. Wingtech
  16. WNC
  17. Xiaomi
  18. ZTE

“The commitment by so many carriers and handset makers underscores the reality that 5G — after years of hype — is finally upon us. The technology, which promises faster and more responsive wireless networks, is expected to radically transform our world and power other burgeoning tech like self-driving cars and the vast universe of connected devices that make up the Internet of Things,” was one quote extracted from tech-publication, CNET.

The digital age is not shy of developments and 5G is just one area that you should be looking forward to. When it comes to updating your device, why not check out our iPhone cases too?

June 28, 2018

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What Is Wireless Qi Charging & How Does It Work? | TORRO Cases

A simple guide to wireless Qi charging, how it works, and what mobile phones are compatible. Take a look at TORRO wireless Qi charging pad, designed specifically for fuss-free wireless charging.

Made from our genuine Black Napa Leather and only 0.6 cm thick, our stylish wireless charging pad is the perfect addition for your wireless charging compatible mobile phones. 

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