September 08, 2017

Why do I need to know about Tesla?

As a manufacturer of premium consumer items, a startup and being part of a team of entrepreneurs here at torrocases.co.uk, we always sit up and take notice and inspiration from companies that can make a significant dent in the norm.

 Tesla Motors to the passerby is that electric car firm. “Yeah I’ve heard of them” most in the UK will mutter. Unless you're an early adopter who like us has a keen eye on the tech horizon you probably won’t know a great deal more about Tesla or their enigmatic CEO Elon Musk. Tesla have built a car from the ground up with the S model. All electric with a range that makes an electric car a ‘proper car’ capable of hundreds of miles and a 0-60 which matches that of a supercar.

 Owning a Tesla has been described as ‘the car that improves after you’ve bought it’ this is due to the fact that like a smartphone the car will receive software updates that don't just update the instrument display panel but can impact on handling, acceleration and everyday use of the ‘device’ due to the nature of it being a giant lithium powered iPad on wheels! Interestingly the original Tesla roadster which boasted a large iPad style touchscreen control panel was actually released and engineered prior to the iPad even being released.

The reason you need to know about Tesla is that we are nearing the launch of the Tesla 3. The first affordable and practical Tesla aimed at the mass market. Musk introduced ‘free fuel’ in the USA at the Tesla Supercharging stations where Tesla owners can re-charge their vehicles in 20 minutes for 300 plus miles for free. For a fee of around $55 to save time, an F1 style pit stop can take place whereby machines will swap the battery with a fully charged battery to expedite the ‘fuelling’ process. These supercharging stations are now popping up around the UK, one being just 10 miles from the TORRO Cases HQ which is remarkable for us up in the North East of England. The best thing about these stations are that they champion the eco friendly ethos of the company by being solar powered.

Other features include the ability to summons the car with a smartphone, an automatic docking arm to connect the charger point a very space aged piece of technology presumably Space X inspired! If this has wetted your appetite for some additional tech in your life, as a TORRO cases customer we have no doubt this would be of interest to you. The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk has been described as a cross between the methodical and technically brilliant Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple’s Steve Jobs by having the vision for something yet to be invented and knowing what the consumer would want before they even asked for it as well as meticulous attention to the design and user experience. I would also suggest there is a sprinkling of Google in there with a childlike science fiction desire to build into the design everything we dreamed of as children and believed would never happen in our lifetime.

This is underpinned by Musk’s Space X company, developing re-usable space rockets with the ultimate goal of return transport to Mars. Once again, question this as impossible and we would implore you to read further on Space X and begin to wake up to the impossible slowly becoming possible. The latest venture dreamed up by Musk is the Hyperloop as an alternative to high speed rail. The basis of the idea is a solar powered electric pulse powered tube, pushing pods at speeds of up to 800mph that can be driven in L.A and allowing you to drive out at the other end in San Fransisco after 20 minutes. Again green, efficient and innovative transport that people are actually trying to make happen.

Here at TORRO we apply this type of passion to our vision, making products that we want to use ourselves, using only the finest materials and applying cutting edge manufacturing technology to make accessories worthy of being used alongside technology being dreamt up by individuals like Musk. Steve Jobs famously once stated that it was almost like a ‘baton’ being passed from one generation of entrepreneurs to the next. Musk certainly seems to be an appropriate recipient, this article has not even touched upon his involvement in intent mapping directory technology and founding PayPal which articulates this point in itself. As a TORRO Cases customer we would hope that you will share this appreciation for innovation and even though it may be a product such as your iPad case or your money wallet, we want you to know it has been made by passionate entrepreneurs who care greatly about making a product the best it can be.

August 24, 2017

New iPhone X, iPhone Pro, iPhone 8 or iPhone? The final question!

iPhone 8?

Not long to go. The latest iteration of Apple's flagship device is almost upon us and as usual 'leaks' intended or otherwise have shown a glimpse into the new world of iPhone.

 

What to expect

What seems pretty clear is an nice edge to edge display tantamount to that of an iPhone 7 plus sitting in a unibody just a tad larger than the 7. We're expecting a new iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus to accompany the new iPhone. It appears four front cameras for Face ID replacing touch ID and new mood recognition software. We also expect Apple to drop the white front bezel and the tiny proportion of the bezelled screen to be black to immerse itself with the screen. The 'home' button which disappeared in 2016's iPhone 7 will become a force touch graphic rear facing camera will fall in line with that of the iPad Pro.

The back panel will be glass in the below colours

iPhone 8 back glass

SCILAB -Silver grey 68.07 0.01 0.39 dark grey (more like black)12.78 0.21 1.73 Champagne Gold 60.9 61.8 48.91

TORRO Cases are already working hard behind the scenes to make premium leather cases to complement the aesthetics of this edge to edge display ready for Tim waving the new design in a couple of weeks time. The full range will be at torrocases.co.uk 

The big question!

The big question seems to be around name. iPhone 8 is the popular choice at the moment and apple are very quirky when it comes to nomenclature. The second iPhone was the iPhone 3G which some confused as 3rd gen. Apple have or had a tendency to link the naming with a feature, such as 3G being compatible with the 3G network. iPad Air being incredibly thin and light. This has changed slightly under the new regime and evidence of this is with the latest iPad being called, simply iPad.

Could we see the new iPhone being simply iPhone? Some suggest iPhone Pro as it is set to live alongside the 7S and 7S Plus and be an expensive Pro brother. This does fit with iPad and MacBook marketing but it doesn't sit well with us that they would want to charge premium dollar on a 7S Plus and then say it is the consumer version of a Pro iPhone unless they are considering repricing to be more competitive and regain more market share outside of China.

