STM Bags enters the iPhone case market with distinctive Aussie designs for the iPhone 5.

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STM Bags today announced the launch of an innovative range of protective cases for the new iPhone 5; the opera, harbour and the arvo. The range has been inspired by famous Australian icons, notably the Sydney Opera House, whose tile pattern has been incorporated into each design. 

“We are really excited to move into the smartphone case market.  STM now offers our customers a solution for every aspect of their digital lifestyle, be it their iPhone, iPad or laptop,” said Adina Jacobs, STM’s co-founder.  “As with all STM products, superior quality, protection and thoughtful design are paramount in our new iPhone 5 range.” 

Opera Blue

The opera available in 5 colours (black, grey, pink, blue and white) ticks all the boxes – simple, lightweight, flexible and protective. Providing access to all ports, buttons, controls and camera lens, with a protective rim around the edge of the phone. MSRP £19.95

Harbour Black

The harbour available in 5 colours (black, grey, pink, blue and white) features dual layer construction for durability and protection, coupled with a snap open bottom for easy access. MSRP £24.05 

Arvo White

The arvo available in 5 colours (black, grey, pink, blue and white) provides dual hard shell and soft touch protection, with a built in kickstand for horizontal viewing. Arvo £29.95

(Available October 2012) 

The Opera is available now, with the Harbour and Arvo coming soon. For stockist information please visit 

Laptop bags with innovative styling and serious protection are hallmarks of the STM brand. Founded in 1998 in Sydney, Australia, STM Bags ( offers a full range of lifestyle oriented laptop bags, iPad cases, iPhone cases and accessories. STM’s mission is to provide a more comfortable, secure and stylish means to transport your digital gear. All STM products are backed by a product lifetime warranty.

Krusell - TOP-10 selling phones for August 2012

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1. (-) Apple iPhone 5

2. (1) Samsung Galaxy i9300 SIII

3. (2) Apple iPhone 4/4S

4. (3) Sony Xperia S

5. (4) Sony Xperia U    

6. (5) Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II   

7. (8) Sony Xperia Go      

8. (6) HTC One X 

9. (10) Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc/Arc S

10. (9) Samsung GT-B2710 / Xcover 271

() = Last month’s position.


As a result of the enormous hype around the little device with a big apple on, the top 10 list for August almost predict the future, says Ulf Sandberg MD at Krusell. Krusell´s accessories are already ordered and we see no decline in the interest onwards. My forcast is that we will see a huge gap between the iPhone5 and the rest of the list in orders the coming month ahead, he ends.


The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, releases its Top 10-list for August 2012. The list is based on the number of pieces of custom made mobile- and smartphone cases ordered from Krusell during August 2012. Krusell’s list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of phones on six continents and in more than 70 countries around the globe.


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Krusell Group with 150 million SEK in turnover, an annual production of over 3 million cases, and more than 500 employees is a Swedish company exporting high-end cases around the world. After more than 20 years in the cell phone industry, Krusell is established as one of the leading brands in its niche. Besides cases for mobile phones, Krusell also produces cases for digital cameras, laptops, MP3-players, GPS and portable gaming. Moreover, Krusell are also a subcontractor to Sony, Samsung, Sanyo, Honda, Toyota and LG and the license holder of the brand Motorheadphones. The headquarters of Krusell are located in Mölndal, Sweden. For information about Krusell, please visit

ZOTAC Introduces New GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce® GTX 650 Series

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New ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForceâ GTX 650


ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today introduces the new GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce® GTX 650 series for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. The new ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce® GTX 650 series enable gamers to enjoy the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 11-based titles at high-definition resolutions of 1080p for a fantastic gaming experience.

           “High-definition 1080p LCD monitors are becoming mainstream. When paired with our latest ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 or GeForce® GTX 650 series it creates an unbeatable combination for stunning visual quality, performance and value for gamers,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. “

           The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce® GTX 650 series introduce new features to the product-class with new NVIDIA® Surround technology that enables triple-display gaming capabilities and NVENC encoding instructions that quickly accelerate video processing tasks. Combined, the new NVIDIA® Surround and NVENC features enable gamers to experience unmatched immersion yet use the graphics cards to speed up video transcoding tasks to quickly convert videos for use on portable media devices when not gaming.

           “NVIDIA® NVENC video-transcoding capabilities is an awesome technology in our ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce® GTX 650 series. In the age of mobile media playback devices such as smartphones and hand-held game consoles, being able to leverage the power of graphics processing to convert video formats for portable consumption, we’re able to deliver much faster performance than typical CPU transcoding,” Mr. Berger added.

           Gamers seeking a performance kick can select the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 or ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 AMP! Edition graphics card with its 960 powerful processor cores and 2GB of video memory while the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 series is perfect for value-conscious gamers. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 series is available in 1GB or 2GB of video memory configurations with a supercharged 2GB AMP! Edition for more demanding users.

           It’s time to play with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 and GeForce® GTX 650 series!


General details

  • New ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 & GeForce® GTX 650 series graphics cards
  • ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 series
  1. oNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 GPU
  2. o960 processor cores
  3. oDual Silencer enhanced cooling solution
  4. o2GB GDDR5 memory
  5. o192-bit memory interface
  6. oZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660
  • §Engine clock: 993 MHz (base), 1059 MHz (boost)
  • §Memory clock: 6008 MHz
  1. oZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 AMP! Edition
  • §Engine clock: 1046 MHz (base), 1111 MHz (boost)
  • §Memory clock: 6608 MHz
  • ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 series
  1. oNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 650 GPU
  2. o384 processor cores
  3. o128-bit memory interface
  4. oCustom dual-slot cooling
  5. oZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650
  • §Engine clock: 1071 MHz
  • §Memory clock: 5000 MHz
  • §1GB or 2GB GDDR5
  1. oZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 AMP! Edition
  • §Engine clock: 1189 MHz
  • §Memory clock: 5600 MHz
  • §2GB GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 interface
  • NVIDIA® Surround capable
  • NVIDIA® FXAA technology
  • NVIDIA® TXAA technology
  • NVIDIA® SLI™ ready (GTX 660 only)
  • NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA® NVENC video transcoding acceleration capable
  • DirectX® 11.1 technology & Shader Model 5.1
  • OpenGL® 4.2 compatible
  • Hardware-accelerated Full HD video playback
  • Blu-ray 3D ready
  • Loss-less audio bitstream capable
  • TrackMania 2 Canyon 3-Day Game Pass included


 Product Name

ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660 AMP! Edition

ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 660

ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 AMP! Edition

ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 650 series


NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 650

Engine Clock speed

1046 MHz (base)

1111 MHz (boost)

993 MHz (base)

1059 MHz (boost)


1071 MHz

Processor Cores



Shader Clock


Memory Clock speed

6608 MHz

6008 MHz


5000 MHz




1GB or 2GB GDDR5

Memory interface



Display Outputs

DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI & DisplayPort




Mini-HDMI (1GB)

DVI-I, DVI-D & Dual HDMI (2GB)




Dual Silencer

Custom Dual-Slot

DirectX® version

DirectX® 11.1 with Shader Model 5.1

Other hardware features

Hardware accelerated Blu-ray 3D ready

Software Features

Hardware Video Decode Acceleration Technology, NVIDIA® CUDA technology, NVIDIA® GPU Boost technology, NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync technology, NVIDIA® SLI™ ready (GTX 660 only), NVIDIA® Surround ready, OpenGL® 4.2

Windows 7 capability

Windows® 7 with DirectCompute support


About ZOTAC International (MCO) Limited


ZOTAC International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC is also one of the largest NVIDIA graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer in the world with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.

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