With so many sad and depressing things going on in the world right now,
we thought we'd try to change the narrative a little and inject a little
goodness where we can ☺️
During what's left of this COVID pandemic, our goal is to post uplifting
news of various kinds to spread some happiness and bring a smile
to your face.
Onward to brighter days!
to kick this off, here's this.
iPhone 12? Yes.
iPhone 12 Mini? Yes.
iPhone 12 Pro? Yes
and iPhone Pro Max? Yes.
All of the above will fit in an XL PortaPocket pocket,
no problem. And that way you can WEAR it, too.
Just make sure the case on your phone isn't too bulky,
especially for Pro Max (as that'll pretty much max out the space).
Keep to an onion skin case on your cell, and you'll be good to go.
these are the kits that'll work:
btw, a MagSafe case &/or wallet on your cell should fit for a 12, 12 mini or 12 pro, too.
Just not sure about the Pro Max version... we'll see about verifying that once we can test it out...
We're glad to be a part of a new ecommerce site called pantastic.
Opening soon, in 2020 :)
Yup, this is our first foray into the T-shirt space. It's not an area which we've focused on, but given the pandemic and the propensity for some folks to forego using masks, we couldn't help ourselves ;)
It seems like a good time to offer a gentle reminder that we're all in this togther and that we should look out for each other as much as possible. That's where 'Caring is Contagious' comes in. If we all simply went out and used our masks every time, we'd be in a better position as a country to get through this mess that COVID has created. Plus, it's nicer than flipping the bird at people. So there's that ;)
In honor of trying to do the right thing, we're gifting you a FREE T with any $20+ order via portapocket.com ... if you like ;))
Just pick out the size and style of the T you like, and use code FreeT on checkout. It's that simple. Offer good through Oct 1, 2020. Huzzah! xo
So many of us are trying to navigate through this 'new normal,' however abnormal it really is ;/
One way to be more confident is to keep your essentials handily available as you go about your day,
with no need to ever set them down on random (germy?) surfaces. Why not keep your cell, ID,
keys, mask, gloves and sanitizer (+++) accessible without fail.
Be safe out there!
When cataclysms rock our world, it's a wake up call for all of us. Businesses are shuttered. Social distancing is limiting. Shelter in place rules feel claustrophobic. But despite the discomfort, these efforts truly are for our greater good. The light in the darkness is that the gift of time we now have can allow us to reflect on what's really important and can propel us to create new ideas that can change lives.
One of these ray of light ideas is the brainchild of one of my favorite columnists for the Chicago Tribune, Rex Huppke. Rex originated an idea called #PandemicPals which, while simple, allows positivity and human connection to bring joy to seniors and disabled folks who feel isolated or alone through these challenging days. It's a shot of hope in the veins to another soldier in this game of life. All you need to do to participate is to write Rex and his wonderful team at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you want to join in the effort to spread a little happiness by writing letters to these deserving people. He'll send you a list of folks and their addresses so you can be part of the #PandemicPals family.
We're excited to send out our first batch of letters this week, and look forward to sending more in the months that follow. It's a beautiful thing to be alive and to be able to uplift someone else who can use an encouraging word. Kudos to Rex for thinking of others and making this world a brighter place.Ready?
Write to email@example.com
Kendra & friends @PortaPocket.com
p.s. The column Rex wrote announcing this fantastic idea was fittingly printed on March 23, my amazing mother's 89th birthday. She's one of the most beautifully positive and generous people you'd ever meet...and is a Chicagoland pianist & composer who recently put out her 5th CD of original work. We're thrilled to send her music along to our #PandemicPals as our gift along with our letters :) 🎈
Many people are in panic mode right now. This thing has legs and is already pandemic wolrdwide. Who knows where or when the corona virus will show up next. All we can do is act as responsibly as possible to minimize not only our own risks, but the risks for those around us.
Here are a few common sense things that often seem overlooked. Let's do our diligence and see if we can all make a difference:
In the meantime, if you want to eliminate the habit of leaving your cell (etc) lying around on the floor (& whatever else), just stop by. We're happy to help you keep your stuff closer...& cleaner! :)
While this outbreak's a bad thing, use code COVID for a good thing. Good for 30% off your first order at www.portapocket.com
Working to keep you safer,
your friends at PortaPocket
photo credit: thanks to Johns Hopkins University, Newsweek & Statista
We'll leave the off-the-charts-creativity to you; incognito is what we do ;)
While every ensemble is unique, we love being your hidden helper along the way.
When you want to keep your cell, ID/cards ++ close, just stop by, say hi!
With pop culture entertainment giant con C2E2 in Chicago along with so many
other worthy cons in this sphere, it's a privilege to be a part of your community,
even in our small way.
Mad respect to all cosplayers who work tirelessly to bring imagination to life.
Cheers to YOU!
pix show some happy creators modeling their PortaPocket purchases
from our booth at Anime Central, Rosemont :))
While there are many options out there these days, few things actually work.
Here's a tweet from today Feb 25:
@theaptlytitled *ahem* WOMEN’S WORKOUT LEGGINGS NEED POCKETS TOO.
IM **TIRED** OF HAVING TO PUT MY PHONE IN THE WAISTBAND
AND PULLING IT OUT FULL OF SWEAT
This is a common sentiment, and one I see manifesting at the gym all the time.
While some manufacturers are now adding pockets to leggings & yoga pants,
that sweat risk factor always remains. Plus, these pockets often bulge out
while in use, and can get the way while doing certain exercises.
But what if you CAN have effective and attractive pockets?
Ones that work with almost ANY outfit. Wouldn't that be easier?
The problem is that the fixed size & location of pockets in clothes is a
limiting factor. You can't just move things out of your way when you like.
Using PortaPocket releases you from these boundries and brings you
freedom & functionality.
Must have (sweatproof) pockets?
Stop by portapocket.com ...and help yourself!
Nothing wrong with that.
BUT have you ever worried about the stuff
that's in your purse when you carry it around?
Or leave it somewhere?
Or know it may be at risk for theft?
Maybe something to think about...
Here's an alt way.
One you may've not thought about,
or didn't even know existed.
But you really might like, if you try!
Why not keep your purse to complement your outfit,
and carry your small valuables more discreetly...
just go ahead and WEAR your ID/cards/$ under your outfit
(yet accessible when needed)
AND keep not-so-important things in your purse.
What's not to like about that? :)