Another idea is iPhone X or iPhone 10 to support the 10th anniversary. I like the idea of X if this is a one off year and next years iPhone is to fall in line and become 8 but it all gets a little murky at this stage.

Coming soon

What we do know is it will be here very soon and TORRO will be covering the device with beautiful, premium leather styles. The iPhone will command a big price tag but the good news is that it is expected to be in full production with no previously reported production delays. Whatever they call it, i'm pretty excited!
March 14, 2017

Editorial: Co-founder of TORRO Cases WILLIAM JOHNSON SPEAKS TO Real Business

How William Johnson, co-founder of TORRO Cases ensures success in business by overcoming volatility.

Read the full article here: http://realbusiness.co.uk/current-affairs/2017/03/14/ensuring-success-in-business-overcoming-volatility/2/

March 07, 2017

Editorial: TORRO's William Johnson speaks to BDaily on how to guarantee business growth

William Johnson, co-founder of TORRO Cases discusses how to guarantee business growth following brexit.

Read the article here: 

March 06, 2017

Great News....We won North East Newcomer of the Year!

Great News....We won North East Newcomer of the Year! 

It was a great night had by all and we won! What a proud moment for the TORRO team. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers and sponsors who made this happen. Also to all of our loyal customers for your continuous support, we would not be here without you. 

Fingers crossed for the next round, the North East Business Awards Grand Final where all regions come against each other on the 27th of April. 

December 02, 2016

TORRO launch their very own leather care kit

Introducing the TORRO leather care kit to clean, enhance and protect your leather accessories.

We want you to be able to care for your TORRO case so it seemed obvious to launch a leather care kit which is simple two step process that our customers can use at home. Who doesn't love the smell of new leather?!

Key Features

  • Simple two-step process.
  • Step 1 nourishing leather cleanser to remove any dirt and surface grime. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal formulation.
  • Step 2 leather waterproofing protector to create an invisible shield to protect leather against damaging stains.
  • Our formulation adds an invisible barrier on the surface of the leather, helping to protect against water and oil based stains. It will reduce the problems caused by grease and perspiration through direct skin contact.
  • Neutral formulation for all colours of leather.
  • Can also be used on other leather products such as shoes, handbags, wallets, car interiors. Not suitable for use on suede or nubuck leathers.

Inside the box

  • Leather Cleanser 75ml.
  • Leather Waterproofing Protector 75ml.
  • Small microfibre cloth (RRP £4.99).

October 20, 2016

Introducing the TORRO Wireless portable charger and iPhone 6/6S & 6/6S Plus wireless converting cases.

QI WIRELESS CHARGING, PORTABLE POWER BANK

If your smartphone is a Qi ready device such as a alaxy S6 / S7 or S6/S7 Edge handset, take full advantage of this technology by removing the need for cables with the TORRO wireless charger. Simply place your device on the front of the unit in charge mode and the clever chipset will detect the Qi chip in your device and commence charging.

This power bank will also travel with you and act as a portable powerbank with it’s lithium charged battery allowing up to three additional charges for your mobile device whilst out and about.

The unit also has a neat USB port to the rear of the charger which enables dual charging; 1 Qi device and a further USB device making it ideal for Apple watch / Smartwatch / iPad and tablet users to charge their devices minimising the use of wall socket power points. Both charging elements are available in portable mode.

That's not all......

Think you can't charge iPhone 6/6S and 6/6S Plus Wireless?! You can now...

Introducing our wireless charging iPhone bumpers for iPhone 6/6s & 6/6s Plus

Slim low profile design provides shockproof protection to the sides and rear of your handset while also adding wireless charging functionality. The charging connector fits perfectly into your iPhone Lightening port. The connector has a low profile flexible design and sits flush with the bottom of the case, maintaining the overall slim profile of your handset

September 29, 2016

TORRO iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus cases flying off the shelves!

Well what can I say its been one busy week for TORRO, we managed to get our new range of iPhone 7 / 7 Plus cases available for sale on our UK website the day before Apple launch...It is now one week after the first customer would of received their new iphone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and I am sure there is some customers still eagerly waiting for their handsets to be delivered.

Whats the buzz around the iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus?! At a glance it looks like the same as the iPhone 6/6s / 6 Plus/ 6s Plus unless you have opted for the new matt black or shiny jet black. On Apples website in small print it states "the high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone." Well what can we say Apple has recommended to use a phone case! Not sure what Steve Jobs opinion would have been on this. 

However, what I believe is a vast improvement is the camera. The iPhone 7 Plus has two cameras and the iphone 7 has the same but does not have the zoom that the iPhone 7 Plus has. The pictures seem sharper, the colors deeper, and videos are far more stable. The camera focuses on subjects a lot faster now, even in challenging light conditions, the result a clear crisp photos even in a genuine leather case. 

Another important decision is what case will complement this stunning handset....here is just a few fantastic reviews that customers have already provided.

Gavin J - 5 Stars This is the best case I have ever bought for my phone!

Shaun R - 5 Stars Excellent quality product, very happy with the purchase well worth the money and would definitely buy again. Happy customer :)

Matthew H - 5 Stars A great case, have bought Torro ever since I have had an IPhone. Have tried other cases but noone comes close to the quality offered by TORRO.

Paul M - 5 Stars Beautiful iPhone 7 Case. Usual high quality and stylish, well fitting case which is also slim in design. Added benefit of being able to stand the iPhone up in landscape mode. Bought tan for my wife and daughter but will buy again when I upgrade from the iPhone 6 version which I have in black with red contrast stitching. And above all, superb value for money given its superb quality and compared to what I have bought in the past. 

 

June 15, 2016

TORRO back in the press! Great review by the idle man.

The best mens wallets by The Idle Man

Great to be included in this excellent fashion guide, if anyone else spots TORRO in the press please let us know!